Le Camp

Europe France Midi-pyrénées Tarn-et-Garonne

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
The most refreshing campsite pool you’ll ever swim in, plus thoughtful touches of luxury throughout

If there’s a better feeling than that of gliding smoothly through a crystal-clear natural swimming pool while eye-to-eye with frogs perched nonchalantly on rocks, then we’ve yet to experience it. The chirp of crickets, the buzz of dragonflies, birdsong, and, of course, the croaking chorus of those ubiquitous frogs provide the soundtrack to a wonderfully wild swim which proves the perfect introduction to Le Camp, a secluded southwest campsite set in leafy surroundings and combining five-star facilities with a truly relaxed atmosphere.

The site is owned and run by Claire and Nigel, a British couple who took over the running of Le Camp in 2017. Nigel previously ran a luxury tented safari camp in Kenya, where he also worked as a professional wildlife guide, and the spirit of the classic African safari, “luxury in the wild” as he aptly describes it, is clearly key to their ethos. It's all subtly reflected in the furnishings and chilled out atmosphere at this soporific French escape.

Don’t worry, though, the essential spirit of camping still remains. The central cooking area lets different visitors meet and chat while they prepare dinner, but there’s none of that cringeworthy group action. Sure, there’s a little court set up for an impromptu game of pétanque and a badminton net hangs between two trees, but there are no chalked-up league tables or happy-camper types urging you to join in the fun. The vibe is as natural as the surroundings and guests can socialise as much or as little as they desire.

Perhaps most impressive is just how different it could have been. Sitting in the stunning Aveyron Valley in the Midi-Pyrénées region, this formerly run-down campsite used to have some 38 camping pitches but for the past 10 years the previous owners have allowed the the surroundings to flourish, shrinking it down to just a handful of safari tents and woodland yurts. The eco-credentials, too, are impressive. ‘Grey’ water is recycled, solar lighting is used and the pool is cleaned naturally by gravel and plants. Local, organic products are used as much as possible, and most of the furniture has been hand-made.

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Facilities

Seven tents, all with wide beds, solar lighting and, in all but the 2 woodland tents, dry composting toilets. Shower block with 3 shower rooms. Full range of kitchen appliances, crockery, utensils and condiments. Covered outdoor seating area with open fire place, a book exchange, magazines, games, power sockets, Wi-Fi. Free laundry. BBQ and salad/herb garden to help yourself to. The natural swimming pond is fully fenced with a safety gate. One well behaved dog per week is allowed (please enquire), and the site itself has two friendly dogs and cats, plus two handsome goats to feed (not to mention all the wildlife on site!)

Suitable For

Glamping only. Couples, families, kids, large groups, yes. Tents, campervans, caravans – no. Dog – by request only (usually one well behaved dog is permitted).

Nearby

The Midi-Pyrénées region is home to over a dozen villages (officially listed as ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’). This is more than almost any other region in the country. Head to nearby St-Antonin-Noble-Val to enjoy a spot of kayaking or the spectacular Sunday market.

The Gorges de L'Aveyron and surrounding countryside is idyllic cycling country. Although the area is becoming more and more well known for cycle tourism, it is still a relatively well kept secret, meaning quieter roads, lower prices and beautiful unspoilt landscapes. Come and explore! A Le Camp cycling holiday combines the best of all worlds, a fantastic location for cycling for all abilities and interests; bring your own or hire one of our Canyon gravel bikes and get to stay at a unique and beautiful destination.

Food & Drink

Le Moulin de Varen
Beffroi Tentations
La Terrasse de Laguepie

Opening Times

1st May – 30th September.

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The Owner Says

Le Camp offers luxury camping, or glamping if you prefer!  It is a unique holiday experience. Here you will discover the thrill and adventure of sleeping under canvas without the discomfort of traditional camping. We offer the luxury of a hotel and the self-sufficiency of a private villa. Set deep in the countryside of South West France, a little off the beaten track, at Le Camp you will find peace and tranquillity amongst the trees. Encounter nature in style in your own private hideaway.

In January 2020, Le Camp was named by The Times Travel as one of the "50 Best Holidays in France for 2020!"

Accommodation

7 safari tents.

Meru, Ensuite Safari Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 5
En-suite safari tent with large outdoor veranda. Luxurious and extremely spacious, Meru can sleep 2 adults and up to 3 children. The private safari shower and toilet lets you shower under the trees for a beautifully natural experience.

Samburu, Ensuite Safari Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 6
En-suite safari tent with large outdoor veranda and stunning views. Luxurious and extremely spacious, Samburu can sleep 2 adults and up to 4 children as there is a bell tent next door for extra sleeping space. The private safari shower and toilet lets you shower under the trees for a beautifully natural experience.

Maasai Mara, Classic Safari Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 8
Safari tent with large outdoor veranda and fabulous views across the natural pool. Luxurious and extremely spacious, Maasai Mara has a separate bell tent for additional sleeping space.

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Shimoni, Woodland Safari Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 4
An magical woodland hideaway, set amongst the trees. Up to 2 adults and 2 children

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Bamburi, Woodland Safari Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 4
An magical woodland hideaway, set amongst the trees. Up to 2 adults and 2 children

Mount Kenya, Penthouse Safari Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 7
Luxury penthouse safari tent, situated on it's own private plateau at the very top of Le Camp with fantastic views across the Aveyron Valley. Mount Kenya has it's own fully equipped outdoor kitchen, en-suite safari shower and toilet. There is extra sleeping space in a kids safari tent. The ultimate luxury camping experience and a taste of Africa.

Tsavo East, Classic Safari Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Safari tent with large outdoor veranda. Luxurious and extremely spacious, Tsavo East can sleep 2 adults and up to 3 children. With a very secluded spot with spectacular views and close access to the Woodland Spa showerhouse, Tsavo East is ideal for those looking to get away in luxury.

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Getting There

Le Camp is situated in South West France, an hour and a half's drive from the airports of Toulouse and Rodez or a 9–10 hour drive from Calais. Follow directions, which are sent when you book.

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