Bombannes

Situated on the sandy shores of Lac de Carcans, one of the largest natural lakes in France, and only a short cycle away from the Atlantic ocean the UCPA centre in Bombannes was renovated in 2017 and offers a great location for a variety of different water sports. 

Activities

The UCPA centre at Bombannes and the surrounding area offer numerous different activities, including: Kitesurfing, Catamaran Sailing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Tennis, ​Sea Kayaking, High Ropes, Beach Volleyball and more! All activities either take place in the lake the centre is situated next to, or in the Atalantic Ocean, which is a short walk or bike ride from the Centre. 

Local Town

UCPA Bombannes is located around 1 hour from Bordeaux. The Closest town to the UCPA centre is Maubuisson which is about 5 km around the lake and can either be accessed via car or around a 20 minute cycle. Maubuissons offers all the amenities that you would expect from a local seaside town with a cash machine, post office, corner store, news agent and a few Restaurants.​

UCPA Centre

Nestled in a picturesque pine forest the UCPA centre is situated in an idyllic spot. Family Weeks at UCPA Bombannes will use on site glamping tents or log cabins for accommodation. Enjoy meals al fresco on the newly refurbished terrace that looking over the lake and beach.

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Testimonials

  • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
    Richard J
  • UCPAs are like an upmarket hostel. However, they are always comfortable and if you want to meet people, the rooms of 4-6 are a great way of doing so. Even better is most of the UCPAs have some twin rooms...
    Anna R
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at dinner.
    Anna R
  • The kit is top quality and new and there is a workshop for any adjustments or changes you may require during your week.
    Elliot B
  • Alongside the excellent equipment, lessons, food and accommodation, the thing that brings me back year on year is the atmosphere, as made by the people who go to UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • I love the system at UCPA where you can go as a group of friends, but still spend a full day out with other people right at your own level. 
    Amelia S
  • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
    Amelia S
  • I wish I had discovered UCPA earlier. 
    Oliver P