The Montézic hydroelectric power station
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 blends technology and nature, adding a fascinating touch to your stay experience.
For an unmissable experience, go to Montézic, 400 meters underground, to discover the engine room of the Montézic factory. Visit the second most powerful hydraulic site in France!
A short distance from Domaine Relais du Lac is the charming village of Laguiole. Famous for its artisanal heritage, Laguiole is the cradle 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 cozy restaurants, offering a dining experience steeped in the soul of Aubrac. You can also visit a cheese dairy and a whiskey distillery.
The north of Aveyron is a paradise for gourmets, offering a palette of rich and authentic flavors. The culinary specialties of the region reflect its deep connection with the land and the terroir. You can taste emblematic dishes such as aligot, a creamy mixture of potatoes and fresh tome, or Laguiole sausage, prepared with passion by local artisans. Each bite is a celebration of local produce and the culinary history of Aubrac, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your stay.
The horizons of Domaine Relais du Lac are embellished by historical gems such as the Château de Valon, which stands proudly on its rocky promontory, offering a breathtaking panoramic view. Château d'Estaing embodies the charm of a medieval village, while 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.
Explore the treasures near Domaine Relais du Lac, such as the exquisite craftsmanship of jewelry designer Lyseth Création , where aesthetics merge with the soul. Discover the magic of Saut du Chien Waterfall, 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 Sentier de l'Imaginaire "Du Magma à la Pierre", where geology comes to life through an immersive experience, linking past and present in a captivating journey.