Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Cascades - Lac De St Ferreol And Revel

One of the favourite places guests at our gite have enjoyed over the years is the cascades at Lac de St Ferreol, especially the kids. Located just below the lake, the cascades can be a pretty impressive sight when the sluice gates are fully open and the water is in full flow. The cascades were created as part of the feed to the Canal Du Midi and are accompanied by a high pressure water fountain at the base of the falls. This uses simple water pressure, created by feeding the flow of water via ever decreasing diameters of pipe, to shoot the water jet what must be a good 10m into the air.

The lake is a great place to spend a day, you can relax on the beach, go swimming or make use of the many activities on offer such as canoeing, crazy golf or even horse riding. Then when you are ready for a change of scenery you can take a walk around the perimeter, explore the arboretum that is there, visit the museum dedicated to Pierre-Paul Riquet and then finish the day off admiring the cascades.

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