Center Parcs Lac d'Ailette, a family nature getaway

Published by Julie de Sortiraparis · Photos by Julie de Sortiraparis · Updated on April 24th, 2024 at 10:42 a.m.
Discover Center Parc Le Lac d'Ailette: an oasis of relaxation in Hauts-de-France, ideal for escaping the capital and enjoying nature.

Located in the Hauts-de-France region, 145 kilometers northeast of Paris, Center Parc Le Lac d'Ailette promises a picturesque escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital. The most convenient means of transport is by car, with an average journey time of two and a half hours via the A1 freeway and the N2 trunk road. Alternatively, you can take the train to Laon station (15 km away)! Then you can enjoy the park, which offers a unique experience of relaxation and entertainment in the heart of unspoilt nature.

The Domaine and its beach!

Center Parc Le Lac d'Ailette is remarkable for its large lake, a central jewel that harmonizes all aspects of the site. Visitors are welcomed into a verdant setting where clear waters mingle with lush forests. The estate extends over several hectares, allowing visitors to enjoy a spacious, well-kept environment.

Above all, a real beach awaits you! Superbly laid out, the Lac d'Ailette Center Parc is the only one of its kind in France to feature water to such an extent: deckchairs are available, as is beach volleyball and a beachside top bar-restaurant.

The peacefulness of the area, combined with the forest and beach, creates an exceptional environment for a stay, especially in spring and summer.

Accommodation and Catering

Accommodations at Center Parc Le Lac d'Ailette range from comfortable cottages to waterfront homes with stunning lake views. These residences are designed to merge aesthetically with the surrounding landscape while providing all the modern conveniences for a relaxing stay. On-site dining options are plentiful, including themed restaurants, cafés, and even a home-delivery meal service for those who prefer to dine in the privacy of their cottage. The catering offer is varied with :

  • Le Lagon allows you to dine directly by the pool,
  • The Market, a rich and varied buffet, ideal for gourmets (expect to pay a rather high price of around €40 per adult),
  • Il Giardino, a classic Italian restaurant,
  • L'Embarcadère is the real nugget of the park, allowing you to dine by the beach and forest, with a bistro-style kitchen that does the job perfectly.

Activities and Leisure

The park is famous for its wide range of activities for all ages.Aqua Mundo, an indoor water park, is a star attraction with its wave pool, slides and lush tropical garden. For sports enthusiasts, tennis, golf and bowling offer something for everyone. The more adventurous can explore the surrounding trails by mountain bike or on foot. What's more, the park regularly organizes workshops and entertainment activities for children, guaranteeing fun and creativity. Special mention must be made of the new virtual reality center, which is sure to please teenagers.

In the vicinity

Exploration doesn't stop at the park gates. The area around Lac d'Ailette is rich in history and culture. Just a few kilometers away, Notre-Dame Cathedral is a perfect example of the early Gothic period, with its sublime, colorful nave. The church of Saint-Martin will surprise you with its dimensions: 35 meters high and 75 meters long, a monastic complex where the Prémontrés order settled in 1124.

Conclusion

For the people of Ile-de-France, this park offers a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, where every member of the family can reconnect with nature. Whether for a weekend or a week, visitors of all ages will find plenty to fill their days with memories. Center Parc Le Lac d'Ailette is an ideal destination, especially for those looking to combine forest and beach without compromise.

Practical information

Location

center parcs lac d'aillette
02860 Chamouille

Route planner

Official website
www.centerparcs.fr

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