Huttopia Lac d’ Aiguebelette Huttopia

Europe France Rhône-Alpes Savoie

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Family camping on the wonderfully preserved shores of France's emerald jewel – lake Aiguebelette

There are numerous lakeside campsites in France but few can boast shores as renowned as those of Lac d’Aiguebelette in the heart of the Rhone-Alps region. One of the biggest natural lakes in France, no fewer than seven hot springs help bring the water to an appealing 28-degrees during summer, while the surrounding mountains and the great limestone wall of L'Epine – 'the thorn' – shelter the emerald, smooth-as-glass waters, cut through only by the occasional sailing boat or pedalo. Swimming? It’s a must. Canoeing? It’s an option. Camping nearby? We know the perfect place...

Set just a hundred metres or so from Aiguebelette’s western shore, the partially wooded campsite in the village of Le Sougey spreads across some 12 acres of space and has over 100 different pitches where you can pop your tent and make a lakeside base. Two separate washroom blocks provide modern facilities (disabled access to both), while the main reception building has all the staples of a self-respecting French campsite – fresh croissant and baguette delivery each morning, free Wi-Fi, heaps of tourist information brochures and some metal boules to borrow for a family game on the court outside.

While a playground for tots and table tennis tables add extra activities to the campsite, most of the fun here revolves, unsurprisingly, around the lake. The beach at Huttopia Lac d’ Aiguebelette has a lifeguard throughout summer and you can hire pedalos, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards for a very reasonable price. The blanket ban on motorboats only adds to the tranquillity that has helped ensure Aiguebelette’s vast tracts of protected areas are rich in wildlife.

Although the A43 Chambéry-Lyon motorway has brought the pristine waters within easy reach of city day-trippers, Aiguebelette still feels like a real discovery. The upshot for campers is a speedy journey in both directions, either to vibrant Lyon for a day of city fun or an adventure further east into the thick of the mountains beyond. In the middle of it all, meanwhile, the lake remains a perfectly peaceful retreat. As Condé Nast Traveller put it, "with its beaches, its reed-beds and its neat, eco-friendly éspaces poubelles (rubbish collection points), Aiguebelette is about as far as you can get from the stress of a high-season Mediterranean beach holiday.”



2 wash-blocks with toilets, showers, washing up sinks, disabled access and family bathrooms. A central reception lodge with free Wi-Fi, tourist information, a small library and board games to borrow. A playground, volleyball courts, boules pitch and table tennis tables. BBQs and fridges for hire. Coin-operated washing and drying machines. Activities for children throughout school holidays.

Suitable For

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


Lake Aiguebelette is the third largest natural lake in France and one of its warmest too, with an average temperature of 27°C in the summer. There are 7 different beach areas along its edges, the nearest of which is the beach of Sougey (200m from the campsite), and, along with swimming, watersports on the lake include stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. There are also pedalos available to hire. Motorboats are not permitted. If one lake isn't enough, Lake Annecy and Lake Bourget are also nearby, while walkers can head into the mountains with the outdoor hot-spots of Chamonix, Chambéry and the forest of Hauts de Chamoux. Cyclists, meanwhile, will have heard of the excellent Via Rhôna and the Véloroute Léman routes that take you all the way to the sea.

Food & Drink

Fresh bread is delivered to the campsite each morning (make sure you order the evening before) and, just beyond the campsite entrance, there is also a small restaurant – L'Auberge du Sougey (0033 4 7944 1472) – open from mid-April to mid-September.



The Owner Says

Tranquil emerald waters bordered by picturesque boathouses and little houses on stilts, the mountains, and the remarkable flora and fauna of the Regional Nature Park: Lake Aiguebelette and its islands welcome you for an enchanting holiday escape.

In the heart of the foothills of Savoie, near Chambery, ideally located on the shores of Lake Aiguebelette, Huttopia Lac d’ Aiguebelette campsite invites you to stay on a 5 hectare site with a family-friendly atmosphere.

Nature lovers will be enchanted by the beautiful wooded site with its calm, green setting and access to the beach. Swimming, cycling, hiking... on Lake Aiguebelette and in the surroundings, there are endless possibilities for active holidays in Savoie. Thanks to the exceptional location of Huttopia Lac d’ Aiguebelette campsite, you will be able to enjoy the pure Alpine environment, the lake and the diversity of the surrounding mountains all in one trip.

Camp on a small, friendly campsite the way you like best. Set up your tent, caravan or campe van on one of our pitches or choose comfortable glamping accommodation... the choice is yours!

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Contact Huttopia Lac d’ Aiguebelette, Lac Rive Ouest, 73610 St Alban De Montbel, Savoie, France

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Getting There

From the A43 motorway, take exit 12 signposted to Lac d'Aiguebelette, then take the D921 towards Saint Alban de Montbel. The campsite is located before Saint Alban de Montbel, on the left, by Sougey beach and is well signposted. Chambéry, 25 km away, is home to an SNCF train station and also an airport – Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport. From there you can get a bus to the campsite, the C1 Belle Savoie Express service. There are also SNCF train stations in Lépin-le-Lac (5 km away) and Aiguebelette-le-Lac (8 km away), which both operate on the TER lines.


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Rated ★★★☆☆ over 5 reviews


Very clean however a mega noisy site...

Very clean however a mega noisy site, advertised as having WiFi but non available, typical French response when I asked. I was booked on for two nights I left after one. Terrible

Jul 10, 2019 by Michael

Great Location, Lots for Kids

We had a wonderful week staying in one of the ‘Classic IV’ tents - which was perfect for family of four. Roomy, well equipped with comfy beds and a nice outdoor deck and seating. Plus good shady spot so it never got too hot. The location was perfect - just 5 mins to the gorgeous emerald beach - our kids spend many happy hours swimming / splashing in the water. Plus you can hire kayaks and paddle boards. The campsite staff were helpful and friendly and the camping facilities were clean and looked after. We loved the fresh croissants every morning. Lots to do in local area and further afield - a great place for a holiday! We are planning to visit again soon!
Aug 25, 2018 by The Gloster Gang

Great location close to France’s fourth largest lake

Camping Le Sougey has been taken over by the Huttopia group this year and, in my opinion, as yet does not meet the standards of other Huttopia sites. The site is located about 200m from Lake Aiguebelette and this is the highlight of a stay here. The scenery is beautiful, the water is warm enough to swim in and there are paddle boards, boats and kayaks to hire for those who desire. The site itself is flat and there are ample showers (albeit a little dated), washing up facilities and a laundry. We found the site to be noisier than expected largely due to amount of families and youth groups staying - I guess that it comes from being located in what is predominately a holiday area. I was very glad not to have stayed a Friday and Saturday night as I would imagine it would have been busier and noisier. Out of season I’m sure the site has an air of calm. The pitches are OK but lack privacy. We’d return for the location and to explore the region further, it really was stunning and we only managed to see a fraction of the attractions during our time here.
Aug 25, 2018 by Rachel

They are engaged

In high season it is to loud. There are lots of older kids (probably youths groups) between about 10 and 15, who are playing at the toddlers playground and throwing stones on each other (and the toddlers inbetween them) In the evening they are screaming and shouting until at least 10pm. The lake and the beach is nice, but there are so many daytrippers that you nearly sit on your neighbours towel. The campside and the staff is nice, but it has nothing to do with cool camping. The Toilets are cleaned everyday, but often so dirty. One morning there was a lot of **** right in front of the showers. I am disappointed.
Jul 25, 2018 by LeLe

Lovely quiet site, amazing location

The proximity to the lake is probably the best thing about this campsite - it's a short stroll back past reception and down the hill to a beautiful spot with sandy shores, a little playground and some grassier spots under trees if it's particularly warm. The campsite itself is lovely - secluded pitches (they're narrow - be warned, we had to park our short-wheel-base VW T5 across the opening rather than at 90 degrees, in order to have enough space to put our awning up). Lovely playground in the centre and well maintained, clean facilities. Super hot water - great showers and washing up facilities in particular. Lovely staff and an adorable bouncy puppy at reception, plus a TV room and table football for the rainy moments. Didn't rate the croissants I'm afraid (!) but the flutes were lovely.
May 21, 2018 by totherscott

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