Lac Chambon

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This lake owes its existence to the Tartaret volcano, one of Auvergne's youngest, which stopped the flow of the Couze when it erupted. This vast (60ha) but shallow (6m) reservoir has an attractive setting, which is beautiful at sunset. Dotted with islets, it has deep-cut banks, except to the north where the D996 skirts its banks, and to the south-east, where a beach has been created. The rocky needle rising up to the north of the lake is known as the Saut de la Pucelle, or Virgin's Leap (100m).

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Vallée de Chaudefour
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The elevated slopes and summits of this
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Lac Pavin
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Legend has it that the old town of Besse
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Massif du Sancy
Massif du Sancy
Created 900 000 years ago, the Massif du
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