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Venue Details

Location:Aquitaine, France
Phone:0033 5 58 09 03 51
Sports:Rowing, Canoeing

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Run by husband and wife team Henri and Audrey Dall’Acqua, both French ex international rowers. Audrey was World Champion in 2004 and has a degree in Sports Science. Henri was a 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games finalists.

The site is the Cercle Nautique Mimizan, a natural lake set in the pine forests. The Atlantic is 5km west of the lake.

In summer, the lake is a tourist summer camp. It is about 3 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide.

The lake is about 5 km from the Atlantic coast, so can be susceptible to high winds.

The facility closes over the Christmas and New Year period.


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By Air: Bordeaux airport (BOD) 120 km - Biarritz airport (BIQ) 120 km 

Transfer: To and from the airport can be arranged

Car Hire: To redeem your Special Discount via our partners, Rhino Car Hire, click here ….




The accommodation, under the Centre’s management, is 3.5 km (5’ cycle ride) from the lake. They will arrange a shuttle bus to and from the course, the price of which will include 4 one way trips per day.

Types of accommodation available;
The buildings can accommodate over 180 people spread across 6 buildings. The largest holds 53 beds and the smallest 4 beds. All have communal bathrooms.

The tents in the forest area and the playground zone accommodate a further 40 people spilt over 23 tents. Whilst sheets and pillows are provided, visitors are asked to take their own sleeping bags.

Meals are available at the central dining hall located in the accommodation area, although it is possible to arrange packed lunches to take away. The dining hall holds 200 people, is self service and fresh, seasonal, local produce is used in the cooking.

Rowing CAMP Mimizan Facebook page can be found here ....


Training Facilities

Training Facilities



The lake is 3 km long and 2 km wide.
It can accommodate a 2,000 metre, 6 lane course for rowing.
Regattas are held there but for much of the year they only have 3 lanes operating.

There is only a small section of the lake that has a cycle path so coaching is normally done from launches. Launches are available for hire, with the option of half or full day rates.


6 ConceptII rowing machines
Free weights and bars
Leg press machines and squat bars





Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.

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Reviewed by DALL ACQUA
On 04-Nov-2014 13:0:40

Comments:  Yessss!!!! Very good camp