The Montézic hydroelectric power station in the heart of the Aubrac Regional Natural Park

Near the Domaine Relais du Lac, stands the majestic Montézic hydroelectric power station. Nestled in a picturesque setting, it harnesses the power of the surrounding water flow to produce clean, renewable energy. This engineering marvel seamlessly combines technology and nature, adding a fascinating touch to the experience of your stay.

For an must experience, go to Montezic, 400 meters underground, to discover the engine room of the Montézic factory. Visit the second most powerful hydraulic site in France! Visit in July/August possible by booking at

Activities in the heart of the Aubrac Regional Natural Park in North Aveyron

The surroundings of Domaine Relais du Lac are full of adventures for outdoor lovers. The hiking trails wind through the enchanting landscapes of the Aubrac Regional Natural Park, offering breathtaking views. Adrenaline seekers can embark on mountain bike escapades through winding paths, or challenge the rock walls with climbing and via ferrata. Daring hearts can try tree climbing and zip lining in the middle of the lush forest. To cool off, the water park is a fun oasis, while the Saint Gervais Lake offers swimming, paddle, pedal boats and many other water activities for memorable days . Saint-Symphorien-de-Thénières is a charming village to discover which will seduce you with the ruins of the Thénières castle, its churches and the Truyère gorges. Close to the village of Laguiole, where you can enjoy a good piece of Laguiole cheese.  


A short distance from Domaine Relais du Lac is the charming village of Laguiole. Famous for its artisanal heritage, Laguiole is the birthplace of the emblematic eponymous knives. Stroll through its cobbled streets and discover artisan shops where these knives are forged by hand, thus perpetuating a centuries-old tradition. Soak up the authentic atmosphere of this picturesque village and explore its local flavors in the welcoming restaurants, offering a culinary experience imbued with the soul of Aubrac. You can also visit a cheese dairy and a Whisky distillery (Twelve).

Culinary specialties

The north of Aveyron is a paradise for gourmets, offering a palette of rich and authentic flavors. The region's culinary specialties reflect its deep connection with the land and terroir. You can taste emblematic dishes such as aligot, a creamy mixture of potatoes and fresh tome, or Laguiole sausage, prepared with passion by artisans local. Each bite is a celebration of local produce and the culinary history of Aubrac, leaving you with an unforgettable memory of your stay.

The castles

The horizons of the Domaine Relais du Lac are embellished by historical jewels such as the Château de Valon, which stands proudly on its rocky promontory, offering a breathtaking panoramic view. The Château d'Estaing embodies the charm of a medieval village, while the Château de Calmont d'Olt adds a majestic touch to the banks of the Aveyron. Steeped in history, the Château du Puech, the Château de Cabrespines and the Château de la Boissonnade tell captivating stories through their century-old walls , transporting you to an enchanting past. Without forgetting the remains of the Château de Thénières with a 360° view of the Cantal lead.

The must-sees nearby

Explore the treasures near Domaine Relais du Lac, such as the exquisite craftsmanship of Lyseth Création, jewelry designer, where aesthetics merge with the soul. Discover the magic of the Cascade Saut du Chien, a natural wonder that captivates the senses. Families can venture to local farms to meet animals and experience authentic moments (contact details available at reception). Immerse yourself in the Path of the Imagination “From Magma to Stone”, where geology comes to life through an immersive experience, connecting past and present in a captivating journey.