Lac d'Allos

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Lac d'Allos
Lake of Allos
Mont Pelat 2.jpg
LocationParc National du Mercantour, France
Coordinates44°14′00″N 6°42′30″E / 44.2333°N 6.7083°E / 44.2333; 6.7083Coordinates: 44°14′00″N 6°42′30″E / 44.2333°N 6.7083°E / 44.2333; 6.7083
TypeNatural lake
Catchment area60 ha (150 acres)
Basin countriesFrance
Average depth50 m (160 ft)
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Lac d'Allos is an alpine lake at a height of 2,230 m. It is located in Parc National du Mercantour, departement Alpes-de-Haute-Provence the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

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Lac d'Allos is a lake in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and is dominated by Mont Pelat (3052 meters), it is the largest natural high altitude lake in Europe. It covers 60 hectares and has a depth of 50 m. In the twelfth century, it was called Levedone.

The lake situated nearby the municipality of Allos.

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