Located at 1244 meters above sea level, it is the highest lake in Auvergne. With an area of ​​25 hectares and a depth of 16 meters, Lake Guéry occupies a vast depression which marks the boundary between the Monts Dore and the Banne d'Ordanche.

The ENS of Lac de Guéry

Nestled in a vast basin deepened by glaciers and surrounded by mountain pastures, a basaltic lava flow blocking the "Mortes" stream coming from the plateau created the lake. Since 2021, the Department of Puy-de-Dôme has owned the lake.

To remember

Dogs must be kept on a leash.

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  • Lac de Guéry is located 10 km from the village of Orcival. Follow the D27 then take the direction of Mont Dore (D 983).
  • From the car park, access is a few minutes on foot.
  • For walkers, several hikes allow you to discover it.

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