Lac de Genos

Hautes-Pyrénées  >  France

Fairly busy visited low mountain lake. Because the birds are used to people they are not very shy.

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Most recent update 2 February 2023
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Lac de Genos is a 32 hectare lake in the heart of the Louron valley. A walk around the lake (2,5 km) is easy and allows you to observe birds such as Little Grebe, Eurasian Coot, Grey Wagtail, White-throated Dipper and Eurasian Moorhen.


Français: Lac de basse montagne très fréquenté d'ou des oiseaux peu farouches. Le tour du lac (2,5 km) ne présente aucun dénivelé. Il permet d'observer Little Grebe, Eurasian Coot, Grey Wagtail, White-throated Dipper et Eurasian Moorhen.



Large car parks around the lake. The most practical being that of Balnea (see map). Click on the P in the map for directions.


Français: Vastes parkings autour du lac. Le plus pratique étant celui de Balnea (voir carte). Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Mud flats , Scattered trees and bushes , Valley , River



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit



Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Photo Lac de Genos by Sotos, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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