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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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  • This Crater Lake deserves its status as the busiest guy in France! Around the Lake and a short easy walk with children which allows you to admire the different lights and various Lake the view points. Splendid!
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  • One of my favorite places. Lake pavin is divine at the same time dark and magical, it's a nice ride to, and pictures to bring
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  • In any season, a tour of Lake is needed... in the spring and summer, turquoise water on the edges to see the fish. All of the ride is in the shade... for the most courageous a start at the top of the Pavin, allows to reach the Chambers Lake with passage of peatlands... stop for lunch at the Chambers and back... about 20-22kms
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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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