The campsite

L'ayguelade, 3 star campsite

Preserving nature and the well-being of our holidaymakers

There is no air-conditioning, no foam parties, no loudspeakers in the alleys, no lights at night... But the shade of the big trees and the coolness of the river, the nearby Gave d'Ossau, the singing of the birds, the unexpected visits of a vulture or an owl, the discovery of the fauna and flora, the simplicity and the conviviality. Everything is done to facilitate exchanges between you but also to preserve your rest.

We take nature's side, as much as possible, we choose to live with it and to promote the local area: the widest possible communication on local producers, good deals and restaurants nearby, the activities of our neighbours and partners.

We limit the lighting at night to let you admire the brightness of the stars, and at the same time, guess the life of the nocturnal animals. 

We love little animals, and learn to live with them, we ban the use of chemicals on the plots, near the river and everywhere outside the sewage pipes.

Here we are committed to a minimum impact on the environment; we have chosen a green electricity supplier ("Énergie d'Ici") and use natural or eco-friendly labelled phytosanitary products. Your stay in the campsite commits you to respecting its charter and rules which were communicated to you when you made your reservation.

 We cultivate trust and mutual respect: each one presents himself on arrival, makes sure not to drive a noisy vehicle when the campsite is asleep, takes care of his behaviour and that of his children and/or animals. Please leave the communal areas clean after your use, respect the equipment left at your disposal and respect the cleaning of the sanitary facilities.

Recoveries, recycling, a lot of creativity and your talented initiatives are gradually dressing up this campsite which is becoming a bit yours.

We invite you to participate actively: collect your food waste and put it in the compost, sort your bins, limit the use of drinking water, choose hygiene products that respect nature. We also ask you to take care of the grass, trees and plants on your site.

All pedestrians and cyclists benefit from a special rate.

Our campsite accepts group stays (from 8 people) subject to the availability of suitable pitches. Please make a reservation. 

In July and August, in our snack bar, Patati-Patatate, we honour the local producers: vegetables, eggs, cheese, meat, drinks, ... we want to participate in the life of the valley and make you discover the flavours of the land. Our fries are washed, cut each morning, cooked in 2 baths of vegetable oil and served in generous cones: fresh product therefore exhaustible: think of reserving! One evening a week is especially devoted to the aperitif! A wine merchant will do the tasting, a food truck will accompany your drinks with its Central American cuisine and the terrace will allow you to make the moment last.

Full details are available at

We look forward to it!


You can also make a pre-booking on our website.

Before booking, please read our camping charter

A rural and mountain campsite

The campsite is composed of two categories of pitches: owners of mobile-homes (year-round residents) and bare plots for campers (tents, camper vans, caravans, fitted vehicles etc). 4 small cabins are available for rent (from one night), a mobile home for rent: 2 nights minimum from March to June and from September to October (6 nights minimum rent without fixed day for July/August). Some residents also rent out their homes from time to time. Contact us for availability.

The campsite has free and direct access to thenatural area of the lake of Castet. During the school and summer seasons, from numerous activities are offered, provided by our neighbours from The Lake House (Kayak / Paddle, Boats, Donkeys, Draisienne, Mountain bike, etc.).

Direct access to the banks of the Gave d'Ossau, footpaths and cycle/ mountain bike trails.

Direct access to the greenway.

A wide range of sporting and cultural activities (canyoning, climbing, speleology, hiking, tyrollian, kayaking etc.) are available at the campsite. Concerts, shows, museums, events etc. PARTNERS section

Our direct neighbours (bakeries, restaurants, bars, pizzerias, delicatessens, gift shops) offer many regional products or original products to discover / see PARTNERS section

The Ossau valley is and offers throughout the year a wide range of numerous sports and cultural events. Information on current events and all nearby businesses will be posted in the campsite.

Quick access (less than 10 minutes by car) You can also get to the nearest towns: Arudy, Louvie-Juzon, Laruns (vast choice of shops, producers, craftsmen, restaurants, markets etc.)

Ideally located

At the foot of the Marie-Blanque pass, and close to the Tourmalet and Aubisque passes... health resorts Eaux-Chaudes and Eaux-Bonnes, the ski resorts Artouste and Gourette... and only 40 minutes from the Spanish border and trails in the Pyrenees National Park ; the geographical situation of the campsite is an ideal point for certain sports and tourism activities: cycling over the passes, practising outdoor activities, visiting the Ossalois villages, walking and hiking in the Pyrenees, Via Ferrata, Trails, Climbing, Canyoning and other white water sports, Fishing, Speleology...

A large number of cultural events are offered by the Community of Communes of the Ossau Valley (July / August) and take place partly on the natural area of the lake (100 metres from the campsite).

All our neighbouring retailers offer a wide range of local productsOssalois, of various information. The variety of places to eat is also very rich.

From the campsite you can expand your knowledge of the area and its traditions.