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Lac d'Aiguebelette

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Location  Savoie
Primary outflows  Tiers
Surface area  5.45 km (2.10 sq mi)
Surface elevation  390 m
Catchment area  70 km²
Primary inflows  Leysse de Novalaise
Basin countries  France
Max. depth  71 m (233 ft)
Area  5.45 km²
Number of islands  2
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Cities  Aiguebelette-le-Lac, Novalaise, Lépin-le-Lac, Saint-Alban-de-Montbel, Nances
Similar  Alps, Lac du Bourget, Chartreuse Mountains, Lake Annecy, Chaîne de l'Épine

Out with the men s and women s eights on lac d aiguebelette

Lac d'Aiguebelette is a natural lake in the commune of Aiguebelette-le-Lac, within the department of Savoie, France.


Map of Lac d'Aiguebelette, France

Parapente au dessus du lac d aiguebelette paragliding upon aiguebelette lake


With a surface area of 5.45 km2 and a depth of 71 meters it is one of the largest natural lakes of France. It is noted for its blue-green colour and the seven hot water springs. The communities of Novalaise, Lépin-le-Lac, Saint-Alban-de-Montbel and Aiguebelette-le-Lac border west side of the lake, whilst the Chaîne de l'Épine ridge lies to the east with its high point at Mont Grêle (1,425 metres (4,675 ft)).

At the southern end there are two islands, Le Petit Ile and Le Grand Ile which has a chapel.


The Chaîne de l'Épine ridge is crossed by hiking trails, and paragliders launch from there during the summer.

Motorboats are not allowed on the lake to preserve the silence and wildlife along the lake. There are noted views of the lake from the church at St. Alban de Montbel and the mountain ridges.


The lake hosted the 1997 World Rowing Championships, and also the 2015 competition.


Lac d'Aiguebelette Wikipedia