Around the Lake of Saint-Ferréol in Haute-Garonne

A pleasant walk around the Lake of Saint-Ferréol.

The basin of Saint-Ferréol was built from 1667 to supply water to the Canal du Midi. It is especially useful in the summer. At the exit of dam the water go into a ditch to join the "canal du midi" 34 kilometers further.

The walk around the Lake is very easy and very pleasant. Summer attendance is important, many people from the region come to picnic and swim in the shade of pine trees.

If you're in the area don't miss the Saint-Ferréol Lake.

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Duration: 2 h.

The spray of water from the Lake of Saint-Ferréol

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The spray of water from the Lake of Saint-Ferréol
'At the bottom of the dam there is a lovely small park where you can see some natural fountains. It''s really surprising, and it''s not to be missed.'

The main spray of water

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The main spray of water
'It''s a tube that drains the water from the lake into the canal. The water can rise up to 20 meters.'

The cascade of Saint-Ferréol

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The cascade of Saint-Ferréol
The lake pours down by a very pretty little waterfall.

The waterfall

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The waterfall

Pine forest

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Pine forest
The shores of the Lake are lined by pine trees and makes the place very nice. Summer attendance can be important. Around the Lake there are many restaurants, it is also possible to picnic.

The dike

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The dike
The lake is an artificial lake. The dike is 750 metres long, it is the oldest dam of France.

The beach

The beach
You can swim in the lake. The water level can change depending on rainfall.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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