List of lakes of France

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The following list of lakes in France roughly distinguishes three categories: the mountain lakes, sorted by massif – and further sorted by départements, the lakes in plains, sorted by river basin, and the coastal lakes.

Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), the largest in western Europe with 582 km², partly in France, partly in Switzerland, is listed in Haute-Savoie for its French part.

Mountain lakes[edit]

The lakes of mountain massifs can be natural, often of glaciary origin (G), or volcanic (V), or artificial, generally built for hydraulic energy purposes (H) or flow regulation (F).

Alps[edit]

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence[edit]

Hautes-Alpes[edit]

Drôme[edit]

Isère[edit]

Savoie[edit]


Haute-Savoie[edit]

Jura[edit]

Massif Central[edit]

Pyrénées[edit]

Haute-Garonne[edit]

Hautes-Pyrénées[edit]

Pyrénées-Atlantiques[edit]

Pyrénées-Orientales[edit]

Vosges[edit]

Lakes in plains[edit]

The lakes in this category can be natural (N) or designed to be used as reservoirs (R).

Basin of the Garonne[edit]

Basin of the Loire[edit]

Basin of the Seine[edit]

Basin of the Rhine[edit]

Basin of the Rhône[edit]

Others[edit]

Coastal lakes[edit]

The lakes close to the sea can be filled with fresh water (F) or sea water (S).

English Channel[edit]

Atlantic Ocean[edit]

Mediterranean Sea[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]