During the summer months Beau Rivage on the shores of Lac de Guerlédan becomes a beach resort packed with locals and holidaymakers enjoying a vast range of leisure activities from sunbathing on golden sands to waterskiing, pleasure boats and the inescapable pedalos.

Not so in 2015 when the lake has been drained for the season in order for EDF to carry out essential maintenance on the hydro-electric dam that is the very cause and reason for its being…

We visited during the Easter holidays when the last of the water was being let out….