The Gibanel campsite distils all the joy that can be drawn from the river in the Dordogne valley: a fresh, temperate, pure river, ideal for those who love water sports, fishing or relaxation.
Campsite in Argentat on the banks of the Dordogne
Seen from the sky, the campsite Le Gibanel seems to have been deposited in a beautiful wooded area south of the Corrèze, on the edge of the forest and upstream of the Dordogne, one of the most beautiful rivers in France that originated in the Puy-de-Dôme (puy de Sancy), in the heart of the Massif Central. Staying near this fabulous waterway, you will have direct access to the river. You will be able to alternate the swimming lengths in our heated outdoor swimming pool with swimming in the river during your holidays with family, friends or in couple in Argentat. The river that borders the campsite is only a sample of a natural site of great beauty, the Dordogne Valley, a site classified as a biosphere reserve by Unesco.
To liven up your holidays on the water in Corrèze, you will be able to make beautiful hikes and to climb on the heights to have a panoramic sight on the valley of the Dordogne, with the doors of Périgord. By contemplating the landscapes that are available to you, you will truly understand why our outdoor hotel, located to meet three beautiful regions (Auvergne, Limousin, Quercy), particularly appealing to nature lovers who wish to spend their holidays in a peaceful and preserved setting on the banks of a river in the corrézien hinterland.
A holiday on the water in the Dordogne Valley
As a purist, you know all the advantages of a high-end campsite stay at the edge of a river. If you have never experienced this beautiful experience, we invite you to cross the gates of Gibanel. Whether you opt for a fully equipped mobile home for 4 to 8 people or a large 80m2 tent, camper or caravan, the proximity of a peaceful river offers a range of possibilities for campers.
From your bare ground or the terrace of your cottage, it will only take a few minutes to access to the river. The Dordogne is peaceful at the place where the campsite is located. Your children can swim and dive safely. If the water seems a little cool, make an effort and let nature relax your muscles. After swimming, you can laze on the shore, sunbathe and observe the green mountains that surround you. You will take an unsuspected pleasure to put your towel on the beautiful beach of lawn and reconnect with nature. After your meals, enjoy the family digestive walks along the river, in the shade of tall trees. Close your eyes for a moment, breathe deeply and feel the air of the Dordogne valley fill your lungs. Do you see yourself there? Pack your bags, campsite Gibanel in Corrèze is waiting for you.
Nautical activities on the river Dordogne
Our campsite is also for sports enthusiasts who wish to spend active holidays on the banks of the Dordogne. After listening to the murmurs of the river, the navigator in you will wake up suddenly. And as if the proximity of one of the most beautiful rivers of France was not enough, you will find close to the campsite a large body of water ideal for the practice of water activities. For family fun, we invite you to rent a canoe, kayak or pedal boat. After a few paddles or pedals, take care and observe the environment in which you sail. Need to refresh yourself? Dive into the river from your boat before leaving.
On Lake Gibanel, you can also introduce you to a very popular water sport coming from Polynesia: stand up paddle (SUP). This discipline requires a good physical condition and a great sense of balance, but is accessible to beginners and children. Standing on your board, you will have to row to advance at your own pace. This trendy sport combining elements of surf and canoe, which can be practiced at sea and river, muscle different parts of the body, including the abdominals.
The Dordogne is a poisonous river that is a great playground for fishing enthusiasts. We invite our fishing friends to learn about the regulations (licenses, authorized areas) before their arrival at the campsite.