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Camping les Vailhés

Camping les Vailhés

France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Hérault, Lodève

04 67 44 25 98
06 28 23 86 87
04 67 44 65 97
Open (touring pitches):  
1 April - 30 September.

Ref: FR34550

Alan Rogers Review

Les Vailhés is a popular municipal site with a wonderful situation on the shores of the Lac du Salagou which is a haven for watersports. Many pitches have views across the lake and the red volcanic rocks are most unusual. Of the 245 pitches, 55 are occupied by seasonal caravans and 190 are for touring, all with electricity (16A); on ground sloping towards the lakeside beach. Most are hedged and there is plenty of shade from a variety of trees. The site is fenced off from the lake but the gates are open during the day.

A sailing school is next to the site offering a range of watersports (including courses) with the opportunity for windsurfing, sailing (including catamarans), canoeing and kayaking, rowing and, of course, swimming and fishing. The area is ideal for walking, riding and cycling (with 17 mountain-bike routes). The nearby town of Lodève is a ‘Ville d’art et d’histoire’ and there are many megalithic sites in the area, as well as the vineyards and olive plantations of Languedoc. The beaches of the Mediterranean are only an hour’s drive (mostly by free motorway).


Two toilet blocks have good modern showers (unisex in low season), but the remaining facilities are rather Spartan, with unisex washbasins under cover but open to the fresh air, and old-fashioned sinks for dishwashing and laundry (with hot water). Washing machines. Very basic facilities for disabled visitors (no grab-rails). Small play area for younger children with climbing wall. Baker calls each morning. Lake amenities (lifeguards July/Aug) and beach café (all season). Windsurfing, sailing, canoes, rowing boats and pedaloes.

  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • American Motor Homes
  • Boat Launch on Site
  • Bar Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Golf Nearby
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Free



Lac du Salagou is 50 km. west of Montpellier. From the A75 (Béziers/Clermont-Ferrand) take exit 54 or 55, and follow directions to Lac du Salagou. Then follow site signs to left.