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The lake is beautiful for swiming in 24 g clean water or walking around in the 7.5 km Unhappily... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
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lovely little lake in the stunning countryside, would be perfect to cool off on a hot day, shame it... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2016
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Dec 27, 2018
“Splendid site for walking”
Oct 15, 2018
“Huge, beautiful and relaxing”
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Walking around the Nantua Lake will bring you to serenity and peacefulness with a lot to see! Firstly, the exceptional calcareous geologic formations, with the wild nature!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Royer J
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The Nantua Lake is a natural one of glacial origin. It’s a huge mass of water covering more than 140 hectares though the original glacier area was much larger than the lake nowadays. Its depth is also considerable. It’s surrounded by mountains with limestone cliffs,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank periandro
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The lake is quite large but still it is somehow "hidden" among village houses and mountains. The best way to approach is from the village called Port (however, there is no port there). There are some public beaches, the best one is close to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TomasBB
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

The lake shimmered turquoise, then emerald and sometimes grey as the Sun hid behind some clouds. Very picturesque and the perimeter of the lake is manicured with concrete pavements and benches; very inviting to sit and watch the hungry ducks and squawking coots with the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The lake is beautiful for swiming in 24 g clean water or walking around in the 7.5 km Unhappily the resistance museum was closed

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank paulopintoporto
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

After visiting a nearby town we'd stumbled across Lac Nantua - a perfect day out Would recommend taking a picnic and making a day of it Gets deep quite quickly but this is good for throwing yourself into the water off the pontoon

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Elle-Robyn B
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Was disappointed by the run down area and nothing to do except walk around the lake. Would not recommend this as more than a one night stop as we did, but we would not return again even for that

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Hscott26
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning. I ran round it, biked round it, swam in it, sat and walked by it, and generally loves it being the centrepiece of our stay. As a couple we love places with lakes and mountains. My word this lake with the huge swathes...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Zonderman
Reviewed June 5, 2016

lovely little lake in the stunning countryside, would be perfect to cool off on a hot day, shame it was raining as we would have stayed longer in good weather, but beautiful lake, love this area of france.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank fee2908
Reviewed May 21, 2015

Visited here in May, we had mixed weather, one day hot, cool the next. Mountain walks are lovely if you like walking. If we'd stayed a little longer it would have been lovely to swim and sail on the lake. The town is a little...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Sarah W
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