World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.7 (114 votes)

Les Roulottes Gypsy Caravans

Listed under Camps & Campsites in Burgundy, France.

  • Photo of Les Roulottes Gypsy Caravans
  • Photo of Les Roulottes Gypsy Caravans
Photo of Les Roulottes Gypsy Caravans
Photo by flickr user Marc!o
Pin It

Staying in a renovated wooden gypsy caravan makes for a truly memorable and unique camping experience - and there could not be a finer location than nestled in the hills in the heart of the Beaujolais region in which to set up camp. Roulotte literally translates to ‘caravan’ and at this site there are three original gypsy caravans, each a different size and decorated in a different theme. There is the romantic fifties-style Des amoureux (caravan of love), which is the smallest of the three, accommodating two people. The four-sleeper Des manèges, is from the 1920’s and was painstakingly restored to its former grandeur. The largest caravan is Des étoiles, which can also sleep four and has an oriental vibe, decked out with an impressive collection of knick-knacks from the east.

The owner, Pascal has his own little carpentry workshop on site, where he hammers away, building cabinets and caravans. Guests can also have breakfast and dinner at the main farmhouse, a short walk from the caravans. The farm is surrounded by fields with grazing horses and vineyards.

The region with its gentle hills is great for cycling and walking, with super scenery from every angle. Nearby villages of Avenas and Ouroux are well worth a visit just to experience their quaint village life. Sampling the famous wines of the region at the various cellars is also essential. The campsite is open from April to November.

Written by  Andrea Meyer.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Mombo Camp

    Situated just off the Northern Tip of Chiefs Island, Mombo Camp is located in its own private concession in the Moremi Game Res…

  • Cottar’s 1920 Mara Safari Camp

    Located down on the very eastern edge of the Mara and the border of Tanzania, Cottar’s 1920s Camp harks back to the days of gra…

  • Paperbark Camp

    Luxurious African safari tents in the Aussie bush is what this camp is all about, just two hours south of Sydney. The canvas st…

Nearby Experiences

  • Vézelay, Church and Hill

    Shortly after its foundation in the 9th century, the Benedictine abbey of Vézelay acquired the relics of St Mary Magdalene and …

  • Wines and vineyards of Burgundy

    Burgundy is known for it’s Pinot Noir grapes and the thousands of small scale growers with their few rows of grapes producing o…

  • Beaune

    Famous market town in the heart of Burgundy, which hosts "Les Trois Glorieuses" or three day wine fair in early November. Wine …

Related links

Contribute to this page