We have designed Le Camp to enable you to relax in a beautiful environment and appreciate the simplicity of nature all around you – enjoy a carefree moment watching dragonflies hover across the pond or listen to owls hooting at night. For those with a little more energy you can swim seriously (the pool is 20m long) or simply wallow in the beach area. Try out the tree swing, play ping pong, host a petanque tournament or knock around the badminton court. For kids we have plenty to do, with toys, a wigwam, a den, a trampoline, trucks, a sand pit and a shallow beach area to paddle and play.
Nearby there’s plenty to do.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Aveyron valley offers countless activities for all ages and abilities from young kids to adrenalin junkies. There is a reliable network of way-marked trails, colour graded from easy to strenuous, suitable for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. Some of these will take you through hidden caves, up to remarkable viewing points and along via ferrata. The river Aveyron has many wonderful swimming spots, with beaches, rocks for exploring and shaded areas for unwinding. The opportunities for spotting wildlife such as kingfishers, beavers, water voles and herons are endless.
Spend a memorable day canoeing down the river, finishing up at a lovely beach spot for a picnic. A highlight of most people's holiday, we can arrange a tailor-made canoe trip suitable for your family's abilities. The stunning limestone cliffs are a backdrop to world class rock climbing - with over 2000 individual pitches, many of which are equipped and maintained. For those that prefer more structured activities, or want to try something for the first time, we can arrange guided mountain biking, horse trekking, zip-wiring, caving and rock climbing. We love exploring the local area ourselves and enjoy off road running, trekking and cycling - we are always on the look out for new routes that we can share with you!
If French culture is your thing, there are numerous ancient hilltop villages and towns. This region has a high concentration of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” - six within easy driving distance. Awarded France's favourite village in 2014, Cordes Sur Ciel, a stunning, fairytale hilltop city, is only fifteen minutes away. Albi, our closest cathedral city, with its many boutiques and the world famous Toulouse-Lautrec museum, became a World Heritage site in 2010. Near to Le Camp, there are art galleries, spectacular ancient castles (one which stages open air opera) and a variety of prehistoric caves, with the world famous Pech Merle caves just over one hour's drive away, where you can see original cave drawings.
We are fortunate that the stunning, medieval town of St Antonin Noble-Val is less than a 10 minute drive from Le Camp. Our village was awarded France's third favourite village in 2015, and was also the setting for Spielberg's recent film (2014) The Hundred Foot Journey. Here, you, can lose yourself in the maze of ancient alleys and canals, have lunch or dinner in a gorgeous restaurant overlooking the river, spend a few hours browsing in local artisans' shops and independent boutiques or enjoy the award winning Sunday market - ranked the third best market in France. Its situation, nestling below the limestone Gorge de L'Aveyron is spectacular - no surprise then, that St Antonin was highlighted as one of the Rough Guide's top five 'things not to miss'.
For foodies – the Tarn et Garonne region is developing into the market garden of France and the whole area is becoming dedicated to organic farming. Nearby there are many fine restaurants, homely bistros, local markets, organic food projects and the rolling Gaillic vineyards - a breathtaking drive and ideal if you want to stock up less well known but delicious wines, or even taste the latest organic 'dynamique' wine, made from grapes planted and harvested according to the phases of the moon.
For everyone – fresh air, nature, time for reflection, space, silence.