Desert Tent Takla-Makan

Europe France Aquitaine Lot-et-Garonne La Parenthèse Camping Les Ormes

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Pet Friendly

  • Bed Linen Not Included
A pair of tents joined by a terrace form this spacious glamping option on the edge of the Dordogne region.
  • Two desert tents which have their own separate living and sleeping areas.
  • Individually styled with vintage French accessories.
  • Situated overlooking the lake on a site with lots of facilities and activities

The Owner Says

The Takla Makan is a set of two 25m2 tents, which are joined by a large outdoor terrace. One of the tents includes a living area, and the other has a bedroom which can accommodate 6 people. Both tents are beautifully decorated in a vintage style decor. The large and spacious wooden terrace is the ideal spot for dinner outdoors, or to relax on the sun loungers. There is one double bed, and four single beds in the bedroom of one of the tents, and the single beds can be pushed closer together if required. Mosquito nets protect each of the beds. The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooking stove, a knife set, a fridge, cooking utensils, pots and pans and a kettle. There is also a French vintage style chest of drawers and sideboard. The water connection is located not far away, as are the two shower blocks, which have a separate baby changing area, washing machines and tumble dryers. Free WiFi is also accessible, in the communal areas of the site.
La Parenthèse Les Ormes has a number of on site activities available during the summer, including pony rides, painting workshops, yoga classes and fishing for beginners. Not to mention, the relaxing on site hammocks. There really is something for all ages during a holiday here.
Le Bus, is an old bus, which has been transformed into a food truck. Located next to the swimming pool, it is open every day serving frothy cappuccinos, cold drinks and a variety of snacks.
La Paillote, is open 6 evenings a week and serves pizzas which can either be eaten in or taken away. These delicious pizzas are prepared on site with fresh ingredients. Once a week, a Moules-Frites evening is held at La Paillote. This sociable evening is concluded with marshmallows around a campfire, much to the delight of both children and adults! La Paillote is located in a wonderful spot on the campsite, on the edge of the lake. Guests can dine alongside a real white sandy beach amidst a decoration of white flower garlands, which helps to create a festive atmosphere where they can enjoy either a romantic meal for two, or a pleasant evening with friends or family.
Le Restaurant, is set in an old barn, which has pretty stone walls and which is decorated in a vintage style. On the tables, there are candles and beautiful country flowers, which are freshly picked from around the campsite. The menu comprises local and seasonal food, and this lovely restaurant is ideal for a pleasant evening for two or with friends. Each evening, it is possible to enjoy magnificent sunsets from this spot. There is a children's play area not far from the restaurant, which allows guests to have a leisurely meal whilst keeping an eye on the children. The perfect solution to keep everyone happy!
The facilities on the campsite are extensive, with both swimming and paddling pools, which are open every day from 8.30am - 8pm. There is also a sandy beach located next to the lake, and a pontoon from which it is possible to either fish or simply admire a starry sky. Children will appreciate the outdoor play area which has swings, climbing frames, boules, table-tennis, beach volleyball and a football pitch. The campsite can provide tennis equipment.
It is worth exploring the area surrounding the campsite, as this part of France is steeped in history and culture. The medieval villages and bastides of Villeréal or Monflanquin are a little less than 5 minutes from the campsite. There are magnificent local markets in Villeréal on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, as well as a night market on Monday evenings from 6pm with live music and donkey rides. The medieval festival in Monflanquin in mid-August has parades in the streets, games and horse displays. Situated between Sarlat and Bergerac, Monpazier is rich in medieval architecture, whilst the Château de Gavaudin sits 40m high on a rocky cliff. During the summer months, it has medieval themed experiences for all ages. Just over half an hour away, the oldest town is Bergerac, which lies on the banks of the River Dordogne, and which has many local products such as foie gras, duck breast, prunes and Marmande tomatoes.  After a tour of the vineyards, Mobazillac and its majestic castle can be explored or guests can sample the famous sweet wine from the area. For the more athletic, the gulf of Villeneuve sur Lot is 30 minutes away, and there is a treetop adventure course and Blue Flag sailing lake 15 minutes away.
After all that exploring, guests can take a moment to relax back at the campsite with a glass of something delicious, either beside the pool or from the comfort of your own sunlounger. Take in the laid back atmosphere, and relax. This is a holiday after all!

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Features & 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.

Activities

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.

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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.