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Here are the 12 lakes we have listed within France - compared by Deepest Lakes.

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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Lake Geneva
(Rhone-Alps, France / Geneva, Switzerland / Valais, Switzerland / Vaud, Switzerland)
1,017 Lake Geneva Pictures Also known as: Lac Leman
Shaped like a crescent moon, Lake Geneva is cradled in the Alps Mountain Range with two-thirds of its 104 shoreline miles in Switzerland and the other third in France. Lake Geneva is known as Lac Leman in France. Flanked by the majestic Matterhorn, possibly the most famous peak in the Alps, the largest ...
Lake Bourget
(Rhone-Alps, France)
476 Lake Bourget Pictures Lake Bourget Message Forums Also known as: Lac du 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 on the lake's shores. So ...
Lac Bleu
(Midi-Pyrenees, France)
397 Lac Bleu Message Forums 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 large or flat stone. Lac Bleu has an elevation of 6,486 feet ...
Lac de Sainte Croix
(Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur, France)
305 Lac de Sainte Croix Message Forums Also known as: Lac de Ste Croix, Saint Croix Lake
With its seemingly endless expanse of spectacular turquoise waters and pristine white sand beaches, Lac de Sainte Croix is one of the most beautiful lakes in southern France. It is known for its unbelievable shades of blue, so intense and arresting that people come from far and wide to experience its ...
Lac de Serre-Poncon
(Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur, France)
295 Lac de Serre-Poncon Pictures Lac de Serre-Poncon Message Forums Lac de Serre-Poncon in the Provence Region of France proves that mankind can create a treasure of nature while solving a problem. Building a dam across the Durance River created one of Europe's largest reservoirs. In the process, a hydroelectric generation station was created, irrigation and drinking ...
Lake Aiguebelette
(Rhone-Alps, France)
233 Lake Aiguebelette Pictures Lake Aiguebelette Message Forums Also known as: Lac d'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, and the Tiers River flows out. Careful management ...
Lake Annecy
(Rhone-Alps, France)
212 Lake Annecy Pictures Lake Annecy Message Forums Also known as: Lac d'Annecy
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 is breathtaking with Lac d'Annecy stretching below at the base of ...
Lac de Guerledan
(Brittany, France)
164 Lac de Guerledan Message Forums Also known as: Lake 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 municipalities of Brest and Nantes, ...
Lac d'Allos
(Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur, France)
157 Lac d'Allos Pictures Lac d'Allos Message Forums Also known as: Lac Allos, Allos Lake
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 acres and a maximum depth of 157 feet. At 7,316 feet above ...
Lac de Laouzas
(Languedoc-Roussillon, France)
131 Lac de Laouzas Message Forums Also known as: Lake of 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 the river Vebre in 1965 to supply water to the underground hydroelectric power ...
Chalain Lake
(Franche-Comte, France)
105 Chalain Lake Pictures Chalain Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lac de Chalain
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 is surrounded by limestone cliffs of varying heights ...
Lac d'Hourtins-Carcans
(Aquitaine, France)
33 Lac d'Hourtins-Carcans Message Forums Also known as: Lake Hourtins, Lac Carcans-Hourtin-Maubuisson
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 also known as Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans-Maubuisson (after the names of ...
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