Huttopia
Lac
de Carcans

camping
Opening
16/05/2024 > 22/09/2024

For lovers of water sports and cycling. Camp under the pine trees, on the banks of Carcans-Hourtin lake…

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Camping Huttopia Lac de Carcans ***
Domaine de Bombannes, 33121, CARCANS

A haven of nature between the lake and the ocean

Nestled under the tall pine trees of Bombannes national forest in Carcans-Maubuisson,
the campsite boasts a prime location for enjoying activities around Lake Carcans-Hourtin and the surrounding 250 hectares of pine forest…
A paradise for water sports, swimming and outdoor activities.
On site, you can enjoy a beautiful heated swimming pool, a central marquee and a large sunny terrace to relax after a day of surfing or visiting the châteaux of the Medoc…

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF HUTTOPIA LAC DE CARCANS CAMPSITE

Direct access to Lake Carcans beach

Taking a dip in the largest lake in France after a day of surfing in Lacanau

Bombannes estate, its activities and its majestic pine forest

IMAGINE A HOLIDAY AT LAC DE CARCANS

ALL THE USEFUL INFORMATION YOU NEED TO PREPARE YOUR STAY

Café-comptoir
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Bar service
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Breakfast service
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Outdoor pool and paddling pool
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Little trappers
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Activities & Evening entertainment
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4
feuilles

3
stars

14
hectares

280
pitches

Disabled access

ENJOY A COMFORTABLE STAY IN THE HEART OF THE PINE FOREST

Soak up the surrounding nature from your equipped tent or Arizona lodge…
At Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite, you can experience a rejuvenating break in the heart of the forest.
As a family, a couple or with friends, wake up to the sound of birdsong while enjoying all the comforts of your accommodation!
The added bonus? A large pedestrian area has been created on the campsite so you can enjoy a car-free holiday.

YOU WILL LOVE…

ARIZONA

5 pax | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom

Do you dream of accommodation combining direct contact with nature in a tent and the comfort of a wooden chalet?
Try the Arizona! With its equipped kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and terrace opening onto the forest, you can enjoy a real change of scenery under the pine trees.

Equipped kitchen | Terrace | Electric heating | Fan

OUR WOOD & CANVAS TENTS FOR A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

This accommodation is also available in the pedestrian zone for a quieter experience.

SWEET TENT WITH FOREST VIEWS

5 pax   |   2 bedrooms   |   Bathroom

A Wood & Canvas tent with a kitchen, private bathroom and exceptional views of the surrounding forest! Enjoy a holiday in complete freedom under the towering pine trees…

Kitchenette | Electricity | Terrace | Fan

CLASSIC 4 TENT

4 pax   |   2 bedrooms

The Classic 4 tent offers all the comforts for camping, with a living area opening onto a large wooden terrace. Recharge your batteries with a camping adventure in the open air.

Kitchenette | Electricity | Terrace | Fan

CLASSIC 5 TENT

5 pax   |   2 bedrooms

Designed for families of 5, this Wood & Canvas tent offers even more space for a successful holiday at Huttopia Lac de Carcans. Enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the midst of nature…

Kitchenette | Electricity | Terrace | Fan

TOILE & BOIS TENTS IN OUR PEDESTRIAN ZONE

Wake up to the sound of birdsong and watch your children playing safely in front of your Toile & Bois tent. This accommodation is only available in the pedestrian zone. Vehicles are strictly prohibited from entering this area of the campsite (see map). The car park is located at the campsite entrance and trolleys are provided to help you transport your luggage to your accommodation.

TENTE SWEET

5 pax   |   2 bedrooms   |   Bathroom

The tent offering the luxury of a private bathroom and an equipped kitchen! For a magical glamping experience at Huttopia Lac de Carcans.

Kitchenette | Electricity | Terrace | Fan

FAMILY TENT

4 pax   |   2 bedrooms

Sleep in canvas accommodation with family or friends with the comfort of a real bed. Wake up to the sound of birdsong before heading to the beach…

Kitchenette | Electricity | Terrace | Fan

Useful info: pedestrian zone.

At Huttopia Lac de Carcans Campsite, some of our accommodation is located in a fully pedestrianised area that’s out of bounds to vehicles to make your experience as safe and as peaceful as possible. Trolleys are available in the car park at the campsite entrance to help you transport your luggage to your accommodation. See the campsite map to find out more: map.

THE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!

Sheets and towels for hire
Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability.

Optional cleaning package

BBQ hire
Subject to availability.

Free baby kit (travel cot + high chair)
Outside July and August. Subject to availability.

COME AND CAMP IN THE MIDST OF THE FOREST

Huttopia Lac de Carcans Campsite offers camping holidays in Bombannes national forest in your tent, caravan, motorhome or camper van.
With the shaded pitches and calm and family-friendly forest environment, you can really disconnect from it all during your stay!
And what’s special about this campsite is its pedestrian zone reserved for tents only, for peaceful, car-free holidays.

OUR PEDESTRIAN-ONLY, TENT-ONLY PITCHES

Browse our different pitches reserved exclusively for campers with tents. Completely out of bounds to all vehicles (cars, camper vans, motorhomes and caravans), this pedestrian zone ensures you peace and quiet throughout your holiday. The car park is located at the campsite entrance and trolleys are provided to help you transport your luggage to your pitch.

COMFORT PITCH

6 pers.   |   With electricity   |   No vehicle

Camp in your tent on beautiful pitches under the pines with electricity and enjoy the tranquillity of the pedestrian zone.

NATURE PITCH

6 pers.   |   No electricity   |   No vehicle

Are you a lover of the great outdoors and real camping? Enjoy a traditional camping experience at Lac de Carcans campsite on large, shaded pitches without electricity.

BACKPACKING/CYCLE TOURING RATE

Price per person   |   No electricity   |   No vehicle

Are you a backpacker or cycle tourer? Stop over at our campsite and pitch your tent under the pines of Bombannes national forest.
Bookings by phone only.

OUR PITCHES FOR ALL CAMPERS

Huttopia Lac de Carcans Campsite has many pitches under the pines that are accessible to all vehicles, suitable whether you’re staying in a tent, a motorhome or a camper van.

COMFORT PLUS PITCH

6 pax | With electricity   |  Picnic table

Even larger pitches with a picnic table so you can enjoy real family meals. The ideal setting to enjoy the freshness of the pine forest and the mild summer evenings…

COMFORT PITCH

6 pax | With electricity

An authentic camping experience on a pitch with electricity. Wake up to the sound of birdsong in the midst of unspoiled nature…

NATURE PITCH

6 pax | Without electricity

Camp in true simplicity! Rediscover the joys of a traditional camping holiday on a large, shady pitch.

FOUR WASHROOMS FOR YOUR USE

Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite has four newly renovated washrooms. These bright and spacious facilities feature washbasins, showers, toilets, and washing-up sinks. Suitable for families, with their baby and toddler cubicles. Two of the washrooms also offer facilities designed for disabled access.

Useful info: pedestrian zone

At Huttopia Lac de Carcans Campsite, some of our pitches are located in a fully pedestrianised area that’s out of bounds to vehicles to make your experience as safe and as peaceful as possible. Trolleys are available in the car park at the campsite entrance to help you transport your luggage to your tent. See the campsite map to find out more: map.

PRACTICAL SERVICES FOR CAMPERS

Fridge and barbecue hire
Subject to availability.

Laundry room with washing machine and dryer

Free baby kits (travel cot + high chair)
Except July and August. Subject to availability.

CAMPING CARD

Enjoy discounted prices and free nights in the early and late season at all the Huttopia Campsites, Onlycamp and Citykamps.

*Price including 1 pitch for 2 people with electricity (+ free animal)

ALL THE HUTTOPIA SERVICES FOR A HASSLE FREE STAY

After a refreshing dip in Lake Carcans, get together on the campsite’s sunny terrace for a drink before hiring paddle boards or going for a bike ride through Bombannes forest…

THE FOOD CORNER FOR A HOLIDAY PACKED WITH FLAVOURS

Simple, quality catering and a selection of local products and wines await you at Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite.

Share some quality time at the Food Corner at Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite.

Settle back to sip a drink, enjoy an ice cream or share a delicious aperitif platter on the terrace while the children have fun in the nearby playground.
At dinner time, you can enjoy mouth-watering homemade pizzas and aperitif platters.

Fresh bread every morning

> Order your bread and pastries the day before. Because we are committed to working with local producers, the village bakery delivers to us every morning.
> Tea, coffee, orange juice, bread, jam, and pastries… Opt for a breakfast menu so you have nothing to prepare.

Café-comptoir
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Grocery

PLACES TO GET TOGETHER

Reception

Our reception team will be happy to help throughout your stay and to answer any questions you may have about setting up camp. They can also let you know any tourist information you need about the top attractions around Carcans-Maubuisson and the ocean, including the activities you can do, walking routes, the best beaches and surf sports and nicest restaurants. There is a grocery shop at reception where you can pick up all the basics!

Central Marquee

The central marquee offers a friendly atmosphere for you to read a book, play a game or sit and chat at the large tables. The ideal place to relax and enjoy quality time together!

Table football

Wifi

Playground

AND TO MAKE YOUR STAY EVEN EASIER

BBQ hire

Bed linen and towels for hire

Laundry room

End of stay cleaning

Fridge hire

Paddle boards and electric mountain bikes for hire

NEAR THE CAMPSITE

There is a small grocery shop just 100 metres from the campsite and all the main amenities in Carcans-Maubuisson town centre (4 km away), including a tourist information centre, supermarkets, bakery, and petrol station.

ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE!

Swimming

Outdoor pool, lake and ocean

Summer special

The sociable, nature-inspired atmosphere of Huttopia’s activities and evening entertainment

Nature throughout the seasons

Water sports, walks, and bike rides

For kids

A few ideas of activities for kids

Sport and leisure on site

Make the most of the campsite facilities

SWIMMING POOL, LAKE, OR OCEAN?

Between the swimming pool, Lake Carcans and the ocean, you will be spoilt for choice for swimming!

SWIMMING POOL AND PADDLING POOL
A beautiful heated outdoor pool and paddling pool await you at Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite. What better than taking a dip and splashing about with the children on a hot summer day. And between two dives in the pool, you can bask in the sunshine or read a book on the deckchairs…

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IN THE LAKE AND THE OCEAN
Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite is THE ideal destination for lovers of wild swimming.
From the campsite, you can head directly to Lake Carcans-Hourtin, which is one of the largest lakes in France, boasting beautiful beaches (250 m). You can also enjoy a range of activities there in the midst of unspoiled landscapes.
A few miles away, experience the joys of swimming in the sea with a trip to the ocean and the fine sandy beaches at Carcans Plage (6 km) and Lacanau (15 km)…

BEST OF THE SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT HUTTOPIA LAC DE CARCANS CAMPSITE 

Nature explorations, wonderful encounters, regional heritage and new experiences are on the agenda!

Activities are organised for free or at a small charge, every day of the week.

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Discover the reed beds

Take a stroll along the lake’s reed beds with our guide Florent, and learn to recognize and protect the different species in this fragile ecosystem.

Onewheel

A great adrenaline fix! Come and try out the Onewheel, an off-road electric skateboard, with a qualified instructor who will help you get the hang of it. Off you’ll go, riding your electric skateboard through a landscape of sand dunes and forest…

Windsurfing

Novice or expert, try out windsurfing in one of the best spots in France, accompanied by specialist instructors.

FRIENDLY & JOYFUL EVENING EVENTS

Experience magical moments at Huttopia’s evening events, which take place throughout July and August: concerts, magic shows, plays, open-air film screenings and more. There’s something to suit all tastes and all ages!

NATURE AND RURAL HERITAGE THROUGHOUT THE SEASONS

Around Carcans-Maubuisson, the Médoc offers nature, sports, and culinary delights.
With its lakes, dunes, pine forests, ocean and vineyards, the landscapes are beautiful in every season and can be enjoyed through a range of different activities.
The ideal destination to unwind and recharge your batteries!

Paddle boarding

You can hire paddle boards directly on the campsite to glide about the calm waters of Lake Carcans-Hourtin. An original and peaceful way to explore the lake and its landscapes!

Bike rides

Explore Bombannes forest with its 250 hectares of pine trees or go on a bike ride to the Atlantic coast. The ideal way to discover the wildest parts of the region…

Bombannes Estate

Just a stone’s throw from the campsite, the UCPA leisure centre offers a whole range of activities throughout the season, including adventure courses, a water park, surfing, sailing, and archery. A paradise for outdoor and water sports!

ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKES

Explore the coastline and the majestic pine forest on a classic or electric mountain bike. Whether through mud, sand or uphill, nothing will stop you! Available for daily or half-day hire directly on the campsite.

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CHILDREN’S PARADISE

Ideas of children’s activities!

Playground

Children can get together in the campsite’s large wooden playground to have fun on the slides, swings, nets, and in the play house with sand beneath their feet!

The beach with the kids

With the ocean just 6 km from the campsite and Lake Carcans 250 m away, children will never tire of going to the beach. Whether collecting seashells, building beautiful sand castles or splashing about in the water, they won’t be at a loss of things to do!

SUMMER LITTLE TRAPPERS

Each morning in summer (6 days a week) at Huttopia Lac de Carcans, the 5-12 year olds become Little Trappers as they enjoy fun activities always held out in the heart nature: treasure hunts, wooden hut building, Land’Art, and more!

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SPORT AND LEISURE ON SITE

At Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite, there are plenty of ways to let off steam. In addition to the swimming pool, the campsite features volleyball, tennis, basketball and pétanque courts for you to have fun with family or friends. Ping-pong tables and table football also await you for some lively games throughout the day. And for an adventure in the nature, paddle boards and electric bikes can be hired on site: there is everything you need for a great holiday!

•  Ping-pong     Volley ball    Table football  Basketball/Football    Pétanque court   Paddle boards and electric bikes for hire

AND WHAT CAN WE DO IF IT RAINS?

On the campsite, you can head to the Central Marquee to read a book or play board games.

Rainy days are also the ideal opportunity to discover the heritage of the Medoc and the Atlantic coast. History buffs will be fascinated by the Souvenir and Mémoire Canaulaise museums, which retrace the life of yesteryear and the traditions of the Medoc. The curious-minded will also enjoy visiting the museum at Phare de Cordouan lighthouse to learn all about the region’s lighthouses and their history.

For a gastronomic adventure, discover the Médoc’s wine estates! With its many vineyards, the region is known for its wine cellars and wine route. Rainy days are the perfect opportunity to meet small local producers, who will be happy to share their passion and ancestral knowledge with you. Some winegrowers even offer tours and activities suitable for children, for a family day out.

A UNIQUE REGION TO DISCOVER…

Between the pine forest,
Lake Carcans and the Atlantic Ocean

Holidays in Carcans are ideally spent between the lake and the ocean! Stay on the shores of Lake Carcans-Hourtin with its leisure park, just a stone’s throw from the town centre of Carcans-Maubuisson, and a few miles from Lacanau and the legendary beaches of the Atlantic coast. A multitude of activities await you, be it gentle sports or adrenaline-fuelled thrills!

 

It is also well worth discovering the Médoc’s unspoiled landscapes and rich wine heritage. In the heart of Bombannes national forest, Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite is the ideal starting point for exploring the many different routes through the vast Landes pine forest on foot or by bike. A destination where nature reigns supreme and you can enjoy an active holiday filled with open-air adventures…

Lac de Carcans-Hourtin

250 m

Within walking distance of the campsite, Lake Carcans-Hourtin is one of the largest natural lakes in France. Bordered by stunning beaches and offering majestic, unspoiled landscapes, the lake is the ideal place to enjoy wild swimming and a range of different activities.

Water sports and outdoor activities

250 m

Take to the water! You can explore Lake Carcans with a range of different water sports, including paddle boarding (available for hire on the campsite), water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, and catamaraning. The UCPA leisure centre also offers a range of outdoor activities including archery, horse riding, and rock climbing.
On the Atlantic coast, head to the ocean and Carcans Plage to have a go at surfing! A range of legendary surf spots await you to enjoy the region’s most iconic sport…

The beaches of the Atlantic coast

6 – 15 km

Carcans Océan, Lacanau, Maubuisson… Just a few miles from the campsite, vast stretches of sandy beaches await you. Swimming (many of the beaches are lifeguarded in the summer for families), lazing about, walks, surfing, and board sports await you. Just pick your favourite activity!

Lake Lacanau

22 km

You will love the unspoilt, natural setting of Lake Lacanau. Take a pretty footpath along the western shore to discover its wild, preserved landscapes. Reed beds, wooded dunes, and beautiful views of the lake and its protected islands await you along this gentle, family-friendly walk. The lake is also the perfect place for wild swimming and water activities.

Bike rides

More than 150 km of cycle paths run through the forest connecting the three resorts of Lacanau, Carcans-Maubuisson and Hourtin. There are several signposted routes for all levels, for you to explore the region by bike (the Boucle du Lion, Boucle des Cavalles and Boucle de Genêts loops, among others). The majestic landscapes of the Landes forests, dunes and large lakes of the Médoc await you just a few pedal strokes away…

Cousseau Lake Nature Reserve

7 km

Set between Lake Carcans and Lake Lacanau, Cousseau nature reserve offers more than 600 hectares of preserved nature. A haven of peace for the many mammals and birds that take refuge there. You can observe unique flora and fauna in this protected nature reserve! Follow a guide to learn to identify the plants and animals that inhabit this sanctuary, including otters, turtles, dragonflies and diverse birds…

Cousseau Lake Nature Reserve

7 km

Set between Lake Carcans and Lake Lacanau, Cousseau nature reserve offers more than 600 hectares of preserved nature. A haven of peace for the many mammals and birds that take refuge there. You can observe unique flora and fauna in this protected nature reserve! Follow a guide to learn to identify the plants and animals that inhabit this sanctuary, including otters, turtles, dragonflies and diverse birds…

Medoc wine route

Covering more than 80 kms, the famous Médoc wine route is a real must. Discover the passion and know-how of the local winegrowers with wine tastings, visits of wine estates and guided walks through the vineyards. Along the route, it is well worth taking a stop at one of the region’s châteaux: from the most prestigious properties to family homes, discover the workings of the region’s wine estates and their unique architecture. The 8 Médoc wine appellations will hold no more secrets for you!

Sightseeing and rural heritage

Make the most of your stay in Carcans to visit the surrounding towns and seaside resorts, including Carcans-Maubuisson, Lacanau, Hourtin and its harbour. In terms of rural heritage, take a stop at the market in Montalivet, one of the oldest markets in the region, to taste all the local specialties.

ALL SORTS OF ACTIVITIES ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES

What can you do in the region with children (and grown ups)?
Here are some ideas, all within a 1 hour radius of Huttopia Lac de Carcans campsite.

The Ile aux Enfants

In Hourtin Port, the children’s island is ideal for younger kids! An island and play structures designed especially for children, including a wooden fort, a rope pyramid, a large spider’s web, and picnic tables. A little paradise, set on a pedestrian site, for you to enjoy quality time as a family.

Excursions around the lake

Around Lake Carcans, several original excursions are organized, including carriage rides, and schooner and catamaran trips. Unique activities for you to discover the lake with your children in a different way!

Bombannes Adventure

Just a stone’s throw from the campsite, Bombannes estate offers various outdoor activities for children. As well as water sports, children can enjoy pony rides, archery, and treetop adventure courses, among others…

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