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Lac Pavin, Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
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Lac Pavin is a meromictic crater lake located in the Puy-de-Dôme department of France, between Besse-en-Chandesse and Super-Besse. It gives its name to a cheese: Pavin (cheese).
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  • A wonderful site with lots of walks accessible to all and awesome a view on the Lake on the parking lot of the high
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  • The Lake lies at an altitude of 1197 meters above sea level, has the shape of a circle with a diameter of about 800 metres, it is the deepest lake of Auvergne-depth 92 m. Very beautiful nature! Around the pine forest, very clean air. Near the Lake there is a gift shop, restaurant, small hotel. close to ski resorts.
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  • Beautiful Lake aloft. Going around is tjs a treat for the eyes. Especially since we were able to see a little snow
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  • Peaceful lake. You can walk round it in about an hour. Some parts are not suitable for flip-flops! Swimming is forbidden.
  • Blah, you don't see much of the Lake when we do the ballad autour. Forbidden to swim and not fun activity for children (besides the prohibitive pedalo).
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  • They are very friendly. Very good value for money. We eat very well.
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  • Come and take a tour of this wonderful place! However don't stop especially not at the restaurant bar... The terms of service and friendliness or even exist for tourists that we are passing in the summer!
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  • A beautiful Lake. Possible walk with children. Essential in Auvergne
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