Its setting, with the red earth surronding it is called the “Ruffe”, is actually a particular kind of lake that combines a palette of colours. It seems like has always been there … but thisis not the case, the small river Salagou flowed ran peacefully in the valley up until the creation of a water reservoir, just 50 years ago. The cultivation of cereals and grapes and pastoral activity was omnipresent, hamlets and small buildings were dotted over the countryside some of which are still producing.
The lake Salagou is now a certified protected site.
Its geology and its biodiversity make it a unique spot! It’s an ideal playground for hiking on foot, on VTT but also on horseback. Many nautical sports such as boating or catamaran sailing, pedal or paddle boats are also available …It’s also a renowned spot for carnivorous fishing.
To find it you have to know how to “lose” yourself, or not … The easiest road is without a doubt the one that will take you to the beach right next to the campsite and the nautical base on the riverbanks of the Salagou. For either relaxation or for nautical sport, the lake here has an extraordinary panorama, and a feeling of being in a timeless zone…
A bit further along is the dam, close to the basaltic columns which are the volcanic remnants of the past. Look carefully and you will catch a glimpse of them from the two riverbanks.