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Discover Benelux |  Special Theme |  Summer Destinations

An escape to nature and leisure TEXT: BETTINA GUIRKINGER  |  PHOTOS: DOMAINE LA GARENNE

The family-owned 4-star camping Domaine la Garenne was built to guarantee peace and quiet to its visitors from April to October. Spread over a large area of 14 hectares with plenty of space to ensure privacy between campers, it is the perfect summer getaway. Ideally  located  in  the  hills  of  the  Drôme des Collines in south-eastern France, and surrounded  by  beautiful  oak  and  pine trees, campers can bring their own tents or caravans and make their choice of location among the 40 pitch sites available, with access to sanitary facilities, free hot showers and electricity. Otherwise, guests are welcome to make their pick among a range of mobile homes and chalets, fitting between two to eight people comfortably. These  are  built  in  sustainable  and  ecofriendly materials, mostly wood, to guarantee comfort and quality.  Particularly  family-friendly  and  free  for children  under  3,  the  camping  has  its

own  two  swimming  pools  as  well  as  a paddling  pool  and  a  large  range  of sports facilities including a football pitch, an area to play the traditional pétanque, a ping-pong table and a trampoline.  With activities organised by the staff during the day, parents can relax at the bar and regroup with the family at the catering service available every evening during the high season of July-August.  Although  relaxing  by  the  pool  or  grabbing  a  book  from  the  camping  library (available in French and Dutch) is always an option, there are plenty of activities to enjoy  during  your  stay  at  Domaine  la Garenne such as hikes leaving from the camping,  bike  rental  to  explore  the  region, horse-riding in the surrounding nature or a visit to nearby Valence.  Also available in the surrounding area is the beautiful artwork of Facteur Cheval – a unique castle to visit with the children

in  an  afternoon,  after  delighting  your senses at the Cité du Chocolat in nearby Tain l'Hermitage.  For those seeking a more local culinary experience,  the  baker  will  provide  you with fresh bread in the morning and local farmers come by twice a week with fresh fruit and vegetables. On top of this, you  can  buy  fully  organic  goat  cheese and  honey  provided  from  the  farms nearby, which are also open for visitors.  The  camping  Domaine  la  Garenne  has something to offer to all, from children to adults, in the idyllic setting of the Drôme des Collines.  Please  go  to  the  website  –  available  in French,  English  and  Dutch  –  for  more  information and bookings. www.domaine-la-garenne.com

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