The country of France in Western Europe is a place that gives you pure bliss; from gastronomy to fashion, France is great in all fields. Nature and the greenery are extraordinary the when accompanied by the warm ambience and magnificent architecture of the place. If you are planning a Europe trip, then France just has to find its place somewhere near the top of the list. It has some wonderful tourist spots where you can indulge yourself in its mesmerising beauty and aura. A special thing to be mentioned is the lakes, which are so mystical and beautiful. The crystal clear water and the serene surroundings will make you leap in them instantly. The hills and the lush green fields – everything seems to be so beautifully created there.
Here is a list of 8 lakes of France that you must visit –
- Lake Serre Poncon
Lake Serre Poncon is an artificial lake that is surrounded by mountains on all sides. It is 3,000 hectares of a water body that seems like a tiny sea amongst the mountains in France. The access to this lake is very convenient. There is a vast stretch of thin land made in between the lake that is built for the visitors to savour the fantastic scenes of the place; mesmerising from there. The lake looks so interesting during the autumn season with red-orange colors scattered all around.
- Lake Bort Les Orgues and Chateau De Val
Lake Bort Les Orgues is a 21 km long lake that is located in the Valley of Dordogne. This vast extent of water body is a famous tourist spot in Franceencircled by the greenery of Mother Nature. From this place, you can get a great view of the Mount of Auvergne which attracts many nature lovers and photographers throughout the world. A vast portion of the lake is also given to the tourists for fishing. This place is made further enchanting by the presence of a castle, the Chateau De Val – build in the 15th century.
- Lake Arvouin
This is a small but beautiful lake in France which is located at an altitude of 1,663 meters.This lake is surrounded by the best of nature – lush green land and a few summits. It is a 6.3-meter deep lake that has beautiful and clear water. This lake draws the attention of tourists with its eternal charm and beauty. Hiking is really fun here and many tourists come just to hike in this area. If you love to hike, then this is a place you should visit.
- Lake Annecy
Lake Annecy is the most preferred Lake in France by the visitors. Owing to its lovely ambience, this lake attracts tourists all round the year. It is surrounded by a deep spring and mountain streams. There are water taxis available which allow tourists to ferry all over the lake. There are many restaurants and inns nearby which could be expensive, but are really worth it. Just imagine having a candle light dinner at a lovely restaurant while viewing this enchanting lake.
- Lake Aiguebelette
This is a small natural lake that has turquoise-colored water. This lake even stretches near the Alps. Although motor boatsaren’t not allowed in the lake, swimming definitely is; you can drench your body in this turquoise water of the lake. Many other activities are also available near this lake, like there arelittle boathouses available that can be hired. Rowing can also done here, as there is less wind which makes rowing easier. The aquatic environment of this lake is great, and are used for special culinary purposes.
- Lac Du Bourget
This is the biggest glacial lake in France that is cent percent natural by its origin. This lake gives you innumerable choices of water sports and activities to perform. This lake draws more tourists during September and October of each year. There are romantic nights festival and music events organised on this lake and they are just mesmerising. This lake looks stunning from the nearby mountain, Mount Revard. This lake will surely enchant you no matter how many times you visit.
- Lac Blanc
Lac Blanc is a lake that is situated at a very high altitude. This is an extraordinarily beautiful lake that attracts tourists from all over the world. The water of this lake reflects the peak of Mont Blanc. The lake has crystal clear water and looks amazing covered with mountains all around. You can also spot quite a number of wild animals quenching their thirst at this lake.
Hiking is allowed in this region but with a certain level of fitness. If you are a beginner, it is not advised to attempt hiking. There are many small and big hiking trials that you will love to explore. This place stays crowded during autumn owing to the mystical autumnal colours. Never miss the sunset here – that is going to be one of the best experiences of your lifetime.
- Lac De Cap-de-Long
This lake is a beautiful one that is located about 2,161 meters above the sea level. The road that leads to this is called D929, the highest paved road in this region, and also of France. This region attracts a large number of tourists owing to the lake and the roadway. Many people prefer to climb and reach the lake, but for the bikers, the road D929 is heaven. The summit has many cafes and restaurants that serve great food adding to the culinary delight. So if you are keen to climb or bike, this place must reign the wish list of places that you are going to visit in France.