BY TIM HEDGLEY, DD TRAVEL EDITOR: Les Castels, the premier four and five star camping sites across France has introduced a couple of new innovations for 2016 at several of their 39 locations.
First of all the very first themed site in France, the Village Western, has joined the group. This is a lovely site spread over twelve hectares in the Gironde. The site has a real Western flavour, you feel as though you are in the Wild West of America rather than France!
The horse-riding centre here is second to none and there are all sorts of different themed workshops to try such as gold digging and trapping.
Prices start at 350 Euros for a teepee tent for five people.
There is a special 35% discount for a seven night stay if travelling in June – any seven night stay between 4th and 27th June.
Also for Summer Bank Holidays mobile homes for up to four people will be available at a special rate of just 210 Euros instead of the usual 322 Euros..
A new type of rental opportunity will be found this year at the Domaine des Ormes in Brittany – the Sweet Home.
The Sweet Home has a large open air terrace and inside is very well equipped with fridge, microwave, etc. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with bunk beds and room for a cot. Sheets and towels are included in the rental. Prices start at 390 Euros for a week for four people.
Also new this year will be Le Coco Sweet at La Garangeoire in the Vendée.
The Coco Sweet sits somewhere between a mobile home and a tent ! It aims to be not just cosy and comfortable but also fun!
Prices start at 280 Euros for a week and the site opens on 14th May.
Le Coco Sweet and Sweet Home are great additions to the array of unusual accommodation you can choose from with Les Castels. We have everything from yurts, gypsy caravans, treehouses, bungalows on stilts over water, dakkas…..There is something for all tastes for a never to be forgotten glamping vacation.
Created in 1959 Les Castels is a collection of 39 four and five star camping sites across France and is the leading provider of glamping sites. Characterised by their outstanding sites near areas of cultural interest and outstanding natural beauty. Les Castels offers a wide choice of accommodation with everything from chalets and mobile homes to tree houses, gypsy caravans, houses on stilts and apartments
The facilities and entertainment varies from site to site, no two are alike, however one thing unifies the group as a whole is the Les Castels environmental approach. As outdoor accommodation specialists they are entirely committed to sustainable development. The accommodation is blended into the landscape as far as is possible, using light, mobile installations such as tents and caravans.
The sites are committed to supporting ongoing environmental conservation initiatives in France and two sites that have been awarded the European Ecolabel Award with 30 receiving the Green Key Award.
For more information please visit www.les-castels.com