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©Journée en famille à la Plaine Tonique à Malafretaz, au cœur de la Bresse, à proximité de Bourg-en-Bresse|Marc Chatelain

La Plaine Tonique, an exciting place between land and water

Right at the heart of the Bresse woodland

Just outside Bourg-en-Bresse, come and get the full ‘Plaine Tonique’ experience at this 95-hectare complex. A little refreshing island, where you can alternate between relaxing and trying out leisure activities.

****campsite, beach, swimming pool, restaurant, check !

At La Plaine Tonique, or ‘Plaine To’ as the locals call it, you’ll find absolutely everything you need. Beach, swimming pool, water sports centre, campsite and restaurant. The whole family can swim in complete safety at the long, beautiful beach with qualified lifeguard.

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Activities on the water

On Montrevel-en-Bresse lake, there are so many water sports to choose from:

crazy inflatable obstacle course, stand-up paddle, canoeing, sailing, catamarans, and so much more.

There are also activities where you’re pulled along by a motorboat: wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing,parasailing, flyboard, etc.

Let’s get in the waters

Water park

Are you not a fan of sand ?

In that case, you can opt for the La Plaine Tonique water park. Countless pools – some oval, some heated, some fun – await you near the two giant water slides and the water games platform. And of course, there’s always some form of entertainment going on here.

Let’s go to the water park

Activities on dry land

If you prefer keeping your feet firmly on the ground, there are facilities for beach volleyball, tennis, crazy golf and orienteering. Or if you feel like it, you can simply walk around the lake, around 6.5 km.


**** campsite at the heart of Bresse

The same goes for the 4-star campsite at La Plaine Tonique with a wide range of accommodation, ranging from a camping pitch to a traditional tipi or a luxury mobile home.

Add to that a meal at the restaurant and you’ve got the all-round experience. The Brasserie du Lac is open throughout the summer and serves local specialities on the water’s edge.

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And finally some history

The idea to transform the former gravel pit in Montrevel-en-Bresse into a leisure complex first came about in the 1960s. After some hard work, the huge gravel pit became a beautiful 95-hectare lake and surroundings, a leisure complex that was ready to welcome swimmers and tourists. So there you have it, you know what you need to do now !

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