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The best 15 campsites in France
In an article in the Sunday Times, Camping La Brouquere is named one of the best 15 campsites in France. This is the opinion of Jonathan Knight, author of 'Cool Camping France', a renowned travel guide. This article is available online on the website of the TIMESONLINE:
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March 2, 2008
The 15 best campsites in France
Whatever kind of site youre after, Jonathan Knight, author of Cool Camping France, has been there.
Corporate camp sites, Euro-techno discos, communal Agadoo the list of continental camping faux pas is longer than the Channel tunnel. Yet, contrary to popular belief, France is blessed with an enviable selection of small, characterful places for pitching up: clifftop camps with cracking views, remote farms tucked away in the countryside, lazy, shady riverside hang-outs and a bunch situated right on top of some great places to eat and drink. Just dont forget to leave room in the boot of the car for a case or two of the local wine on the way home.
LA BROUQUERE, Gondrin: you cant go wrong with a camp site in an old winery in the Gers that has only six pitches and the motto: Arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. With a pool-cum-hot tub, a terraced patio, a gorgeous bijou home and fields and fields of vines and sunflowers, youve the makings of the quintessential French site. But the real attraction for gourmands is that this is foie gras country. Well, actually, the whole of France is foie gras country, but here you can visit La Ferme du Cassou (www. fermeducassou.com), which offers a tour of its pâté-production facilities and a sampling of all things duck. From omelettes and sausages to tarts and jams you name it, theres duck in it. Add in a quantity of the locally produced armagnac and youll be in serious need of a postprandial walk. Or maybe just a waddle.