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Outdoor activities near Base Calames accommodation in the Ariege Pyrenees, France.

Swimming in the lake
Swimming in the lake

An indoor pool in Tarascon is open to the public throughout the year.

At Aston, about 20 minutes drive away, you’ll find an excellent outdoor facility with a curly slide, baby pool, jets, beach area and café/bar.

The nearest lake to swim is the Mercus lake with a sandy beach, kids play area and barbecues. The water can be a little chilly!. For something a bit warmer there are several fantastic lakes around the Ariege. Pick of the bunch are probably the ‘Lac de Montbel’, ‘Puivert’ and the ‘Lac de Mondély’ (see above) all feature sandy beaches, warm water, fantastic scenery and wildlife, and are rarely crowded. The ‘Lac de Mondély’ is around a 45 minute drive from the accommodation and was ranked second in the Sunday Times ‘The 20 hottest European beaches for 2010’ survey.

The nearest Mediterranean beach is Narbonne Plage, around 2 hours drive and the Atlantic coast is just a little further.

We have our own blow up pool which is great for younger kids (and cocktails before dinner!) complete with mountain views.

Outdoor Activities

Bédeilhac, mid left at the base of the Calamès mountain.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Road Cycling



Winter Sports

View from Le Saquet

Kids Activities