For water lovers
Just 100 metres from the campsite, on the Guerlie beach, you can enjoy clear water and a fine sandy beach. Swimming is supervised by two lifeguards in July and August. Opposite this beach, the Chassagne beach, in the commune of Videix in Haute Vienne (87), offers similar facilities with a different viewpoint.
Both beaches are bordered by water woods, oaks and meadows.
The beach of La Guerlie is equipped with Audioplage and Tiralo, allowing people with reduced mobility to access swimming.
300 metres from the campsite, the nautical base of the commune of Verneuil offers you canoe, kayak, catamaran, windsurfing board, paddleboat and rowing rentals…
You can also come with your own equipment, a launching ramp is located just at the entrance of the campsite.
The two lakes are accessible to all water sports enthusiasts but the practices and access conditions are different on each lake.
The waters of the two lakes of Haute Charente (Lavaud lake and Mas Chaban lake) are accessible to fishermen with a permit (available at the campsite reception, for a day, a week or a year). On Lavaud lake, fishing is possible with 4 lines and on Mas Chaban lake, it is allowed by boat (thermal engine forbidden). You will find pike-perch, carp, black-bass, catfish, perch, tench and pike.
25 minutes away, you can travel on the Tardoire river during a canoe kayak trip and discover prehistoric caves, menhirs, Gallo-Roman remains, castles…, or on the Vienne river between Chabanais and Manot, letting you be lulled by the current of this beautiful quiet river.
For the nature lovers
Camping des Lacs is in a real green setting, in an environment that is still protected and in the middle of nature. You will be able to discover the wonders that the natural world has to offer through the many walks, horse rides and bike rides.
Don’t hesitate to bring your cycling equipment, the campsite offers you the possibility to store it in a room. Two equestrian centres offer horse riding, and one of them offers to welcome you with your horse.
As soon as you have chosen your means of transport, you will set off to discover a rich and wild flora, and with patience and silence you will see the guests of the woods and fields!
The lakes of the Haute Charente are also home to a large number of birds, which will delight ornithology enthusiasts. Indeed, they are ideally situated in the migratory corridor of the European avifauna. To make the most of the birds, an observatory (la Foucherie) welcomes you on the banks of Lake Lavaud on an overhang and in a wooded area.
Another way to discover our beautiful region: Terra Aventura is inspired by a world game called Geocaching. It is a treasure hunt that is played outdoors, using a GPS or mobile application. Puzzles to solve, clues to find, treasures to search for… From stage to stage, these several-kilometre-long routes allow you to discover the territory’s heritage nuggets while having fun. An activity for ages 7 to 77! This is the ideal tourist activity to enjoy with family or friends, 365 days a year, 7 days a week, combining: SPORT, with different levels of walks, CULTURE, with the enhancement of the riches and know-how of New-Aquitaine (tales and legends, art, gastronomy, …), and ADVENTURE – GAME with humorous anecdotes!
For sportsmen and women
If you prefer to indulge in the joys of sport during your holiday, Charente Limousine in New Aquitaine offers you a wide range of possibilities. In addition to the various hiking trails that we have already mentioned, you will find among other activities a tree climbing park at 6 km adapted from 3 years old and for the more adventurous, an outdoor karting in La Rochefoucauld (25 km), a golf course in La Prèze (40 km), a bike-rail ride in Confolens (20 km), and the possibility to go for a ride in a hot-air balloon!
For the curious
The numerous visits proposed on the beautiful Charente Limousine territory will delight the curious, the history lovers, the seekers of the unusual and all those who like to be surprised by the world around them.
Pressignac is located on a place steeped in a very long history: you can go back to the creation of our planet by visiting the museum of the meteorite, which fell 200 million years ago in Rochechouart (15 km), or to the Gauls and Romans with Cassinomagus, a major archaeological site in Europe (Chassenon, 8 km), to medieval times and its many Romanesque churches (in all villages). You may prefer castles: there are castles from all periods in our corner of Charente and in the nearby Haute Vienne (300 meters).
The towns of Angoulême and Limoges (50 km each) will delight you with their particularities: Angoulême, international capital of the comic strip with its painted walls, its high walls and its historical centre and Limoges, cradle of porcelain with beautiful factories still in activity, its world famous railway station and its lively and welcoming centre.
Fans of the Great War will not fail to pass by Oradour-sur-Glane (40 km), the martyr village where the Nazis left a painful memory.
Also not to be missed: the last Charentaise factory still in operation, caves, mills, and many other surprises await you!
It is quite obvious that holidays are mostly about having fun! We have therefore thought of you for this and a great offer is made to you in this region of New Aquitaine!
The Futuroscope Park promises you a magnificent day under the sign of the sensory experience! Located next to Poitiers (1h30 by car), treat yourself to a getaway with family or friends for a day or more!
Still in the vicinity of Poitiers (1h30 from the campsite), the Valley of the Monkeys promises you an unforgettable experience in the presence of 34 species of primates, that is to say more than 450 monkeys in total freedom on a natural wooded site of 22 hectares!
Around the Camping des Lacs, you will also find some theme parks, festivals (World Music and Dance in Confolens, Labyrinthe de la Voix in Rochechouart, L’imprévu in Montemboeuf,…), the possibility to visit breeding farms (goats, cows, donkeys,…).
In Esse, don’t hesitate to go and discover a Gallic village totally reconstituted and animated by the Gauls of Esse during the days of Grannos!
For the gourmets and gourmands
Come, approach, taste the treasures of the gastronomy of Charente, Limousin and Dordogne!
The barbecues will smoke to offer you the succulent grills promised by our Limousin cow breeders! Come and taste also the pâté grillon, the Charente cagouilles, the Pineau des Charentes, the Périgord truffles, the foie gras, the magret, the Cognac…