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Glamping in Brittany & Normandy: Five of the best sites just a hop across the channel

If you're planning on glamping in France then Normandy and Brittany are not just the most convenient options, they also boast some of the best glamping sites in the country. Beaches and cliffs, forests and fields, history and culture – Normandy and Brittany have it all and to make things easier for you we've packaged just a few of our favourite glampsites into this handy little article. You can view all sites in Brittany and Normandy here or continue reading for this summer's top five...

Château de Monfréville

Château de Monfréville Calvados, Normandy

Ideal for family glampers, Château de Monfréville is actually a campsite but has a couple of excellent glamping options that sit within its quiet, small-scale field. A vintage tractor will chug you and your belongings across the car-free site to where a pair of gypsy caravans are tucked among the trees, furnished with a double bed, bunk-bed, table, chairs and cooking equipment. As well as the château itself, which houses the toilets in atmospheric stone rooms, there's also a natural swimming pond that forms a real hub of fun within the site.

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La Ferme de la Folivraie

La Ferme de la Folivraie Louvières, Normandy

Set up by the well-established folks from Feather Down Farms, these plush yet rustic safari tents are kitted from roof to rug with country-chic wares, including bronze candelabras, heavy wooden tables and a toasty log-burning stove, while the layout is one of comfort and practicality. They reside on a sleepy French farm, run by affable owners who will happily give you a tour – the farm has been family owned for over 60 years. A wonderful site for kids it's already built a great reputation in the UK, so be sure to book early.

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Bot-conan Lodge

Bot-conan Lodge Fouesnant, Brittany

As featured in our guidebook to Europe, Bot-conan Lodge is a high-end glamping haven just a flip-flop away from its own secluded, beachy bay. As well as furnished safari lodges, three ‘atoll’ tents are available, combining the pleasure of camping with the luxury of your very own sun deck and outdoor kitchen. The secretive beach is safe for swimming and from each glamping unit guests can enjoy some of the region's most enviable ocean vistas.

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Forest Escapes

Forest Escapes La Haye-Pesnel, Normandy

Forest Escape’s self-proclaimed 'woodland village' sits in the heart of the Normandy countryside, just north of Avranches. Set in the 100-acre grounds of a Normandy château, the site boasts, yurts, tree houses and a woodland cabin, each finished to a magnificently high standard. The largest tree house includes a three-bedded bunk room and a mezzanine floor with a double bedroom, built on high stilts among the canopy. Guests aren't short of onsite activities to keep them busy: canoeing, climbing, archery, orienteering, fencing… the list goes on.

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La Pointe

La Pointe Saint Coulitz, Brittany

Tucked inland and enjoying the quieter site of Brittany, riverside Camping La Pointe is, first and foremost, a campsite but also has an excellent choice of glamping options. Their fully equipped canvas lodge tent has its own private area within the site and everything you could need; expect the full works of family beds, separate rooms, wooden furniture and kitchen facilities. But despite the luxury, you can still experience the joys of proper camping – muddy knees, grass stains and the space for children to run wild. The coast is a convenient half hour drive away and the Armorique Natural Park, a varied landscape of forest, fields and fauna, is also nearby.

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By James Warner Smith