Presentation & History
A La Parenthèse – Camping Les Ormes
Which Glamping Experience (Glamorous Camping ) suits you best ?
Discover the romantic ambiance of country chic which will transport you into a world without worries – away from the daily drudge that surrounds us.
Well, for as long as your holiday lasts anyway…
The minute you arrive at this wonderful valley dotted by woodlands time lapses – you made a break, ready for your ultimate glamping experience…
La Parenthèse – Camping Les Ormes is situated in the northern part of the Lot et Garonne, touching the Dordogne, the ideal place to get to know the heartlands of the Périgord.
Allow yourself to be charmed by this splendid area, where you will find all the good things that France has to offer.
Discover the magnificent Bastides and Chateaux, taste the famous wines and enjoy some of the many local arts and crafts.
Ever since 1982…..
Camping Les Ormes has quite a history …a story that tells the tale of men and women who consecutively – now more than 30 years ago, each left their mark in their effort to turn their campsite into somethingexceptional.
Apart from the traditional campsite happenings, here you enter here into the world of glamping(glamorous camping) created in complete harmony with its surrounding habitat. After the season that ended in September 2016 we took over the reins to continue the the adventure started in 1982.
We, that is to say, two families – long time friends – originally from Normandy and Brittany.
The Auvray family ; Estelle and Sébastien with their daughter Fleur and the Trompette family with their children Nolann and Lisa.
Every year again the thought of starting a camping together surfaced and finally became a fact when we discovered this magnificent domain.The beautiful nature and its authentic atmosphere suited our purpose beautifully; that is to say, to create something exceptional, a place for those who like peace and quiet with a respect for nature. In short, a choice holiday either en famille, with friends or just the two of you for a romantic break.
We want to write a new page on the history of Camping Les Ormes, in keeping with its essential character and philosophy.
We will be delighted to welcome you this coming season 2017 to enjoy your Glamping experience in the restructured surroundings with lots of new possibilities.
It all started in 1981…
It all started in 1981Originally, Hendrik and his wife straight from the Netherlands, fall in love with a superb old farmhouse overlooking 10 hectares of woods and fields in the countryside “Tuscan” Lot-et-Garonne. They see it as an ideal place to realize their project of life … to create a campsite. A campsite yes but not any. A family and friendly campsite that would offer holidaymakers spacious pitches. Space and Freedom, their credo!It took a year: one year to plant trees, build sanitary facilities, turn the inn into a restaurant, design sites, create sewerage networks … a year of hard work and hard work … In 1982, Le Camping Les Ormes (reference to the numerous Elmes planted on the property) is ready to receive its first campers
Success! Very quickly, the 100 sites originally planned were no longer sufficient to receive summer visitors. It was necessary to draw 40 additional pitches in the adjacent wood. He created the first Chalet du camping, le Tournesol. Always in search of satisfying its clientele, the couple installs in the years that followed a swimming pool, a tennis court, a bar-restaurant on the beach of the lake … “a camp-site is never finished and no doubt there will be t ‘ It always changes and improvements to make, “said Hendrick in one of his commercial brochures, he did not believe so well to say … ..
« un camping n’est jamais fini et sans doute y aura t-il toujours des changements et des améliorations à apporter », disait Hendrick dans une de ses plaquettes commerciales, il ne croyait pas si bien dire …..
Camping becomes glamping under the inspiration of new ownersArriving by chance in Saint-Etienne-de-Villeréal, Ruud and Titia and Laura and Niels, two couples of Dutch travelers, had long dreamed of settling in a sunny region where to live and work in the heart of nature. Their project, animated by a very simple but rare idea in Europe, was to open a family campsite of a new kind where everyone would feel welcomed as in an authentic and comfortable guesthouse. The new enthusiastic team has undertaken months of work to transform the campsite, the restaurant, the swimming pool with the famous bar – bus and to install genuine African tents ordered by a South African manufacturer!Install genuine African tents ordered from a South African manufacturer! Comfortable lodges tents with their corners bedroom, kitchen and dining room, nicely furnished and decorated with accessories stuck in flea markets and garage sales, recovered and tinkered with spirit and taste. Beautiful design, to which the team contributed largely by making beds, tables and shelves from planks of raw wood repainted in white and other color to give all the charm of this camp. Kalahari, Gibson, Takla-Makan, Mojave … evocative names of the deserts of the world were chosen for these chic tents with electricity laid on deck wood.Without knowing it, they invented what is today the glamping (glamourous camping).
Natural & Sweet for the new teamIn February 2011, Nathalie and Régis arrived from Normandy to take possession of the premises and in turn wish to bring their personal touch … a more natural atmosphere with clean and soft colors. While keeping the comfortable and functional side of the tents, old white linens come to dress the spaces “night”, homemade cushions made of natural materials such as linen, tulle or lace give a more romantic and feminine touch. To the lodges of the desert were added tents made of white cotton canvas which reinforce the rural side of the estate. The fishing lake and its beach are animated thanks to the paillotte and its pontoon on stilts where the pizzas and evenings mussels / chips remain in the minds of the holiday makers like precious moments and convivial like the vigils around the fire of Camp on the beach of the lake where the holiday makers find themselves willingly to taste chamalows.
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La Parenthèse Camping les Ormes