A ride around Lake Embrun

A nice and easy walk around the Embrun lake.

The Embrun lake is located right next to the Serre-Ponçon lake and the Durance river. It is the result of the municipality's desire to develop tourism in Embrun. A 2.6 km footpath goes around the lake, it is very easy to get to the lake, there is a huge parking lot next to the leisure centre. For those who wish, you can rent a canoe, a paddle board or a dinghy to navigate on the lake. Don't miss this very nice walk if you pass in the area. Be careful the real name in French of the lake is "plan d'eau" which means "body of water" in English. The word "lake" is reserved for the lake of Serre-Ponçon just near the body of water.

Interest: ratinggreat (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 1 h.

The leisure base

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The leisure base
The leisure base is located next to the car park

The beach

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The beach
After a few meters you arrive directly on the beach. There are a lot of people in the summer, the beach is free.

A restaurant by the lake

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A restaurant by the lake

The path

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The path
There is no difficulty with the lakeside path.

The mountains

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The mountains
The scenery around the lake is magnificent.

Lazing around

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Lazing around
People settle down on the way to enjoy the sun. Swimming is not permitted outside the recreation area at the beginning of the water body.

The dike towards the lake of Serre-Ponçon

The dike towards the lake of Serre-Ponçon
You pass over a dyke that separates the body of water from the lake of Serre-Ponçon.

The lake of Serre-Ponçon

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The lake of Serre-Ponçon
There is a beautiful difference in colour between the water of the body of water and the water of the lake of Serre-Ponçon.

The return

The return
The return to the beginning of the lake is much less interesting, the path is straight and there is almost no shadow.

The dike with the Durance River

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The dike with the Durance River
You return by walking on the dike which separates the water body from the Durance. More different shades of blue!

The recreation area

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The recreation area
You're heading back to the beaches. You can continue the walk towards the old town of Embrun, it is preferable to take the car because there are 3 km between the town and the lake.
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