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Lac de Nantua, Nantua

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Lac de Nantua is a lake located between Nantua, Montreal-la-Cluse and Port in Ain glacial an expanse of 141 hectares. The lake was made a protected natural site in 1935.FormationNantua Lake is a glacial lake. Its formation is the result of an overflow towards the west a huge orientation North South. The original extent of the glacier lake, once the glaciers disappeared, (the study of terminal glacial moraines) was about two to three times area of 2000 with extensions in the plain in three directions (Nurieux, Saint Martin du Fresne, Montreal). This explains the significant depth (42.9 m) and its configuration in the form of ice gorge east-west areas at risk of flooding towards the plain and Port areas moraines. Its scope was much larger and was marked by two arms of lakes and large marshes to unhealthy important work done in 1856. This work lowered the lake level by more than one meter. The cleared zones were cleaned and sold largely to individuals in 1869 by the mayor of Nantua previously owned these recently discovered areas.
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  • We come full circle about 3km, nice, perfect way with pier for sailing, waterskiing or swimming the only downside is that point is through the road (1/4 of the way), well too bad but doable without difficulties
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  • We did the tour of the Lake. Part road side starts well, small path shaded, view beautiful but is fast enough of pleasant until the arrival at the park or just over 1.5 km. Crossing of the park without even the Castle car hidden by a hedge of trees. Then for 900 meters about you have to walk along the road. Finally we get to the part of pedestrian road built around the Lake for about 3 km. Around the Lake must be roughly about 7 km and it takes about 1 h 40 to do by walking. Rather pleasant ballad on the part on the side of railroad tracks. The view is beautiful with this very blue water.
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  • The place is worth a visit, the landscape is beautiful and amazing water color. We feel that the city made great efforts to host and maintain the site. The hotel reception is so bad
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