Les Genêts

Lac de Pareloup, Salles Curan, 12 410, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Active stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

With a scenic setting on the shores of Lake Pareloup, the site is perfect for fishing, watersports and the surrounding hills offer walking and cycling possibilities

The site has a multinational, lovely feel and has lots to keep families entertained, from the lakeside beach and swimming pool to a full entertainment programme in peak season. The friendly staff, who speak fluent English, are very accommodating.

Nearby attractions include Millau, famous for its remarkable viaduct, and Rodez, which has an imposing Gothic cathedral and an interesting Fine Arts museum with many contemporary works. Both can be reached in under an hour.

Around and About

Gorges du Tarn, Cave of Aven Armand, Caves of Roquefort, Millau, Castelnau-Pégayrols, Micropolis (insect museum), Animal park, Paintball, Archery, Local markets, Horse riding, Tennis.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire
  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Minigolf
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: limited
  • Fitness room
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time - low: 9:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 9:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Is there a set arrival day? No

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

supermarket is less than 1km away

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Directions

From the A75 take exit 44.1 (SP Aguessac/Vezines de Levezou). At the t-junction turn left towards Vezines de Levezou on the D29. Continue on the D29/D911 for 11 miles/18km then turn left on to the D95 (SP Curan/Salles-Curen). In Curan continue on the D199 towards Salles-Curan for 4.3miles/7km. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit on the D577 (SP St Martin des Faux). After 2.3miles/3.8km turn right (site is signposted) and site will be on the right in 1.3miles/2.2km.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
12 410
Region:
Midi-Pyrénées
Department:
Lot
Distance to Calais: (kms)
944
GPS:
Lat 44.18891 / Lon 2.76531
Michelin map no.
338

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Bilbao (601 kms)

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Wonderful setting

Finding Les Genets was the main problem. Signs disappeared and found the information from the CAMC guide on how to find it misleading. It was actually at least 9-10 MILES after turning off the main D993. If anyone is going there, ensure you take the D577 off the 993 signposted Salles Curan! In mid July we found the site excellent with clean showers etc. The pitches were a little tight but we were lucky to have a lake view. If you have children with you, the playing field with all its different play areas is the largest and most comprehensive we have ever seen! The lake was warm and safe for swimming with several inflatable rafts and slides to enjoy. The pool was excellent. The drive from the site to St Rome de Tarn through the Tarn Gorge and on to Peyre then Millau is beautiful and a visit to the Millau Viaduct Visitor's centre is a must. Driving North towards Rodez you pass the amazing site of waterfalls cascading down the steep gorge at Salles de Source and the medieval village of Conques is well worth a visit.

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Great setting, not a good sightseeing base though

Visited the site for the last 2 weeks in August. Unlike some members, we did secure the lakeside pitch we had paid-for and the setting was very good, especially as we were on the quieter side away from the swimming beach. Pitch size we found adequate for a 7.5 metre caravan and awning with good water/drainage on the pitch. Access to the pitch was very tight, with sharp turns and many obstructions from parked vehicles and vending stalls on the already narrow roads. Sanitary blocks a long walk away and were stretched initially and not particularly clean. This improved as the site got quieter. Good shop on site and staff we found very friendly and helpful. The lakeside location is clearly the main feature of the site and ideally suits those who prefer to "stay-put" and enjoy the lake. As a sightseeing base the site is too far to the west of the main attractions of the Tarn Gorge area and you find yourself driving 1 - 2 hours each way to visit anywhere from Millau eastwards. The latter drawback means that we would not return to the site.

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Beautiful Location

Just returned from 5 nights at this site, we are a couple with 17 year old and a Labrador in a VW Camper. The location is truely beautiful and we were blessed with wonderful sunny weather. There are plenty of local walks, lovely towns and even a pilgrimage to the Vierge du Lac which affords an amazing panoramic view across the lake. Salles-Curan is also a very pretty town. There are a lot of chateaux nearby and other visitor attractions but it does involve a reasonable drive to get to them. The site itself has plenty to offer, we were there in full season so clearly had a better experience than other reviewers. Now for the not so goods... I had booked (and paid for) a lake view pitch which we were not given on arrival. They were all occupied and the site did not refund any money. (I don't think we were alone in this as on our last night I overheard another Engish family who had just arrived saying "if you have booked a premium pitch you should be given one"... They were much worse off than us as they were crammed on pitch 1 right in between the main access road and the bar and reception. I was actually quite happy with our pitch, we could see the lake (through the neighbours washing) and having seen how busy the shore was with children and families I was grateful of the privacy we had. The sanitary blocks were just ok, they weren't as clean as I would like, often had no toilet roll and there were no sinks outside of the lockable cubicles so often it wasn't possible to wash your hands. Showers were very busy in the early evening and got quite grubby but the water was always hot. These facilities are all mixed too. Staff don't speak much English so be prepared to speak some French. The lady in reception was very helpful and booked us a vet appointment in Salles-Curan for the worming tablet for which we were very grateful. It's very definitely a family site and is very noisy and busy with lots of children (mainly Dutch and french) running around all day long but it does quieten down quickly at night. Having said all that, we love the area and I wouldn't hesitate to return. 
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Lovely views but too far from main roads

We stayed here with the sole purpose of visiting the Millau viaduct which lived up to all expectations.The site was difficult to find as signs to it suddenly stopped! We had a lakeside pitch which was beautiful and rare to be so close to water. Loved swimming in the lake and to have no restriction on opening and closing times!!Shower block was clean and staff friendly. The main problem was the distance to get in and out of site. Great for those who want to stay put and not venture further afield. Would only recommend some lakeside pitches as others were small and not very private.
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Fabulous lake side pitch

I stayed here at the beginning of June 2016 and admittedly there was work going on finishing work on one of the pools due to having lots of bad weather. The pool that was operational was absolutely fine. Staff were very helpful and couldn't do enough for you. The lake side view was great, would be happy to stay there again.

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