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Allos Lake

A beautiful mountain lake 12 km northeast of Allos village, access by a 30-minute hike from the parking area.

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Carcès Lake

Lac de Carcès is about 3 km long, twisting along between the forested hills that once lined the small-river valleys that were dammed in 1936. Good fishing, but no boating, water sports or swimming.

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Ceillac Mountain Lakes

Photo gallery of the magnificent mountain lakes near the village of Ceillac, including the aptly named Mirror Lake.

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Mercantour Mountain Lakes

Photo gallery of the beautiful little mountain lakes in the Mercantour National Forest of the Alpes-Maritimes.

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Saint Cassien Lake

This beautiful, wild lake is about 7 km long in a natural environment, only 12 km west of Cannes, with swimming, picnicking, and boating.

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Sainte Croix Lake

This beautiful and man-made lake in the Var, close to Moustiers-Ste-Marie and the Gorges du Verdon is popular for water sports; motor boats are not allowed.

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Serre-Ponçon Lake

This lake is formed by a dam (the Barrage de Serre-Ponçon) on the Durance river, sits beneath the mountains of the Hautes Alpes and is the largest artificial lake in Europe.