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Very picturesque small lake

This very picturesque small lake near Revel is one of the sources of the canal de Midi and it has... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Very beautiful reservoir

This is a great place for a walk there is the reservoir itself, woods, a stream in places and small... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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31250 Revel, France
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This very picturesque small lake near Revel is one of the sources of the canal de Midi and it has great views over the start of the Pyrenees. Complementary walk to the garden nearby, a very nice visit

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

An off season visit so the water level was low and the canal du Midi museum closed. Probably an OK place to let the kids run around in summer

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for a walk there is the reservoir itself, woods, a stream in places and small sandy beaches. We walked round chatting in 70 minutes so it would probably take less than an hour at a brisk pace. We were there...More

Thank wandagold
Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is not only a uniquely beautiful lake, with sandy beaches on one side and woody are on the other side, it has a wonderful circular path and a hugely important history of development in the 17th century, as can be seen in the Museum...More

Thank jorge c
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The lake has a very nice running path under shadow. Unfortunately due to very poor maintenance it is very muddy and slippery. If nothing is done you will need boots to move around the lake. This is very disappointing to see this happening. This is...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a fantastic walk to do, we did it with our little dog, there are plenty of good picnic spots and lots of cafes. Walking on the tree lined path made a hot day very pleasant. Well worth a visit if you are in...More

Thank dumbo55
Reviewed 28 August 2017

great time to go out on the lake in a pedaloe. can be very crowded mid August but we were lucky to have just missed the most visited time. plenty of cafe and ice cream on the road surrounding the lake. the musee of the...More

Thank mlin72
Reviewed 22 August 2017

a wonderful 1 hour walk around the lake, in summer swimming and watersports, not overcrowded even in August!

Thank Buchtenbummler
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You can swim, sunbathe, hire sailboards, canoes, pedaloes; loads of cafés and restaurants around and a fabulous museum of the history of the Canal du Midi (for which this lake is the feeder. Lovely walk all round the lake and many walking and bike trails...More

Thank ChristopherJLawton
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is the world's first artificial lake made with a dam (17th Century). It was and is used to supply the necessary water for the Canal du Midi. But it's also a popular tourist spot with plenty of things to do (swimming, sailing, hiking, etc.)....More

Thank Nicolaas H
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Response from jorge c | Reviewed this property |
Yes you definitely can swim there, it's a great swimming experience.
19 July 2018|
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Response from wandagold | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely