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The Lac d'Avène in Occitanie is located in the heart of the Pyrenees, at an altitude of 1,400 meters. These lakes were formed over 10,000 years ago when the glaciers retreated. They are part of the Pyrenees National Park and are surrounded by beech and fir forests.

Lac d'Avène is the largest and deepest of the Lac d'Avène in Occitanie. It is 2.5 kilometers long and reaches a depth of 85 meters. It is fed by the waters of the river Aude, which meanders through the mountains. The lake is surrounded by a beautiful forest of beech and fir trees.

The Lake of Oô is the second largest lake. It is 1.5 kilometers long and reaches a depth of 45 meters. It is also fed by the waters of the river Aude. The forest surrounding it is composed mainly of fir trees.

The lake of Aragnouet is the smallest of the three lakes. It is only 0.5 kilometers long and reaches a depth of 15 meters. It is fed by the waters of the Aragnouet stream. The surrounding forest is composed of deciduous and coniferous trees.

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Lac d'Avène
Lac d'Avène, 34260 Avène, France

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Starting Point

The Lac d'Avène trailhead is located near the village of Saint-Girons in the Occitanie region. To get there, take the D618 in the direction of Saint-Girons and follow the signs for the Lac d'Avène parking lot.

Why visit Lac d'Avène

Lac d'Avène is located in Occitania, near the town of Avène. It is surrounded by hills and offers a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees. It is an ideal place to recharge your batteries and relax. You can practice various sports activities, such as canoeing or mountain biking. The lake is also very popular with fishermen, who find many fish.

Things not to be missed

The activities to do around the lake of Avène are numerous. You can go canoeing, fishing, hiking, or even mountain biking. The region is also rich in history and heritage, making it an ideal destination for culture lovers. Not to be missed: the castle of Puivert, located only a few kilometers from the lake, and the medieval village of Mirepoix.

The activities to do around Lac d'Avène are numerous. You can go hiking, canoeing, pedal boating or even sailing. If you prefer to stay on land, you can visit the surrounding villages, such as Rennes-les-Bains or Cucugnan, or go horseback riding. Finally, don't miss the beautiful landscapes surrounding the lake!

Where to eat?

1. In the heart of the forest, discover the restaurant L'Auberge du Pèlerin. Nestled in the hollow of the trees, this magical place offers refined and authentic cuisine.

2. For lovers of local products, head to the restaurant La Table du Marchand in Saint-Gaudens. This small establishment offers you a traditional and gourmet cuisine.

3. If you prefer oriental flavors, head to Le Bazar restaurant in Toulouse. Here, you can enjoy dishes with a thousand and one flavors.

4. For lovers of the sea, head to the restaurant La Cabane du Pêcheur in Auch. Located on the banks of the Gers, this restaurant offers refined and delicate cuisine.

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