Deluxe Dome

Europe France Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantiques Glisten Camping - Col d'Ibardin

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
This spacious, space-age geometric dome with en-suite facilities provides modern glamping on a site in South West France.

  • Huge, high-ceilinged living space with semi-separated bedrooms and living area
  • Fun and comfortable with king-sized bed for adults and hanging beds for kids
  • Private separate kitchen tent with al fresco dining area

The Owner Says

These stylish Domes look like a hybrid between an igloo and The Louvre, with triangular panels crafted into a perfect sphere to create a truly unusual place to stay.

Inside, these Domes are well thought out, with a separate living area including 'Fat Boy' bean bags to lounge around on, a master bedroom with a huge King sized bed, and a separate bedroom with two 'hanging' beds for the children. Next to your Dome there is a separate kitchen tent with al fresco dining area, and a 'plancha' (like an express BBQ!) for you to cook your meals on in no time. Shower and toilet facilities are a short walk away. These deluxe domes sleep up to 6 people in total, with a maximum of 4 adults, and comes with its own private toilet and shower facilities, so you don't need to venture far to freshen up after a dip in the on site pool!

The location, at Col d'Ibardin campsite, not far from the Spanish border in the South-Western corner of France, is an ideal place for families to chill out and have fun, with two swimming pools, jeu de boules, table tennis, and plenty more besides. A new outdoor playground allows very young ones to slide, climb, jump, and run on soft, forgiving sand. Older children have their own playground, and there's a bouncy castle too during July and August. An on-site cafe-bar and kids club are useful too, for those sunny days when you won;t want to stray too far from the pools.

This part of France has the best of both worlds with the Atlantic coast and the Pyrenees on your doorstep, so you won't be short of outdoor options to keep you active. Don't forget to take a trip on the vintage 'Train de la Rhune' which takes you up La Rhune, and once at the top you can stand and admire the amazing Basque Country in all of its glory! The beautiful and bustling towns of Biarritz and St Jean de Luz are both worth a visit, as is hopping over the border into Spain and exploring San Sebastian with its 'seashell' shaped bay and amazing tapas bars.

Glisten Camping makes a fantastic base to explore this rich and wonderful part of France, in comfortable, memorable surroundings.

Features & Facilities

Swimming pools (2 for kids and one for adults), children's play area, onsite bar restaurant, kid's club, small farm, plus plenty of games including petanque, table tennis and basketball.

Activities

Explore the surrounding hills and forests or take to two wheels – Glisten can organise bike hire for the whole family, as well as surf hire and lessons. For something less labour intensive, take the vintage Train de la Rhune (0033 559 542 026) to the first summit of the Pyrenees – the views from over 900 metres high are spectacular. There's plenty of beaches to choose from too, with St Jean de Luz, Socoa and Hendaye among the nicest and nearest. The Basque region straddles some of the most spectacular sites in both south-west France and northern Spain. Take in the glamour of Biarritz or chic San Sebastián (Donostia to the Basque).

Food & Drink

With a wealth of delicious local produce and treats to be sampled (including Bayonne ham and Basque cake), most dome-dwellers opt to cook their own on the plancha grill provided. 'La Kantina' – the onsite bar & restaurant – serves up decent, good value meals and regional specialties such as axoa. Eat al fresco on the terrace or enjoy some private fuss-free dining with the takeaway service. Basic provisions can also be purchased from the onsite shop, open 7 days a week. For something extra special, make the short pilgrimage to San Sebastián, the city with the most Michelin stars per square foot in the world. If your budget won't stretch to the haute cuisine heights of Arzak (0034 943 278 465), saddle up at a harbourside tavern for some traditional pintxos and some good Rioja.

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Location

Getting There

From the north, take the RN10 and the A63. Take exit 2 – "St Jean de Luz south - Urrugne - Col Ibardin." At the roundabout, leave by the exit for Urrugne. Turn left and continue along the D4 to Ibardin D4 for 4km. At the intersection, continue straight towards Ascain. The site is located 200 meters down the road on the right.