Primary outflows Tiers
Surface area 5.45 km (2.10 sq mi)
Surface elevation 390 m
Catchment area 70 km²
|Primary inflows |
Basin countries France
Max. depth 71 m (233 ft)
Area 5.45 km²
Number of islands 2
|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.
- Out with the men s and women s eights on lac d aiguebelette
- Map of Lac dAiguebelette France
- Parapente au dessus du lac d aiguebelette paragliding upon aiguebelette lake
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.