Unusual accommodation on campsites

A different type of camping

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Le Floride et l’Embouchure / out of the ordinary accommodation

A different type of camping

There’s a real trend towards campsites diversifying their rental accommodation. Alongside the traditional mobile homes and chalets, we’re seeing surprising and quirky new options: gypsy caravans and yurts of course, but also luxury tents, treetop cabins, floating homes…

There’s no two ways about it, the landscape of our campsites is evolving towards a greater diversification of rental accommodation: holidaymakers need enchantment, escapism, adventure and nature. Also, those who don’t have their own equipment (tent, caravan…) or might not want to rent a mobile home, with all the home comforts, are turning to new options which are unusual, to say the least. This accommodation is often based in special areas within the campsites, in quieter spots or in a remarkable environment: near a lake, or with untrammelled views of the countryside. It’s interesting to note that these quirky holiday homes are attracting a new type of camper, an urban customer base which is rediscovering camping in a whole new way, for a weekend only, or even just a night out as part of a gift package.

They’re full of charm, but there are a few drawbacks: the price, first and foremost, which can sometimes exceed that of a mobile home or even a hotel room. Some of the accommodation is far from the car parks. You have to walk, or even climb in the case of treetop cabins. These options aren’t all suitable for families, and some accommodation only has room for one couple.  Yet for those who have had the privilege, sleeping in a treetop cabin eight metres above the ground, or spending a night on the water, remains an unforgettable experience. That’s what holidays are for!

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