The Lac de Jouarres is located near the village of Homps and the Canal du Midi. It is bordered by olive trees, vines and pines. On the north side, a beach has been set up for swimming and there is also a restaurant, an area for inflatable games on the water and rental of canoes, paddles, pedal boats etc. You can also fish or simply walk around it.

The Jouarres lake and the upper Minervois in the background

The beach of Lac de Jouarres

A small road leads from the village of Homps to a parking lot (free) under the pines, very close to the Jouarres lake beach. You can also access it Strolling along from the port of Homps at the edge of the Canal du Midi by following the yellow markings of the hike Around Jouarres Lake. The beach is about halfway through, ideal for a picnic break or afternoon snack!

Jouarres Lake Beach

La swimming is supervised in summer. The vast lawns are perfect for spreading out your towel. You can also install your deckchair in the shade under the pines and enjoy the surroundings. A bar-restaurant, The Guinguette du Lac allows you to eat or buy a few snacks (ice cream, drinks, etc.).

How to get here

  • Free parking
  • Supervised swimming in July and August.
  • Shower and WC
  • Grass and gravel beach, shaded areas
  • Provide suitable shoes for swimming (gravel)
  • Dogs prohibited in the swimming area
  • Barbecue and picnic area
  • Fishing license for sale on the federation website.
  • Nautical base: Nautical Club of Jouarres, boat park, sailing school, rental of boats, boards, pedal boats, canoeing and kayaking
  • Restaurant The lake tavern, sale of refreshments and snacks (ice cream, etc.).

The walk



The Tour Of Jouarres Lake

A wide choice of activities

Next to the restaurant, Fun Jouarres installed a inflatable water play course. Can also rent canoes, paddles and pedal boats. Jouarres lake is also suitable for non-motorized activities such as sailboard in hiking et the Peach. The lake can also be the subject of a bike ride. In short, everyone will find what they are looking for!

A stone's throw from Lake Jouarres, the port of Homps is also to be discovered with its shaded quays, its restaurants and shops. Don't miss The House of Wines of Minervois, ideal for discovering the wines of this appellation. the village of Olonzac is also very close and also worth a visit. On Tuesday morning, a market is held in the heart of the village.

All activities around the lake