La Source - a luxury campsite between Aubrac and Cantal
At the heart of Carladez, in the village of Thérondels, nestling between the Monts d’Aubrac and the Volcans du Cantal volcano, in the north of the Aveyron department, the La Source campsite is located. Rated 4-star, this campsite enjoys an exceptional location, laid out on the slopes of a hill overlooking the magnificent Lac de Sarrans lake. It combines all of the criteria for spending unforgettable holidays as a family!
A dream campsite by the Lac de Sarrans lake
La Source is a high-end campsite which deserves to be so. Located 650 metres above sea level, having taken the minor roads of Cantal or Aubrac, where each new bend enables you to enjoy exceptional countryside, holidaymakers can thus discover this heaven on Earth.
Located at the gateway to the Presqu’île de Laussac peninsula, a strip of land which plunges into the waters of the Lac de Sarrans lake, this 5-hectare campsite is opposite a remarkable site, classified and protected between the Aubrac plateau and the Monts du Cantal. Nestling within a green setting, by the Sarrans hydroelectric dam lake, far from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities, this real haven of peace offers excellent holiday conditions to its residents for a relaxing and invigorating holiday.
This Aveyron campsite has 51 holiday rentals and 50 pitches, shaded plots with surface areas varying from 80 m² to 180 m². Ranging from standard to out-of-the-ordinary, the accommodation offering includes lodges on stilts, tepees, mobile homes, bungalows and chalets with vintage and stay-at-home surroundings. These comfortable and spacious holiday rentals are integrated perfectly into the surrounding wooded setting. Located along the lake and in terraces, the majority of campers enjoy a magnificent view over the lake.
A quality water park and entertainment
This 4-star campsite in Thérondels includes a lovely heated water park with its large pool of 130 m² and water slide more than 40 metres long. Toddlers can make the most of a paddling pool. From the water park, a superb view over the lake greets swimmers. A multitude of sunbeds and seats awaits residents wishing to bask in the Aveyron sunshine.
Those who wish to swim and have fun in the lake’s water, go to the Aqua Parc Wibit water park, one of the most original attractions which brings together floating inflatable facilities, enabling you to climb, jump, slide, dive and swing and other activities. Open solely in July and August, this attraction is set aside for those over 12, who can swim and are a minimum of 1 metre 20 centimetres.
Each year, a vast menu of activities is on offer to residents at the La Source campsite. This has a children’s mini-club with play and craft activities, such as creative workshops, drawing, singing, dance and team games on the campsite’s 240 m² multi-sports ground. This facility is accessible to everyone and enables football, basketball or even handball matches to take place. On-site, there is also a pétanque court, tennis court (accessible upon paying a charge), mini-golf course and ping-pong tables.
Furthermore, a playground with a small climbing wall, slide and see-saw enables the young to have fun. During the evening in the high season, various activities are on offer such as dance evenings, concerts, bingo nights, games, musical quizzes or even karaoke nights.
Surroundings favourable to relaxation
On-site, it is possible to have a drink or enjoy a dish comprised of locally sourced ingredients on the covered terrace of the bar - restaurant, which offers views over the lake. This establishment offers its guests quality cuisine, ice creams as well as delicious cocktails. All essential needs are met thanks to the grocery located by reception.
A genuine fjord of 1,000 hectares of water in the mountains, the Lac de Sarrans lake measures nearly 35 kilometres long. It offers the opportunity of indulging in numerous activities, amongst which are kayaking, fishing, walking or even cycling. To take advantage of this vast expanse of water, the campsite makes available for holidaymaker hire pedalos, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and boats without needing a licence.
Lastly, the staff on this friendly campsite don’t think twice about advising holidaymakers wishing to go out and explore the region’s wonders, from the Truyère gorges to the medieval towns and villages which are dotted around the Aveyron department. This department is also acknowledged for its cultural and gastronomic treasures. There is thus nothing better whilst staying on the La Source campsite to enjoy the cuisine and gourmet specialities of the region. From Truffade (a thick pancake with thinly sliced potatoes, and cooked goose fat with strips of mild cheese such as Gruyére or Tomme fraiche de Cantal) to Aligot (potatoes and Tomme cheese, often served with grilled meats or hot sausages). You should also take in Farsou (sausage meat, baguette, onions and garlic) and Tripou (sheep tripe stuffed with sheep feet, sweet breads, herbs and garden vegetables).