Carre d'Etoiles

Europe France Midi-pyrénées Gers Domaine d'Escapa

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)

  • Bed Linen Not Included
A stargazing dome with a telescope crowns this quirky cube-shaped glamping pad in the south-west of France.
  • A modern and unusual cube-shaped cabin which is fully equipped for self-catering stays
  • Breakfast is included (for two adults, extra for children)
  • The owners' horses and donkeys will be among your neighbours on this family-friendly site

The Owner Says

This carré d’étoiles is one of the  original accommodation options at the Domaine d’Escapa which invites you to take a beautiful journey inside bohemian life. Virginie, Lilian and their tribe are your hosts for the holidays, in a pleasant “family spirit”. Horses, donkeys, ponies, as well as the lake and the forest park allow you to rest and recharge your batteries into the wild.

This accommodation is perfect for two adults and also includes breakfast (extra for children)

It is an unusual nine square-metre cube, fully equipped and heated. It has a kitchen corner with crockery, sponge, two hotplates, Senseo coffee maker, microwave, fridge. On your own mezzanine floor is the bedroom which has a queen-size bed. Downstairs has a couch bed, toilet, shower, DVD.

We have installed a dome for you to look at the sky and telescope. All the beds are made before your arrival and towels, dishwashing liquid and cloth included.

Outside on your own private terrace you have a two deck chairs and a umbrella, you can sit out in the evening and enjoy the surrounding countryside.

We have various activities available on site: heated swimming and paddling pool, outside spa, sauna, fishing; as well as in the surroundings: mountain bike, hiking on The Way of Saint James, jogging routes, horse-riding.

Features & Facilities

Every accommodation type is a self-enclosed space with a shower room and washroom, an excellently equipped kitchen and a living and sleeping space (all bedding and linen provided). All guests have full access to a swimming pool, shared Jacuzzi, shared sauna (book from €9) and hammocks for use, while some of the tree-cabins have their own private Jacuzzis on their verandas too. A lake (with inflatable canoes and kayaks for use) and fishing permitted. There's a playground for children. Horses and ponies to pet, plus free range hens.

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Activities

This is a rural location, so it's light on big museums and attractions, but awash with excellent walking routes and quite roads for cycling. The surrounding towns – Auch, Mirande, Bassoues, Tillac – all have weekly markets and intriguing histories in their own right and a dotting of ancient churches and monuments, while the dungeon and 14th century castle in Bassoues (20km) is well worth a visit. To make the most of the vast open countryside, have a nose around the pamphlets in the campsite reception, with info on canoeing and kayaking, pony-trekking and tree-top adventures in the local forest park.

Food & Drink

Reception shop stocked with the basics (including ice-cream) and a small bar selling beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks (10am–7pm). Meal baskets are available for your kitchen; specialties include foie gras, lentils and duck cassoulet, goat cheese, apple and rhubarb pie and fondant for dessert. It's 5km to L'Isle-de-Noé where the magnificent riverside château hosts restaurant Le Tic Tic gascon (05 6206 4622) in the courtyard – guests eat under a light canopy in the open air. Well worth a visit (10am–11pm; meals are around €13).

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Getting There

The nearest train station is in Auch, from where it is a ½-hour drive or taxi journey.