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 lake of the Sarrans hydroelectric dam, 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 101 pitches, shaded plots whose surface areas vary from 80 m² to 180 m². Varied, the accommodation offering includes lodges, cabins, mobile homes, bungalows and chalets with a vintage and stay-at-home atmosphere. These comfortable and spacious holiday rentals are integrated perfectly into the surrounding wooded setting. Some campers are fortunate to be located by the lake, and thus enjoy a magnificent view over the lake.
A quality aquatic park and entertainment
This 4-star campsite in Thérondels includes a lovely heated water park with its large pool of 130 m² and its water slide more than 40 mètres long. Toddlers can make the most of a paddling pool. From the aquatic park, a superb view over the lake greets swimmers’ eyes. A multitude of sunbeds and seats awaits residents wishing to bask in the Aveyron sunshine.
Those who wish to swim and enjoy themselves in the water of the lake should go to the Aqua Parc Wibit water park, one of the most original attractions which gathers together floating inflatable structures, enabling you to climb, jump, slide, dive and swing or similar. Open solely in July and August, this attraction is set aside for those who can swim and are more than 1 metre tall.
Each year, a vast menu of activities is on offer to residents at the La Source campsite. The latter has a children’s mini-club with play and craft activities, such as creative workshops, drawing, songs, dance and team games on the campsite’s multi-sports ground. This facility is accessible to all and enables the organisation of football basketball or even handball matches.
Furthermore, a playground with a small climbing wall, a slide and a swing enables the very young to have fun. During the evenings in the high season, various activities are offered such as bingo nights, games, musical quizzes or even karoake.
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 to holidaymakers pedalos, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and small motorboats.
Lastly, the staff on this friendly campsite do not hesitate to advise holidaymakers wishing to go out and explore the wonders of the region, from the Truyère gorges to the medieval towns and villages which are dotted around Aveyron. 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 potatos, 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 tripoux (sheep tripe stuffed with sheep feet, sweet breads, herbs and garden vegetables).