There are lakes not far from Carpentras, including the Lac de Monteux, the Lac des Salettes in Mormoiron and the Lac du Paty in Caromb. And splash! Dive in!

Lac des Salettes in Mormoiron

Come and relax by the Lac des Salettes in Mormoiron. The beach is free to access and is supervised during the summer. It is the perfect place to dip your toes in the water and have a picnic or enjoy the restaurants that will even serve you amongst the trees! For the more active amongst you, enjoy the high ropes course with Ventoux Aventure or go for a jog around the lake. Please note, dogs are not allowed on the beach.

Lac du Paty


Lac du Paty is a peaceful place that is perfect for picnics. There are several tables at the entrance to the lake, whilst the other side is perfect for walks. There is a refreshment stall and boules playing area nearby, all ready for a Provence-style break! The lake was originally a dam, a masterpiece of civil engineering, that was constructed in 1766 (making it the second oldest in France). This system of water storage allowed the commune of Caromb to experience rapid agricultural growth. Do not miss the llama farm, located near the lake. Children can also explore the terrible legend of ‘La Pré Fantasti’, a haunted house that has fallen into ruins!

Lac de Monteux

This lake has a high water quality and is open to all. It also has a pebble beach. Countless activities are available, with water games, water-based board sports, pedalos and inflatable water games. Make use of the public fitness park or enjoy a walk around the lake to stay active after swimming. The beach is supervised and there is a large play area for children.

Swimming pools in the region that are open during the summer

Aquatic stadium in Carpentras open every day from mid-June to mid-August
Swimming pool in Beaumes de Venise open every day from mid-June to mid-September
Swimming pool in Bédoin open every day from mid-June to the end of August
Swimming pool in Villes sur Auzon open every day in July and August from 11am to 7pm
Swimming pool in Sault open every day in July and August from 10am to 12am and 2pm to 7pm

Carpentras Covered Swimming Pool

The covered swimming pool is open from mid-September to the end of May.
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