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Lakes in France

Photo: byb64 (en voyage jusqu'au 30) (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Looking to visit the best lakes in France? After all, there’s nothing better than the serenity of the lakeshore — or a quick dip when the weather’s warm. So, browse our list of France’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 20 lakes in France


    Lac d'Annecy

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very beautiful region with the lake and the mountain.

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    Tip by Frédéric Lucas

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    Lac du Forlet

    Hiking Highlight

    Very beautiful lake with rest benches, surrounded by steep mountains. When we passed, families were having a picnic with their fishing rod cast out in various places. But the Ferme …

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    Tip by Ein 🐟 namens Wander

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    Lac de Longemer

    Hiking Highlight

    Longemer lake, together with Gerardmer lake and Retournemer lake, forms the valley of the lakes. It is fed by the Vologne river, which always supplies fresh water to the valley, …

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    Tip by Ein 🐟 namens Wander

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    Lac de Schiessrothried

    Hiking Highlight

    Former high moor, which became a mountain lake through the construction of a small dam.
    The lake can also be seen from the (ascent to) Hohneck from above.

    See: elsass-netz.de/165/Seen-Fluesse-WasserStrassen-Kanaele/Lac-du-Schiessrothried.html

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    Tip by Kauai

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    Lac de Capitello

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautifully located lake with a view of Lac de Melo. Both lakes can be seen particularly well from the Brèche de Capitello. This can be reached via a steep, stony path.

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    Tip by S⚜T🏔R🏕I🗺E🥾Z

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Last updated:
November 28, 2023

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