Q. Are the tents well ventilated?

Yes they have two large doors and two windows, each with a mesh bug screen layer.  There's also a mesh vent that runs the full circumference of the tent and two large roof vents for maximum ventilation.  Bedside fans are provided for extra comfort.  The stargazer tent has a curtain to cover the clear roof panels to keep the sun out during the day.

Q. Are the tents pitched straight onto grass?

The tents are pitched on a wooden platform and inside are natural coir carpets,  so they are both firm and comfortable underfoot.

Q. How big are the tents?

The tents are 5m diameter.  Their unique bulbus shape means that unlike regular bell tents, they are very spacious with great head height (3m high at the peak!) and incredibly light and airy.

Q. We like the sound of sumptuous beds, what makes them so?

Everything is chosen with comfort and luxury in mind; gel pillows, quality memory foam topped matress, microfibre quilts & 400 count egyption cotton linens and if you want a lie in in the morning, well that's totally understandable! 

Q. Are all towels provided?

Large Fluffy bath sheets, hand towels and pool towels are provided per stay.  Bring beach towels for the lake or hire them with a parasol for the day!

Q. Who are the tents named after?

The tents are named after a famous local 19th Century writer called Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, although she is best known by her pen name George Sand

Q. Can we park next to the tent?

The wildflower meadow where the tents are possitioned is not accesible by car.  Allocated parking is provided in the car park but don't worry, help is available with your luggage!  And this also means there's no noise from car doors and boots shutting.

Q. We want to bring our own bikes is there anywhere to store them? Or is there bike hire nearby?

Yes, we have a store for bikes, bring your bike locks to secure them or you can hire tandems on site for a great, fun way to explore the local area.

Q. Do we have to bring our own wood and charcoal for the fire?

We provide a starter pack for the campfire of logs, charcoal, kindling  and firelighters, everything you need to get the campfire burning!  You can buy more from us or the local supermarkets.

Q. What is an ecological toilet/composting loo and aren't they, well, smelly?

A dry or composting toilet is an ecologically sound alternative to a flushing toilet.  Instead of flushing with water you "flush" with a generous layer of sawdust which is much more environmentally friendly!   Dry, or composting toilets only smell if solids and liquids mix.  We use urine separaters to keep the liquids away.  This does mean everyone must sit to pee but no smells!  The contents are removed between guests and composted remotely, so your loo will be all shiny and new!  And after 2 years, we get to use the compost on our newly planted woodland!

Q. Will we be too cold or too hot at night?

The temperature at night will drop but residual heat from the day will generally maintain an ambient temperature inside the tent.  The beds also have micro fibre duvets to keep you warm if it's cold and cool if it's hot!   For cooler nights, not that you need an excuse, snuggle up together!  Add layers to the bed or you!  There's a throw and spare quilt for the bed and bring cosy pyjammas or lounge wear (also ideal for lazy mornings!) for extra warmth.  There are also hot water bottles so you can warm the bed before you get in!  For those hot summer nights,, as the beds are dressed with a top sheet, just cast off the duvet.  Bedside fans will help keep you cool and you can open the doors and windows, leaving the mesh layer in place, to allow more air to circulate. 

Q. What do we need to bring?

You don't need to bring bedding or towels - almost everything you need is here waiting for you; even the kitchen sink - check out the inventory here to see what's included!  So, all you need to bring are clothes, your bathing suit, swimming shoes, suncream, sunglasses and perhaps, bug spray.  Early or later on in the season you might want a wet suit to swim in the lakes.  Walking boots or training shoes for hikes and river walks and a light rain jacket - just in case!  If you have bikes, kayaks, paddle boards etc and you want to bring them, do - but as we are off grid, there will be no need for a hairdryer!  

Q. I'm worried - what if there isn't enough to do?  

La Prairie Étoilée is off the beaten track and in a very beautiful rural location, this is true.  However, you will be amazed at the number of worthful things to do and see nearby.   Click to download Your Guide to Secret France which highlights 18 wonderful places to visit or, click to download The Ultimate 101 Bucket list For Couples Glamping in France and receive a list of 101 experiences and things to see or do together on your stay.  The only problem will be fitting everything in, including time to rest and deciding what to do first.  But then you can always choose a longer stay or come back again!

If there's anything you would like to ask please do get in touch!

Here's Everything You Will Find In Your Beautifully Dressed Tent, Spacious Exterior And Well Equipped, Private Facilities, 

In The Tent

    • Comfy Kingsize Bed
    • Quality Luxurious Bedding
    • Robes
    • Umbrella 
    • Torch
    • Bedside Tables 
    • Water Caraffe & Glasses
    • Bed Tray
    • Sofa & Cushions
    • Pouffe/Footstool
    • Coffee Table
    • Consol Table
    • Clothes Rail & Hangers
    • Games, Magazines & Books
    • Natural Coir Flooring
    • Fleece Blankets 
    • Bedside Fans
    • Solar Pack for Lights & Charging
    • Shoe Rack
    • Fairy Lights & Rechargable Lights
    • 2 Hot Water Bottles

 Kitchen/Dining Pavilion

  • Food Preparation Area & Storage
  • 2 Comfy Director's chairs and Table
  • Cool Box & Replaceable Ice Packs
  • 2 Ring Gas Hob
  • Pans & Utensils (Inc corkscrew!)
  • Grater
  • 2 Kettles (1 For The Fire & 1 For The Stove)
  • Chopping Boards & Knives
  • Colander & Sieve
  • Dinner Set & Cutlery
  • Glasses (including Champagne Flutes!)
  • Teapot, Coffee Perculator & Mugs
  • Solar Lanterns, Task Lighting, Candles
  • Outdoor Rug
  • Water Carrier/Container
  • Drinking Water Bottles & Food Savers
  • kitchen Roll
  • Carry bowl
  • Cloths and Kitchen Spray
  • Complimentary Oil, Vinegar, Tea, Coffee, Sugar
  • Fresh Growing Herbs

Bathhouse

  • Private Shower Room 
  • Large Shower 
  • Massageing, Water Saving Shower Head
  • Complimentary Eco Toiletries
  • Wash Basin
  • Wall Hooks And Storage
  • Private, Spotlessly Clean Eco Toilet
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Designated Washing Up Area
  • Complimentary Eco Washing Up Liquid
  • Pan Scourer, Dish Cloth & Tea Towels
  • Solar Powered Lighting

Outside

  • Campfire
  • Bench
  • Starter Pack Logs and Charcoal
  • Seating & Parasol
  • Free Allocated Parking (In The Car Park)
  • Traditional Campfire Cooking Set 
  • Hot Glove
  • Barbecue Utensils
  • Open Space
  • Fresh Air In Abundance
  • Nature!


The Fire Safety Point is located at the bathhouse along with a first aid kit. 

A Magical Glamping Experience For Two In France  

  • Intimate site just for couples, so perfectly peaceful and tranquil
  • Beautiful, spacious, boutique tents set in serene French countryside 
  • Sumptuous beds for restful sleep and long leisurely lie ins
  • Exclusively yours, bathroom and kitchen/dining facilities 
  • Own campfire for snuggling up by, toasting marshmallows and stargazing!
  • Plunge pool and sunbeds to cool down and chill out on those hot sunny days
  • Licensed table d'hôtes, delicious breakfast hampers, picnics and bbq packs available 
  • Leave the car in the car park, walks and cycle routes from right outside 
  • Within easy reach of lakes for swimming, fishing, kayaking and waterskiing
  • Well placed for exploring The Indre, Centre-Val de Loire Region and nearby Creuse and Cher

WHEN WILL YOU STAY?

It's so exciting planning a romantic break away, check availability to see when you could stay!

THINGS PEOPLE SAY

It's lovely to get great feedback, it's so rewarding for us but also helpful to our future guests 

SERENE SLEEPS

Stay in nature, in style!  Our spacious Lotus Belle tents are beautifully furnished for a comfortable and luxurious stay.

Best Places To Visit In Indre


"We were positively surprised by the enormous amount of worth-full things to see and do - beautiful villages, lakes, châteaux, gardens, nature, shops, restaurants and more and more.  We will never forget this beautiful place" - Arne and Harriët

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