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Lac de la Cavayere, Carcassonne

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Great place to relax just outside the city centre. Lovely walk around the lake and good beach on which to chill and enjoy the clean and clear lake. Plenty if activities fir thise who want them 
  • I love this lake in the middle of the greenery! it is beautiful with beach sand or pebbles - you like,.. .some fun water activities or walks, minigolf or games for children, was always what to do here!
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  • This summer my 15 year old daughter visited the lake,she didn't wantb to take part iin the water activities but agreed that they looked excellent - so we spent a pleasant afternoon strolling around th...  read more »
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