The beach up in the mountains

Despite what most people think, going to the mountains for your holidays does not mean that you can forget about being able to go for a swim.

Lac de Matemale near Les Angles lies at 1600 metres altitude in the Capcir.

It is the ideal spot for wonderfully relaxing moments amidst the unspoiled natural environment, and you get there via the Forêt de la Matte.

The water in the lake is between 19°C and 23°C, there is a lifeguard there every day in August from 11 AM to 6 PM - and all this amidst the magnificent landscapes and without the hassles of an overcrowded Mediterranean beach.