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Lac du Salagou

Lac du Salagou is a 700-hectare reservoir of the Salagou River near the towns of Clermont-l’Hérault and Liausson.

In the center of Languedoc, the combination of geological phenomena gives a surprising palette of colors, textures and contrasting shapes. Lac du Salagou, created in the 1960s, is today an ideal setting for leisure activities, family walks, or just to enjoy the sun or a dip in the lake.

In a vast expanse of water amidst hills of arid red rocks, Lac du Salagou offers an extraordinary palette of colors, combinations of several geological phenomena: the brick red of “ruffes” (clayey sediments loaded with iron oxide) competes with the black of basalt, of volcanic origin, and blends perfectly with the blues of the sky and the waves.

This artificial lake was created in the late 1960s to allow irrigation of surrounding crops. It also regulates the floods of the Lergue river and the Hérault river.

Mount Liausson, bordered by the lake to the north, and Cirque de Moureze to the south, dominates the site at 535 m. From this point, you will have a beautiful panorama on the small surrounding villages. It allows without doubt the most beautiful view on the lake of Salagou.

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