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  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Kids will love sleeping in the rafters of this unusual triangular shaped chalet on the edge of the Dordogne.
  • Self-contained chalet with an equipped kitchenette and bathroom
  • Terrace for al fresco dining
  • Situated on a large lakeside site with lots of facilities and activities

The Owner Says

These triangular shaped chalet are a fun way to enjoy your holiday and are ideally suited for families or groups of up to six people. These chalets have a living/lounge area and fully equipped kitchenette, complete with gas hob, fridge and utensils and crockery. There is also a double bedroom and a private shower room and wc downstairs. Upstairs, under the rafters, are four single beds, ideally suited for children to sleep and have their own "den" area.
Outside there is your very own wooden terrace complete with table and chairs - for that all important al fresco dining, as well as some deck chairs for you to kick back and relax in.
Pets are permitted, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and are prohibited from swimming pool areas and in food shops.  Read the campsite terms and let us know if you bring it with you!

From elaborate cuisine to snacking, through traditional menus or pizzas, at La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes you will find three types of catering and three chic and rustic atmospheres for your gourmet breaks. The restaurant, also open to people outside the campsite, La Paillotte – a tavern hut by the lake for a dinner with your feet in the sand and Food truck, a poolside snack bar.

Our restaurant (La Parenthèse) offers quality, seasonal cuisine with fresh, local products. It is open to all those who wish to treat themselves to a culinary break, whether or not you stay at the campsite. You will enjoy an exceptional setting surrounded by nature, quiet and for the happiness of children, a playground has been installed opposite the restaurant. Adults will not be leftover with the petanque area just next to it. You will fall under the charm of this old renovated barn and its romantic and chic decoration.

The Bus, an old bus transformed into a snack bar, is open every day from 8:30 am to 7 pm. In the morning, you (or your children!) can pick up pastries and bread ordered the day before for breakfast and enjoy a nice coffee by the pool. Throughout the day, you can have a fresh beer by the pool, eat a panini, enjoy a sugar pancake.

La Paillotte, this small wooden hut installed on the sand by the lake gives a seaside air to your evening .. to the delight of children. A magical place offering a magnificent sunset over the lake. Take away, on the pontoon of the lake or on the beach, take advantage of these beautiful summer evenings to stroll by tasting one of these excellent pizzas accompanied by a glass of chilled rosé. Every Tuesday, unforgettable evening, fried mussels with campfire on the beach and marshmallows on fire .. the sticks are to be taken directly from the surrounding trees .. always a moment of pleasure for young and older one, great moments that remain in our memories….

The on site facilities are vast at La Parenthèse, with a black granite swimming pool, open daily from 8.30am until 07.30pm. A separate kiddie pool, a sandy beach on the banks of the lake, a pontoon from which you can fish or just gaze up at the starry sky. Swings, climbing frames, pétanque, ping Pong, volley ball, football pitches or the tennis court will keep you active!

It's well worth exploring the surrounding area, as this part of France is steeped in history and culture. Medieval villages and bastides of Villeréal/ Monflanquin are just over 5 minutes drive from the campsite, and offer wonderful local markets. The medieval festival in Monflanquin is well worth a visit during August, with street processions, jousting, horse parades to name but a few things on show. Monpazier is rich in medieval architecture, conveniently located between Sarlat and Bergerac, whilst the Chateau de Gavaudun 40m high on a rocky cliff, has themed days during the summer months, to bring to life the medieval experience for young and old to enjoy! Do not forget to stop at the tree climbing park in Lacapelle Biron where the non climbers will appreciate the natural swimming pool.
The largest town is Bergerac, sitting on the banks of the Dordogne river, just over half an hour away, rich in local produce as foie gras, duck magret, prunes and Marmande tomatoes. For those after a wine tour, Monbazillac and its majestic Château, is a great place to explore, where you can enjoy a tasting of their famous sweet wine or just stay closer and taste the wine in Biron, next to its famous castle.
After all that exploring, you will no doubt savour your lay back moment on site with a glass of something tasty, either pool side or in the comfort of your very own deck chair. Let the laid-back atmosphere seep in, simply unwind and relax, you are on holiday after all...

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The nearest town of any real interest is beautiful Bergerac, which takes its name from the celebrated wordsmith with the oversized proboscis. You can see a statue of him in the old town; that is if you’re not too busy stocking up on wine in one of a clutch of excellent wine-sellers. Red is the colour to go for here. The region is famous for its vino and there are great deals to be had. The old town undulates through a series of sun-dappled courtyards to the river and it makes for a lovely morning visit, wandering through the narrow alleys and getting lost. Closer to home there are a number of fortified medieval villages (bastides) including Villeréal, Monflanquin, and Monpazier, all with arcaded squares and vibrantly French with weekend markets selling everything from foie gras to local produce. Keep an eye out, too, for vide greniers (translates as ‘empty the attic’), France’s version of a car boot sale. You never know, you might just pick up something interesting. Come August, the towns recall their medieval past with the costumed festivals of the Vallée du Dropt. If you fancy a wine dégustation in a beautiful historic setting, head to Château de Monbazillac (0033 5 53 63 65 00) to try their sweet white wine. There’s also an 18-hole golf course right next to the campsite.

Food & Drink

We are surrounded by great places, great restaurant managed by awesome people:

Etincelles (00 33 5 53 74 08 79) in nearby Ste-Sabine-Born village has a Michelin star and is celebrated for its authentic French cooking. Nord/sud or L'Hotel de l'Europe & Maggies Café in Villeréal. La Bassivière restaurant an authentic restaurant in an old bar. Le Prince Noir or L'effet Maison in Monflanquin. To be honest, though, La Parenthèse restaurant has a terrific menu and we have not talked about the food truck by the pool and the Paillotte next to the lake yet, so will you be going out for dinner?!

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Rated ★★★★★ over 23 reviews


A beautiful setting

We stayed in the valley with our own tent in a premium pitch which was very spacious. The setting is beautiful with lots of trees for shade. The facilities are great and very clean. The boys LOVED the swimming pool and the Nutella crepes to be purchased from the bus. Local beers and wines super chilled and on tap from the bus during the pool hours. Staff very friendly. We ate at the main restaurant (highly recommend the steak and the duck) and by the lake (paella and mussels night) which was lively and fun. Loads of places to explore in and around the area. A really great holiday enjoyed by all the family!

Brilliant campsite!

Top marks! A beautifully designed campsite with friendly staff, a fabulous pool, fantastic restaurant, & a lovely local town to pop into. We would come here again!
Sep 2, 2020 by Sarah & family

Response from La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes

What an enthousiastic review . thank you so much ... we love it ! see you next time with pleasure ! 

Laid back stylish family camping

We really enjoyed our 3 nights, good pool, cafe and great showers!
Sep 2, 2020 by Emma

Response from La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes

Happy to read that you enjoyed you glamping stay with us ! see you next time with pleasure !

Great campsite! We want to go back...

This is a great campsite in an amazing part of France. We loved it!!
Aug 18, 2020 by Leo & Victoria

Response from La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes

Thank you so much for your nice comment ! We would love that you come back ! See you next time ...

Best campsite I’ve ever stayed at.

The staff were excellent, very warm and friendly and a lovely family feel to the place. The swimming pool felt like something from a 5* hotel and the ‘honesty bar’ next to the pool really made us feel as though we were on a luxury holiday! The only very very small criticism is that there was no soap or wash basins in the main toilet block (though the one next to the pool did have one). Though this is a very minor detail and I would definitely come and stay again. In fact, the two campsites we have stayed at since leaving Parenthese Les Ormes have been a disappointment purely because they set the standard so high. Best campsite I’ve ever stayed at.
Sep 20, 2019 by Alex Ulrich Verified Review

Response from La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes

A great "Thank you" , we are so happy to be "the best campsite you've ever stay at" .. thank you and see you next time !
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La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes is located at 47210 St Étienne de Villeréal, Lot-et-Garonne, France

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Getting There

A10 towards Bordeaux. Just before Orléans take A71 direction Paris/Blois. After around 50 miles (80 km) – just before Vierzon – turn onto A20 to Toulouse/ Limoges. Near Brive-la-Gaillarde, pick up A89 to Bordeaux and exit at J15, direction Bergerac, then follow N21 and D121 through Bordas and Castillonnès to Villeréale from where the site is clearly signposted.