Fleur Du Lis
- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
- Editor's Pick
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Breakfast included
- Linked luxuriously-furnished five and six metre bell tents offer ample space for families
- Hotel-style extras include organic toiletries and daily breakfast box
- One of five tents sharing an outdoor lounge and saltwater swimming pool
The Owner Says
The communal outdoor lounge area in the heart of the campsite has some comfy sofas awaiting you and an area to relax in the shade, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine! Table tennis, pool table and a selection of board games and books are available for both little ones and grown ups, and it's a great place to meet and socialise with other guests.
Wireless internet is available for free in this area should you need to stay in touch, complete with charging points to power up your electrical gadgets!
The heated salt water swimming pool with splash area (and safety fence) is a perfect place to escape the summer heat, whilst the games area offering Petanque, Basketball, Volleyball, Swingball, Football, slide, swings and childrens play house will keep them happy for hours on end!
La Vie en Rose is a family run site and welcomes your children. There are travel cots, sheets, blankets, high chairs, spare push chair, baby carrier, baby bath / change facilities, child safe utensils and activities to keep them occupied! Most of all, there is space for them to roam free, so the whole family can relax!
The on site a little 'shop' has a small supply of wines, chilled beer & soft drinks as well as a tourist information area.
The surrounding farms and markets boast a wealth of fantastic local produce and the owners Emma and Jamie will happily point you towards the finest regional charcuterie, meats and cheeses – the goats’ cheese, Chevrerie in Escanecrabe, is a must. Restaurant-wise, Auberge Champêtre (0033 561 88 22 71), in the village of Escanecrabe is excellent. Ten minutes away in Aurignac, Hôtel Sts Laurans (0033 561 90 49 55) brasserie and garden restaurant serves up refined dishes in sophisticated surroundings. Their wine list is also pretty extensive. 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.
Features & Facilities
5 spacious bell tents with wooden flooring, separate lounge, decking, sun loungers and shaded canvas awnings. Each tent has its own fully-equipped outdoor kitchen with gas hob, BBQ and fridge, plus private shower/toilet room facilities with organic soaps and towels included. Swimming pool, outdoor lounge / Morrocan area (candlelit in evenings, perfect for glass of wine or shady reading area during the day). Free Wi-Fi and a washing machine.
Head up the mountains for a spot of wild swimming. Day trips to Les Laquettes, Lac de Mondeley and Lacs de Bastan are a popular option. There’s car parking available and the latter boasts a café and beach. France's fourth largest city Toulouse is around an hour away. There's plenty of museums and exhibitions to see including the fine art collection at the Musée des Augustins (0033 561 22 21 82), while a visit to the Cité de l'Espace (0033 567 22 23 24) – the national space centre – is out of this world. A gentle river cruise along the city's Canal du Midi is a fantastically peaceful way to round of your day trip. Why not treat yourself to a day of pampering restorative Pyrenean baths at the Balnéa (0033 891 70 19 19) spa.
Food & Drink
The great thing about glamping in France is the food! A continental breakfast of fresh fruit, breads, pain au chocolat and croissants is delivered to your tent each morning, as well as complimentary welcome gifts upon arrival. The surrounding farms and markets boast a wealth of fantastic local produce and Emma will happily point you towards the finest regional charcuterie, meats and cheeses – the goats’ cheese, Cheverie in Escanecrabe, is a must. Restaurant-wise, Auberge Champêtre (0033 561 88 22 71)in the village of Escanecrabe is excellent. Ten minutes away in Aurignac, Hôtel St. Laurans (0033 561 90 49 55) brasserie and garden restaurant serves up refined dishes in sophisticated surroundings. Their wine list is also pretty extensive.