Lakes in Provence, from reflective mirror surfaces in the mountains to water-sport expanses.
A beautiful mountain lake 12 km northeast of Allos village, access by a 30-minute hike from the parking area.
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.
Ceillac Mountain Lakes
Photo gallery of the magnificent mountain lakes near the village of Ceillac, including the aptly named Mirror Lake.
Mercantour Mountain Lakes
Photo gallery of the beautiful little mountain lakes in the Mercantour National Forest of the Alpes-Maritimes.
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.
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.
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.