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Natural beauty

Lac Pavin in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise France is a peaceful French Alpine lake good for spending a... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
Beautiful and Tranquil

We visited Lac Pavin early one evening in August. We decided to hike around the lake and found it... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
TangamJoe
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Moycullen, Ireland
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Jan 29, 2018
“Natural beauty”
Aug 7, 2018
“Not what it was”
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The place is still as magical as ever. But we have been so disappointed by the new team. We have been informed once seated that the dish of the day was no longer available. Everything else was almost twice the price. It was not our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frederic M
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Lac Pavin in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise France is a peaceful French Alpine lake good for spending a few relaxing hours.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed October 19, 2017

We visited Lac Pavin early one evening in August. We decided to hike around the lake and found it to be quite charming. I assumed it was a volcanic lake, so later on I googled it to discover it is a multi layered lake, in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TangamJoe
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This beautiful lake is really a jewel in the crown of a beautiful region. The sun shining on the clear water makes it look like a sapphire. The walk around the lakeside is very pleasant but wear good shoes and don't go if you're not...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank George C
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We go here often and love this area. The lake is beautiful and you can walk around there for hours. Check for local news on the activities around the lake.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank GC_reizen
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Marvellous lake, nice place to walk. Very clear water. Also a restaurant and shop. Not many parking space

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Anneke V
Reviewed March 12, 2016

This place is simply awesome! We've been there while skiing in Super Besse and for sure we will be back again there. The pure nature, calm and happiness. Walk around the lake is very nice, with all the views for lake, mountains and waterfalls.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank wiktorhor
Reviewed October 5, 2015

A walk around the lake takes less than an hour and is very nice. We were her on a September afternoon and it was very quiet. Perhaps that was related to the fact that the restaurant/hotel(?) was closed.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Daniel_ABCD
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Take about an hour, mostly easy walking but some parts can be a little uneven and steep. The viewsof the lake, and particularly the lake colour, are great. Parking can be tricky at popular times.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Leslie991
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Lac Pavin is a very deep lake, clear (but not quite as clear as once it was) blue water formed in a volcano crater near Besse. It is a beautiful and relaxing walk. In the lake are trout, artic char and minnows, with ducks and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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