Taxi van transfer from lac de Gravelle to Paris CDG airport
History and visit Lake Gravelle in Paris
The famous Parisian site called "Bois de Vincennes" contains four lakes with the smaller Lake Gravelle. This is one of the artificial lakes of Paris, located in the 12th arrondissement. It extends over an area of 1 hectare for a length of 250 meters and a width of 50 meters. Gravelle Lake is at an elevation of 70 meters above the level of the sea. For over ten years, the lake was stocked with water from the Marne by hydraulic station of Saint-Maur-des ditches. Currently, the water that has been obtained from the Seine. This water is supplied by direct pumping. Lake trout Gravelle home in its depths, but it is forbidden to fish without a license, which is not the case for other fish like perch sun or catfish. This site is accessible by lines 1 and 8 stations and castles of Saint Berault Vincennes Metro Porte de Charenton and Charenton - Ecoles.
Lake Gravelle was built under the orders of the Prefect of Paris Jean-Charles Alphand. At that time, the Bois de Vincennes were just a large green area houses where no mains water. Then comes the idea of improving the landscape by digging four artificial lakes including Lake Daumesnil, Lake Saint-Mande, Minimes Lake and Lake Gravelle. Since its construction until today, the lake supplies water Gravelle other three artificial lakes in the Bois de Vincennes. Since 1866 to 1974, water was pumped from the Marne to Lake Gravelle. Later, when the A4 motorway was built, the pumping station of the Marne was condemned. The only way to preserve Lake Gravelle was to change the source of water supply. The pumping station of Austerlitz bridge took things in hand by pumping water from the Seine and then discharge into Lake Gravelle. The construction of the lake was completed around 1865, five years after the development of the Bois de Vincennes. Haussmann and Alphand had not chosen randomly Marne. During rainy seasons, the Marne tended to overflow, which greatly disturbed the villagers who lived nearby. This criterion was then the Marne the ideal candidate to supply Lake Gravelle. The land that was removed when the work was moved a little further south of the lake. This land was then shaped and arranged so that it can form a mound. At the top of one of the mounds, we could have a perfect view of the meanders of the Marne to the south and on the west side of the city of Paris. Lake Gravelle priest is every 5 years to prevent siltation of the site. During this period, the trout are no longer breeding, which makes cleaning the lake.
Currently, the lake is Lake Gravelle most visited Bois de Vincennes. Aquatic vegetation is fully developed, giving a good balance between flora and fauna. Visitors can around the lake to make biking or ponies. Taken with special permission from the associations of sinners, it is quite possible for visitors to go fishing with whipped fly.
Transfer to Lake Gravelle in Paris
Gravelle Lake is located 21 km from Orly airport, 28 km from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport and 98 km from the airport of Beauvais.