Carp fishing at Etang de la Vilotte location

Find us for your next carp fishing holidays at Etang de la Vilotte, 87440 Marval, Haute-Vienne, France

Map of France showing where the carp fishing lake Etang de la Vilotte is located.

The lake is situated in the heart of the Park Regional Naturel (nature reserve) of the Perigord-Limousin in France. This area represents 1900 square kilometres of protected land. It was created in March 1998 to protect this area of outstanding beauty.

The small village of Marval is in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region of France at an altitude of 320m. It has just under 600 inhabitants and forms a small community. The village is actually very close to the Dordogne, giving visitors the best of both worlds.

There are plenty of touristic points to visit within an hour’s drive from l’Etang de la Vilotte.

The small towns and villages in the area often have festivals and community events to celebrate all sorts. For example, the little town of St Mathieu hosts a medieval festival each August which is well worth a visit.

Within a ten minute drive from the lake to either St Mathieu or Cussac you will find petrol stations, supermarkets, restaurants, boulangeries, pharmacie and tabacs. Piegut Pluviers has a wonderful lively market every Wednesday up to 1pm and is only a short drive from the lake.

Flights from the UK

There are many flights coming from all over the UK to either Limoges (45 minute drive), Angouleme-Cognac (50 minute drive) or Perigueux (1hr 59 drive). Please note that we offer free transfers from and to Limoges Airport only.

Get some flight information here:


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Driving to Etang de la Vilotte from the UK

You can drive down to Etang de la Vilotte if you prefer to bring your own fishing gear with you although we can hire everything to you except for the reels, alarms, end tackle and the bait which you can buy onsite. The drive is about 7 and half hours from Calais to Marval. There are nearer ports including St Malo which is 318 miles from Marval or Caen and Le Havre all under a 6 hr drive.

You have the choice of going with Eurotunnel or choose from one of the ferry companies, P&O Ferries, Irish Ferries and dfds.

We suggest you use the route planner Via Michelin to plan your route down to find us at Etang de la Vilotte. It will show you all the route options, you can add stops and see how much the journey will cost you in terms of fuel and tolls.

Google Maps are also very useful:

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