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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 30 January 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 19 October 2017
TangamJoe
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29 Jan 2018
“Natural beauty”
7 Aug 2018
“Not what it was”
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63610 Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, France
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Reviewed 8 August 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

Thank Frederic M
Reviewed 30 January 2018

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

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 19 October 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

Thank TangamJoe
Reviewed 27 June 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

Thank George C
Reviewed 26 September 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.

Thank GC_reizen
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Anneke V
Reviewed 13 March 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.

Thank Wiktor H
Reviewed 6 October 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.

1  Thank Daniel_ABCD
Reviewed 18 August 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.

Thank Leslie991
Reviewed 5 August 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

2  Thank Simon C
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