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Draining Lake Guerlédan

“The most exceptional event in 30 years.”

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Tour de France - Mûr de Bretagne

11th July 2015

self catering accomodation - Crampoisic

Self Catering Accomodation at Crampoisic St Mayeux .... Close to lac de Guerlédan....

Crampoisic is situated in lovely countryside close to the ancient Manoir de Crampoisic just seven minutes from Lac de Guerlédan & eight minutes from Mûr de Bretagne. We are ideally situated for the major events happening in this area in 2015.

Crampoisic is a south-facing longère ideal for a couple, but with accommodation for up to six. It has an open-plan living area with ample seating, including a double sofa-bed & a woodburner to keep you cosy in the evening. There is also a large dining table, open-plan kitchen with table, fridge, microwave, gas cooker with cooker hood, toaster, coffee machine & kettle, ground floor bathroom & double bedroom, & an extra sofa-bed. Double French windows lead out to the sunny garden with picnic table & built in barbeque to dine al-fresco on those long summer evenings...

Price per Party- Euros

These prices include bed-linen & towels (not beach towels) & some firewood. A small charge will made if you require extra firewood.

for more information : 06 81 43 77 98 or contact by email

address email: gites(at)crampoisic.com (remplace at with @ )

January - March
225 per week
April - June
250 per week
July
275 per week
August
350 per week
September
250 per week
October-December
225 per week

 

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Draining the Guerlédan Lake

“The most exceptional event in 30 years.”

The draining of Lake Guerlédan in 2015 will reveal a drowned desert-like valley with the Nantes/Brest canal running through it. There are 17 locks & lock-houses, quarry-men cottages & farmhouses, even drowned trees to be seen during the few months the lake is empty. This flooded valley has not been seen since 1985 and will not be revealed again for many decades.

Many millions of visitors are expected to take the opportunity to visit the newly revealed valley under Lake Guerlédan during 2015. Normal tourist activities such as water-ski-ing, swimming & boating will be replaced with visits to the lake bed, either with free visits or guided visits.

Guerlédan is an artificial lake with a hydro-electric dam, which produces electricity for Brittany. It was constructed between 1923 & 1930 & is situated in St Aignan in Morbihan & Mûr de Bretagne in Côtes d'Armor.

The lake has been emptied four times in the past: in 1951, 1966, 1975 & 1985. 2015 is the fifth time it has been totally drained, this time for major repair works to the dam & replacement of valves. Over 50 million cubic metres of water will need to be emptied. The lake will be drained by May 2015 & will be dry all summer. The re-filling will start in September & the hydro-electric plant will be producing electricity again from March 2016.

At the end of all this, our secret valley will again disappear under the water for many years.

 

 

 
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