When it comes to European luxury camping there are few better countries than France. The incredible natural beauty throughout the French countryside makes it one of the most stunning places to visit in Europe. For those looking to spend time amongst the lush rural delights of the country whilst enjoying the comfort and magic on some of Europe’s best campsites, check out these sites that offer Glamping in France.
Glamping is an increasingly popular trend that has taken old-fashioned rugged style camping and given it a makeover, for those keen on a little more comfort than a roll mat and a leaky tent. Camping no longer needs to be the arduous battle with mother nature that it once was, as increasing number of campsites are offering magical high-end camping experiences and are quite literally putting the glamour back into camping.
Here’s the best glamping in France:
Le Grand Bois, Rhone-Alpes
Transforming the beauty of an 18th century estate into a rural paradise, Le Grand Bois is a wonderful example of modern glamping. From the comfort of the rooms and apartments on offer in the site’s guest house to the luxurious safari-lodge tents, accommodations are fully equipped with a picture perfect bedroom that includes four-post double beds. The site contains a swimming pool, volleyball pitches, complimentary Wi-Fi, and offers several unique ways to explore the wonders of the surrounding Vercors Natural Park.
La Tuilerie, Limousin
A gorgeous, rustic working farm, La Tuilerie offers visitors tepees and yurts suited to fit those with the highest standards. Suitable for up to six people, each of the accommodations comes complete with futons, tables, sheepskin rugs, cushions and wood burning stoves. The farm operates as an eco-friendly site and all food available is either grown or sourced locally. Guests can join in the collection of fresh fruit, eggs, vegetables, and meat and opportunities to cook on the site’s campfires offer a new experience for those bored of the kitchen. Not to mention every guest receives a complimentary bakery basket upon arrival.
Glamping goes medieval in the heart of the Deux-Sevres countryside, as the wildflower covered meadows are all that surround guests staying in medieval-style pavilion tents at Melusine in Poitou-Charentes. Visitors can relax in their own private garden or in a hammock beside a roaring bonfire. The tents themselves contain a luxurious spreading of Persian rugs, sheepskins and cushion strewn beds to further your relaxation. And with enough energy stored up guests can enjoy the site’s swimming pool, pettanque and badminton facilities, or even head down to the delightful nearby beaches of La Rochelle.
Le Camp, Midi-Pyrénées
Is there a prettier campsite in Europe than Le Camp? Quite possibly not. An hour from the city of Toulouse, Le Camp is set under an arboreal canopy with incredible views over a huge oak forest. The collection of tents and yurts all come with every luxury one might need and the camp is another eco-friendly site, and includes both indoor and outdoor showers that are all fully stocked with organic toiletries. Guests can collect and cook produce from the site’s salad garden and burn off their dinner with a dip in the on-site natural swimming pool, before relaxing in front of a roaring campfire, all under the shelter of the gorgeous woodlands above.
Cerza Safari Lodge, Normandy
A safari in Normandy? Yes that’s right, your eyes do not deceive you. The incredible experience on offer is just 40 minutes from the coastal splendor of Deauville and Trouville and contains a Mongolian village of large yurt tents and huge lodges, from which the first view of the day will be some of the site’s fabulous wildlife. Gazelles, gibbons, giraffe, and rhino, as well as big cats, all call the site home and for those brave enough opportunities to interact with the animals are available. But first, enjoy the warm bread or croissants, which are brought to your lodge every morning. Perfect as a starting base for a road trip through Normandy, see all the sites of Northern France and an amazing array of safari wildlife–all in the same trip!
Auvergne Naturelle, Haute Loire
Twenty acres of lush woodland and meadow set inside the Livradois-Forez National Park will be the setting for guests to the Auvergne Naturelle site. Luxurious in every way, the yurts are big enough for families of four and are all made from coppiced ash and equipped with soft lighting, and composting toilets help to make the accommodation eco-friendly. Guests can also take part in wood crafting, nature spotting, bread making, and fire building activities whilst the rope bridges, secret dens, and fairy gardens will keep children enthralled for hours.
Le Chato, Auvergne
Inside the walled ground of a chateau, Le Chato site offers a choice of accommodation from Indian pavilion tents, bedouin tents, a safari camp and a number of large yurts, all big enough to accommodate families in the exciting and activity-packed site just outside of France’s biggest national park, the Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d´Auvergne. Children can enjoy go-carting, biking, trampolining and exploring tree houses safe in the knowledge that the site itself is a car-free zone. Adults can explore the national park with hikes and cycle trips, all arranged by the site managers.
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