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1 Naussac, by Clémentine and Anaïs Before, Naussac was a village situated in a fertile plain. Here is what our village looked like until The former Tower The former church

2 Naussac: the demonstrations In 1977 the construction of the dam to make a reservoir was only a project… In fact the dam was designed to regulate the river Loire, through the river Allier so as to provide water to irrigate the fields and also for the nuclear plants. But numerous opponents demonstrated against it. They put forward ecological, economical and anti-nuclear arguments. « For the sake of Lozère, lets save Naussac » « Exodus Speculation Compulsory purchase Unemployment » See the drawing of the « Beast of Gévaudan », as if the SOMIVAL company, which built the dam, was devouring Lozère.

3 The building of the dam The new road in red, along the flood barrier

4 The demolition In spite of this, the village was destroyed, and the cemetery was removed. It was rebuilt in the new village. The former village now lies under 190,000,000 m3 of water.

5 The tower of the old castle was rebuilt too. The stones were numbered one by one and rebuilt in the same shape. The tower of the old castle

6 The new modern church with its former bell tower and porch The former church

7 THE LAKE OF NAUSSAC TODAY

8 A VIEW FROM THE ROAD TO THE FLOOD BARRIER The road along the flood barrier

9 THE LAKE OF NAUSSAC Area: 1080 hectares Depth: 50 metres Length: 8 km Width: 2.7km Maximum volume of water: 190 million m3 It provides water in case of dryness and cheaper electricity.

10 This huge reservoir allows us to do many activities: We can fish numerous fishes: Pikes, tenches, perches, rainbow trouts, Fario trouts, carps… Fishing in Naussac

11 Sailing in Naussac We can practise sailing, windsurfing, catamaran, sail in a regatta, sailing dinghy… …nearly all water sports. …

12 Water sports in Naussac In this part of the lake we can sunbathe on a little sand beach or on the grass. The water level is always even. Various campsites, hotels and B&B are available.

13 Other sports activities in Naussac During the summer many people come to Naussac because it is also famous for green tourism: hiking, mountain biking, camping, dog sleigh rides, horse riding…


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