The Lampy lake

Nested on the heart of a vast forest, the Lampy lake combines nature, leisure and civil engineering. This lake, built at the end of the 18th century, takes part of the water supply system of the Canal du Midi.

The Lampy lake is an artificial lake built on the Lampy creek bed by the engineer Garipuy between 1777 and 1782, at 643 meters altitude. Its construction is directly linked to the water additional needs, induced by the layout of the Jonction Canal in order to connect the Canal du Midi and the Robine Canal.

Classified UNESCO World Heritage as the Canal du Midi in 1996, this granite dam measures 133 meters long and 16 meters high. It is supported by 10 foothills and contains 1 672 000 cubic meters in a 23-hectare area. This reservoir is a substitution solution to an ancient lake created by Riquet at the locality named "Lampy-Vieux".

You will find many hiking paths next to the lake, as the GR7. Walking around the lake is ideal to enjoy a quiet and relaxing time. It is also possible to fish and to bathe : swimming is authorized and supervised on July and August between 3pm and 7pm.

Informations supplémentaires

Animaux acceptés : Non

Langues parlées

  • French


En détail

  • Altitude : 643 m

Équipements & services


  • Parking


  • Supervised beach