Mountain lake

The largest natural high altitude mountain lake in Europe (2228 meters).
Allos  lake is located in a cirque formed by the glaciers’ thaw in the quaternary era.
The lake water is essentially from melting snow and autumn rains.

This mountain lake is located in the heart of the  mercantour national park. 

The road going up to Laus car park is opened from mid of june (except on climatic hazards)  to mid of october.


  • allos lake
  • allos lake
  • allos lake

The walk to the lake, although easily accessible and short (about 45minuts to join the lake from the nearest car park " Laus"), is  a mountain walk, do not forget to bring your walking shoes, water, a hat ...

Be careful during high season car parks are regulates and paying at certain times (from 7am to 5pm).
It is closed on friday and saturay from 5 to 9pm (july and august only)
10€ per car and 5€ per motorbike, according to spots vacants
Bbooking on line is opened during high season, untill august 28th

Motorhome must car park at the Chaup Parking

On foot you need :
From Allos village : 6h00 of walk (round trip)
From Cluite car park (100 spot vacants) : 4h30 of walk (round trip)
From Laus car park (120 spots vacants) : 1h30 of walk (round trip)
  • allos lake
  • allos lake
  • allos lake

Be careful during winter, Allos Lake access is dangerous
allos lake