You can practice any water sports on the many equipped and shaded lakes of Aude, at the foot of Black Mountain, the Pyrenees or the Lauragais. Here are the main lakes of Aude:
Lac de la Ganguise (Baraigne)
Created in 1977, this vast lake of nearly 300 hectares is located in the heart of the plain of Lauragais. An ideal place for water sports such as sailing and fishing.
Lac de la Cavayère (Carcassonne)
Near the city of Carcassonne, the lake of 22 hectares, has a maximum depth of 23 meters. Hidden and sheltered from wind, it is ideal for beginners to windsurf. It has 300 meters of equipped beach (grass and sand), playgrounds, picnic areas, picnic, tree climbing area ...
Lac de Saint Ferréol
This lake of 67 hectares, was the first lake-dam built in Europe, by Pierre Paul Riquet in the 17th century. It collects waters of the Black Mountain, which are then directed by the Rigole until it feeds the Canal du Midi. Leisure base, it possesses equipped beaches, and a walking trail of 5 km, which allows a full loop around the lake, under the freshness of the woods.
Bassin du Lampy (Saissac)
This reservoir of 23 hectares, supplies water to the Lake Saint Ferreol, then the Canal du Midi. From the lake, roads and trails scroll through the forests of Ramondens and The Loubatière.
Lac de Laprade (Laprade)
Built in 1984, the dam consists of a dike of 27 meters high and 117 meters wide, with a capacity of 9,000,000 m3. It serves many communities with drinking water. This body of water of 90 acres is ideal for practicing windsurfing and fishing.
Lac de Montbel (Chalabre)
70 hectares in area. Wooded banks, prevailing westerly winds, the lake Montbel is an ideal place for sailing, fishing and swimming.
Lac de Jouarres (Homps)
On this lake of 100 hectares, along the Canal du Midi, you can practice many water sports: swimming, sailing ...