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'Mille Etoiles' - Labastide de Virac, Ardèche, Southern France
The site

Luxury camping in the south of France - CanvaschicThe encampment enjoys a magnificent position on top of the stunning Ardèche river gorge.  The gorge, 300 meters deep at some points, twists and turns below and provides some of the most breathtaking and rugged scenery in the country.  The camp is set in Oak Forest, which provides much needed shade in the summer.  Leafy paths lead to viewing points with stunning vistas across the gorge.  Access to the river is by several dramatic footpaths, which descend steeply into the gorge. Once at the river there are countless swimming and sunbathing spots, perfect for whiling away your days.

The wider area is a popular tourist destination, offering many diversions.  However, the camp itself is situated in a very peaceful and unknown part of the nature reserve at the end of its own track offering peace and tranquility and communication with nature. 

The site offers a small children's play area and paddling pool.

The accommodation

Mille Etoiles offers accommodation in 12 individually and stylishly furnished Yurts. 

Each tent is designed to accommodate two adults (in a double bed) and has 2 camp beds for small children under 12.

The 12 tents are thoughtfully positioned throughout the forest. 

The kids will love it!There are 9 Yurts which have been designed with young families in mind.  In addition to these there are 4 communal cooking tents (one for each group of three yurts) with fully equipped kitchens including fridges, cookers, pots and pans, crockery etc.  No need to bring anything!

A group of three Yurts with a kitchen makes an ideal set up if you want to make a group booking with family or groups of friends.

The further three yurts are more hidden away in the forest and are offered for couples and honeymooners.  They have tiny private camp kitchens (basic camp equipment – stove, cooler, and crockery).

Main showers and toilets are shared and located not far from the tents.  We have continued our focus on natural style into the bathrooms and you will find bathing a pleasurable and relaxing experience, as it should be.

Quality bedlinen is provided (sheets, blankets and bedspread for adults, duvet for kids).  If you are here for a two-week stay the linen will be changed after a week. 

Breakfast (continental) is served in the café between 8:30am and 10:30am and is included in the price of your stay.

There is a small ‘table d’hôte’ style restaurant serving evening meals 3 or 4 times a week.  The cost of dinner is 30 Euro per head (adult) and is payable locally, Reservations are required in advance for the first night of your arrival. 

The area

La Bastide de ViracThe site is situated in the far south of the department of the Ardèche, in the Rhone Alpes region of France.  About 5 km away is the beautifully preserved medieval village of Labastide de Virac.  It boasts a 15th century Chateau, two great traditional restaurants, a small farm shop and uninterrupted views over vineyards towards the Cevennes Mountain range in the distance.

The renaissance market town of Barjac, which is a short drive away, offers a bigger selection of shops as well as a wonderful Friday market.  At Easter and during August there is a 5 day-long international antiques fair. Great for browsing and atmosphere – and maybe even some buying if you bring enough money!

The 'Pont d'Arc'The Ardèche gorge is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with activities such as canoeing, horse riding, walking and caving. The tourist town of Vallon Pont d’Arc (approx 12 km) is the starting point for active days out with its numerous outdoor pursuits companies.   The geological wonder of the Pont  d’Arc (a natural stone bridge spanning the gorge, carved out by the river) is a must see and offers a popular sandy family swimming beach accessible by car.  The nearby Chauvet Caves have been described as the birthplace of Art and feature cave paintings 30,000 years old.

Beyond this wonderful area the river continues through narrow gorges, overlooked by showpiece villages, and finally joins the Rhône in an area full of Roman remains, museums and, of course, the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône.

AvignonAvignon with its internationally famous cultural festival in July and August is an hour and a half drive away, the Roman Pont du Gard and the important town of Uzes is about one hour away.   The ancient city of Nîmes is one and a half-hours drive, and a day on the Med is easily possible.

We are in an area of outstanding natural beauty and interest - yet with fantastic transport links.

Getting there

Nîmes is the closest airport with Ryanair flights from Luton, East Midlands and Liverpool.

Avignon is one and a half hours away with Flybe flights from Southampton and Exeter.

Lyon. Montpellier and Marseille are approximately 2 hours drive and all offer a selection of flights from Easyjet, British Airways and Ryanair. 

Labastide de Virac is approx. 40 minutes drive from the Bollene exit (jn19) of the ‘Autoroute du Soleil’ A7 péage.

Full directions will be provided to guests with a confirmed booking.  Visitors to the site are by prior arrangement only.  Please do not arrive without a booking.

Avignon, TGV of SNCF trains 1 ½ hours drive
Nîmes Airport (Ryanair) 1 ½ hours drive
Mediterranean Coast 2 hours drive
 
Luxury camping in the south of France - Canvaschic
 
Prices for 2017
 
3 nights
7 nights
Extra night
April 10-23
£300
£595
£100
April 24-27
£255
£595
£85
April 28 - May 1
£300
£595
£100
May 2 - May 26
£255
£595
£85
May 27-29
£300
£595
£100
May 30 - Jul 16
£300
£700
£100
Jul 17 - Sep 5
n/a
£790
£114
Sep 6 - Oct 31
£255
£595
£85
 
 
 
Photo Gallery
Luxury camping in the south of France - from Canvaschic
Arial view of the campsite and the Ardeche Gorges
Luxury camping in the south of France - from Canvaschic
Glorious isolation
Luxury camping in the south of France - from Canvaschic
Some yurt interiors

Luxury camping in the south of France - from Canvaschic

Relaxing in a hammock
Luxury camping in the south of France - from Canvaschic
Alfresco birthday breakfast
Luxury camping in the south of France - from Canvaschic
La Chataigneraie beach
Luxury camping in the south of France - from Canvaschic
Dinner by candlelight
 
 
 
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