Open all year for walking and in summer for swimming.
In a naturally wooded and green, the lake of Bonde welcomes you for walks and fun water remains a special time in your vacation.
Lord Fouquet d'Agoult, Baron Falls, chamberlain of King Rene of Anjou, Count of Provence, decided to create a reserve of water for the castle of La Tour d'Aigues and an aqueduct built in the fifteenth century. The pond was formed and the feed point of an irrigation system that supplied all the Aigues valley contributing to the expansion of agriculture.
The pond drain is open for swimming all year round and is monitored from July 1 until August 31 on the main beach west side of the lake opposite the campsite. Note that depending on the intensity of rainfall and the flow of Eze during the winter, the pond sees its level vary from season to season. It is not uncommon that the beaches are submerged under water (2010) or, conversely, that the water level is very low throughout the summer.The parking entrance is paying this range during the summer but you can park freely to the south dike in the parking lot of the Lake restaurant (now closed). Another access is possible to the east of the lake after the castle is an access that can help you reach the small village of Cabrières d'Aigues (3km). An outdoor snack and refreshment area, adjacent to the site are open in high season. Four tennis courts are available throughout the year.
Season and conducive to walking through Aleppo pines bordering the quiet pond, this place is busy as soon as the warm weather arrives. Apart from swimming, you can enjoy canoeing, fishing, pedal boating and all the usual beach games. The practice of windsurfing is possible, but you should know that the water is sheltered from the prevailing wind (Mistral not) by a hill north of the water.
Traditionally, residents come to picnic on the weekend with family in the shade of trees along the west beach.Important felling and pruning along the banks adjacent to the site work was undertaken to restore the beach and sunny areas until evening.
Why not enjoy the natural area that offers the pond come fishing with family or friends? Fishing license obligatory.
The site will delight you with its beauty and tranquility.