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Pays de La Loire

Sillé le Guillaume

Swimming lake and beach in National Firest of Sillé for windsurfing, sailing and pedalo hire

".Bicycles can be hired here for the superb trails in the forest which vary in length and difficulty. There are plenty of picnic areas to enjoy your lunch or bbq and also restaurants for those who would prefer to be waited upon. You can tour the forest and lake on a small train which takes about 30 minutes or hop aboard the boat "Silius" for a water tour of the lake and forest. If you enjoy walking there are several walks through and around the woods or why not take a leisurely 2.3mile walk around the lake ending up at one of the bars for a drink or just a crepe. Theres mini-golf, pony riding, fishing, tennis, sand-ball, nature walks, swimming, VTT (mountain bike) hire and forest adventure routes or you can just relax in a pédalo. If there is a few of you, why not try your hand at kayaking, canoeing or a catamaran. Cafés, bar and eateries are available all round the site and there is always ample parking. The main town of Sillé le Guillaume, just a short drive away and has many shops, restaurants, bars and pizzerias where you can unwind" (YM, Feb 2011)