Top 4 of the most beautiful lakes in France 

European country and member of the European Union and space Schengen, France is a country full of many natural and tourist sites, there are several lakes which are suitable for the practice of many water sports. Here is a top 4 of the most beautiful lakes in France !

Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy is considered by many to be the most beautiful lake in France. Located in Annecy, in the heart of Haute-Savoie, it covers an area of 27,5 km. Today it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in France. You are a national of an Asian or American country and would like to visit this lake ? You may need an ETIAS authorization. For more information, visit

Lake of Sainte Croix

The lake of Sainte Croix is an artificial lake located in the Var. Covering an area of around 2.200 hectares, it’s the fourth largest water reservoir in France. This lake is today a very big touristic attraction. It is also possible to practice many water activities there.

The lake of Salagou

This lake located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in France. Like lake Sainte Croix, lake Salagou is also an artificial lake. It was built in 1969 and now welcomes many tourist. Indeed, it’s possible to practice sports such as windsurfing, etc.

Allos lake

Perched nearly 2.230 meters above sea level, lake Allos is the largest high altitude lake in France and all of Europe. This lake is located in the heart of the magnificent Mercantour park and is surrounded by very high mountain. The surrounding nature is spectacular and it is possible to see many animals including deer, etc.

Other lakes such as Lake Geneva, lake Pavin, or lake Bourget are also of great beauty.