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Étang de la Vallée

Welcome to the Etang de la Vallée leisure park at Combreux in the Loiret department

The leisure centre is located in Combreux, between the Orléans canal and the heart of the Forêt d’Orléans. It’s a peaceful place with plenty to do for everyone, overlooking a 70-hectare lake. Access to the base and car parks is free all year round.

There are also a number of facilities to enhance and develop family activities, including a children’s play area, fitness trail, beach volleyball court and petanque area.

Whether you’re with family, friends, on your own or a keen sportsman, this is the place for you. Then this is the place for you!

Go cycling, paddle-boarding, canoeing, fishing, discover the Carnutes fun trail… or have an ice-cream on the beach after a swim…

We promise you won’t be bored if you choose Étang de la Vallée.

New in 2023

Boyer Sport Nature offers the following on-site activities

Canoë-kayak & Paddle hire : Accessible to children aged 3 and over accompanied by an adult.
The fleet comprises 7 2-seater canoes, 2 1-seater canoes and 5 paddles. Online booking is strongly recommended until the day before. Same-day bookings should be made by telephone on


Nature escape game: Set off on an adventure in the heart of nature to solve a series of geolocated enigmas using your smartphone or tablet and score as many points as possible in the least amount of time. Accessible from age 6


Gel Blaster : Adrenalin and strategy, pain-free paintball for everyone, from age 6!


Axe throwing : A great way to relieve stress and let off steam in complete safety.

Beach & Swimming

Swimming is permitted every day from 12pm to 7pm until 31 August 2023.

Swimming is prohibited all year round outside the designated area and also in summer outside the hours when lifeguards are on duty.

Toilets are on site. They are open every day from 11am to 7pm.

The presence of pets, even on a lead, is forbidden on the sandy beach and in the designated swimming area throughout the summer. Outside this area, your dogs are tolerated, but only if they are kept on a lead.

Food and drinks

Savoury: shared planks of cold meats and cheese, pizzas, sandwiches and croque-monsieur, chips and snacks.

Sweet : ice creams, crêpes, donuts, cookies and muffins.

And to quench your thirst: cold drinks, coffee, herbal teas, beers and Loire wines.

The Vallée Snack Club is open until 5 November 2023 every day from 12.30pm to 7pm.

Picnics and barbecues

Picnics are possible, with wooden tables set up all around the pond.

Barbecues and fires of any kind are prohibited all year round on the beach and in all areas of the estate in order to limit the risk of fire.

Horse-drawn carriage ride

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride with Tom at the wheel: book Trait service 45.


Want to play mini-golf in family? Contact the Etang de la Vallée Campsite.

Water sports

The site is accessible all year round with your own equipment: paddle, canoe, windsurf, non-motorised boats…

There are no pedalo hire facilities at the leisure centre.

Panneau sur la pêche à l'étang de la Vallée


The Etang de la Vallée is classified as a 2nd category lake, and fishing is permitted all year round.

For full details of the regulations, visit the departemental website. 

To enjoy this activity, you’ll need your fishing licence or a day fishing pass.
First, print out your day fishing pass: go to the Loiret fishing federation website
then pay online.

You can fish and launch boats or float-tubes in a well-defined area.

Our advice: consult this map beforehand to locate the access points and areas authorised for this type of fishing.

circuit VTT et VTC base de loisirs de l'étang de la vallée

Hiking activities

by mountain bike: 2 routes

Around the pond 8km circuit – duration 0h45

From the étang de la vallée to the belvédère des Caillettes 14km circuit – duration 1h15

Hiking: the 15.3km Bois Bézard trail

The 8km Le Forest art trail linking the main forest junctions around the pond.

Fun family walk: Carnutes sensory trail sensory trail – 600m loop

avec des animations sous forme de pupitres sur le thème de la forêt, de la nature et de la faune des bois –accessible aux fauteuils roulants

Sleeping at Etang de la Vallée or in the surrounding area

Stay as close to nature as possible, so book your camper van pitch or rental accommodation at Camping*** de l’Étang de la Vallée now.

Unauthorised camping or any form of bivouac is prohibited around the lake, as is overnight parking in the designated car parks.

Groups and leisure centres welcome

You don’t need to register in advance, just fill this form and hand it in to the lifeguard when you arrive.

Be sure to specify the number of minors (and whether they know how to swim) and the number of supervisors.