May 7, 2014

Beaches of lake Raho near Perpignan in South of France


The artificial Lake Raho offers good value for people visiting the shores a fine day in the beginning of May.

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Lake Raho near Perpignan in South of France.

Originally created in the 70s as a reservoir to supply local agriculture,
the lake at Villeneuve-de-la-Raho quickly became a leisure area for sailing,
fishing and sunbathing on the beaches specially created to accommodate
the growing number of locals and tourists attracted to it for its easy access.

Only 15 minutes from Perpignan centre (direction Porte d’Espagne/Barcelona)
this lake is used all year round for walkers and joggers and also
provides the water necessary for the ’canadairs’ in case of forest fires.
 

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