Lac de la Cavayere, Carcassonne Center

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Lac de la Cavayère is an artificial lake in the Languedoc-Roussillon région of France, close to the mediaeval town of Carcassonne.The lake, also known as Carcassonne Plage (in English, Carcassonne Beach), was created by the building of a 23 metre high dam in 1988 after severe forest fires affected the area in 1985. The surface area of the lake, which is fed by the creeks of Montirat, Bazalac and Mitgé, is 180,000 m² and it is 1.5 million cubic metres in volume.It is a short distance from the town of Carcassonne and has been made into a popular recreation area. Ducks and wildfowl are common and the 400,000 m² surrounding area is notable for a diversity of habitats, flora and fauna.The beaches slope gently and there are supervised bathing areas. Boats are available for rent and there are picnic areas and a crazy golf course as well as a nearby chateau.During 2005 the lake was closed to bathing due to strong algal blooms.
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  • This Lake is named the Carcassonne Beach. Instaed of travelling an hour to Narbone, take a 10 minute ride out of the City and go to this brilliant man made Lake. There is absolutely everything there f...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit all year if you need a good but not difficult walk - allow 2 hours round and great for strollers. It's also nice for a swim and picnic in the summer if you are not up fo...  more »
  • very nice place, away from the city, easy to Park large lake with beautiful beaches and lawns, swimming, path around the Lake for walkers or joggers, etc.
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  • Awesome fun and pretty cheap
  • Really nice place
  • Spectacular site. It is a beautiful place. If you go to Carcassonne, it is highly recommended to go through here.
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  • Quiet but not very careful. Ideal for a stop with pets.
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  • Beautiful place, friendly, definitely recommended. The only against the car park.
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