Lake Genval

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Lake Genval
Genval Lac1a.JPG
Coordinates 50°43′44″N 04°31′10″E / 50.72889°N 4.51944°E / 50.72889; 4.51944Coordinates: 50°43′44″N 04°31′10″E / 50.72889°N 4.51944°E / 50.72889; 4.51944
Type Freshwater artificial lake
Basin countries Belgium
Max. length 1 km (0.62 mi)
Max. width 0.25 km (0.16 mi)
Surface area 18 ha (44 acres)
Surface elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Islands 1
Settlements Rixensart, Overijse

Lake Genval (Dutch: Meer van Genval, French: Lac de Genval) is a lake located in Belgium, southeast of Brussels near the Sonian Forest and the cities of Rixensart, Walloon Brabant and Overijse, Flemish Brabant. A popular vacation and holiday destination, the lake is surrounded by turn-of-the-century homes built during the Belle Époque. Situated on the lake's south is the Château du Lac, a five-star hotel, restaurant, and bar.