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General

  • Spectacular, friendly and spotless family-run mountain site
  • Hiking UNESCO's Cirque de Gavarnie, and cycling the Col du Tourmalet
  • Two mountain-view pools, and restaurant serving homemade dishes

‘A wonderful place to be’ and ‘would highly recommend’ are just a couple of comments about Camping du Lac which, you’d be right in guessing, lies right by a lake (or a reservoir, to be more accurate).

Family-run by the Peffabets (‘lovely’ ‘friendly’ and ‘helpful’) and a few minutes' walk from the little Pyrenean village of Arcizans-Avant in the Hautes-Pyrénées, this pristine place is surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks and spot on for visiting the Cirque du Garvanie, Pont Espange, Lac d'Guabe and Lourdes, all a short drive away.

'Spectacular’ probably doesn’t quite cut it either when describing the surrounds, so it’s probably time to take a peek above and let the pics speak for themselves. Back? As you'll have seen there’s heaps of green and tree-filled space; a snack bar terrace; a shop with shelves filled to the gills with foodie bits; two pools, and outdoorsy and sporty options in the locale like river swimming and cycling around the Col du Tourmalet mountain pass. After working up an appetite, head to the restaurant for homemade fare, for ‘the food was so good we had to eat there more than once,’ says one previous guest.

The spacing and landscaping of the pitches – some flat and some gently sloping, with high hedges and plentiful trees – means the site never feels crowded and you’ve always got plenty of space and privacy. The word ‘spotless’ crops up many a time in reviews of the amenities too – and with added extras like kid-sized sinks and a tiny loo too, bathtime here might even be trouble free...?

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 10/06 and 10/09 (subject to weather conditions).


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9.9

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Brilliant Holiday. We spent 5 nights as a family of ... 13/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Brilliant Holiday. We spent 5 nights as a family of five with children aged 12, 9 & 6. We camped with our own tent
    We had not been to the site as a family before but I had been as a child myself and had fond memories. The site did not disappoint. The pitch was good condition, flat and nicely boarded with well maintained hedges. The wash and toilet facilities were spotless
    The pools and slides were warm, well life guarded, clean and surrounded by plenty of sun loungers.
    There are so many services at this site that I have only mentioned a few! I would highly recommend this site and will definitely be returning. Thank you for an awesome holiday!

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From the manager...

You were the last guest of this season so thank you for this excellent review !
Our heart start beating widlly when we read it !
We look forward to welcoming you another year.
Kind regards
Family Peffabet
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Excellent campsite, helpful people, great food and clean facilities 13/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Roxanne G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly and helpful people, they really went the extra mile to make sure we were settled and comfortable! The facilities were clean, the food was great, and the location perfect with amazing views!

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From the manager...

Thank you very much for your review we are so happy that you enjoyed your holidays in our campsite.
Hope to welcome you another year !

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très bien 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France laetitia p. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    camping très propre
    le personnel était très sympa
    les sanitaires très bien nettoyés
    bon séjour dans l'ensemble

    Disliked: 

    dommage que la partie snack n'est pas couverte en cas de pluie
    emplacement un peu en pente, ennuyeux pour la tente

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From the manager...

Merci pour votre évaluation. Mais si ... nous avons une partie couverte par temps de pluie rassurez vous ! Mais quand il fait beau nous servons surtout sur la terrasse qui a une si belle vue sur la vallée.
Nous espérons vous accueillir une prochaine fois.
Merci encore
Bien cordialement
Famille PEFFABET

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Location, views, friendly/helpful staff, peaceful site. 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Iain T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Location, views, friendly/helpful staff, peaceful site.

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Many many thanks for this revieuw !
We are glad that you enjoyed our campsite.
We hope to have the pleasure to see you soon in our beautiful region.
Family Peffabet
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immaculate site with lovely facilities- not on a lake however! 21/08/2017

rebecca_r331380 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The owners- very helpful and knowledgeable- especially after an injury. Great local knowledge and lovely food. Amazing views of the mountains. Lovely location.All eventualities catered for- hotel standard facilities!Lovely little town

    Disliked: 

    It was a pity that the lake is a reservoir and not, as we had hoped, a natural lake to swim in- misleading pictures- we thought we were going to camp on the lake shore!Disappointing pool for adults.

From the manager...

Thank you for your rewieuw about the campsite and the notation of 10/10. We are very happy.
The lake and the Pyrenees are in the National Park and as every National Parks it is not permitted to swim. But we give informations about naturel sites where it is possible
For a complete information of our guests there is any aquatic area for adults or only for children. There are two pools for everybody.
Thank you for the "immaculate" site !

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Great option for a base to explore Pyrenees 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dom G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, good facilities, food available, lovely village to walk around. Great location for mountains

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks a lot we are very touched by your excellent revieuw.
We have been very happy to welcome you at our campsite.
Family PEFFABET
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Lovely site with excellent staff. 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne H. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The layout of the pitches is quiet random which adds to the appeal of the site. Staff are excellent and very helpful. Beautiful location with stunning views and kept very clean.
    Huge bread order in the morning.

    Disliked: 

    Only complaint is about their Tapas night in the Al fresco restaurant. The portions were very small and amounted to nothing more than a modest starter at main meal prices.

From the manager...

Thank you for your excellent rating about the campsite this is important for us to satisfy our guests. We are very pleased to read good revieuw.
For Tapas evening we remind that iit is only 1€ per portion. Our goal is to present Spanish culture because Pyrenees are so closed from Spain. But we are prepared to consider another possibility that could offer a nice evening.
We hope to see you another year at our campsite.
Family PEFFABET

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If you're in the area, you won't be disappointed with this site. 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Luke T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spotless site with the cleanest shower facilities I have seen.
    The location is beautiful with mountains surrounding the site and nearby lake. The owners spoke good English and were very accommodating. The food available was good and we particularly enjoyed the Pyrenean tasting event that was put on.
    My daughter loved the 2 pools and park.
    The village at the foot of the hill is quintessentially French and a great place to sit, drink coffee, eat a pastry and watch the world go by.
    This is a wonderful place to be!

    Disliked: 

    The prices of drinks in the shop were a little steep.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for this excellent revieuw. We are very greatful.
Kind regards
FAMILY PEFFABET
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Nice in a great location with friendly staff. 03/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom james_c248638 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The couple running the site are lovely. We had problems with our van whilst there and they were very helpful. they also gave us some great advice about where to visit and go walking. Showers and toilets were very clean. Its a nice location as is, but its also very well positioned for exploring the area.

    Disliked: 

    Some of the pitches are a bit sloping. Make sure you have chokes if in a camper.

    Hard to hold a wifi signal.

From the manager...

Let us thank you for your good revieuw. We are happy that you spent nice holidays on our campsite in spite of your problems with your car.

We hope to welcome you another year.
Family PEFFABET. CAMPING DU LAC

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Perfect location 14/09/2016

Reviewer's country: Gibraltar andrew_w847629 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This lovely campsite was in a perfect location to visit the Cirque du Garvanie, Pont Espange, Lac d' Guabe and Lourdes with a very short drive to each. The plot with view of the reservoir or Lac, was very large and grassy with water and drainage. The campsite toilet / shower facilities were clean, modern and well kept. There was a small onsite supermarket, bar and snack bar. Bread and croissants were silently delivered to your plot each morning around 8am and left on your table. There is a pool although we did not use it. They also have some very decent bungalows for rent as well. We stayed for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The camping is very peaceful and the area is quiet. Good free wifi! Would stay there again.

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From the manager...

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.This is our first year on pitch up and we are very pleased this good reviews.
We hope to welcome you soon.
Family Peffabet

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • 29 Camin d'Azun Arcizans-Avant, Hautes-Pyrénées, France, 65400
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 42.9863°N 0.1118°W

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Local attractions

As one expect from such a pristine mountain location, hiking and cycling options are all around. Col du Tourmalet, an hour and 20 minutes’ drive away, rises to a lofty 2,115 metres above sea level and is the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees – spot on for hardy bikeheads to whizz at speed around hairpin bends.

For a spectacular hiking spot not to be missed, take a trip an hour and 20 minutes by car to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cirque de Gavarnie, for ambles among Pyrenean limestone circles formed by long-melted glaciers.

Also well worth a road trip is Pont d'Espagne, a smashing site in the Pyrenees National Park with vistas out over Vignemale, the highest of the French Pyrenean peaks. Elsewhere, visit the wide valley of Azun to reach the departure point for lots of highly scenic family hikes and walking tours.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping du Lac cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping du Lac will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.54 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/06 and 20/09.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 25/06 and 10/09.
The grocery shop is open between 25/06 and 10/09.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 10/06 and 10/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.54 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 7am.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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