Lac d'Aumar, one of the highest paved roads in the Pyrenees

Lac d'Aumar (also known as Lac d'Aumer) is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.192m (7,191ft) above the sea level, located in Hautes-Pyrénées, a department in southwestern France. It is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region.

Lac d'Aumar

The road to reach the lake (known as Route des Lacs) is one of the highest paved roads in the French Pyrenées – higher than Col du Tourmalet. As the cliff road circles around towards the dam, the final stretch climbs some really fun hairpins.

Starting from Saint Lary Soulan, the ascent is de 24.28km, with an elevation gain of 1375m. The average percentage is 5.7 %. The road features maximum gradients of 15%. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and the road can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow.