Angouleme river Charente

Surrounding of Bel air Village Le Plan d’Eau

Angouleme aerial view
stand up paddle family
kayak water sport

Water sports near Bel air Village le Plan d’Eau

Discover the surroundings of the Bel air Village du Plan d’Eau campsite in St Yrieix sur Charente.

From water-based activities at the nearby lake and river Charente, to hiking and cultural discoveries in downtown Angoulême and the comic book museum… there’s plenty of fun to be had!

The lake, a real leisure base right next to the Bel air Village campsite (400 m).

  • Sailing base :

Practice windsurfing, dinghy sailing, optimist or canoeing, as well as mountain biking, whatever your level.

  • Special offer for campers: 30% more time on rentals.
  • Swimming area :

The swimming area is supervised by lifeguards in the afternoon:

  • May and September → Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays,
  • in June, July and August → every day.
  • Children’s games :

Free access to play areas from 8am to 10pm.

Carousel during the day (admission charge).

  • Special offer for campers: ride → €10 for 10 tickets.
  • Volleyball court
  • Picnic areas
  • Access to the green corridor :

From the lake, you can walk or cycle this 20 km path along the banks of the Charente. Signposting will help you discover its natural and historical treasures.

family mountain bike
grand bassin sportif swimmer

Nautilis is an aquatic leisure center located close to the camping (600m), open every day from Monday to Sunday.

The diversity of the pools at Nautilis allows everyone to practice their favorite aquatic activity and enjoy :

  • 7 indoor sports and leisure pools,
  • a balneotherapy room (saunas, hammam, jacuzzi, solarium and relaxation pool),
  • a cardio-training room,
  • 4 outdoor leisure pools in summer (pentagliss, wave pool, river and paddling pool).

Preferential rates are available for campers. Ask at the Bel air Village campsite reception.

Discover the calm and freshness of the Charente in all seasons by canoe or kayak at the Angoulême club (5 km from camping V) or at the Vindelle leisure area.

Special offer for campers: for any group of at least 8 people, get a ride/rental worth €15 for only €10!

kayak couple
family outing

Discover hikes departing from Bel air Village Le Plan d’Eau

From the Grande Prairie lake, 400 m from the Bel air Village campsite, you can walk or cycle this 20 km path along the banks of the Charente.

Signposting will help you discover its natural and historical treasures.

The coulée verte is a former towpath that runs for almost 20 km along the Charente river. The towpath was used to pull the barges that transported wine, paper, brandy, stones, etc. The River Charente was very important for trade, with products from the forges heading downstream or spices, salt and fish heading upstream. With the arrival of the railroads in 1853, river activity declined and was abandoned.

The Charente boasts 6,000 kilometers of marked trails, used by thousands of hikers every year.

To prepare your hikes or bike rides, visit the Charente website…

Cultural suggestions include

Discover the cathedral treasure, the town hall, the former château comtal where Marguerite d’Angoulême, sister of François 1ᵉʳ, was born in 1492, the painted walls, the paper museum or take the tourist train tour.

Angoulême Tourist Office

Angouleme Cathedral
bande dessinée museum Angouleme

Housed in former wine cellars, the Musée de la bande dessinée boasts Europe’s largest collection of original comics, preserved and presented to the public. Discover the wealth of its collections, permanent and temporary exhibitions and a rich program of events.

Near the museum, you can see the statue of Corto Maltese. It pays tribute to the cartoon character and his creator Hugo Pratt.

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