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The most beautiful campsites by the lake

The most beautiful campsites by the lake
The most beautiful campsites by the lake
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In France, there are thousands of lakes and ponds. Even if not all of them present interesting tourist attractions, their environment is often perfect for holiday resorts and relaxation. Therefore, many campsites have settled on their shores and welcome tourists looking for a place to rest, to swim, to have fun and to practice different water sports activities. In this thematic file, you can discover and appreciate the charm of the most beautiful lakeside campsites.

Located on the shores of a lake as famous as Annecy Lake or on the banks of the most anonymous pond, these jewels of camping and caravanning have the advantage to offer tourists a different environment than the ones they're used to. Nature is very important around these water bodies and as a matter of fact the properties with mobile homes and water parks boast in general lots of trees and greenery.

Although you can often practise water sports here, such as sailing, water-skiing, canoeing or the more playful water biking, the atmosphere around these places is in general calm and invites to rest and relaxation. With a stay on a lakeside campsite, you can enjoy the charm and beauty of these places too!

The most beautiful campsites by the lake
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Get ready to spend your holiday with your feet in the water on Domaine de la Rive! This 5-star campsite borders the famous pond of Cazaux and Sanguinet, in the municipality of Biscarrosse. Located south of the Bassin d'Arcachon and surrounded by the Landes forest, this pond is part of the largest Landes lakes stretching along the Aquitaine coast. Major tourist site of the Landes and the Gironde, this pond is a privileged place to practice water sports.

Le Domaine de la Rive counts as one of the most renowned campsites of the Landes. It boasts exceptional resort conditions for tourists. Among these the many comfortable and well-equipped mobile homes , a Water Park of 5 500 m² equipped with a dome, a wave pool, a construction with fun water games for kids, etc. There is also a balneo and wellness area and various other leisure facilities.

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As its name suggests, the 4-star campsite Au Bocage du Lac is settled by a lake. This water body, with a 70-hectare surface, lies in the municipality of Jugon les Lacs, a village of the Côtes d'Armor between Dinan and Saint Brieuc, 20 kilometres from Lamballe and some 30 kilometres from the coastal beaches.

Au Bocage du Lac counts as one of the most beautiful campsites in the Côtes d'Armor. With its idyllic location at the edge of this pleasant water body, it is the perfect place to relax, unwind and rest. The tourists who wish so can canoe on the water, but they can also enjoy the campsite facilities to entertain themselves. With a fantastic outdoor pool overlooking the lake, a covered water park with water slides, a mini-farm and many other facilities, the campsite Au Bocage du Lac knows how to receive its guests!

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The Castle of Poinsouze

It is on the shores of a pond with captivating charms that we find the Castle of Poinsouze and its campground. Classified 4 stars, this campsite counts as one of the most beautiful and pleasant campsites of the Creuse. There are in all and for all 145 plots, of which some thirty are occupied by comfortable mobile homes. The site invites priorly to rest and relax, but you can also have fun. Indeed, for those who wish to make fun, they can enjoy the campsite's Water Park, but also the many other fun facilities, of which some have been specially designed for children.

While the pond facing the Castle of Poinsouze enchants the landscape, campers can enjoy this great setting by the lake to go fishing or canoeing. During their stay on this campsite in Boussac Bourg, they have also the opportunity to explore the surrounding treasures, on foot, via the GR 41 passing nearby the campsite, or by car to Montluçon, medieval city and second city of Auvergne, to Evaux les Bains to visit its Abbey, or to Ainay the Veil, with a fortress dating from the 14th century!

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It is in the heart of the Vosges, at the shore of an artificial water body of 130 hectares, serving like water reservoir and proposing many leisure and tourist activities, that we find campsite le Lac de Bouzey. This 4-star campsite is located in the municipality of Sanchey. There are comfortable pitches and rentals, a Water Park and different other leisure facilities, like a movie theatre or even a discotheque.

A sandy beach has been developed along this lakeside campsite. It offers campers the opportunity to swim in the reservoir of Bouzey, but also facilitates the launching of canoes and other sailboards. The great location of this campsite in the heart of the Vosges mountain range, also invites the tourists staying here to discover the treasures of the department, starting with its thermal spas, its Gallo-Roman sites and its quaint villages!

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It is on the borders of one of the most famous lakes in the Aveyron, the Lake of Pareloup, that we find 5-star campsite Le Caussanel. It is spread over an area of several hectares, particularly well equipped and tidy. In a green setting nestle mobile homes and lawned pitches, a Water Park and leisure and sports facilities.

A natural beach runs along part of the campsite and invites campers to lie on the grass to enjoy the sun and the beauty of the place, while the youngest don't hesitate to jump in the lake! At the reception of le Caussanel, you can also rent water bikes and canoes. This lakeside campsite, in the heart of the Aveyron, is also a perfect starting point to discover the treasures of the department, like the famous Millau Viaduct, the cutlery of Laguiole or even the villages of Najac, Belcastel, or La Couvertoirade...

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In the heart of the Sologne lies campsite Les Alicourts Resort. Located between Orleans and Vierzon, it counts as one of the most beautiful campsites in the centre of France. With its 9-hole golf course, its wave pool and its covered pools, its skate park, its playgrounds for children or even its 'Baby Paradise' area, tourists staying on this campsite will definitely spend a great holiday, even more because it is situated by the lake.

The property of les Alicourts Resort boasts as a matter of fact a magnificent water body. On one of the banks there's a beautiful sandy beach, ideal for sunbathing, building sand castles, swimming, etc. It is also possible to rent water bikes, canoes, and kayaks, but the real attraction of this lake is most certainly the water ski facility of the campsite. Les Alicourts Resort is the only French outdoor holiday resort with such an equipment!

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La Paillote is a 4-star campsite installed by the Lake of Soustons, in the Landes. True holiday temple, this campsite boasts many high-end facilities and proposes a great setting to seduce the tourists. They can stay in comfortable furnished rentals by the lake, or install their tent or caravan on designated pitches and enjoy a 7-hectare park with lush vegetation.

Along the Lake of Soustons, a 500-hectare water body where water sports abound, campsite La Paillotte has a most extravagant Water Park, with its covered and heated swimming pool, its multiple outdoor pools including a paddling pool for children, its water slides and its pirate boat! This campsite in Azur is also located close to the coastal beaches and the thermal town of Dax.

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Just like campsite La Paillotte, the property of Mayotte Vacances is located by a lake in the Landes. In this case the pond of Cazaux and Sanguinet. This 5-star campsite counts as one of the most luxury campsites of Aquitaine. It features great modern and comfortable rental accommodations, but also a quality Water Park, a spa and wellness area, a nightclub and many other leisure and/or sports facilities.

Campsite Mayotte Vacances also has its own private beach, thus facilitating the access of the guests to the bathing zone of the lake, reaching a water temperature of up to 28° C in high summer! Besides swimming, it is possible to practice many water sports on this water body (windsurfing, buoy towed from a boat, the campsite also has its own private marina, etc.) or even to organize a game of beach volleyball on the sand of the beach...

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La Pergola is a 5-star campsite in Marigny, a hamlet of barely 200 inhabitants located some 20 kilometres east of Lons le Saunier, in the Jura. Its equipments and facilities make it one of the best campsites in the east of France, but its exceptional location by the Lake of Chalain makes it one of the most pleasant places to camp in France!

Seventh largest natural lake of France, the Lake of Chalain counts as one of the most important tourist sites of Franche Comté. Many water activities can be practised here, as well as swimming since long sandy beaches border the lake. Along one of these beaches lies campsite La Pergola. The campsite guests can enjoy this beach to swim, to rent a water bike or to launch a canoe into the water. With its colours ranging from turquoise blue to fluo green, the water of the Lake of Chalain is the genuine charming asset of this paradise!

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Located in Saint Jorioz, in the department of Haute Savoie, the 4-star campsite Europa is located 400 metres from the shores of the magnificent Annecy Lake. Tourists who wish to stay here can set up their tent and install their caravan on pleasant and spacious pitches, or rent luxury mobile homes in an area surrounded by mountains and only 900 metres from a beach, where they can swim and practice different water sports.

Nine kilometres from campsite Europa, but still on the shores of Lake Annecy, the town with the same name is worth a visit. Also known as the "little Venice of the Alps", it presents many sights. Largely pedestrian, its city centre is crossed by multiple channels reminding the charms of the city of the Doges...