small camping in the countryside
Welcome to our small camping in the countryside! We are Alex and Hester, the Dutch owners and we wish you a warm welcome. This is the holiday address to relax and enjoy the French countryside. Ideal for those seeking tranquility and for families with young children. Our camping is small-scale and there is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. It is a pleasant family campsite, which consists of 29 very spacious camping pitches, seven gîtes (holiday homes) and a rental tent. Furthermore, there is a large swimming pool and a children’s pool. On the terrace is “Le Nez de Cochon”, our food truck, where you can enjoy a nice meal. Free WiFi is available in the comfortable lounge area.
Camping & gîtes En Campagne is located 35 km from Limoges in the Charente-Limousine region. It is a sparsely populated, rural area, without mass tourism. Yet, it is a surprisingly interesting area with a rich culture and history, where there is much to experience.
opening hours and reservations
Camping & gîtes En Campagne is open from May 1st until September 30th. For the high season, advance reservation is advisable. We have no fixed arrival and departure dates. If you have any questions or if you want to make a reservation, please contact us; we will respond within 24 hours. You may also reach us via Facebook Messenger.
tranquility, children and “joie de vivre”
Camping & Gîtes En Campagne is a small camping in the French countryside for those seeking tranquility. You can walk or cycle here – enjoying the fresh air, the space and the beautiful weather – without meeting anyone.
Moreover, it is a true paradise for young children. They can make new friends, pick flowers, play in the playground (swings, slide, trampoline, sandpit), use all the toys and children’s bicycles available, catch lizards, gather wood to roast marshmallows on the campfire in the evening and of course splashing around in the children’s pool.
There is also plenty to do in the area for people of all ages: authentic villages, the convivial (farmers) markets with local products. Enjoy the real French “joie de vivre”, escape the crowds and enjoy the outdoors and the feeling of space!
bread service, food truck and pizza
It is a short drive to the nearest supermarket, but we provide a bread service every morning and the food truck is open almost every evening. We bake freshly topped pizzas at least once a week in our wood-fired brick oven. On the terrace is our “Nez de Cochon” . That is the pet name for the Peugeot D4 from 1959, which we have converted into a food truck
Here we serve snacks, simple meals and ice creams, which you can enjoy on the terrace, or which you can take with you to your camping pitch or gîte. Please let us know in advance if you would like to eat on arrival. If you order the night before, we will bring you fresh bread, croissants and chocolate rolls in the morning. Or you could enjoy a full breakfast in our restaurant. For € 6,25 per person we serve fresh bread, croissants, chocolate rolls, jam, Nutella, coffee, tea and orange juice.
The swimming pool area on En Campagne is fully fenced and equipped with a child lock. Children can only swim and play here under parental supervision! The water is heated with solar panels. We check the quality of the water every day. In the pool area there are two swimming pools. There is the large, 8-cornered pool of 36 m2 and 1,40 m deep. Then there is the kiddie pool of 8 m2 and 0,7 m. deep.
corona this summer?
Let’s assume that we will soon have few or no corona rules in France. At the moment it is still the case that to enter France you have to show that you have been vaccinated. More info (in English) at: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/covid-19-international-travel. Within France, new measures came into effect on Monday 14 March 2022 regarding the vaccination pass and wearing a face mask. The health pass (or vaccination pass) remains in force in health institutions, retirement homes, etc. Wearing a face mask is only mandatory in public transport (rail, air and sea), taxis, etc. and in stations, (air-) ports and health and care facilities (including hospitals, pharmacies, etc.). Wearing a mask remains recommended for vulnerable people in closed places and in large gatherings.
Now that the pandemic is (almost) over, a number of events are (thankfully!) going on again. We name a few:
- The rallye Cieux – Monts de Blond: http://rallye-cieux-montsdeblond.e-monsite.com/.
- International Bow Hunter Tournament: https://ebhc2022.fftl.com/.
- Danses et Musiques du Monde festival : https://www.festivaldeconfolens.com/.
- The “marchés producteurs” in Montrol-Sénard, Confolens, Rochechouart, etc.
Fuels and tolls are becoming more and more expensive. To celebrate a nice long summer this year, we offer to store your caravan or trailer tent for FREE in July and August 2022. The ideal way to enjoy our small camping in the French countryside for a long time! Moreover, it is easier, more economical and faster to drive without a caravan or trailer tent behind the car. En Campagne is about 850 kilometers from London, so it’s easy to do in one day with just the car.
Dogs are very welcome here. If you want to bring your dog (or other pet) into a gîte, we’d like to know in advance. Pets have plenty of room here to enjoy the holiday too. Poop scoops are available to clean up “accidents”.
Peace, space and nature are important characteristics of our small camping in the French countryside. We would like to keep it that way and that is why we ask our guests to participate in ecologically responsible camping. Be economical with water and electricity, do not use air conditioning and separate your waste. It is also important to know that we discharge into a septic tank, in which our waste water is purified by bacterial decomposition. This does not work like the “normal” sewer. Therefore, do not rinse items such as sanitary towels, hygiene wipes and baking grease through the sink, toilet or shower drain.