Lac Pavin, Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

4.8
#1 of 55 in Outdoors in Puy-de-Dome
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.
Put Lac Pavin into our Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise trip maker app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Source
Create an itinerary including Lac Pavin
map
Lac Pavin Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
433 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • This superb small crater located at 1200 m altitude Lake is accessible by road. It is surrounded by trees that offer splendid colors in the autumn (see photos). The place is relaxing and the hardest... is to leave!
    View original
  • A nice hike and easy, must have a card that's better. Sun Top only snag the noise from the restaurant
    View original
  • This Lake is really a place not to be missed during your stay in the Puy de Dome it is possible to make around the lake walk the path is easy for novice hikers tour is done in 1 hour about running slow. The setting is splendid water to turquoise reflections is really superb!
    View original
Google
  • I highly recommend! A short tour through the restaurant before a digestive stroll. Must-have!
    View original
  • Beautiful Lake located in the center of a Puy. A very pleasant walk circling the Lake, cool through the trees and with views of the Lake and its vegetation. I highly recommend, this is a must see! Swimming is prohibited because a lot of depth. Public toilets available.
    View original
  • One of the most beautiful lakes of Auvergne with its unlikely blue color...! Walk around the Lake! A landmark Auvergne!
    View original
  • The setting is breathtaking! The color of water is a hypnotic blue. 😵
    View original
  • Beautiful Lake. Possibility to eat on the spot. The pedals were not available when we came here for July 14.
    View original

Plan your trip to Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Puy-de-Dome by other users

4 days in Clermont-Ferrand BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Le Mont-Dore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Lyon & Clermont-Ferrand BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Clermont-Ferrand BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes & Haute-Savoie BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in United States & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Clermont-Ferrand BY A USER FROM HUNGARY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans