ARCIZANS Camping du Lac


Selected as this is a lovely family friendly campsite in the heart of the Pyrénées. It is a haven of tranquillity! Surrounded by stunning scenery, the site overlooks the fishing lake and the small nearby village. It is an ideal place for a relaxing break as well as a good base from which to explore the attractions of the area. It is popular with all those who enjoy outdoor activities particularly bird watchers and walkers. There is an infinite variety of mountain activities available nearby such as trekking, canoe/kayaking, rafting, paragliding, hang-gliding and horse riding.

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Arcizans Avant 200m, Argelès-Gazost 2.5km, Lourdes 10 mins, Tarbes 40km, Pau 56km.

Grid reference

N 42° 59' 11 W 00° 06' 31





Tour operators


Suitable for

For those who enjoy a quiet atmosphere in the heart of the mountains


Accommodation description

11 very attractive and comfortable wooden chalets, 5 with a view directly over the lake.

Pitch description

Spacious grassy pitches separated by well-trimmed hedges and flowering shrubs. Some slope gently.

Pitch size

97 (86 touring)

Hook up

5, 10 or 16 amps. Water & drainage on some pitches.

Motorhomes information

Walking distance of Arcizans, but no motorhome service point. Some serviced pitches.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Cycle hire. Good children's play area Table tennis. Volleyball. Fishing in lake - no permit required. TV room and library.


In July/August theme evenings when a guide gives a slide show on all the nearby activities in the Pyrenees like walking, rafting or riding. No other organised activities, so evenings are very quiet.

Swimming pool types


Cycle hire


Activities Offsite / Places to Visit


Pic du Midi, the Betharram grottos. Parc Animalier des Pyrenées with a prestigious collection of birds of prey: kites, vultures, eagles, fish eagles, falcons and buzzards. Thalassotherapy centre called Aquensis 15 mins from the site where you can indulge in the pleasures of thermal springs, jacuzzi, sauna and hammams. Lourdes.

Sports and Activities

Fishing, Cycling, Walking

Nearby Attractions

Near riverside/lakeside


Campsite Rules

Pets allowed


Campsite Facilities


In the high season only from end of June to 9th Sep, a small shop selling basics - pre-order bread - and a small bar serving beer, cold drinks, coffee, snacks and take-away meals which also have to be ordered in advance. Barbecues allowed. Fridge hire. Dogs accepted. Free Wi-fi connection in area near reception. Restaurant in village.

Swimming pool information

Pretty heated swimming pool 13m x 6m open 15th June - 10th Sept with sun terrace.

Sanitary facilities information

Two modern, spacious and exceptionally clean unisex toilet blocks, one by the reception and one at the other end of the site by the swimming pool. One has a laundry with two washing machines and two tumble dryers plus baby facilities and the other has disabled facilities. Toilet paper provided. Push button showers which are attractively tiled with hooks and individual wash cubicles. Chemical disposal point.

Campsite Directions


From the A64 take 11 or 12 to Lourdes. Then follow the D821 to Argelès-Gazost. At the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway section turn right following signs to Argelès-Cauterets. At the next roundabout turn left to Pierrefitte-Cauterets. Continue straight on over a mini-roundabout and at the next roundabout turn right to Arcizans-Avant. Follow signs to Arcizans-Avant via Saint Savin and the campsite is well signposted.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

05 62 97 01 88


Camping du Lac 29 Chemin d'Azun 65400 ARCIZANS AVANT

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Email Address

[email protected]

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