Lac du Bouchet

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Bouchet lake
Lac du Bouchet
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Location Haute-Loire
Coordinates 44°54′33″N 3°47′25″E / 44.90917°N 3.79028°E / 44.90917; 3.79028Coordinates: 44°54′33″N 3°47′25″E / 44.90917°N 3.79028°E / 44.90917; 3.79028
Type crater lake
Basin countries France
Surface area 44 ha (110 acres)
Max. depth 28 m (92 ft)
Surface elevation 1,208 m (3,963 ft)

Bouchet lake (or Lake of Bouchet; French: Lac du Bouchet) is located in Haute-Loire, France next to Le Puy-en-Velay. It is about 1.6 km (one mile) north of the village of Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas. It is located on the territory of the communes of Cayres and Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas

Bouchet is a crater lake formed from an old volcano, and thus roughly circular. It is a little more than half a mile from rim to rim and surrounded by woodlands. It is at an altitude of 1,208 m (3,963 feet).

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