Sillé-le-Guillaume is a small town in Pays de la Loire region. There is a national forest of more than 3,000 hectares and a lake of 35 hectares suitable for swimming and water activities. Sillé-Plage is the tourist and leisure base located there. Here you will find mini-golf, pony riding, fishing, tennis, sand-ball, nature walks, swimming, mountain bike hire and forest adventure routes or you can just relax on a pédalo. You can also hire kayaks, canoes or catamarans. Cafés, bars and eateries are available all around the site and there is always ample parking.
72140 Sillé-le-Guillaume / https://tourisme.sille-le-guillaume.fr
Bicycles can be hired here for the superb trails in the forest which vary in length and difficulty. There are plenty of picnic areas to enjoy your lunch or bbq and also restaurants for those who would prefer to be waited upon. You can tour the forest and lake on a small train which takes about 30 minutes or hop aboard the boat “Silius” for a water tour of the lake and forest. If you enjoy walking there are several walks through and around the woods or why not take a leisurely 2.3mile walk around the lake ending up at one of the bars for a drink or just a crepe. (Yasmeen Moore)