Route du Lac, Estaing, 65400, FranceView on map
Why stay here ...
Set in the wild and beautiful Val d’Azun at the edge of the Pyrénées Natural Park, this site offers spectacular mountain views and a tranquil atmosphere in which to relax. The site is maintained to a very high standard and nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
The cosy restaurant, which has a log-burner in the colder months, serves home-cooked food, and there’s a shop onsite stocking the basics. There's more shops in nearby Argelès-Gazost.
The site is ideally placed for walking, cycling and birdwatching, as well as visiting the surrounding towns and villages. Lourdes, with its Cité Mariale and religious associations – including the sanctuary and grotte where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local girl – is less than an hour’s drive.
Around and About
Lac d’Estaing, Lourdes, Spanish border, Pau, Grottes de Bétharram, Swimming, Horse riding, Water sports, Cycling.
Latest arrival time - low: 7:00 PM
Latest arrival time - high: 8:00 PM
Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM
Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM
15 miles south of Lourdes. After Lourdes follow the D821/D821A towards Argeles Gazost, following the signs for Val d’Azun, Col d’Aubisque and Aucun. In Argeles-Gazost follow the one-way system signposted Val d'Azun via the D918. After 4.5 miles turn left on D13 to Bun. After Bun go across the river to turn right onto D103 for approximately 2 miles./4km following signs for Lac d'Estaing and site is the right at entrance to village. *Due to a market and local road closures in Argeles Gazost members should avoid arriving and departing the site between the hours of 6am and 2pm on Tuesdays OWNERS OF LARGE OUTFITS SHOULD BE AWARE OF NARROW ROADS WITH BENDS. IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO APPROACH THE SITE FROM THE WEST VIA COL D'AUBISQUE. THIS ROUTE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CARAVANS OR LARGE MOTORHOMES.
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 42.94139 / Lon -0.17714
- Michelin map no.
- Nearest port: Santander (413 kms)
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This is probably the best site we have ever visited, certainly for our type of holiday it was truly excellent. The views from and around the site are spectacular. The owners, Herve and Virginie were extremely friendly and helpful. They are continuously engaged in maintaining the site to it's high standard. The restaurant is always busy which is a testament to Virginie's culinary skills and the hospitality is first class. The area is outstanding and following the routes of the Le Tour is absolutely breathtaking and gives one a whole new feeling of admiration and respect for those cyclists who tackle these climbs.We would definitely recommend to anyone who loves peace and quiet and outstanding beauty. There is also a lake nearby(3 miles) which can be reached on foot, by bike or car. We visited for two weeks in May and the weather was beautiful.