The Pyrenean chain extends like a wall, separating France and Spain, of the Atlantic in the Mediterranean. An abundant streaming forms innumerable torrents and of not innumerable lakes called also pond or estany, boom, gourg or gorg, small lake or laquette, lago according to whether one is in the West, the Center, the East, North or the South..
Many lakes were raised by stoppings like Cap de Long, Bouillouses or Artouste, others are bored like the Lac d'Oô or the lac Bleu and others completely create for the economic needs like the barrage du Tech..
Ludovic Gaurier, which studied the lakes of the French Pyrenees systematically, made of it a first inventory geographical and topographic by counting 520 lakes of altitude in 1930 and a similar number for the Spanish Pyrenees, the majority supposed of it located between 1800 m and 2500 m
Louis Audoubert who wrote several books on the subject counts 2512 for the two slopes of them!
To refer all the Pyrenean lakes sometimes tiny, without name or forgotten on the charts is not easy! Each lake on this site is the object of a page often containing photographs and comments which can be yours!
The classification was carried out of West in Is, by departments and basins slopes or valleys for the French Pyrenees (Cauterets, Ax les Thermes …), 630 lakes approximately are indexed, the classification is almost finished for the Spanish Pyrenees (Valley of Aran, valley of Benasque, Vall de Boí) with nearly 520 lakes is approximately 1150 lakes of referred to date and more than 2760 photographs published like those of the Lake of Gaube or the Lake of Estaing or the lake Tourrat..
Thank you with all those which send their photographs and with those which take part in the forum lakes of the Pyrenees, there are always corrections to do… anybody will not be able to never know all the lakes and your remarks will be the welcomes.