Carladez en Aveyron

-Sarrans Lake, Laussac Peninsula-

Sarrans Lake

“Once you’re there, you won’t want to leave”

This lake, a big 1000-hectare mountain-water ‘fjord’, offers some incredible spots.

  • The Sarrans Dam, once the largest dam in Europe.
  • Upstream from the dam, the Laussac peninsula awaits you.

Explore a lesser-known side of the Truyère river valley… So many things to learn, so many secrets in that water!

When the Sarrans dam was emptied in 2014, various hidden treasures were revealed: the Tréboul and Laussac bridges, villages, farms, petrified trees, and more. Go and see them for yourself and share the memories.

Every day, with the famiy or alone, there are so many things to see, do and explore by the water.
The best advice we can give:

‘Spend more time than you planned exploring the lake, go further along the trails, see the Turlande rock, walk along the dam…’

Every day, with the famiy or alone

Laussac Peninsula

It’ll surprise you!

The pretty winding roads that lead you to the Laussac peninsula, surrounded by the peaks of the Monts du Cantal and Aubrac, are one of the most beautiful sights Aveyron has to offer.

Laussac is a protected area that one visits on foot; stroll around the village’s pretty little streets until you reach the chapel built in the year 1000, the last remains of a monastery founded by Saint Gausbert. This is a really special place: the tranquility and the gentle banks of the Sarrans Lake are not to be missed.

Laussac Peninsula

Sports / Fun & Games:

This Natura 2000 area has so much nature and wide-open space, from pastures to tree-lined hills, open your eyes and take it all in!
Each season of the year is a different backdrop for you to enjoy the Sarrans Lake’s mountains and valleys. Spend a day at the Laussac peninsula and you will be amazed from sunrise to sunset.

Lifeguard on duty for swimmers in summertime

The peninsula has many wonderful trails. Get out into nature, breathe the fresh air, have fun! 

Various well-kept and waymarked trails

  • On foot:

Fantasy Walks near to the Laussac peninsula -GPX file here

Jou Trail’: “this trail takes you up high for some exceptional views of the Sarrans dam and the hamlet of Laussac.”

  • For mountain-bikers: In the top 10 trails in Aveyron, downloadable as GPX file here, Laussac Peninsula Trail
  • For cyclists: Cross the Truyère gorges, downloadable as GPX file here, Aubrac bike trail
  • Viewed from above: from a microlight and from a hot-air balloon, with the Ailes du Carladez association.
The Jou lookoff

Nature activites for everyone!

– on the water: kayaking, pedalos, fishing
– up high in the Truyère gorges: via ferrata, climbing, canyonning, ziplining
– on the court: tennis

Food & Refreshments!

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Where to stay on the Laussac peninsula:

On the banks of the Sarrans lake:
accommodation, bungalow-tents, caravans, rooms and chalets at the AirotelCamping La Source ****


Near the meadow, towards the tip of the peninsula
Tent pitches at the Chalet du Lac seasonal tourist area.