Whether it's camping at Lac d'Annecy or a beach vacation on the French Riviera, France offers a variety of beautiful swimming options.
France offers many beautiful and natural bathing lakes in a unique natural landscape. Numerous bathing places at rivers and lakes invite you to wild swim and relax. On our France map a little further down below you will get a practical overview to discover the most beautiful lake for you. From quarry ponds and reservoirs to mountain lakes, all types of inland lakes are represented.
You're out and about right now in France wondering "Where can I find a swimming lake near me? " Now discover your favorite nearby lake with the area search that meets your requirements. No matter whether it is particularly beautiful, large or secluded and quiet.
You love sandy beaches and want to go nudist bathing? Or you do not have your own car and want to reach the reach the beach by public transport? No problem! Use the comfortable filter search and rediscover your surroundings.
Discover Bathing places in the individual regions:Bassin Parisien 331Central-East 392Dom 213Estonia 105Mediterranee 1040Nord-Pas-de-Calais 41West 953Réunion 27Southwest 332
Little facts about France
+33 (Metropolitan France)
66,991,000 (Metropolitan France)
Average water quality in France*
*Water quality is based on the annual report of the European Environment Agency EEA.
"Every man of culture has two fatherlands: his own - and France.-
to swimming lakes in France
- What are the most beautiful swimming lakes in France?
Among the most beautiful lakes in France are:
- Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)
- Lac d'Annecy
- Lac du Bourget
- Lac de Serre-Ponçon
- What is the name of the largest lake in France?
Lac du Bourget is the largest natural lake in France with an area of 44.5 km². It is located in the north of the Savoie department and is 145 m deep.
- What is the largest reservoir in France?
The largest reservoir in France is Lac de Serre-Ponçon in the French Western Alps.