Dordogne Glamping

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  • Games room
  • Groups welcome
  • Laundry
  • Walking
Glamping in the Dordogne countryside, next to France's most beautiful rural views and villages

Dordogne Glamping is nestled between some of the most picturesque villages the French countryside has to offer. As such, this small retreat makes a comfortable base from which to explore them all. There’s the medieval town of Domme perched 150 metres above the Dordogne, the riverside La Roque-Gageac with its houses built into a rock face and Beynec-et-Cazenac with its 12th-century château. All are within a half hour drive of this site which doesn’t do too badly in the scenery stakes either – and offers a pair of swimming pools into the bargain.

There are six luxury bell tents at Dordogne Glamping which is tucked among the trees that this forested part of France is famous for. It’s as good for family holidays as it is for romantic getaways with tents sleeping between two and four guests. And, if you want to take a crowd with you on a group holiday – no problem. There’s an option for exclusive site hire too (though stag and hen-dos are not allowed). Each tent comes well-equipped with all the kitchen utensils you’ll need, along with a camping stove and use of a shared barbecue and pizza oven.

The adult and smaller, child-friendly, pools, are located a minute’s walk from the tents and are surrounded by a sun deck and loungers for guests who don’t fancy a dip. It’s the perfect place to top up your tan while sporty types can make the most of nearby table tennis and badminton. Board games and a rustic little library will also help keep big kids and smaller ones occupied.

The site itself offers laid-back camping without the hassle of pitching your own tent, but it’s the enviable location that makes this such an alluring spot. The Dordogne is all idyllic settlements backed by forests and towering limestone cliffs. Day trips here are plentiful. You can join in with the slow-paced living on the north bank of the Dordogne River in La Roque-Gageac, drink in the valley views in the gorgeous village of Domme, browse market stalls in Sarlat-la-Canéda or immerse yourself in the area’s relatively untampered history. There’s Unesco World Heritage-listed Rocamadour, the fortress of Château de Beynac and the prehistoric caves at Lascaux, all just waiting to be explored. But take your time; on warm summer’s days long lunches in French bistros followed by snoozes on pool-side sun loungers make for perfectly respectable ways to spend days in the Dordogne. Just make sure you book enough of them.

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Facilities

There are six luxury bell tents on-site, including four-person emperor tents for families and two-person bell tents for couples. Both sets of bell tents include a super king size bed, while the emperor tent includes an additional two single beds with all bed lined provided.

All tents are supplied with a camping gas stove, kitchen utensils and a picnic table and chairs for outdoor eating. All guests have access to shared showers, toilets and washing-up facilities, along with a communal area that includes a fridge/freezer for each family. There’s coffee- and tea-making facilities on-site, with free tea and coffee supplied, along with a communal “chill out” seating area.

The site has two swimming pools; one 12m x 6m and a smaller, kid-friendly 3m x 3m pool, both within a minute’s walk from the tents. There's also table tennis, badminton, boards games and a library on site.

Suitable For

Glampers – yes. Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, dogs, hen and stag dos – no.

Nearby

Domme is known as one of France’s most beautiful villages and is less than a 20-minute drive away from the site. The village offers unparalleled views across the Dordogne valley, with a tour of the Grotte de Domme (+33 5 53 31 71 00) taking you through the huge caves beneath the town, before a lift at the end of the visit carries you up to a panoramic view of the valley.

La Roque-Gageac is a 15-minute drive and another stunning village with an incredible position on the north bank of the Dordogne River. Here you can experience a complete change of scenery in Bambousaie de La Roque-Gageac (+33 5 53 28 18 58), a towering bamboo garden concluding with a bar for refreshments. More adventurous guests can also book an unforgettable hot air balloon flight with Montgolfière du Périgord (+33 5 53 28 18 58).

Slightly further afield is Beynac-et-Cazenac, a 25-minute drive and yet another hugely picturesque location, overlooked by the Château de Beynac (+33 5 53 29 50 40), a 12th-century castle that’s a must-visit for history buffs. The pretty market town of Sarlat-la-Canéda is about the same distance with the Unesco World Heritage-listed caves at Lascaux and Rocamadour within an hour's drive.

Food & Drink

There's a help-yourself organic vegetable and herb garden on site. During July and August a night market in Bouzic, a mile from site, is not to be missed. You can join locals at the tables set up in the square to tuck in to produce bought from the stalls of the market. A great way to try local dishes and delicacies. La Terrasse de Moncalou (+33 6 07 57 01 50) is the closest restaurant to the site, about two miles away, specialising in gourmet burgers, steak, tapas, and more. Domaine de lasfargues (+33 6 87 49 13 81) is under a 10-minute drive, a winery and vineyard that lets you taste the wine that the area is known for. Restaurant Le Saint-Martial près de Domme (+33 5 53 29 18 34) is also under a 10-minute drive, offering a gastronomic and contemporary menu using fresh and locally sourced produce. Or, for some delicious local pizza, Pizzeria des Templiers (+33 6 02 29 04 30) is a highly popular pizzeria in Domme in a quaint setting, about 20 minutes' drive from site.

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The Owner Says

Our family run glampsite is nestled in the beautiful Dordogne countryside, with only six luxury tents, it is the ideal holiday destination to unwind and visit the numerous places of interest or simply chill out around the pool or find a quiet spot amongst the trees with your favourite book and glass of wine.

Accommodation

Six luxury bell tents sleeping two to four people.

Emperor Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 4 Available
This Emperor Bell tent is fully equipped, sleeps up to 4 in confort and has a raised view looking towards the pool and landscaped gardens.

Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 2 2 Available
This Bell tent is fully equipped, sleeps up to 2 in confort and has a raised view looking towards the valley and landscaped gardens.

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Location

Contact Dordogne Glamping, Dordogne Glamping, 79 Pièce de Reille, 24250, Bouzic

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Getting There

From the North (Sarlat), take the D46 to the roundabout ). Take the exit D46 signposted Vitrac, then at Vitrac take the D703 to Cenac  D703 changes to D46) across the Dordogne River. Continue out of Cenac on the D46 for approximately 3km, and turn right on to D60 signposted Daglan. Continue on the D60 for approximately 4km and turn left on to D52 signposted Bouzic. Continue on the D52 for approx 3km to Bouzic village. Take the first right in the village (the building with a tower). After 250m turn left. Follow the road for 850m and turn left again. Here you will see a “No entry” sign. This does not apply to clients of Dordogne Glamping, so please proceed. Continue for 600m and the site is is on the right.

From the East (Gourdon), take the D673 from Gourdon in direction of Fumel.  After 9km at Pont Carral turn right on to D6 signposted Daglan 15 km. After 3.5 km turn left on to D52 signposted Bouzic 5 km. Continue for 5 km to Bouzic. Take the first left in the village (the building with a tower). After 250m turn left. Follow the road for 850m and turn left. Here you will see a “No entry” sign. This does not apply to clients of Dordogne Glamping, so please proceed. Continue for 600m and the is on the right.

On a map, the site is marked latitude 44.7282511, longitude 1.2369721

The Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport can be reached from London Stansted Airport in a 90-minute flight, and the drive from the airport to the site takes roughly the same length of time. There is no public transport near the site.

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