Just a 20 minute drive from Pensol lies the beautiful swimming lake of Saint Estèphe. It has an artificial beach of golden sand, restaurants and cafe's and a trim trail. It is possible to walk all the way round the lake which takes about an hour and makes use of the hand operated chain ferry to cross part of the lake. There are several cafes and restaurants dotted around the edge of the lake. Le Moulin de Grand Etang has a particularly good reputation.