Romantic Yurt (pets prohibited)
The Owner Says
The ideal place to unwind, relax, and immerse yourself in a beautiful setting, with shady trees, the Ardeche below and nothing but a thousand stars to gaze at on those balmy nights...These natural canvas forest yurts on pine platforms are scattered decent distances apart. Sumptuous double beds with thick duvets are draped with mosquito nets. Each one is themed (for example boudoir, Edwardian safari, Indian, Thai) and furnished with chunky wooden chests or canvas wardrobes, ethnic pictures, and recycled bedside tables.
The camp site facilities, all within an easy stroll include two washroom blocks, with hot water, showers and toilets. Alongside your yurt there’s a kitchen area where you can prepare meals. Blankets and pillows are provided but bed linen is not provided, you can hire or bring your own bed linen.
The yurts also have electricity.
Pets are prohibited for this.
Features & FacilitiesA giant communal yurt in the middle of the woods is available for group hire or for general use (yoga routines, story-telling, hide-and-seek). Tent pitches in the woods and in a field with water points, a few electric hook-ups, picnic tables, and hammocks. The self-catering yurts comfortably fit a family of 4. The safari lodges sleep 7 with ample space and have fully equipped kitchens an en suite bathroom facilities. 2 shower blocks, one by the yurts with 6 family bathrooms (sink, shower) and a block with 4 shower cubicles and 5 loos, plus laundry. Bath towel hire €4 each. There's a small grocery shop and a library. The bar, pizzeria and pancake house (see food & drink) opens mornings and evenings selling local wines, beers, fresh juices, water, ice creams, pizzas and Ardéchoises specialities. There's a playground and you can rent mountain-bikes by the day, half-day or for several days.
ActivitiesCanoe on the Ardèche or Cèze. Hire boats and instructors from canoyak.fr to take a 2-hour or 2-day excursion. Park at Sauze and a shuttle bus runs to Vallon Pont d’Arc, so you can pick up your vehicle at the end of the day. Join the throngs at the iconic sandy beach of Vallon Pont d’Arc, or view it from the road above. This stone ‘bridge’ is one of France’s best-known landmarks and epitimises all that is great about the country (throwing off your clothes for a swim in a river sounds appealing to us). Barjac is a short drive away – worth a visit on Friday mornings for market day.
Food & DrinkA recent addition to the campsite is an excellent little restaurant with reasonable prices and hefty portions food. There is a varied menu (including local specialities) and the mussels (with fries) are a particular highlight. There is a small farm shop near the campsite; ask for directions.
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From Nîmes airport follow A54 to Nîmes, turning on to A9 to Avignon/Lyon. Follow signs for Bollène/Montélimar, take exit 19 at Bollène and follow D994, D6086, and D901. Then turn right on D979 into Barjac. Follow signs to Labastide, look for a sign on the left to Les Crottes, then Mille Étoiles signs direct you in. Avignon or Montélimar are the nearest TGV stations, from where buses run to either Barjac or Vallon Pont d’Arc, then take a taxi. Nîmes, Avignon, and Lyon are the nearest airports, 90 minutes away.