Lac de Nantua
Lac de Nantua
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Bert v
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Good water and mountain and nice water and good mountains and repeat again because I need to write 100 chars
Written 23 August 2023
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Sarah W
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A great place for a fresh water swim!
We stumbled across this lake by accident. The water is crystal clear and fresh. I couldn’t resist a dip. There were lots of places to get in and swim. Some with indications of depth and swim barriers to keep the less confident safe.
Written 9 August 2023
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CJ K
Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nice lake surrounded by mountains . Occasionally you can see chamois grazing. A very pleasant outing on a nice and sunny day
Written 3 March 2020
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Lindum20C
East Lothian, UK417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
All of a sudden you are driving along the side of the glacial lake with its luminously green waters, a sight worth seeing
Written 6 August 2019
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JJR
Nancy, France22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Walking around the Nantua Lake will bring you to serenity and peacefulness with a lot to see! Firstly, the exceptional calcareous geologic formations, with the wild nature!
Written 27 December 2018
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg9,852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The Nantua Lake is a natural one of glacial origin. It’s a huge mass of water covering more than 140 hectares though the original glacier area was much larger than the lake nowadays. Its depth is also considerable. It’s surrounded by mountains with limestone cliffs, the whole forming a magnificent landscape worth being beheld for a long while what, among other things, may infuse spiritual peacefulness. In order to get that feeling one should betake himself far from the road bordering some parts of the lake so as to shun any disturbance caused by the cars’ engine noise.
It’s a good place for bathing and swimming but when doing so it’s advisable not to remain by the margins where the water is mostly muddy or turbid. Therefore, it’s much better to go swimming to the middle of the lake. This is also suitable for fishing, sailing and pedalo boating.
Written 15 October 2018
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TomasBB
Ostrava, Czech Republic137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
The lake is quite large but still it is somehow "hidden" among village houses and mountains. The best way to approach is from the village called Port (however, there is no port there). There are some public beaches, the best one is close to the railway crossing the bike trail. There is also a small free parking but it can be full sometimes later in the afternoon. The water is perfectly clean as well as the beach (however, there is almost no sand there). Renting of boards, kayak , etc., is possible but in other places on the coast.
Written 16 August 2018
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Raymund H
Mirfield, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
The lake shimmered turquoise, then emerald and sometimes grey as the Sun hid behind some clouds. Very picturesque and the perimeter of the lake is manicured with concrete pavements and benches; very inviting to sit and watch the hungry ducks and squawking coots with the odd beaut of a grebe appearing between dives. All is rosey...
Thereafter, as you round the lake you come upon a megalithic sculpture fashioned by a local artist. As you read the descriptions of the momentous art work the sky darkens and the mood changes. The human fragment prostrate in the stone sepulchre symbolises the Nazi pogrom of December 1943 when more 500 'Jewish' non-persons were transported to the Concentration Camps of Buchenwald, Dora, Ravensbruck and so on. A further postscript details the children captured in April 1944 whose fate was annihilation in the Death Camps. The emaciated figure has within it the ashes of these victims of the holocaust. This is a town that has confronted the past, acknowledging the terrible ethnic cleansing and genocide of WW2.

In the town of Nantua, there is a museum dedicated to the Resistance, many of whose roots grew strong in this area.

Whilst we were walking around the lake there were many teenagers, oblivious to the sculpture and being frolicsome and gently boisterous. None of them seemed to be curious about the masterpiece in stone and the mass disappearing of many of the inhabitants of this interesting town.
Ray & Jeanne
Written 7 September 2017
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Paulo P
Matosinhos, Portugal24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The lake is beautiful for swiming in 24 g clean water or walking around in the 7.5 km
Unhappily the resistance museum was closed
Written 20 August 2017
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Elle-Robyn B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
After visiting a nearby town we'd stumbled across Lac Nantua - a perfect day out

Would recommend taking a picnic and making a day of it

Gets deep quite quickly but this is good for throwing yourself into the water off the pontoon
Written 14 September 2016
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