Belair le Camping

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne

  • Dogs welcome
Beautiful bell tent glamping near the River Dronne

The tiny hamlet of Maucité may be rural – a band of trees wraps around the houses in a green embrace while the River Dronne skirts along one side – but the settlement is not entirely lost to the world. In fact, remote as the place may feel, it boasts two particular assets that the rest of France can be truly jealous of. The first is Moulin Du Roc, a Michelin starred restaurant, less than a kilometer down the road. And the second is Belair le Camping, a newly renovated and regenerated riverside campsite.

Bought by the Pantry family in 2016, Belair le Camping is a fresh, enthusiastic enterprise that has started small and keeps things on a personal scale. The site currently has just six bell tents, pre-pitched and kitted out with double beds and dainty wooden furnishings, and regular camping is not permitted. The lucky glampers that do bag these spots have acres of space to explore. Bikes are available to hire, so you can whizz along the riverside or pedal your way to Moulin Du Roc for that slap up meal, and there’s a raised, over-ground swimming pool where you can while away the sunniest hours.

There are many other ideas in the pipeline, too. Talks of a treehouse are afoot, or perhaps a cosy log cabin, tucked among the trees in the far corner of the site. Some plans remain further in the future than others. There’s also an old caravan parked up from the campsite’s previous owners. The Pantry’s are removing the van for 2017 but keeping its adjacent wooden shack and converting it into a warm communal space with a kitchen area, chiminea, tables and chairs.

The cobbled avenues of Brantôme are the nearest real attraction of note, its Benedictine abbey a particular highlight, but the real joy of Belair le Camping is the peace of the more immediate surroundings. Birds chirp a sing-song sound track each morning and the hedgerows bulge with fruit as the end of summer approaches.

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Facilities

2 showers (1 male & 1 female), 3 toilets; washing up area. Electricity in all accommodation. Bedding provided, but not towels. Communal fridge/freezer available. All accommodation has a gas cooking stove; charcoal BBQ; wood-burning stove; a double bed (or bigger). Honesty shop for basic items such a milk, cooking oil, canned goods etc. Above ground swimming pool with sunbathing area. Covered social area, for dining and socialising. Pool table, table tennis and other games and bikes available to rent.

Suitable For

Glamping - Camping for tents or caravans - Dogs allowed

Nearby

Brantôme is 6 km away, a beautiful town dubbed the Venice of the Perigord. Encircled by the River Dronne, its a popular starting point for boat trips and kayaking. The Plus Beaux village of Saint Jean de Cole is only 7 km away – the Chateau de la Marthonie (00 33 5 53 62 14 15) and Romanesque Byzantine church sit overlooking a charming market square, with the River Cole nearby. There's also a market in Brantôme on Friday mornings and another in Thiviers on Saturday mornings. The village of Champagnac de Belair has a public open air swimming pool during the summer months if the on site pool isn't good enough for you!

Food & Drink

It's all self catering here. The nearest boulangerie is in Champagnac De Belair (les than 1 km away) where there's also a Michelin starred restaurant called Moulin Du Roc (00 33 5 53 02 86 00), a local favourite. Large supermarkets and further bars and restaurants can be found in Brantôme.

Opening Times

April to October each year.

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The Owner Says

Belair le Camping is situated in a small hamlet called Maucité, less than a mile from the village of Champagnac de Belair. The village has a boulangerie, and a Michelin starred restaurant, while, 6 miles away is the beautiful town of Brantôme, dubbed the ‘Venice of France’ due to the close proximity to water and the picture perfect streets.

We are a family from East Anglia England who have dreamed of living a life less ordinary, under a starry sky and rolling green hills. After much research, our hearts and minds fell in love with the Dordogne and we want to share our love of glamping with friends, family and like minded individuals around the world. You can enjoy it too, with a stay at Belair le Camping.

Accommodation

5 bell tents and 1 Hideaway Cabin, each fully furnished. 2 Grassland pitches for tents, motorhomes and caravans - with electric.

LUXE 6m Belle Tent with Hot Tub

Bell tent Sleeps 5
This large canvas Belle Tent is fully kitted with a King sized bed, wood burning stove and luxurious decor. The tent is sat on a raised decked platform, plus an inflatable hot tub is nestled next to your tent, hidden and very private. Perfect for a family or couples getaway. Picnic bench and BBQ and electric also provided.

"Belle" Tent 6m Cosy Grassland

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Spacious and luxurious glamping in this beautiful "Belle" tent allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors without compromising on comfort.

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"Belle" Tent 5m BOHO

Bell tent Sleeps 3 2 Available
Luxurious glamping in this beautiful "Belle" tent allowing you to enjoy the great outdoors without compromising on comfort

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The Hideaway at Belair le Camping

Cabin Sleeps 4
Set in beautiful French woodland, this bespoke wooden Hideaway is the perfect getaway

Exclusive Hire of all 6 Belle Tents

Exclusive Site Hire Sleeps 20
Full site including 6 bell tents, private and shared facilities available to hire for events. Maximum occupancy of 20 people at any one time.

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Grass pitch for Campers and Caravanners

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Grassland pitch with electric hook up, great for campers and caravaners. Easy access to all campsite facilities.

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COCO Camping tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 2
Cosy pre-pitched camping tent complete with double bed!

The Humble Abode

Quirky Sleeps 6
The Humble Abode at Belair le Camping is the best of both worlds. Enjoy a traditional French stone cottage with cosy Double bedroom, sofa, kitchenette and private outside space. A private rear staircase takes you down onto the campsite to enjoy all the campsite facilities and communal toilets and showers. Glamping, but with much more privacy.

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Location

Contact Belair le Camping, Maucité, Champagnac de Belair 24530, Dordogne, France

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Getting There

From Brantôme, take the D78 for 5km until you reach Champagnac de Belair. Turn right onto D82 then left onto D83 and stay on this road for one km. The campsite is on the right hand sign, signposted Belair le Camping.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews

★★★★★

Fab camping!

We had a wonderful weekend stay here! Children loved the pool and prate adventure tree. Very relaxing, family oriented camping with lovely clean facilities and friendly and welcoming hosts. The safari tent was perfect for us. So much to do in the local area too and the village of Brantôme (about 10minutes away) is idyllic. Thank you so much. We hope to be back!
Aug 18, 2019 by Anna
★★★★★

A wonderful relaxing holiday spent in an idyllic rural location.

Laura and Ben have created a wonderful peaceful haven in which to relax and unwind. Their little touches and attention to detail ensure a stress free stay. The pool and social area are a great asset and the daily croissant delivery a treat. Well located for cycling on quiet country roads with the picturesque Brantome and St Jean de Cole within close proximity. We would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you Laura and Ben.
Jul 21, 2019 by Angela Rennie

Response from Belair le Camping

Thank you for your kind review, we enjoyed having you both onsite and really pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Best wishes and we hope to see you again in the future, Laura and Ben. Belair le Camping. 

Why book with Cool Camping?

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