Campsite pool
Bell Tent
One Bedroom Gîte

NEW FOR 2019: We now have 2 Luxury Bell tents that sleep up to 4 and a Spacious 1 Bedroom Gîte in our 16th century stone house that sleeps up to 3.

Camping & Gîtes La Forêt de Tessé has a 10 pitch campsite with 2 fully furnished canvas tents each with their own cooking cabins and a spacious 1 bedroom gîte to rent. The camping field is completely separate from the gîte that has a separate entrance and a courtyard.

We are situated in the Charente department of Nouvelle Aquitaine (was Poitou Charente) in the South West of France.  The area is the second sunniest after the South of France.

Stay with us and experience the tranquility of French rural living

We are located in a peaceful French hamlet called Grosbout.  The hamlet is quiet apart from the odd car and tractor going by.  Take a stroll around the pretty stone houses and if you happen to see anyone don’t forget to greet them with ‘Bonjour’. You can give a carrot to the neighbour’s always hungry horse or watch the little lambs chase each other around their field in spring.

The campsite is on level ground adjoining our property.  We have 10 pitches generously spread over a 1 acre field.  The unmarked pitches are spacious; there is ample space to spread out.  The field is dotted with trees to offer shelter from the sun. You can sit and relax at the picnic tables and enjoy nature unfold around you or you can observe the sky at night as we have no light pollution.

We are Open all year. Our campsite is ideally located for longer holidays or for stopovers. There is easy access from the campsite to the main routes that lead to the South of France, Spain and Portugal. Well located for Cognac, La Rochelle, Futuroscope/Poitiers and Angoulême.

The N10 non-toll motorway is about 10 minutes drive, the A10 motorway is about 30 minutes drive away.

We are a couple who enjoy camping.  We left the UK to create this campsite using our experience we have gained travelling around in our motorhome.  We are on hand to help and to make sure you will enjoy your holiday.

Look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Mark & Ildi