Not far from Homps and right next to the Canal Du Midi in the Aude prefecture you can find this lovely spot!

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Lac De Jouarres was a bit of a saviour from the heat of the coast and offered nice calm waters to bathe in (although the water level is very low currently so its perhaps a bit cloudier than normal!). Check out the photo showing the levels!

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Free overnight parking for motorhomes was an added bonus. No facilities here though so come stocked up with water etc.

Families and holiday makers alike visited for some water based activity – there are paddle boards, wind surfing and an inflatable assault course among other things on offer. It was not overly busy however especially given its peak season.

We also came across our first English voices for a while here too!

It was really chilled – no major noise and a beautiful setting.

As the sun set and the day visitors left a new group arrived with picnics to sit on the rocks by the beach and watch the sun set.

A guy even rocked up with fishing gear and proceeded to catch a huge eel shortly after knocking on our door to ask for some sugar! I have zero idea if the two incidents are related but perhaps some fishists among you might know?!?

Bordered on three sides by vineyards and olive groves it was really beautiful.

Homps was a 5 minute bike ride away so we took a little trip to see the boats on the canal.