Le Camp

  • Location: Countryside
    Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val sunday market: 14km (15 mins by car)
    Kayaking through the spectacular gorges of the River Aveyron: 20km (25 mins by car)
    The world famous Pech Merle Caves (25000 years old!): 58km (1h 15 mins by car)
    Najac and Cordes-sur-Ciel, medieval villages: 20km (30 mins by car)
  • Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS): 104km (1h 20 mins by car)
    Rodez-Aveyron Airport (RDZ): 88km (1h 20 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking

The natural pool has to be the highlight. Swimming in naturally crystal clear water, surrounded by plants, wildlife and sunshine. There is no chlorine, salt, or any other nasty chemicals.

There is no lifeguard so children must be supervised by their parents when in the pool area.

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An introduction to Le Camp

How would you describe Le Camp in a nutshell?

Le Camp is an exclusive luxury camping destination in the countryside of South West France. So much more than a ‘glampsite’, guests describe us an an outdoor boutique hotel, with all the comforts of staying in your own villa. The tents of our wooded hillside retreat harmoniously blend in with the surrounding landscape. There are safari tents and yurts, as well as a penthouse safari tent with its own private outdoor kitchen and bathroom. It is a small, family-owned business that manages to retain the true spirit of camping but lives up to the highest standards at the same time. Expect very comfortable beds, impressive views, invigorating surroundings and an unbelievable pool.

What was your inspiration to open Le Camp?

Having spent 11 years running a luxury tented safari camp in Kenya, I really got to know how to create first class outdoor holiday experiences. Le Camp gave me the opportunity to continue the safari spirit of ‘luxury in the wild’, but without the risk of lions coming into the camp at night. The deer and hedgehogs we get here are much friendlier!

We fell in love with the local area first, then discovered Le Camp, fell in love again, and became the owners in 2017. Our family is based in the UK and this region of France has great transport links so we can get back to see them easily. It also means guests from across the world can reach us easily too.

What is the philosophy of Le Camp?

Le Camp’s ethos combines the best of the outdoors with comfortable and stylish accommodation. In the school holidays, Le Camp becomes a very sociable family destination, with children making friends for life, roaming and playing freely and safely in a natural environment. We don't impose a digital detox on guests, but most choose it and see their children thrive on the fresh air, freedom and adventure in the great outdoors.

Having run my Kenyan camp completely off-grid, we want to keep Le Camp’s environmental impact to a minimum. We will install more solar power (we are definitely blessed with sun here) and build new facilities out of natural local materials. Claire is obsessed with composting and “grow-your-own” and Seiya is brilliant at upcycling. Nothing goes to waste here!

Do you see any changes in your guests when they leave compared to when they arrived at Le Camp?

Each week we see people arrive stressed and tired from their busy lives. As the week goes on it is as if a weight is lifted and the positive effects of connecting with the natural world, and connecting with each other become apparent. When our guests leave they look visibly relaxed and happier. They have been able to spend quality time together without modern day distractions, and most have made new friends too. Parents are always boasting to us about how many books they have managed to read during a single week here, as they were able to relax in the knowledge that their children were playing safely and happily. Everyone comments on how well they have slept, with the fresh air, luxurious beds and the gentle sounds of nature. The funniest changes are when the occasional adult (or child) arrives with a phobia of frogs or lizards, but by the end of the week they are holding them in their hands taking photographs with them.

Who should visit Le Camp?

Anyone who wants to enjoy the great outdoors without compromising on comfort. Guests can socialise with each other as much or as little as they like. It is not a “one-size-fits-all” destination. We listen to our guests’ specific requirements and suggest the best accommodation and activities for their perfect holiday. Le Camp has always been really popular with families as it provides a unique opportunity for children to explore nature and make new friends in a safe environment. But it can also be a chilled out haven for couples, groups, travelling friends, outdoor sports enthusiasts, wine buffs… this region has so much to offer!

To you personally, what is so special about Le Camp?

We love nature and the outdoors and here you really feel part of it. Even the kitchen and showers are open air. There’s no traffic noise, no light pollution and no worries. Even though our tents are beautifully decorated inside, nothing can compare to the beauty of nature. We are blessed to have both.

Woodland Yurt Bamburi
The pool
The pool
The pool
Tsavo East
Samburu terrace
Woodland Yurt Shimoni
Shimoni
Maasai Mara
Meru wash basin
Shower house
Kitchen and dining area

Le Camp rooms & rates

We have three types of accommodation, there are safari tents, one penthouse safari tent and our woodland yurts. These spacious handmade tents sit on wooden decks. A selection of these tents have en-suite bathrooms, the others have access to our shower house with comfortable, individual shower rooms. Our open air summer kitchen comes with fully-equipped, individual cooking stations for each tent. There is, of course, a 20-metre long swimming pool. We also have lots of toys and games for kids, a sand pit, table tennis and darts. Best of all, your children will also get to play with our two dogs, cats and goats!

  • Classic Safari Tent Tsavo East for 2-5 people / 30 m²
    235 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 3 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    Impressive views, extremely spacious and with wonderful, shaded front and side verandas.

    Canvas dividing walls can separate the classic safari tents into 3 rooms: 1 for the children, 1 for the adults and 1 for the toilet and dressing area. With 30m² of internal space, these tents are the ideal size for 2 adults and 2-3 children.

    Tsavo East is conveniently location close to the woodland spa shower house and has beautiful valley views. Guests have their own fridge and cooking station in the main kitchen.

  • Safari Tent Maasai Mara for 2-8 people / 30 m²
    235 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 6 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    Impressive views, extremely spacious and with wonderful, shaded front and side verandas.

    Canvas dividing walls can separate the classic safari tents into 3 rooms: 1 for the children, 1 for the adults and 1 for the toilet and dressing area. With 30m² of internal space, these tents are the ideal size for 2 adults and 2-3 children. And with its extra bell tent bedroom next door, Maasai Mara can sleep families of up to 6 children.

    Maasai Mara overlooks the pool and beyond. Guests have their own fridge and cooking station in the main kitchen.

  • En-suite Safari Tent Meru for 2-5 people / 35 m²
    265 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 3 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    With private safari showers and composting toilets, guests can enjoy the ultimate in convenience and privacy. The en-suites incorporate the surrounding oak trees and views into a unique shower experience. Meru is a new style open plan safari tent, with woodland views and steps up to a beautiful en-suite with antique Victorian washbasin. Guests have their own fridge and cooking station in the main kitchen.

  • En-suite Safari Tent Samburu for 2-8 people / 30 m²
    265 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 6 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    With private safari showers and composting toilets, guests can enjoy the ultimate in convenience and privacy. The en-suites incorporate the surrounding oak trees and views into a unique shower experience. Samburu is a similar design to our classic safari tents, with the en-suite just a few level paces away. Samburu has outstanding far reaching views and extra sleeping space for children in a small bell tent. Guests have their own fridge and cooking station in the main kitchen.

  • Woodland Yurt Shimoni for 2-4 people / 21 m²
    180 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    Our intimate woodland yurts are a cocoon among the trees. They make a wonderful hideaway for a couple, or a great space for a family who want to share some time together. Each has its own private woodland space with shady seating area.

    The woodland spa shower house and toilets are just a short walk away. Guests have their own fridge and cooking station in the main kitchen.

  • Woodland Yurt Bamburi for 2-4 people / 21 m²
    180 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 2 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    Our intimate woodland yurts are a cocoon among the trees. They make a wonderful hideaway for a couple, or a great space for a family who want to share some time together. Each has its own private woodland space with a shady seating area.

    The woodland spa shower house and toilets are just a short walk away. Guests have their own fridge and cooking station in the main kitchen.

  • Penthouse Safari Mount Kenya for 2-8 people / 35 m²
    310 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room
    • 1 Living room
    • 6 Extra bed (on req.)
    • 2 Baby cot (on req.)

    The ultimate luxury camping experience. Our penthouse safari tent Mount Kenya is located on a private plateau at the very top of Le Camp. Guests staying in Mount Kenya can enjoy cooking in their own private outdoor kitchen, fully equipped with five ring gas hob, sink, fridge, BBQ, crockery, cutlery, herbs, spices, oils, tea, coffee and plenty of storage, counter space and a shaded dining area. Take in the valley views as you shower under the trees in your own private bathroom which has been designed in harmony with the surrounding plants and trees. Mount Kenya can sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children in the main tent, plus space for three children in the bell tent bedroom next door.

Included in the rates
Rates includes parking, WiFi, use of all facilities including the washing machine, bed linen and towels and a variety of kitchen provisions. Complementary hot drinks are provided each morning including fresh bean-to-cup coffees.
Optional extras
Oven fresh bread and pastries available to purchase at breakfast. Services on request (advanced notice required): massage treatments, yoga, meditation, reiki, guided tours... please ask if something is not listed.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. There are cots and extra beds, baby baths, high chairs and lots of toys available.
Minimum stay
1 - 7 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 10:00
Closed November 1 - April 30

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Concierge service
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Music system
  • Courtyard
  • Business facilities
  • Toys for kids
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Playground
  • Bicycles
  • Hair dryer

Our covered outdoor kitchen is a real joy to use. Every guest has a big kitchen space with a hob and a fridge. We provide all the cooking essentials like oils, vinegar, herbs, spices, so that people don’t have to buy everything just for one week. There is a shower house in the woods, which is a really beautiful wooden structure where guests will also find a washing machine.

Three of the safari tents also have their own en-suite showers, and the penthouse also has it's own fully equipped safari kitchen!

Things to do in Tarn-et-Garonne & Varen

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing

The most popular activities in our local area are kayaking along the spectacular gorges of the River Aveyron, and visiting the beautiful local markets in our Medieval towns and villages.

The Le Camp team can arrange all activity and restaurant reservations for you. Whether it be rock climbing, horse riding, wine tasting, cycle hire, cave exploration.... this list goes on.

If you are looking to relax, we can arrange on or off site massage, meditation, reiki or yoga. Privately or in groups.

On site there is plenty to do without having to leave the camp or spend any money. The natural pool provides hours of fun for all the family. There is also a sandpit for the little ones, toys, dens, board games, books, animals to play with and help look after, a vegetable patch, woods the explore, pentanque, table tennis, darts... so much to enjoy and without having to rely on technology for fun!

Le Camp reviews

4 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
4 stars
Frank S. (Switzerland)
stayed at Le Camp in August 2016

The location of Le Camp

Le Camp is in the South West of France, an hour and a half north of Toulouse. We are close to the beautiful medieval villages of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Cordes-sur-Ciel, and Najac.

When is the best time to visit Tarn-et-Garonne?

Spring is the ideal time for sports enthusiasts before the heat of Summer hits. The area is well known for cycling, hiking and extreme sports. It’s exciting to see all the local wildlife spring into action, and we often get deer in the camp.

Summer is clearly the most popular time for families as the weather is HOT and all the local tourist businesses throw open their doors. 14th July is Bastille Day which means spectacular local fireworks displays and in 2019 the Tour De France passes a few km away on 17th July!

Autumn is a great time to “live like a local”. Harvest festivals spring up all over the place celebrating chestnuts, pumpkins, truffles, wine.... all the French favourites! Although the days are typically still very mild in Autumn, the nights can get chilly so we provide extra blankets and stoke up the fire in the seating area.