Lake Geneva is a famous crescent shaped lake located between France and Switzerland. It is surrounded by luxury shops, an old town, a spa resort, as well as the Alps.
Needless to say, the lake and its activities will leave you mesmerized.
Lake of Sainte-Croix
Who said man made lakes couldn’t be beautiful, too? The lake of Sainte-Croix, 3rd biggest lake of France, was created after the construction of the Sainte-Croix dam in 1973.
It is 10 km long and 2 km wide, and you may even swim in it!
This lake is famous for its incredibly clean water, its close forests and the snow surrounding the lake.
Located at 447 metres high, a magnificent view will await you.
Lake of Serre-Ponçon
Located in southeast France, this reservoir is mostly known for the small island that shelters a chapel, chapelle Saint-Michel.
The chapel was once located on a hill, during the 12th century, before being destroyed in 1692. It was rebuilt soon after, and the hill previously sheltering it became an island.
Lake du Bourget
Also known as Lac Gris and located at the south of the Jura mountains, lake du Bourget is the deepest lake in France.
It is also the largest, or second largest lake, depending on season, after Lac de Grand-Lieu.
Its multiple watersports won’t let you be bored for a second!
Located in the Pyrenees, this small artificial lake is very famous due to the fact that it is easy to hike there. Both children and adults can easily find their way through there, which explains its popularity.
Lake de Vouglans
A 35 km long lake with emerald green water where you can swim, fish, do stand up paddle, and more water activities? Lake de Vouglans has it all.
Magnificent colours and crystal clear water await you at Gaube Lake.
The only thing you must prepare to visit this lake is good hiking shoes.
A chair lift will also bring you closer to the lake.
Lac de Capitello
About ten kilometres away from the city of Corte, Lac de Capitello is situated close to another lake, Lac de Mélo. The tourist route allows you to see both lakes.
Lac de Capitello is a glacial lake, and being surrounded by heights that go up to 2 230 metres, it is frozen over 8 months a year.
Fifth natural lake in France, Lake Paladru is located in the Isère department.
Its maximum depth is 33 metres, and it was formed by the glacier of the Rhône.
It is, however, a private lake.
by Sarah M