To the locals, Genin Lake is their own Little Canada. Surrounded by tall trees ablaze with colour in autumn, the site gives you that feeling of a wide open space that goes on forever. In summer, the cool water of the lake offers walkers a sense of wellbeing, and swimmers will be delighted by the absence of those seaside crowds. In winter, the lake changes appearance but retains the same spirit. Covered in snow and ice that reflects the sun's rays, it is probably an even more beautiful sight!

Gateway to the south

A Far North atmosphere

Le lac Genin en été
Julie Hann / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Le lac Genin en été Julie Hann / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Lac Genin
Elisa Detrez et Maxime Coquard - Bestjobers - BFC Tourisme
Farniente au lac Genin

Farniente au lac Genin

Elisa Detrez et Maxime Coquard - Bestjobers - BFC Tourisme
Ambiance d'automne au lac Genin
Aurelien Billois - BFC Tourisme
L'automne au lac Genin

Ambiance d'automne au lac Genin

Aurelien Billois - BFC Tourisme
Reflet du paysage dans le lac de Genin
Sandrine Baverel / BFC Tourisme
Reflet du paysage dans le lac de Genin Sandrine Baverel / BFC Tourisme
Protected sensitive area

Did you know?

When you swim at Genin Lake, you're swimming in the waters of a protected site, but one that has also been listed by the department of Ain as a "sensitive natural area".

 

Around the lake

Follow the hiking trail

From the lake there are 3 hiking paths that invite you to get even closer to nature. In 2018, a discovery trail was created, a narrow path that takes you to the mountains' mysterious and fragile ecosystem of the peat bogs.

Practical info

Nature sauvage au bord du lac de Genin
Sandrine Baverel / BFC Tourisme
In all seasons

Activities galore

When a lake is mentioned, the first activity that springs to mind is swimming. But Genin Lake has so much more to offer! In summer, there's hiking, mountain biking, fishing, paddleboarding and even a treetop adventure trail. And in winter, why not try snowshoeing or ice skating?

Lac Genin à l'automne
Les Droners

Places to visit in the vicinity of the lake

En résumé
A propos
Le lac Genin en été Julie Hann / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Farniente au lac Genin

Farniente au lac Genin

Elisa Detrez et Maxime Coquard - Bestjobers - BFC Tourisme
L'automne au lac Genin

Ambiance d'automne au lac Genin

Aurelien Billois - BFC Tourisme
Reflet du paysage dans le lac de Genin Sandrine Baverel / BFC Tourisme
À propos
Sandrine Baverel / BFC Tourisme