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Etang de Azat-Chatenet fishing holidays in Creuse - France

Etang de Azat-Chatenet - location & travel guide

Etang de Azat-Chatenet carp fishing lake is situated in Creuse (department 23) France. The nearest town Guéret is the capital of the Creuse surrounded by the Monts de Guéret and the Forest of Chambrières. It's about 20 minutes drive through the stunning hills and countryside, where you'll see the famous Limousin cattle. There are a good selection of supermarkets, a hypermarket, many shops and a traditional French market on Thursdays and Saturdays. There is also a small supermarket just a 10 minute drive away.

The nearest airport is Bellegarde in Limoges, Ryanair and Flybe operate direct flights from Great Britain, and can also arrange car hire. It is approximately a one hour drive from Limoges to Azat-Chatenet.

Estimated driving travel times from French ferry ports to Azat-Chatenet are:

Map of Creuse in France showing Etang de Azat-Chatenet carp fishing lake and Limoges airport

Tourist attractions

Nearby, approximately 3 kilometres from Azat-Chatenet there are horse riding stables that speak good English. They can give lessons on horses and ponies or go trekking in the beautiful Creuse countryside and have been recommended by some of our clients. For family days out attractions on the outskirts of Guéret include; the Chambrières Wolf Park 'Les Loups de Chabrières' where you can observe the wolves in their natural forest environment and the Giant Maze 'Labyrinthe Géant' the world's largest permanent maze; 4.5km of green hedges and walkways.

Creuse is very picturesque, it's beautiful wild landscape has attracted many artists including famous impressionist painters such as Monet and Armand Guillaumin. In the 1880s Monet painted a series of canvases in Fresselines, many artists regularly visited the village of Crozant and surrounding areas in the north-west, coming to paint in the deep river valley and gorges of the Creuse River. The area between Fresselines and Crozant became known as The Valley of The Painters, and is still popular with artists today. For a wondeful view of the gorge cliff faces and ruins of the medieval fortress above take a relaxing pleasure boat trip from the Restaurant du Lac, where you can book a meal followed by a boat trip or just the boat trip - a lovely day out.

Tranquil and private fishing lake in France Etang de Azat-Chatenet
Carp fishing lake in France Etang de Azat-Chatenet
Wild flower meadow and grounds at Etang de Azat-Chatenet fishing lake in France
Camping facilities at Etang de Azat-Chatenet fishing lake in France
Carp fishing with French holiday cottage accommodation at Etang de Azat-Chatenet fishing lake in France
Owner James Peacock holding catfish caught at Etang de Azat-Chatenet fishing lake in France


“A new PB grass carp...
...for me at Etang de Azat-Chatenet weighing 47 lb 4oz after just 4 hours fishing. Chuffed. Thanks again!”
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Fishing at Etang de Azat-Chatenet

Many of our customers are regular visitors who enjoy coming to fish here year after year. Read about fishing this tranquil and private lake and find out why our customers love coming to fish here.