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Glamping in South West France

Posted on 20th March 2018


An hour and a half north of Toulouse, safari style glampsite “Le Camp” is nestled in the beautiful countryside of Tarn-et-Garonne, Occitanie. It has built a well deserved reputation as one of Europe’s leading luxury camping destinations, offering 5 safari tents, 2 yurts and a 20 metre natural swimming pond.

Yorkshire couple Nigel Francis and Claire MacMenemey bought the business last year after a visit to The French Property Exhibition in Wetherby in 2016.  Nigel had spent 11 years running a tented safari camp in Kenya before returning to the UK, so when he and his partner Claire decided to escape their nine-to-five jobs in Harrogate, they decided to move to France and set up something similar. They wanted to run a “glampsite” somewhere in France, but didn’t know where to focus their search.

“The show helped us narrow down our ideas enough to plan a viewing trip. We made some really useful contacts with estate agents and were introduced to the beautiful department of Tarn-et-Garonne. We had never explored this corner of France before but on visiting, it was absolutely perfect for us”, said Claire.

“Our first season was a great success with lots of positive feedback and now we are looking forward to another busy summer and hopefully quite a few off-peak bookings too. It really feels like home now and we have made lots of friends. We spend as much time as possible outdoors, enjoying the beautiful countryside. Today, mid March, it’s been 26 degrees and we’ve been busy building guest showers, planting strawberries and looking after our goats. It’s a million miles from our old life in the UK but it’s the best decision we ever made.”

If this sounds like your sort of holiday then find out more about safari style glampsite “Le Camp” then take advantage of our special offer!

Le Camp is currently offering our readers a 20% discount on May or June stays if booked before the end of March – use code FPEX20 when booking. Find out more on

Come along and find out all you need to know about buying and living in France at The French Property Exhibition at Wetherby Racecourse on 19-20 May. Register for free fast track entry  here

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