On the Orbieu at Ribaute are two big pools. The upper pool is a small lake with shady spots under the trees and quiet swimming. The water flows from this over limestone to a big natural pool with jumps and dives. The best place to park is over the river from the village. There’s a cark park and parking along the road. It’s popular in high season and weekends, but during the week it’s quiet and one of our favourite spots in the region.
At Lagrasse 3 km further up, there’s a weir with a village beach and good swimming [bottom picture].