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Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre: Lodge entrance

General

  • Distinctive glamping in countryside near Maigné in Pays de la Loire
  • A 30-minute drive to Le Mans, and 40 minutes to Zoo de la Flèche
  • Games, eco-sauna and communal firepit on site, bakery 15 minutes’ walk

Looking for a family break in secluded countryside and keen to stay in some very unusual glamping accommodation? Whether you’re camping with the kids, holidaying with the dogs or after a cosy couple’s break, Kathy Romet’s Aux insolites du Bonheur de Vivre is waiting for you in Maigné village, in a peaceful corner of the rural Pays de la Loire.

Here there are a variety of yurts and pods all decked out in colourful, bohemian designs, with cheery bed spreads, cosy armchairs and brightly painted furniture. As this is strictly off-grid glamping, there’s no electricity, so don’t forget to pack torches for moving around after dark. You’ll also need to bring your own bedding.

Much is provided, though, from hot running showers to sinks for washing up and a shared kitchen with a dishwasher, gas stove and microwave as well as fridges to keep your provisions fresh.

If you’d like to make new friends on site, there’s lots going on, with tomahawk-throwing sessions and badminton challenges for all the family, and games of boules or hoops. You can chat about your day’s adventures around the giant firepit (an extra charge) in the central square, and there’s also a barn for shelter on the odd rainy day.

If you’re longing for some laid-back adults-only time, the owner holds occasional dreamcatcher workshops (extra charge) and there’s an al fresco eco-sauna where you can chill – and take a reviving cold shower when you’re done.

Pick up goodies from the boulangerie in Le Guesseau (15 minutes’ walk) to eat around the campfire, or explore the area to find traditional auberges for long, leisurely lunches.

Please note

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Entertainment and activities are available between 15/04 and 15/10.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Impasse du Champ du Pin, Maigné, Sarthe, France, 72210
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 47.9379°N 0.0500°W

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Local attractions

There’s lots of exploring to be done around the village of Maigné (five minutes’ walk), which has a lovely old church, a couple of mills and traditional manor houses. Just a little further afield, the apartments and formal gardens of elegant Château de Villaines (10 minutes’ drive) are open for guided tours by its owners, and other lovely historic mansions to explore include Château de Varennes l’Enfant (half an hour) and Château de Martigné (25 minutes).

If you’re holidaying with kids, spend the morning losing them (and finding them again) at Labyrinthe chez Alice (35 minutes) or take them to see big cats and elephants at Zoo de la Flèche (40 minutes), where there are also sea lion shows and raptor flight displays.

For a couple of leisurely days out in tranquil countryside, go fishing for trout at Hubeau Mill (45 minutes) or play a round of golf at the riverside course in Montjoie (half an hour). Up the activity pace considerably by following in the footsteps of motor-racing greats around the Le Mans 24-hour road-race circuit (20 minutes).

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre? There’s lots of exploring to be done around the village of Maigné (five minutes’ walk), which has a lovely old church, a couple of mills and traditional manor houses. Just a little … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Aux Insolites du Bonheur de Vivre? From £75.09 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 15/04 and 15/10.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €100.00 (£83.86) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Reception
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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