Tour of the 3 lakes

Tour of the 3 lakes


An enchanting place! Three natural lakes with turquoise and emerald waters in a green setting, bordered by exceptional wetlands for a family-friendly walk.

The lakes are intriguing, refreshing and soothing. Surrounded by a remarkable natural and historical heritage, they invite you to walk around them to discover it: ponds, reed beds, marshes, dry grasslands... so much diversity!

From the car park, carefully cross the D75 road (yellow markings) and reach the Monts des Ifs crossroads. Follow the path to the right below the road to reach the head of Lac du Petit Maclu. Take the good gravel path that runs alongside the lakes, Petit Maclu, Grand Maclu and then, after a small wooded area, leads to the edge of Lac d'Ilay before rejoining the Chemin des lacs.

Turn right along the path (white-red markings) as far as Lac d'Ilay. Continue along the right-hand side of the D75 road (yellow markings), pass a pasture (fences to contain the cattle) and find the grassy path below the road that leads to the entrance to the village of Le Frasnois, at the Chemin des Bornes crossroads. Take the right-hand path for 350 metres, bordered by meadows. At the crow's feet, take the track on the left that joins the D75 road.

Turn right onto a track that leaves the road and leads to Mont des Ifs. Cross the road again (take care) to reach the Monts des Ifs car park.

- Take care when crossing the road at the start, to reach the Mont des Ifs crossroads.
- The wetlands surrounding the lakes are protected and fragile natural areas. Please stay on the marked paths and respect the tranquillity of the area.
- Cows and horses look after these areas and change pens throughout the season. These animals are very hardy: don't try to approach them or feed them, as this could damage their health and your safety.
- Wild flowers are beautiful, they can be rare and protected and often wither quickly. Don't pick them! They will delight the next hikers.
- Please keep your dog on a lead if you have one.

  • 84 m
  • 7.5 Km
  • Easy
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