Montbel lake: its creation engulfed two old farms including that of Rey, now destroyed, and which constitutes a small island in the middle of the lake. It straddles the three municipalities of Léran, Montbel and Chalabre. Intended for irrigation, the project, which started in 1977, led to its impoundment at the end of 1984. This achievement was facilitated by the topography of the town, a real natural basin fed by a gallery (penstock) of 800 meters, connected to Hers Vif. Covering an area of 570 hectares, its capacity is 60 million m3.
The church of Montbel: The Saint-Vincent church, in Montbel, located opposite the town hall, was built in 1211. Fell into ruins then rebuilt in 1846, it was restored several times in 1971, 1994 and 1995.
The hamlet of Baylards: has been a place of rather special discoveries in recent years, such as those of polished stones.
Belvedere: At the entrance to the dam, climb the stairs leading to the top of the observatory from where you will have a magnificent view of the Tabe massif. (description see trail 2) and the lake.
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- Registered with the PDIPR
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