Nestled on the undulating southern slopes of bucolic Gascony – a land famed for it’s douceur de vivre – Camping La Vie en Rose exhibits the fabled ‘sweetness of life’, and then some. Stretching across seven breathtaking acres of tranquil, wildflower meadow, fringed by enchanting oak woodlands, the views from this beautiful Haute-Garrone glamping site are breathtaking, with the peaks of the Pyrenees towering tantalisingly on the horizon.
After being met with the warmest of welcomes from hosts Emma and Jamie Fulton, the lucky glampers are shown one of five spacious bell tents. Well, we call them tents but that doesn't really do justice to the scale and style of these canvas palaces. Sat atop timber decking with shaggy rugs throughout, each bell boasts a lounge plus two separate bedroom tents including a deluxe ‘superking’ room that's ideal for parents. Outside, a fully-equipped campsite kitchen has the answer to all your culinary needs, while the über-luxurious timber washing lodge is the very definition of hi-spec, with hot power showers, marble wash basins, organic soaps and fluffy towels.
With an assortment of outdoor entertainment (a heated pool with a splash area for kids, pétanque, slides and swings), a well-stocked games room (books, pool table, ping pong), and lots of other thoughtful touches (cots, high chairs, breakfast delivered fresh to your tent), it’s clear that Camping La Vie en Rose is a site run by people who know the ingredients you need for a fuss-free family holiday. With all the comforts of a boutique hotel at a snippet of the cost, this is the ideal break for families looking to really get away from it all.
And when it's time to venture forth, this pocket of southwestern France has a wealth of scenic and historical eye candy to sample. Head to the beach at Lac de la Gimone for a refreshing summer swim, or take your little lords and ladies to the fortified city of Carcassonne – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that hosts jousting, troubadours and medieval fairs. And of course, there's the Pyrénées calling all weekend Wigginses to test their cycling stamina on the Col du Tourmalet Col d’Aspin.
Named after the signature tune of France’s national songstress, Edith Piaf, a stay at Camping La Vie en Rose really is a ‘Life in Rosy Hues’. Swinging lazily in the hammock, admiring this secluded patch of Pyrenean paradise, we reckon France's iconic diva would approve.
The campsite owner says
Our spacious luxury bell tents (internal space of 45 m2) all have decking, shaded canvas awnings and views of the countryside. Our canvas retreats offer two bedroom tents (6m and 5m linked) one of which is superking (luxury cotton sheets and netted inner tents as standard) and a lounge so that you can stay up late chatting under the stars, whilst the kids are snuggled up in bed. Private luxury shower rooms and private wooden kitchens. All of this with a box of petit dejeuner delivered fresh to your tent each morning!
La Vie en Rose offers a swimming pool, basketball pitch, volleyball, table tennis, pool table, pétanque, swing ball, football, slide & swings. Alternatively choose your own rhythm and have a lazy day in the shade on your private hammock whilst the kids explore the surrounding woodland. At night sit and marvel at the wonderful skyline and the myriad of stars.
La Vie en Rose is a family run site and we welcome your children. We have cots, sheets and blankets, high chairs, spare push chair, baby carrier, baby bath / change facilities, child safe utensils and activities to keep them occupied! Most of all a space for them to roam free.
We look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of France.
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Emma & Jamie
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