Lac Bleu

Lac Bleu is a charming mountain lake in the Midi-Pyrenees region of Southwestern France. It is also known as Lac Bleu de Lesponne, because it overlooks the Lesponne Valley. Lac Bleu was originally named Lac Lhecou, a pre-Celtic word for…

Lac des Montagnes

Lac des Montagnes, also known as Barrage des Montagnes, is a small artificial reservoir in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, close to the Spanish border. It has a surface area of about 10 acres. Facilities include mini golf, a handicap-accessible…

Lac de Tignes

Sailing at Lac de Tignes

Nestled snugly within the Parc National de la Vanoise in France’s Rhone Alps tourism region, Lac de Tignes is a small glassy lake known for its surreal reflections, dramatic mountain landscapes and cold sparkling waters – not to mention its…

Lac de Guerledan

Lac de Guerledan is the largest lake in Western France’s Brittany tourism region, situated deep within the Argoat forest. The artificial lake is a family-friendly destination formed where the Blavet River meets the Nantes-Brest canal. This French waterway connects the…

Lac d’Hourtins-Carcans

Beautiful Lac d’Hourtins-Carcans is nestled within France’s Aquitaine region. One of the longest and largest bodies of water in the country, it has a surface area of 14,085 acres and a maximum depth of 33 feet. This freshwater lake is…

Lac d’Allos

Panoramic View of Lac d'Allos

Lac d’Allos, also known as Allos Lake, is situated in the middle of the Reserve de Chasse du Mercantour (Mercantour National Park) in the Provence-Alps-Cote d’Azur region on southeastern France. This small glacial lake has a surface area of 150…

Chalain Lake

lake chalain sunset

Tucked into a fold between mountains, Lake Chalain is one of the largest natural lakes in the Franche-Comte region of France. Amazingly undeveloped for this popular tourism area, the nearly-600-acre lake is clear, deep and a wildlife treasure. The lake…

Lake Bourget

Shore View of Lake Bourget

The jewel of the Rhone-Alps Region, Lake Bourget is France’s largest natural lake by volume and spans almost 11,000 acres. The attributes of Lake Bourget have been recognized since before recorded time; archaeological explorations have shown evidence of Bronze-Age settlement…

Lake Aiguebelette

Sunset at Lake Aiguebelette

Nestled in the heart of the Rhone-Alps region of France, Lake Aiguebelette has a well-deserved reputation as a natural treasure. The lake is privately-owned and protected as a wildlife preservation area. The main inflowing river is the Leysse de Novalaise,…

Lake Annecy

Annecy Castle

Paragliders sail like bright balloons over the clean mountain water of Lake Annecy, while hikers standing on the massive rock of Roc de Che`re look on. The hike through the 494-acre nature reserve is strenuous, but worth it. The view…

Lac de Laouzas

Located in the Tarn in Southern France, the 828-acre Lake of Laouzas is surrounded by forests, mountains, and rivers in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Haut Lanquedoc. The dam of the Lake of Laouzas was built on…