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Eau d'Heure lakes, Froidchapelle
(3.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
The Eau d'Heure lakes is a complex of five artificial lakes, forming the largest lake area in Belgium.The dams were built during the 1970s. The lakes are not far from the village of Cerfontaine, 50km south of the city of Charleroi, and the border with France. They are within the municipalities of Cerfontaine and Froidchapelle .The primary river feeding the lakes is the Eau d'Heure. There are five dams and one hydro-electric power station. The largest lake, the Lac de la Plate Taille, is itself the largest single lake in the country, at 3.74km2, while together the lakes have a surface area of 6.17km2.It is a popular tourist attraction, with water sports, including fishing, kayaking, diving and windsurfing.The five lakes are: Lac de l'Eau d'Heure, the central lake of the complex Lac de Falemprise, a medium sized lake to the south-east Lac de Féronval, a small lake at the north end of Lac de l'Eau d'Heure Lac de la Plate Taille, the largest lake at 3.74km2, at the south-west of the group Lac du Ry Jaune, a small lake on the east side
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  • A place where the whole family can be there. Walk on foot or by bike, kayak, golf and much more. There are quiet places to rest and have a magnificent view of the different lakes.
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  • We discovered a very beautiful landscape, where you can walk quietly, thanks to the different trails. We particularly appreciated the amphibious red crocodile, special mention for Lucie our guide who was very patient with our 4 year old son. Very well, we ate at the restaurant with good local product. Staff pleasant and attentive.
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  • Want:-gig? -to be quiet? -to have bucolic views? If you choose these options, the Lakes of water of an hour will satisfy you! For my part, I only did that part of one of the Lakes, and it took a long time so we can spend the day to hike if you want :) the perfect opportunity to carry your picnic and ask you to the edge of the water. The arrival is a little too paved (car parks) but once we take back, we escape completely :) Good ride!
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  • Nice to walk around the lakes. A lot of nature but the noise of the motorboats is soo annoying! They should forbid this!
  • Mooie omgeving met veel wandelroutes.
  • Very vacancies for humain people
  • Slowest restaurant ever ... However no haute cuisine.
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  • This place is nice and perfect to make the market regardless of the time of year. The loop of the Plate size is a 17 Km to circumnavigate the Lake. Possibility of many activities such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and scuba diving. Don't forget to bring your camera!
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