Lac de Carcès
The Lac de Carcès is located just 3 km southeast of Carcès village. The lake is about 3 km long, twisting along between the forested hills that once lined the small-river valleys that were dammed in 1936. There is no boating, water sports or swimming at Lac de Carcès, but the fishing is good. There is another small lake nearby where swimming is permitted.
Lac de Carcès is an excellent area for nice long walks. There is a forestry road along the west side of the lake that makes a nice out-and-back walk: about 2 hours. Famous beaches of Saint Raphael, Sainte Maxime and Saint Tropez only 40 mins away. Aix-en-Provence 45 miles, Nice 70 miles, Saint Tropez 37 miles.
This unspoiled and truly breathtaking part of Green Provence has been declared a preservation area, which means that no more building (industrial in particular) is allowed in the area. This zero-pollution approach has resulted in exceptional air quality.