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Around the lake of Saint-Ferréol in Haute-Garonne

This pleasant walk allows you to go around the lake of Saint-Ferréol.

The Saint-Ferréol basin was built in 1667 to provide water for the Canal du Midi. It is especially useful in summer. At the exit of the dam, the water goes in a gutter to join the Canal du Midi 34 kilometers further.

The walk around the lake is very easy and very pleasant. In the middle of the summer, many people from the region come to picnic in the shade of the pines.

If you are in the area, go and see the lake of Saint-Ferréol.

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Duration: 2 h.

The water sheaf of the lake of Saint-Ferréol

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The water sheaf of the lake of Saint-Ferréol
Going down the dike, we find a lovely little park where we can see this spray of water. It is really amazing and not to be missed.

The water spray with another point of view

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The water spray with another point of view
It is a metal pipe that evacuates water from the lake to the canal in this way. The water can rise up to 20 meters.

The waterfall of Saint-Ferréol

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The waterfall of Saint-Ferréol
The lake flows down through a very nice little waterfall.

Other view on the waterfall

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Other view on the waterfall

Pine forest

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Pine forest
The shores of the lake are lined with pine trees and make the place very pleasant. In the middle of the summer the number of visitors can be quite high. Around the lake there are many restaurants and it is also possible to have a picnic.

The digue

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The digue
The lake is an artificial lake. The dam is 750 meters long, it is the oldest dam in France.

The beach

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The beach
You can swim and sail on the lake. The water level varies from year to year according to the rainfall. At the end of the summer the level is at its lowest because the lake has played its role in feeding the Canal du Midi.

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