Glamping (glamourous camping) is a hot trend that combines the adventures of camping with the comfort of a hotel. If sleeping in the wilderness makes you run the other way, do not worry. The spots we have selected will surely convert you.
The French Riviera is not all about the bling
Have you ever imagined walking in Robinson Crusoe’s shoes for a few days? Orion B&B is the perfect place for this. Lying on the outskirts of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, a charming village located 8 miles (13 km) from Nice Airport, this haven offers four treehouses with comfortable four-poster beds and cute teak bathrooms. Outside, you can relax in the sauna, take yoga classes and enjoy the ecological swimming pool.
Impasse des peupliers, 2436 Chemin du Malvan, 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Who needs a fancy yacht when you can unwind in a log cabin?
If you need more convincing that camping does not have to mean a rough stay and uncomfortable nights, drive along the coast for 67 miles (108 km) to Pampelonne beach. The Toison D’or resort stretches on 16 acres (7 ha) by the Saint-Tropez bay. Its luxurious cabins are surrounded by dense vegetation, palm trees, waterfalls, you will love it!
Route des Tamaris, Plage de Pampelonne, 83350 Ramatuelle
Fulfill your childhood dream and turn into a nomad
The yurt (“home” in Mongolian) is a round bent structure used in Central Asia. No need to head all the way there, just drive through the Camargues region and stop at Lanuéjols in the Cévennes National Park. In the Domaine de Pradines yurts, you will sleep in a real double bed, relax in the swimming pool and eat in the vaulted dining room of an ancient Templar building.
Domaine de Pradines, Route de Millau, D28, 30750 Lanuéjols
Travel back in time in a comfortable safari tent
The mountainous Drôme region might not be the most exotic destination but that shouldn’t stop you from being adventurous. 22 miles (35 km) from Montélimar, all tucked away in the peaceful haven of the ‘’Safari lodge du Grand Bois’’ campsite, a 538-sq ft (50 m2) cosy tent with real furniture, outdoor kitchen, and canvas hammocks will be waiting for you. Still need convincing?
Le Grand Bois, Col de Boutière, D233, 26460 Le Poët-Célard