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Le Lac Mimizan

Our comprehensive range of equipment at Le Lac Mimizan caters for a wide range of abilities and ages and Le Lac Mimizan’s location makes it the perfect choice for school groups looking for a mix of land and water-based activities. The highly flexible programme can be made as challenging as your group requires!

Based on a campsite on the shores of a fresh water lake close to the dramatic Atlantic beaches of the Landes region, the centre is the ideal base for a residential school trip.

Our watersports activities launch directly onto the lake and the sheltered location provides an ideal introduction to our range of watersports activities from dinghy sailing to paddleboarding. It also provides the opportunity to explore the shoreline of Château Woolsack or land for lunch at a quiet, unspoilt beach.

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Come and stay in our spacious bespoke Chalet style tents at Le Lac Mimizan. Not only will your programme be action packed, but the accommodation packs a punch too!

All students and teachers that travel to Rockley in France can expect a comfortable bed! So while our dedicated team ensure that you make the most of the day, you'll also be guaranteed a comfortable nights sleep!

Pupils will share up to a maximum of 6 to a tent and teachers 3 to tent. 

Centre Facilities

  • Based on the shores of Étang d’Aureilhan
  • Located close to the beautiful seaside town of Mimizan Plage
  • Quiet and relaxed, away from the hubbub of larger sites
  • Rockley has its own area, a stones throw away from the lake
  • Swimming pool
  • Al fresco bar and restaurant
  • Relaxing lake-side shop



Le Lac Mimizan is uniquely situated adjacent to one of the region’s fantastic high ropes parks with more than 100 different stages set high in the spectacular pines. Suitable for a range of ages from children to adult, this is a fantastic additional activity for groups.  Le Lac Mimizan also benefits from a beautiful 9-hole golf course right next door – perfect for our teachers to take some time out away from their group and work on their handicap.

The forest surrounding Le Lac is criss-crossed with tracks and trails providing ideal excursions by bike. With the Atlantic only 5km away, it is possible to cycle all the way to the beach. Combine this with having a handful of bikes fitted with board racks, this is most definitely the perfect centre for school groups wanting to add surfing to their programme!

Activities can include 

  • Multi-hull Sailing
  • Pico Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Raft Building
  • Evening Entertainments
  • And many more...

Area highlights

Dune du Pyla - Be sure to visit Europe's largest sand dune, boasting spectacular views across Arcachon Bay and the forest.

Atlantic Beaches - A surfing hotspot, dust off your surf board or just enjoy the spectacular beaches and splash in the waves.

Mimizan Plage - For those interested in surfing, then the beaches of Mimzan Plage are a must. A stunning local beach town with spectacular surfing on your doorstep.

Cuisine - Experience the region's delicious seafood and home of some world-renowned wines.

Aqualand - A great day out for all the family, a water park with something for everyone - be prepared to get wet!!


How to get there

Whether you wish to travel via road, rail or air, we have the options to suits your needs. 

Coach - Travel via coach and make the journey as simple as possible. Direct from school to centre via the Ferry or Eurotunnel.

Air - Want to travel in the sky. Then we have group options on several carriers direct from London to Bordeaux. You will have transfers arranged in France too.

Rail - Take the scenic route and travel by rail. 

Whatever your preferred option we can accommodate all. Just ask our Schools Team for more information on each option.

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CALL: +44 (0)1202 677272
EMAIL: [email protected]
VISIT: Rockley Point, Poole, BH15 4RW

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