Barrage d'Enchanet

Pleaux
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Description

The barrage d’Enchanet (Enchanet reservoir) was the first dam built on the Maronne River. Its waters snake through the villages of Pleaux, Arnac and Saint-Christophe-les-Gorges. Built after the Second World War, the work began in 1946 and the dam was operational in 1950. Its shape is a type of “sloped vault” in concrete. Its highest waterfall is 66m. Its reservoir has a capacity of 92,7 m³. With its flooding, two villages disappeared: L’Espont and Rodomont – Bas. During a short walk (2h - 6km) you will admire the Maronne gorge and several views of the reservoir lake.

The barrage d’Enchanet (Enchanet reservoir) was the first dam built on the Maronne River. Its waters snake through the villages of Pleaux, Arnac and Saint-Christophe-les-Gorges. Built after the Second World War, the work began in 1946 and the dam was operational in 1950. Its shape is a type of “sloped vault” in concrete. Its highest waterfall is 66m.
Its reservoir has a capacity of 92,7 m³. With its flooding, two villages disappeared: L’Espont and Rodomont – Bas. During a short walk (2h - 6km) you will admire the Maronne gorge and several views of the reservoir lake.


Information

Language spoken

French


Timetable

All year round
Daily


Contact / Location

Enchanet
15700, Pleaux

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