Lake of Pont

Le lac de Pont (en)

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This lake is artificial. It was created, in 1882, to supply water to the Burgundy canal. It also collects water upriver of Semur-en-Auxois, in order to avoid floods should the water level rise. The lake’s surface area is about 80 hectares and can contain 6 million m3 water.

A tank of drinking water

The lake of Pont also has a function as a reservoir. Indeed, since 1981,the date when the first drinking water production was put into service in Pont-et-Massène by the SIAEPA of Semur-en-Auxois, this resource has been exploited to provide water to 35 communes. Later on, the SIAEPA has created two (2002) then three (2007) filtration devices in order to treat the water turbidity of the Armançon. This way, the inhabitants of 56 member towns and about 15 neighbouring towns consume some very clean water. This consumption is about 4000 m3/j.

A 12km path and a beach

The lake is lined by a 12km path which allows walkers and fishers to discover this heritage known since 1944 for its incredible landscape.

tourisme semur

Discover the medieval city of Semur in Auxois, its municipal museum, its history and its exceptional architecture. Discover its high city and its suburbs by the river Armançon. Dynamic city, Ideally situated between Paris and Lyon in Auxois Bourgogne. In 7 km of the heat exchanger of the highway A6 and in 20 km of the TGV station of Montbard.


2 Place Gaveau
21140 Semur-en-Auxois
03 80 97 05 96

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