One of the benefits of opting to go glamping in France, is being able to just jump in the car and drive to your destination.
Ok, if you are coming from the UK that means a hop across the channel but hey, for those coming by Eurotunnel, you don’t even need to get out of your vehicle.
And while the journey is always part of the holiday, it’s really nice to know that once you arrive, even if you are staying off the beaten track in a little place like Crozon-Sur-Vauvre, you can have some car free days; if you want to!
Even though the roads, in this part of rural France, are a dream, being able to leave the car exactly where it is for a few, restful days, is the ideal! And this is all very possible when staying at La Prairie Étoilée.
Car Free Days In Crozon-Sur-Vauvre – Activities
The Epitome Of Car Free Days – Let Yourself Rest
Just give yourself permission to do nothing and let yourself rest. Be present, take in your surroundings; relax.
With a sumptuous bed, a comfy sofa, and lots of outside space, there’s plenty of opportunity to grab a good book, find your comfy spot and settle in for the day.
Sunbath by the pool and take an outside shower and a dip to cool off. Challenge each other to a game of boules or scabble! Just do little. All day.
Explore on Foot
A good walk, not only gives you an opportunity to stretch your legs after your journey but is also a great way to explore the immediate locality, at your own pace.
With the variety of walks available, you could have any number of car free days in Crozon-Sur-Vauvre! There are 7 documented routes close by.
We have maps, guides and the routes are signposted, so you won’t get lost – unless you want to!
Bake Bread Together On The Campfire
Just two minutes down the lane is a producer of organic flour. We have bread making kits so that you try your hand at baking bread, from right here.
Experience breadmaking on the campfire. Spend the day kneading and proving the dough, tending to the fire and baking your bread in the Dutch oven, over hot coals. Get competitive – make two loaves, whose will taste the most delicious?
And the great thing about this – while you are waiting for it to prove, you can just relax, chat and plan the rest of your stay.
Have A Tandem Adventure
Another of the great car free days in Crozon-Sur-Vauvre and the surrounding areas, is to have fun exploring on a bicycle made for two; tandem bikes are available to hire here at La Prairie Étoilée.
A perfect, low impact adventure, you can tour around the quiet country lanes, passing an enchanting château and an ancient oak tree, to find the perfect spot for a picnic!
Or head off to Aigurande, Crevant, Le Parc des Parelles are all around a 7 kms cycle away (appox a 30 minutes cycle).
Bring your own bikes and there are endless routes for you to take and somewhere safe to keep them back at base!
There’s an app with all the cycle routes in the area, or pick a desination and navigate your own way there.
Being off the beaten track, this is amazing cycling territory, with quiet roads and a varied and beautiful landscape.
Car Free Days in Crozon-Sur-Vauvre Nature Watching By Day and Stargazing By Night
Some of the little extras in your La Prairie Étoilée tent is a pair of binoculars, and bird and stargazing books. Nature watching and listening is a great way to slow down.
Try to spot what’s making that rustling sound in the hedgerow or the unusual bird call in the tree.
And when the dark sky decends, see what constellations you can spot together and who will be the first one to see a shooting star?
Opt for one of our art kits, packed with different materials to experiment with, for the duration of your stay, or bring your own. Either way and get creative!
There’s plenty of subject matter, whether a flower, a leaf or the full view across the valley. Build a sketchbook over your stay as another momento of your time here together.
Car Free Days In Crozon-Sur-Vauvre – Food And Provisions
It’s all very well having car free days in Crozon-Sur-Vauvre but you still need provisions, especially when the area is awash with excellent produce and local artisan producers!
For when you don’t want to shop, there are a number of options, including fully catered, available to you at La Prairie Étoilée, so you could, if you wanted to, leave the car for your entire stay!
First Night Hampers
With cheeses, patés , breads, olives and wine, your first night is well catered for!
Order a delicious breakfast basket to be delivered to your tent, full of fresh local produce.
Just head off and explore taking a Picnic lunch, all made for you, with picnic basket/cool bags, plates, cutlery and blanket – you just have to find the perfect spot and we can help with that too!
Whether strolling across the meadow to eat out at the table d’hôtes, ingredient and barbecue packs, to cook together on the fire, or basic groceries for you to rustle up a quick and simple supper; there are options for every meal. Imangine just not having to shop – unless you want to!
Sweet or savoury treats for the campfire? Choose oozy camembert & crusty bread or a s’mores kit with marshmallows to toast over the flames. Either are delicious and both, well, just divine, for a romantic evening stargazing by the campfire.
So there you have it! Plenty of opportunity to leave the car where it is, to stay local, eat local and explore local. And of course, relax; in this truly special place.
Slow and sustainable tourism, spending more time in one place and exploring locally, is very much part of our ethos. It’s good for the environment, the local economy and our guests. You can read more about in our green manifesto here and more about La Prairie Étoilée here