Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inspiration: Haute Camping

In the wilderness.

This weekend has been void of work and other obligations, and instead, I took a short trip up north with loved ones to beautiful countryside and mountainous areas to pick up a family member who was in training in the area. It was stunning and beyond what mere words could possibly describe. To feel surrounded by such grand mountains, waterfalls, rolling hills, cliffs, raw, untouched land, and a bounty of wildlife was such a treat. We were greeted and surprised by a near run-in with a beautiful deer on route up, and met with a terribly cute grizzly cub on our way back home. And though we had the camera and put it to full use, nothing could capture how one feels at the time. We passed by a number of lovely homes, some very rustic and others luxurious, which brought me to thinking of camping and escaping for a few days...







Above you see a lovely place in France—Camping Les Ormes. On 25 acres of open, fresh space they offer a variety of spacious pitches situated in the heart of the campsite, the forest or on the fields. They have an old barn that has been converted into the restaurant as you see, and even a "children's only" restaurant, in which older children can prepare food for fun. They have a lovely pool, tennis court, fishing areas, an animal farm, and much, much more. If you crave the beach, it's not far off—you many enjoy white sands and sun, sandcastles and relaxation. Or, stay in and have fresh croissants delivered right to your doorstep, followed by a relaxing afternoon of reading in the library. Or, if you crave an outing, you may take a short drive and explore a number of wineries, local markets and other such places... doesn't it sound like fun?

Images: Coté Sud A/M '09 | by: Eric D'Hérouville | Quote: Camping Les Ormes

20 comments:

  1. love all of it.
    perfect place to escape from our usual locations.
    this camping looks amazing, i'm a fan.
    xo, Julie

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  2. wow! this is unbelievable. the french always get it dead on, don't they?

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  3. I've only been camping once in my life...2 blocks from my grandmother's house on the coast of Texas.
    But, I could get very accustomed to your style of camping, sweet Sarah. xx's

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  4. Oh, how lovely! I'm planning a camping trip now!

    Have a good week, Sarah!

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  5. Sounds like a magical weekend Sarah! These camping scenes from France are spectacular - definitely my kind of camping style! xo

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  6. Now THIS is my idea of camping! I am not into roughing it at all.. hee hee. I always joke that if I went on Surviver they would vote me off before the plane even landed on the island! xo

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  7. this is the quintessential example of haute camping and that's the only kind of camping i'm game for!:-). beautiful! xx

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  8. What an amazingly inspirational spot!! Wow ~

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  9. Debby: I would be quite the same, and have only camped once or twice to know it's not exactly for me... however, in this style? Yes, please :)

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  10. What a beautiful and fun way to "camp" - it would be fun to feel like a kid and build a tent/fort in the house.
    Much love,
    B

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  11. absolutely gorgeous. sounds like you had a fabulous weekend too - i know exactly what you mean by "nothing could capture how one feels at the time". it's the memory and experience that one will never forget. have a great week sarah! xx

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  12. OH MY!!! I am so not a camper but these make me want to be one. At least a glamper. lovely lovely post. thanks

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  13. oh my...sounds like a wonderful weekend Sarah! meeting a grizzly cub..how exciting as well. then images are so divine. I'd love to be in the countryside more often

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  14. B., I remember doing that—it IS fun :)

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  15. Hello Sarah, I just LOVE this and also wanted to make a post on this camping site.

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  16. Jess, it is so unique, isn't it? I could not resist :) Really enjoying your blog, by the way and I had to add it to my favorites list!

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  17. Many thanks Sarah ! I would be honored !

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