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 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!
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  • A nice hike and easy, must have a card that's better. Sun Top only snag the noise from the restaurant
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  • 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!
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  • I highly recommend! A short tour through the restaurant before a digestive stroll. Must-have!
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  • 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.
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  • One of the most beautiful lakes of Auvergne with its unlikely blue color...! Walk around the Lake! A landmark Auvergne!
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  • The setting is breathtaking! The color of water is a hypnotic blue. 😵
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  • Beautiful Lake. Possibility to eat on the spot. The pedals were not available when we came here for July 14.
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