What to do around Le Ranch Camping et Glamping

Just 10 minutes drive from Le Ranch Camping et Glamping, Treignac is our nearest town. Labeled Petite Cité de Caractère since autumn 2017 you will find a lovely medieval old town with small winding streets and pretty buildings. There is a walking tourist trail which you can either follow by yourself, or, through the summer season, there are guided tours. Also there are several restaurants to choose from in the town itself, and on the outskirts is Lac des Bariousses and the plage, a beach area with water based activities and a beach bar restaurant. In the centre of Treignac you will also find the local tourist office.

Other Villages and Towns

There are many small pretty villages to visit in the area where you can explore and wonder around the old cobble streets soaking up the history, go shopping at the local markets or just sit with a coffee and watch the world go by.

Brive-la-Gaillarde and Limoges are larger towns/cities with a more cosmopolitan feel, perfect to go shopping and enjoy larger markets, Brive has the famous Georges Brassen food market, open on on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. Both these towns have airports which operate to the UK and France.


Lakes - Swimming

Our nearest lake is Lac Baroiusses just north of Treignac, as well as sunbathing on its sandy beach, you can enjoy swimming and fishing all year and for July and August the Station Sports Nature is open with canoeing-kayak, sailing, pedalo and stand up paddling as well as an inflatable water park.  From May to the end of September Le BaRRiou’s restaurant and bar is open with snacks and sit down meals available. 

Another swimming lake with a beach, is Lac de Bournazel at Seilhac with supervised swimming in July and August, diving board, fishing, children’s games, Pedalo, canoe and kayak hire. There are many more smaller and larger lakes around, we have information and maps in our tourist information area.

Walking and Cycling

Le Ranch Camping is in an ideal place for a hiking or cycling. We are minutes away from the GR46 and the GR440 walking routs, maps are available from our tourist infomation point. The Monédières massif has around thirty puys (mountains with rounded profiles), the highest of which is La Monédière, which is 919m above sea level and then the massif’s second highest point, the unmissable (and our favourite spot) Puy du Suc au May this approximately a 1 hour 40 minutes walk from Le Ranch Camping, it offers superb views of the Monédières, the Millevaches plateau and the Auvergne mountains from its orientation table at 908m above sea level. Detailed walks are available at reception. 


We are very lucky to be place at the foot of two flying points for paragliding, we often see them flying from the campsite.  Le Ranch Camping et Glamping work closely with a local company who can offer tandem flights just minutes from the campsite. We have even had a flight our self and can recommend their services.


Horse riding at Etrier des Monédières

Our local equestrian centre in Le Lonzac has new owners for 2024. We are very much looking forward to working with them.

L’Étrier des Monédieres welcomes you to an exceptional site facing Les Monédieres, and just 7 minutes drive from the campsite, contact Zoe for infromation  regarding lessons from beginners to experienced riders. In a family atmosphere, you can practice horse riding from 5 years old. Stéphane LUC, BEES 1 instructor, eventing rider, also welcomes you from Monday to Saturday for group or individual lessons corresponding to your level. Visit etrierdesmonedieres.ffe.com for more information. Languages spoken French and English.

Mountain bike downhill track - Piste VTT de descente

From the campsite you can view the Puy de la Monedieres as well as paragliding from this puy there is a VTT track from the summit. The video give you a good idea of what to expect.

Food and Drink

Local produce is important to both residents and visitors alike and with really good food available everywhere here. You can find it in simple country inns or village bistros, brasseries, or establishments with Michelin stars. But it’s not just about restaurants; it all starts literally at ground level, in fields, orchards and vineyards, where produce of the highest quality begins its life. Many of our products have official quality certification such as AOP or Label Rouge; and these are not awarded lightly. They are all to be found on the numerous markets. Towns and many villages have once or twice weekly markets throughout the year; whilst in summer, Local Farmers’ Markets, at which only producers from the surrounding communities can trade, spring up in many places. CLICK HERE for full list of places to visit, eat and drink.

Right on our doorstep

Brasserie des Anges

We are very lucky to have our neighbour Stéphane who produces craft beer. The Brasserie des Anges (Brewery) is based in Chamboulive around 10 minutes drive from us. The production of the beer is 100% traditional and ancestral. The beers of the Brasserie des Anges are the result of cooking over a wood fire and are fermented in oak barrels. The bar is open on a Friday from 18.00h and visits at other times can be arranged by prior arrangement (Languages spoken French and English) more information can be found here brasseriedesanges.com or contact  +33 (0)7 77 05 72 17.

Monédières blueberries

Wild blueberries grow in the Monédières area. These berries have been organic for hundreds of years: they don’t require any fertlizer, and the bushes they grow on only need to be trimmed once every 5 or 10 years. Picking takes place in the summer and is a bit tricky : the blueberries are handpicked, using a type of “comb”.

Ferme des monédières sale the wild blueberries, lambs, vegetables. Blueberry pies during the picking period. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. around 10 minutes drive from Le Ranch Camping. Information and contact details can be found HERE