This reddish hue is caused by iron oxide contained in the sandstone rock.
The lake enables enthusiasts of the great outdoors to enjoy various activities — biking, horse riding, hiking, swimming, water sports.
This natural area is also ideal for peaceful strolls.
For more information: Tourism in Lodévois and Larzac
Located around twenty kilometres from the Salagou Lake, Lodève is classified by Unesco as a ‘City of Art and History at the gates of the Causses and the Cevennes’.
What to see in Lodève:
- The Lodève Museum, housed in the Fleury family mansion, offers fine art, geology, paleontology, prehistory and archeology collections.
- The sole provincial branch of the National Manufacturer of 'Savonnerie' in Paris, which continues a rug weaving tradition dating back almost four centuries, is based in Lodeve.
- Just 7 km away is the Saint-Michel-de-Grandmont Priory, a listed historic building.