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Fishing by the lake and outdoor activities

The Hameau des Lacs is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts

We have everything you need for a sporty holiday or just to relax.

Discover the Lévézou differently 


  • Do you like swimming? The Hameau des Lacs is directly on the lake of Villefranche de Panat. This swimmable lake is 192ha.
  • Do you like running or walking? In 2016, the lake was fitted out with a path that allows you to walk around it. This trail is 10.5km long. In addition, Villefranche de Panat has 7 hiking trails.
  • Do you like cycling? You are spoilt for choice. Roads and paths are there for your pleasure.





More about Cycling Tourism

More about hiking


View of the Tarn



The Hameau des Lacs is located directly on the edge of the lake of Villefranche de Panat, situated on the course of the Alrance on the plateau of Lévézou. With a surface area of 192 hectares and a depth of 25 metres, it offers several bays and numerous sandy beaches.

Easy to access, fishing is possible in many places... you can even fish by boat.
You will find pike, pike-perch and other perch.
Perch measure on average 20 cm, pike perch have an average size of 50 cm, but pike are more discreet and reserved for experienced fishermen!

It is a famous fishing spot in Aveyron, but you will find many others in the vicinity.

Visit the website of the Aveyron fishing federation www.pecheaveyron.fr



More about fishing



  • Hiking, with 600km of marked trails
  • Horse riding: A horse riding centre is set up every summer in Villefranche de Panat
  • Cycling and mountain biking: Discover the Lévézou by footpaths or by road
  • Water sports (15km away): Jet ski, water ski, motor boat rental... A nautical base at your disposal to take sailing lessons, or simply to enjoy sailing boats. 
  • Canoeing at 12 km and water skiing at 15 km.
  • Equestrian centre at 800 m in Villefranche de Panat
  • River fishing at 800 m
  • Tennis courts at 800 m
  • Water skiing, paint ball in July and August 15 km away
  • 18-hole golf course 45 km away
  • Bicycle hire at 45 km
  • Accrobranche in Millau 45 km away
  • Microlight in Villefranche de Panat