Top 5 bathing places

Swimming in Porte de DrômArdèche is: 3 pools, a lake and a few rivers for a dip. Of the pools, two are covered and thus open year-round. The lake is accessible all year round but the best time to swim and of course summer!

Swimming in fresh water

The lake of Vernets

Being by the water is really restful.
You can sunbathe, read a good book, swim quietly. You have to choose your space well: choose a place in the shade, far from the children’s jumping around! Close your eyes and let the sound of the water lull you to sleep. Then, get gently into the water (cool is even better) and swim to relax. You’re good, you’re at Lake Vernets!

Opening at slidesparc from June 25 to August 31, 2022.

Aquatic Center

Blue shore

It’s more than a pool! It’s a whole space around water with two pools and a paddling pool in indoor. Aquagym, aquafitness, baby swimming classes… all year round. But also a pentagliss, a leisure pool, a picnic area and a large shaded park on the banks of the Rhone and a small snack bar open from June in outside. Who will get to the bottom of the pentagliss first?

The plus: a very large green and shaded space in a quiet area, on the banks of the Rhône, with a superb view of the Ardèche and a wellness area with 1 spa, 2 hammams and 2 saunas. What a relaxation!

Opening of the outdoor pools and animations on July 8th 2022: laser games, inflatable structures, shows…

In river

swimming in running water

In spring and early summer, it is sometimes possible to dip your feet and have fun in one of our small rivers: in the Galaure (around Châteauneuf-de-Galaure) or in the Ay (Sarras).

In summer, they can have a very low level or even almost zero. In this case, you can go to the lake of Vernets.
The rivers are natural sites fragile. Thank you for respecting the place by not moving the pebbles (or making a dam) and by picking up your possible waste.
We thank you!


Pool of the Hills

in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure

An indoor pool open all year round. Swimming lanes, aquafitness and swimming sessions. There is even a small snack bar to satisfy your hunger after swimming.


In the summer, the pool bays open to a green space and the kids can slide down the outdoor slide. What a joy!
Outdoor open from July 8 to August 31, 2022.

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Ideal Blue Pool

in Hauterives

A swimming pool open only in summer, in the center of the village of Hauterives. With its two pools and its paddling pool, come and refresh yourself in the heart of summer!
A snack-restaurant is open in season to extend this good moment of relaxation.

Pool open from June 1 to August 31, 2022. Inflatable animations and giant wooden games (16 and 19/07 and 2 and 23/08), diving initiation (26/07 and 10/08)