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Get inspired by our list of the best glamping spots in France.

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Top Glamping Spots in France

Whether it’s in the north or the south, glamping doesn’t get much better than when in France.

Whether you're in the north, south or central France, after crossing the Channel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle you're likely to come across some of the best glamping sites in Europe. Gone are the windswept tents and drenched sleeping bags, and in their place are comfortable four-poster beds and Jacuzzis. From luxury beach huts, to lavish tree houses, and everything in between, a glamping trip is a sure fire way to relish in the beauty of nature without any of the fuss of ordinary camping. To help get you inspired for your next glamorous-camping trip under the stars, we've put together a list of some of the best glamping spots in France, from the beautiful beaches of the south, to the enchanting forests of the north.

South

Kon Tiki

Located on the Plage de Pampelonne, in the trendy St. Tropez, the Kon Tiki huts are the epitome of glamorous camping. One of the huts, the Tiki Hutte is a prime example of how luxurious this mode of camping can be. With a four-seat sofa, comfortable double bed and fully-equipped bathroom and shower - as well as the beach as your back garden - it's miles away from the rain-soaked tents of the usual camping holiday.

Outside of the huts, there's also an array of activities, restaurants and bars to keep you occupied. Dig into a delicious meal of freshly sliced sushi at Tiki Thaï, enjoy a cocktail at Tiki Beach and unwind with a relaxing treatment at the Tiki Spa.

Camping Milles Etoiles

Situated close to Gorges de l'Ardéche in South-Central France, this friendly glamping site is the perfect setting for your next family break. For the true glamping experience, book your stay in one of the Mongolian-style yurts. Each of the yurts feature luxury double and single beds, access to a stylish wash block and a kitchen, as well as outdoor hammocks for when you want to relax in the sun. On top of all this, dogs are allowed to stay too, so you'll also be able to bring your family's best friend along for the drive.

If your family is the adventurous type, take advantage of the onsite mountain bike hire and explore your local surroundings. And, if you're all feeling particularly brave, try your hand at rock climbing on the limestone cliffs that surround the River Ardéche.

Spend a morning canoeing

Spend a morning canoeing

Glisten Camping

Deep in Dordogne, in Les Mathevies, is the Glisten Camping site, which is home to a range of super-modern, geo-dome shaped tents. As you wander inside the dome, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the space and light, as well as the airy feel to your tent. Each of the geo-domes features a clear, window-like panel, which allows you to enjoy the views of the camp's surroundings. The domes also include comfortable double beds and 'hanging' beds for kids, as well as a kitchen, outdoor table, and an onsite pool for when you want to cool off.

For a fun day out, take your family down to La Forêt des Ecureuils, a nearby adventure park where you and your kids can fly through the forest on zip lines. Alternatively, if you prefer to be in the water, enjoy a day canoeing along the Dordogne River, where you can paddle past various idyllic villages.

North

La Grande Oust

This charming camping site is located just outside the commune, Bains-sur-Oust. The canvas lodges are situated in the midst of the forest, surrounded by oak, elm, ash and chestnut trees, so the outdoor decking makes for the perfect wildlife watching post. With only the gentle tweeting of birds for company, this luxury camping experience is perfect for those looking to escape.

Outside of the lodge, you can look forward to a game of no-kill fishing in the onsite pond, as well as canoeing in the nearby River Oust. And, if you're in the mood for a bit of city life during your stay, you can make the quick drive over to Brittany's capital city, Nantes, where you can dine at great restaurants and shop for local delights.

Le Mouton

In the tiny hamlet of Port de Vallée, in the Pays de la Loire region, you'll find the safari-style lodges of Le Mouton. Located just outside the site's main B&B, five lodges are dotted around Le Mouton's little lake. Each lodge has lavish interiors, with comfortable bedding, plenty of storage and a well-equipped kitchen. Each visitor also has access to the site's swimming pool and Jacuzzi, as well as a mouth-watering barbecue on your first night and fresh pastries and bread every morning.

Surrounded by some of the best vineyards in France, with popular grape varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc in abundance, a visit to one of the local wineries is a definite must-do during any trip to this region. A great place is Chateau Gaudrelle, where you can wander through the vineyards, sample their wines, and even choose a bottle or two to enjoy on your lodge's patio.

Try out your camps local vineyards

Try out your camp's local vineyards

Family Ecolodge

For an entirely different outdoor experience, book a stay at Family Ecolodge, a glamping spot that consists of wood cabins and tree houses. Located in Batilly-en-Puisaye, a small commune in the Loire department, you'll have a varied selection of accommodation to choose from, as well as access to the sauna, games and WiFi. The site's Safari Lodge, is situated deep into the forested areas, and includes a wood-burning stove, comfortable bedding and a kitchen, along with an outdoor fire, which is sure to complete the camping experience.

For something a little higher up, choose at stay at the Squirrel Perched Hut, a tree house with its very own private bathroom. During your stay, you'll be treated to a four-poster double bed, which is often the best place to watch the birds flutter in and out of the trees from the hut's windows.

If you're with friends and family, make the journey to Nature Adventure park, where you can clamber up trees and zip line through the forest. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the nearby Toucy Farmer's Market, where fresh vegetables, fruit and livestock are on offer.

Getting there and around

If these glamping spots have got you inspired for your next holiday, then you're in luck. It only takes 35-minutes to make the journey across the Channel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle meaning you can be well on your way to a glamping destination in no time at all.

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Camp out at Pampelonne Beach
Spend a morning canoeing
Explore the Dordogne
Try out your camp's local vineyards
Take in the sights and smells at the local market
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