La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes

Europe France Aquitaine Lot-et-Garonne

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Dogs welcome
  • Walking
A campsite that redefines comfort with its laid-back ambience, efficient facilities and general panache

Out of Africa meets Ibiza chic in this leviathan of taste and scale. It’s hard to imagine a more stylish campsite, but don’t be fooled by the über-cool bar complete with shiny chrome taps and de rigueur grey tables – Les Ormes is actually as rough and ready as you want it to be. Apart from the high-luxe tents, there are 100 great tent pitches for traditional camping in shady meadow areas. Of course, you can indulge in a bit of fantasy glamping if you wish, and the site’s 25 safari tents are just the ticket, each individually finished, hidden in mature groves, and perfectly set apart in order to nurture your film star fantasies. Each tent has its very own verandah, twinkling candelabra, and lavish interior that seems to jump right out of the pages of a Tatler shoot, with a chaise longue, scatter cushions, fresh flowers, retro furnishings and cool self-catering facilities, all finished off with a dash of élan. There’s even a raised outdoor platform with a tent atop should your kids want to escape but which is close enough should the bogeyman come calling.

By the restaurant, on a gentle elevation, there are hammocks strung between the trees so that you can maximise the splendid views of the sunsets, which incandesce in the low-slung hills. The crowd is mid-thirties to forties, the atmosphere decidedly laid-back – perhaps something to do with the chillsome tunes wafting by, or the smell of deliciously grilled food from the gastro bar. As to facilities, there’s a great deal to keep you busy and ensure you never need to leave the site. After a faux African sunrise and delicious cappuccino and breakfast in the whiter-than-heaven café, head off to the tennis court or to the pond for a spell of fishing; or maybe it’s volleyball, or a wander over to the petting zoo… Now they’re just showing off! And we didn’t even get to the black granite swimming pool with silver bus that doubles as a snack bar.

Coolness aside, kids are in their element here, perhaps because the site is so huge; but it’s secure too, so their parents are able to really relax, safe in the knowledge that if one of them tries to escape, the chances are a hundred per cent they’ll be spotted by one of the many staff who drive around in beat-up, ancient Renaults. Apart from the kids’ pool there are swings and climbing frames, and if they really want to go feral there’s the mature elm woods – from which the place takes its name – to run wild in. There’s even a kids’ restaurant, where they can eat with their new buddies, undisturbed by their embarrassing parents.

Yes, if Carlsberg did campsites it would probably look something like this. Run by a pair of families who came together and took over the site in 2016, aspiring to creating a camping environment where visitors can truly take a break, La Parenthèse – Camping Les Ormes is finished to perfection. But like everything that’s finished well, they make it all look so easy. Which, of course, is exactly the point.

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Details

Facilities

2 large toilet and shower blocks, laundry, tennis court, swimming pool and stylish pool bar as well as a kiddies’ pool. Sandy lakeside beach, a petting zoo and an authentic restaurant in an old barn. There’s also a kids’ café and a Ben & Jerry’s fridge bursting with your favourite Phish Food and Chocolate Fudge Brownie flavours.

Suitable For

Everyone! Campers, glampers, tents, campervans, caravans, dogs (on leads)...

Nearby

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

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. To be honest, though, the campsite restaurant has a terrific menu.

Opening Times

Late April–late September.

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The Owner Says

At La Parenthèse – Camping Les Ormes **** which Glamping Experience (Glamorous Camping ) suits you best ?

Discover the romantic ambiance of country chic which will transport you into a world without worries – away from the daily drudge that surrounds us.

Well, for as long as your holiday lasts anyway….. The minute you arrive at this wonderful valley dotted by woodlands time lapses – you made a break, ready for your ultimate glamping experience…….

What’s in a name ?

Camping Les Ormes is a lovely name for a campsite, but we wanted to add a personal touch, so we have added La Parenthèse.

Entre parenthèse, litteraly means in brackets, but the word parenthèse also means a break, a time away – breaking the daily routine.

La Parenthèse – Camping Les Ormes is situated in the northern part of the Lot et Garonne, touching the Dordogne, the ideal place to get to know the heartlands of the Périgord. Allow yourself to be charmed by this splendid area, where you will find all the good things that France has to offer. Discover the magnificent Bastides and Chateaux, taste the famous wines and enjoy some of the many local arts and crafts.

Dog  are welcome - Contact us for having more details !

Social Distancing Measures

Désinfection de l'hébergement entre chaque location, Présence de gel hydroalique dans l'hébergement, sanitaires et tous les espaces de vie (accueil, restaurant, bar, etc.). Les arrivées seront réparties selon les horaires et les formalités de chek in check out seront dématérialisées. Vous pouvez également apporter vos couettes et oreillers. À l'arrivée, le client doit fournir une déclaration sous serment de bonne santé. Notre personnel devra suivre les mesures d'hygiène strictes.

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Accommodation

100 pitches; choose from forest or field, your own tent or glamping.

Desert Tent Takla-Makan

Quirky Sleeps 6 4 Available
An original two tent structure joined together by an outdoor terrace with a wooden pergola, beautiful decor and plenty of space to relax

Safari Tent Saadani i

Safari Tent Saadani

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Luxury Safari Tent, set within the woodland area of the site, for up to 5 people

Karma Tent - pre-pitched 'cocoon' tent i

Karma Tent - pre-pitched 'cocoon' tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 4
A pre-pitched Karma Tent, with real beds, cooking facilities and sun loungers! Start your holiday as soon as you arrive on site!

Luxury Lodge 'M' i

Luxury Lodge 'M'

Safari tent Sleeps 4
Wooden and canvas lodges, with private bathroom and toilets, kitchen

Chalet Tournesol i

Chalet Tournesol

Cabin Sleeps 5 2 Available
Log cabin in an original triangular shaped, with a spacious terrace, proper beds, sleeping up to 6 people.

Lake Cabin i

Lake Cabin

Cabin Sleeps 4
Beautiful wooden cabin overlooking the lake, with private terrace and sleeping for up to 4 people

Camping Pitch "Comfort"

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 10 Available
A grassy pitch with electricity, with a choice of shade or sun, set amongst the grassy meadows and mature trees. Pitch price includes 2 Adults and electricity

Floating Cabin i

Floating Cabin

Cabin Sleeps 2
Floating cabin for 2 people -

Camping Pitch "Premium"

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
A grassy pitch with electricity and a private kitchen in a garden shed. Premium pitch price includes 2 Adults, electricity, garden shed (inside fridge, gas cooker, table picnic, sun chairs, parasol)

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Location

Contact La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes, 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.

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