Huttopia Lac de Sille Huttopia

Europe France Loire Valley Sarthe

  • Children’s playground
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
Woodland camping and glamping in the heart of France's national forest and right beside a beautiful lake beach

Huttopia Lac de Sillé Campsite isn’t exactly small. There are over 150 pitches in total. Yet you could be forgiven for thinking it’s almost half that size. After all it is completely dwarfed by its surroundings. The forest around spreads for over 3,500 hectares and, just a few yards away, a huge lake in the shape of a teardrop glistens in the sun. It’s creatively named ‘Le Grand Étang’, literally meaning ‘the big lake’.

Pitches vary wildly across the site. At its furthest point, where the trees are thickest, there’s a real woodland feel and tents spread among the bows with bicycles leaning idle against the trees. Closer to reception, meanwhile, the space is far more open and generally feels a bit more ‘parky’ with motorhomes and caravans in among the larger family tents. There’s an array of glamping accommodation options – in particular safari tent-style lodges in various sizes – and wooden cabins equipped with everything you could possibly.

It’s the activities that this campsite is perhaps most well known for. There’s a whole range possible around the lake, including mountain biking, watersports, swimming, climbing, zip-lines, archery, fishing, and more. Then there are the facilities specific to the campsite itself: ping-pong tables, volleyball courts and bikes available to hire. There’s an indoor area with board games and books in case it rains (though if you’ve headed here from the UK, rain probably isn’t anything to worry about).

The focus is definitely on families but if kids and noise all become a bit too much there’s a pleasant 2km walk through the woods to nearby Sillé-le-Guillaume. The tiny town has a sleepy feel but all the French essentials – cute cafés, excellent delicatessens and an old Château. It’s a quiet contrast to the hive that is Huttopia Lac de Sillé.



Heated swimming pool, free Wi-Fi around the snack wagon area and reception, a playground, boules pitch, table tennis, table football, volley ball court and bikes available for hire. 'Camper's corner' shop for any essentials you've forgotten and tourist information in reception. There is an activities programme for children throughout school holidays.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, families, groups, couples, pets… everyone!


Huttopia Lac de Sillé is alongside the Sillé Beach activity park, with its 3,500 hectares of forest, lakes and Coco Beach swimming area. If you've brought bikes or rent them from the site, then there are ample trails to follow. Pick up maps and ideas at reception. It's 2 km to Sillé Le Guillaume (0033 2 43 20 10 32) where you should pop your head into the Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Assumption and the Château of Sillé – two magnificent historical monuments. Le Mans (0033 2 43 28 17 22) is further away (30km), so you'll need to take the car, but worth a visit. Its compact historical quarter – the Plantagenet City – can all be explored easily on foot and the encircling Roman walls are often considered to be the best preserved of the late Roman Empire in Europe.

Food & Drink

The snack wagon offers simple food that you can eat on the terrace overlooking the pool or take away. It is open on the May bank holiday weekends (English and French) and throughout July and August. There's a small grocery store in the reception area and bread and croissants are available to order in advance. For something elsewhere walk (or drive) to Sillé Le Guillaume where there are plenty of options.



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The Owner Says

The ideal destination for families looking for active outdoor holidays by the water. Huttopia Lac de Sillé campsite and its swimming pool are located in the heart of the forest, right next to Sillé Beach leisure park! Huttopia Lac de Sillé campsite is nestled in the heart of the forest, on the shores of the lake. The ideal destination to relax in a peaceful setting and enjoy open air activities to the full.

After a busy day of adventures and activities, take a dip in the heated pool, relax on the terrace of the Snack Wagon, get together in the lounge area, play petanque, or simply relax under the tall leafy trees.

Whether as a group, a family, or a couple, you can camp the way you like best. Spacious pitches in the forest or wood and canvas safari tents for a holiday with all the comforts… there is plenty of choice at Huttopia Lac de Sillé campsite.

Huttopia Lac de Sillé campsite is also part of Sillé-Plage green park, a site which includes 3,500 hectares of forest, several lakes, and a swimming area. Enjoy the shaded, lifeguarded beach to relax and unwind, surrounded by miles of forests. For the more active, it is also a great opportunity to try out water sports and other sports activities of all kinds: Boat trips, fishing, the little tourist train, zip lines, mini golf, horse riding, archery, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking…

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129 camping pitches and 37 glamping units (wood and canvas tents, chalets and roulottes).

Camping Pitch with electricity

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 10 Available
Traditional, natural grass pitch amidst the National Forest suitable for tents, campervans, caravans or motorhomes. Please state the make and size of your tent or equipment in the notes section of the booking form so that we can be sure you have booked the most suitable pitch.

The Classic V Wood & Canvas Tent i

The Classic V Wood & Canvas Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 4 2 Available
Cute canvas tent boasting pleasant living area, kitchenette and bunk beds for the children.

Mobile Home Cottage i

Mobile Home Cottage

Camping bungalow Sleeps 6 2 Available
Cosy wooden cottage with all mod cons.

The Classic IV Wood & Canvas Tent i

The Classic IV Wood & Canvas Tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 4 2 Available
Family friendly canvas tents with large wooden terrace.

Sweet Wood and Canvas Tent i

Sweet Wood and Canvas Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Spacious safari tent with private bathroom and kitchen.

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Contact Huttopia Lac de Sille, Huttopia Lac de Sillé, Sillé Plage, 72140 Sillé Le Guillaume, Sarthe, France

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Getting There

From Paris via the A11, take exit N7 for Sillé le Guillaume, then take the D338, and finally the D304, then follow signs for Huttopia
From Rennes via the A81, take exit N1 for Sillé le Guillaume, then the D4, and follow signs Huttopia.
From Tours via the A28, take exit N20 for Sillé le Guillaume, then take the D304, and finally the D310, and follow signs Huttopia. Sillé le Guillaume SNCF train station (3km)


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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews


Great lake

We only stayed for one night, wouldn’t want to do longer, good sized pitch’s, clean facilities but strange toilets (no seats), the lake was great, a lovely bike ride around it.
Sep 2, 2020 by Emma

Love the lake

After two weeks in another huttopia site we somewhat knew what to expect. However the site didn’t have enough staff on to manage with checking in and other busy points during the day. This meant a 30-40 minute wait just to check in. That said the staff were great, we weren’t happy with our first pitch and they soon helped us find a better one. The site it’s self is in need of a little updating. The shower block is clean and tidy but a little old, toilet seats wouldn’t go a miss. The location is fantastic we had our paddle board with us and it sure had a good run out. The lake is a hive of activity for the whole family. A week is enough as there’s not too much going on aside from lake. Le Mans itself was a little bit disappointing.
Aug 15, 2019 by Brickers7 Verified Review

Fantastic lakeside campsite in the woods

Spacious, chilled out campsite among the trees. We could see the lake from our tent, and had great fun paddle boarding and swimming in the lake. It's a 10 minute cycle ride through the woods to the sandy beach on the other side of the lake, where we swam, built sandcastles and ate ice creams and crepes from the small snack bar (there's also a restaurant). Staff are friendly and helpful. The (heated) pool is not huge but the kids loved it regardless. Toilets and showers were kept very clean. All in all, highly recommended especially for families.

Lovely wooded site very relaxing.

We stayed in a classic tent - really enjoyed it had most things we needed. Would recommend taking own bedding though as pillows lumpy and no proper sheets. Very peaceful site with a few activities but not too many - staff very helpful. Lake was amazing with loads of things to do around it including watersports and lots of walks. Site is shady due to the nature of being in a forest but lots of wildlife around. Would recommend to other families.
Aug 27, 2018 by K Mills

Excellent natural feel campsite with great staff

This campsite is a real find and the lake is superb. There is a beach at one end for smaller children but we swam all over with older children. Kelly was excellent, her English is superb and she would go over and above to help where possible, even when busy. You can order pizzas or rotisserie chicken at the reception area and one night a chap arrived with a van full of wooden games. We would not normally join in with evening entertainment but it is done in such a nice/ non commercial way at this site, we all really enjoyed. We also usually go for a smaller site but this one suited us this time as you never feel like it is too big and there is so much to do. We never had to queue for a shower! The pool is small but most of the time we swam in the lake. It was a very active holiday which suited us and we had an absolute ball - one of the best so far. Take care when booking the watersports on the lake as it is run by a different company and seemed a bit slack. Le Mans racetrack is about 35 mins away and worth a visit. Thanks again to Kelly and the team - we may well be back.
Aug 14, 2018 by Sarah Gould

Amazing woodland setting

Generally a great stay with Huttopia. Great to be able to choose our own secluded woodland pitch (with working power); good amount of activities for our 2 year old (perfect for young families); brilliant roast chicken; nice seating area. Things that could be improved: drinks are over-priced; staff while friendly are not as conscientious as they could be (we weren’t sure if there was a responsible adult in charge!); timing of cleaning the wash facilities was poor (first thing in the morning); wife didn’t like the unisex bathrooms. However overall a good stay and would return.
Aug 5, 2018 by Conor

Family friendly wooded camping

This is a good place to go with a young family. We have a three and a six year old. The first option they gave us for our pitch was truly terrible, but when we went back they offered us to choose our pitch to the right of reception in a yurt wooded area where we had lots of room and not much noise. That is the beat place to go in my opinion. The toilets and showers are clean but simple and I didn’t really like the unisex idea of the toilets and showers. Every night they had some sort of activity for everyone which were aimed at children. The wooden games, movie night and story telling were particular favourites. Food is very basic with little in the way of fresh veg but there is a supermarket nearby and they do pizzas and roast chicken on site as well as fresh croissants and bread in the morning. It’s a long walk to the beach on the lake for little people - we preferred to drive and park. My kids loved the poney riding and the four person bicycles! We stayed there six nights and that was plenty. Most stay 4 nights.
Aug 4, 2018 by Olivia

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