Luxury Safari Tent
- Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Not Included
The Owner Says
This safari tent has its own spacious area with beautiful views.
Go camping with the luxury of an apartment-style interior space, complete with two bedrooms with real beds with superb, comfortable mattresses. One bedroom has a double bed and the other, divided by a canvas interior wall, has a pair of singles. There is also a third, living area room with a kitchen on wheels so you can cook outside or in depending on how you feel. On the covered terrace you'll find a table with chairs, plus two beautiful lounge chairs for relaxing in.
Elsewhere, safari tent guests have full use of the campsite facilities, including three sanitary blocks, two of which are accessible for disabled people. Two sanitary blocks are equipped with a washing machine and a sewer for chemical toilets. There is a cosy bar with a shaded terrace, and free use of the WiFi. There is also a pay-and-play pool table and table-football, a great way to have fun while enjoying a drink or an ice cream from the bar.
Esperbasque is full of fun. Swim in the pool, jump on the trampolines, ride the go-carts, play table tennis, badminton, football or basketball, fling around a volleyball or play in the hay.There are various activities organised at the campsite, so every day there is something to do!
During the high season, a local bakery arrives daily at the campsite with delicious croissants and an interesting variety of bread. In the early and late season you can enjoy Marianne's homemade whole-wheat or raisin bread.
Tents, caravans, campervans, dogs, all ages, families, groups (by pre-arrangement) – yes.
Domaine d'Esperbasque is equidistant from both the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean (both around 45mins drive away). The Bearn and Basque countryside boasts some stunning scenery and makes for a great hiking / biking trip. The lovely spa town of Salies-de-Béarn boasts several great restaurants, a golf course, and Salt Museum. The gorgeous colonial Spanish border city of Pamplona is just under 2 hour's drive away. For the slightly unhinged, the San Fermin Festival's world-famous 'running of the bulls' takes place every July 6th–14th. For those who don't manage to escape unscathed, the healing holy shrine of Lourdes is also just over an hour away.
Food & Drink
In high season, the local baker comes with freshly-baked baguettes and croissants every day. During low season, Marianne makes her own bread. There's also pizza night once a week and nightly dinners varying from Indian to local French cuisine. You can buy lots of lovely local produce onsite too. The pick of the local options is La Belle Auberge (0033 559 38 15 28), a charming rural hotel and restaurant in the surrounding village of Castagnède. You can get 2 courses plus plenty of delicious sides for only €26. For refined regional cuisine, head for chic restaurant Les Voisins (0033 559 38 01 79) in Salies-de-Béarn. It's a little pricier than some of the other local eateries, but worth every penny. Marianne's neighbour, Lapeyre Guilhemas, also makes wonderful wine – pop next door for a visit and a glass or two. The region is also famous for its foie gras and pâté with around 90% of artisan duck farms residing here in southwest France.
Esperbasque is located at Domaine d'Esperbasque, Chemin de Lagisquet, 64270 Salies-de-Béarn, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Located on the D933 about 10 km from the A64, exit 7, follow signs to Salies-de-Bearn. Arrive at Salies roundabout with the fountain , don’t go to the centre ville but follow Sauveterre de Béarn, the campsite is about 3 km from the roundabout.
The nearest train station is Puyoo, about 10km away (Taxi from the station possible by pre-arrangement).