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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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  • Area pietione built around the Lake. Own approaches. Ideal for families: people can lie in large lawns. There is a pool in the lake water. Possibility of bathing on the banks of the Lake also. Large shaded parking with playground, small restoration (waffles, pancakes, ice cream...) Rental of pedalos. In short, very nice. Lots to see nearby (Highway of the titans Museum, Sylans coolers, point of view...) and many gourmet restaurants (specialty: Pike quenelles sauce Nantua course).
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  • at the hotel - restaurant "the pier" for two nights, located by the Lake of Nantua (see my review), we enjoyed the quiet of this place. The area is beautiful and there are beautiful waterfalls in the area. Ideal for lovers of nature. I recommend.
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  • The Lac of NANTUA is something off the route down to the South, but always worth a detour. It is a small, romantic Lake in a village where time seems to have remained. You can stroll for hours, or just relax by the shore. You will find good restaurants also around the Lake, the people are very friendly.
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