Lac d'Aydat

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Lac d'Aydat
Lac Aydat 2001-06-23.jpg
Location Aydat, Puy-de-Dôme
Coordinates 45°39′50″N 2°59′04″E / 45.663996°N 2.984505°E / 45.663996; 2.984505
Basin countries France
Surface area 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Max. depth 15 m (49 ft)
Surface elevation 837 m (2,746 ft)

Lac d'Aydat is a lake in Aydat, Puy-de-Dôme, France. At an elevation of 837 m, its surface area is 0.65 km². It is suggested by some historians that it is the site of Avitacum, the location of the villa belonging to the fifth-century senator and bishop Sidonius Apollinaris, as described in detail in one of his letters.[1]


  1. ^ Epistulae II.2 as discussed in C. E. Stevens (1933) Sidonius Apollinaris and his Age Oxford: Clarendon Press, Appendix B, p. 185.