At Lake Malaguet between Clermont-Ferrand and Le Puy-en-Velay, it is possible to fish, but also to recharge your batteries in this haven of peace.

Lake Malaguet is THE place for nature lovers ! Walk in the forest, daydream in the sun, or tease the trout in the fresh waters of the peaceful lake... At "la Maison du lac" (guest rooms, gite and fishing reception), there are many activities for those who like to recharge their batteries. on holiday. Nestled at the water's edge in an old trimmings, this charming guest house has everything to please.

A cottage, bed and breakfast in the heart of a site classified as a Natural Reserve in the Regional Natural Park of Livradois-Forez

The setting is calm and preserved, and for good reason! Malaguet Lake is a nature reserve of exception perched at 1 m between La Chaise-Dieu and Le Puy-en-Velay. A lakeside site unique in terms of its flora and fauna. In addition to certain plants that are rare or even unique in Auvergne (the one-flowered littoral grass and the six-stamen elatine), the European otter as well as 000 species of amphibians and 6 species of dragonflies inhabit the site's wetlands. Hence its wild side, conducive to healing and going green.

Lac de Malaguet, one of the two best fly fishing reservoirs in France

“There's the quality of the fish, the environment, the altitude… It's a combination of everything. Many fishermen compare Lake Malaguet to Canada,” says Guy Charras, site manager. With its 22 hectares of water and an average depth of 3 m, Lac de Malaguet is the fly fishing spot par excellence. An activity that offers to practice or discover "the House of the lake". Brown trout, goldfish, char, tench, ash… “The lake is regularly restocked in anticipation of the opening of fishing, which took place this year on March 4th. »

Various offers are thus proposed: a fishing license for the day, half-day, or for just one evening. It is also possible to fish on foot by wading, boat or float-tube.

Are you a beginner?
It is possible to be accompanied for a few hours by a fishing guide who will teach you the basics of this technique.
(Attention, brown trout, brook salmon and gold trout in No-Kill)

An air of Canada

“Many fishermen compare Lake Malaguet to Canada” confides Guy Charras

Bed and breakfast and a charming cottage for fishermen, but also others…

Beyond the activity of fly fishing, the Maison du lac also offers guest rooms and a charming cottage in the magnificent and relaxing setting of Lake Malaguet.
Five rooms for 12 people with garden and reading area, as well as a single-storey cottage overlooking the lake for 6 people, open to all, are available for reservation. The icing on the cake and not the least: a wellness area with sauna, hammam and sports equipment with a view of the lake, conducive to relaxation.

At “la Maison du lac”, neighbors are partners

Finally, their watchword: the local network! “It is important for us to be able to offer something other than fly fishing with the help of other activity providers and also to be able to refer tourists to surrounding towns,” explains Guy Charras. It thus offers its customers outings to the Puy-en-Velay in Polignac, The Chair-God … Or pottery modeling courses with Marie and Michel Berodot of Sembadel and horseback riding with the Lake Cavalry… "We also sell in our shop trout smoked on site and mountain honey from Varennes produced by Gabriel Coston". An "all-flower" honey worked according to tradition. Its sedentary hives are located on the edge of the Bois de Monlet.

A new activity to try nearby!

Do you know ? A new activity has emerged very close to Lake Malaguet: a electrically assisted rail bike from Allègre, on the former Livradois-Forez railway line. An accessible and bucolic route to discover soon with family or friends! A round trip of about 15 km.

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