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The geological features of the Jura Mountains led to the formation of a number of natural lakes. A stunning landscape protected by the Sensitive Natural Areas classification (ENS in French), where the must-see trio of lakes, Genin, Nantua and Sylans, are waiting to be discovered.

Behind each Haut-Bugey mountain pass, a lake awaits…

On top of Berthiand pass, the horizon gives way to a spectacular panorama. The 14-hectare Lake Nantua glistens, nestled like a diamond between the sheer limestone cliffs. Several kilometres further, Lake Sylans, pike fisherman’s paradise, comes into view. We continue on our way and take a small road which dives into the forest. Suddenly, at an altitude of 830m, the shores of an emerald lake appear. This is Lake Genin. Here, you would be forgiven for mistaking the timeless setting for Canada!

Mountain lakes, the ideal setting for outdoor activities

A little paradise whatever the season, suitable for all kinds of outdoor activities.

A great spot in summer for swimming, fishing, sailing, canoeing and hiring pedalos. During winter, lace up your ice skates or, for the more experienced (and courageous!) among us, zip up your wetsuit for ice diving with Club Subaquatique Oyonnaxien!

But this isn’t all, there are plenty of treks to enjoy in the surrounding area! Whether it’s on foot, mountain bike, in snowshoes or on cross-country skis, there’s something for everyone. Mountain lakes are truly nature’s playgrounds – here you don’t need an excuse to wear yourself out having fun!

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