Lake Bariousses – Awarded ‘Pavillon bleu’ status for its clean beaches this 99 hectare lake is perfect for a relaxing day out. Soak up the sun on the golden sands then cool down in the clear waters of the lake or enjoy a chilled beer at the bar.
For a fun family day out look no further than Lac des Bariousses. Splash about in the lake, play mini golf or table tennis, there’s no shortage of fun or ice cream! From May – September the water sports centre at the lake is open offering canoe, kayak, pedalo and bike hire.
A lifeguard is present on the beach during July and August (11am – 12pm and 2pm – 7pm)
Villages & Towns
Treignac – is the nearest local town to the camp site, here you will find a lovely medieval old town, plenty of small winding little streets with very pretty buildings. There is a walking tourist trail which you can either follow by yourself, or, through the summer season, there are guided tours. Treignac also has most of the basic amenities you may require. Dr’s. Supermarket. Chemist. Bank. Fuel stations. Bakery. Garages. Hairdressers. Butchers. Hardware Stores. There are several restaurants to choose from in the town itself, also, on the outskirts is La Plage, a beach area with water based activities / beach based activities and a beach bar / restaurant.
Correze – The river Corrèze gave its name to this charming little city, as well as to the department. Old fortified city with slate roofs, it dates back to the 9th century. It has preserved the remains of its ramparts which underwent their last assault in the 16th century. Dare to cross the iconic Porte Margot and discover noble hotels, fortified houses and watchtowers. Did you know ? By taking the path of the miller, you will discover the small chapel Our Lady of the Bridge of Salvation, remarkable site, built on the edge of Corrèze.
Uzerche – is a very picturesque village, divided between the old and the newer town, with its sleepy river running through. Wend your way up and around into the old town, explore the quaint winding streets and visit the stunning church at the top. Take time out in the square to watch the world go by over a coffee or a lunch in the pavement cafes.
Chamberet – A sleepy village most of the time, but in the July it awakes with a wonderful cherry festival, there is a street market and cherries are the order of the day. There are some very quirky streets and an array of places to eat. Chamberet is also home to the “Maison des Arbres”, A visitor centre sets you off on a lovely walk around trees of the world, some very familiar ones and some very strange ones too.
Collonges La Rouge – so named because of its stunning red stone buildings. Well worth a visit, you could wander around this village all day, every turn giving a new ‘red’ vista. The village buildings each with its cute and quirky design takes you into an almost fairy-tale atmosphere. As if the whole village has its arms open to welcome you.
Donzenac – Set high on a hillside showing its beauty across the valley towards Brive la Gaillarde. Tiny winding streets take you back to a time of donkey carts and peasant markets, like walking through a history lesson.
Walking – This area is a mecca for walkers with miles of woodland tracks to be explored, ask at reception for the maps of the most popular routes, there are over a dozen to choose from.
Cycling (On or off road) – From the campsite you have access to cycling routes which are graded to suite all ages and abilities. we have a range of maps giving those routes and some a little way away (these necessitate the car as well) There is also the possibility of hiring electric bikes from nearby Treignac
Horse riding – A selection of horse riding establishments are available ranging from lessons to hacking out, to western riding, something for all abilities. from lessons to hacking out, to western riding, something for all abilities.
Paragliding, Ballooning – We have a paragliding club literally on the doorstep, they offer taster sessions as well as sessions for the experienced. There is also the opportunity to book a ride over the area by hot air balloon from a centre not too far away.
Swimming – There is an open air pool minutes from the site, as well as a large lake with water based activities at Treignac (10 minutes driveSwimming )
Millevaches Natural Park
Whilst picturesque streams, lakes and rivers crisscross the Millevache plateau, so called ‘land of a thousand springs’, you’ll also find beautiful heathland, wetlands, pine and hardwood forests.
The Millevaches Natural Park covers 314000 hectares of land and reaches an altitude of 1000 metres. It’s a landscape of moors, bogs, meadows; of numerous rivers, lakes and ponds; of hardwood and pine forests; each with their own individual charm and beauty.
The park is a shelter for an abundance of wildflowers, birds and wild animals including otters, rare butterflies, linnets and red squirrels.
As the seasons change so do the natural colours of the Millevaches: the burnt oranges and reds of autumn, the white of winter, the greens of spring, and the blue of summer; a true myriad of colour that never fails to please. The Millevaches also provides a seemingly endless source of activities and places of interest to visit.