The Lac is an artificial lake constructed 1971-1974 with a barrage supplying electricity for EDF. The original village of Les Salles in now under water, the village today was reconstructed when the Lac was built. It sits above the Lac which meant quite a steep walk down to the beach, although if you were camping or motor-homing there are plenty of pitches lakeside.
The views across the Lac were stunning, such a glorious blue, with, as you can see, great beaches.
|Provencal rooftops - stunning colours|
|I could have stayed all day|
|So steep !|
|Sheer drop cliffs|
|One of the many tunnels cut through the edge of the rocks|
|The holes in the rock is the tunnel above - taken in the afternoon when |
we traveled up the opposite side of the gorge.
|We traveled the road in the distance in the morning going down the gorge.|
|On top of the world|
|Above the eagles|
As well as the gorge we visited some really beautiful Provencal villages, always build on hills, always with houses tightly packed together to provide shade and always with terracotta roofs.
|Refreshment time !|
|Such contrasting colours|
So pedalo it was, and hard work it was, and hot it was, but oh so so worth it - stunning!
|Good job I took this at the start - we look quite cool and fresh|
|Under the bridge and into the beautiful gorge|
|So blue, such rock formations|
|One of the most beautiful, tranquil places I've been|
Eighteen days travelling through my favourite country doing and seeing so many different things, it was a holiday to remember, here's to the next one !