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A very selective directory, only lists small glamping sites with a maximum of 20 glamping units, and usually far fewer than 20.
While many sites are exclusively for glamping, others are small traditional campsites that include up to 15 glamping units out of a total of no more than 60 pitches in all.
For the time being the resource covers France, Spain and Italy, but new small and good-quality glamping locations are being added on a regular basis. In due course will be a one-stop source for finding some of the best  small glamping sites in Europe

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Find dedicated glamping sites and small rural campsites that provide  glamping facilities as well as normal camping spaces.
  • Selected small rural campsites up to a maximum of 60 pitches, including up to 15 glamping units
  • A choice of dedicated glamping sites, with luxury tent or yurt accommodation, and a maximum of 20 units.

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   Almost by definition, glamping implies accommodation in an uncrowded rural environment - or at least it should do. That has not stopped a growing number of large campsites cashing in on the word, by adding some upmarket and offbeat chalets and fixed tents to an already-existing park of basic holiday chalets or bungalows.
   The glamping sites featuring on all offer glamping facilities without the crowds.
   The term Glamping first appeared in 2006, as a contraction of the words glamourous and camping. The adjective glamourous does not perhaps convey quite the right meaning. Refined camping would be nearer the mark, but Recamping doesn't sound so good.
   In contrast to traditional camping, where visitors arrive with their own tent or caravan, Glamping involves the hire or rental of fixed or moveable units that are provided by the site owners. Many glamping sites offer a range of different units, including yurts and high-quality tents, gypsy-caravans, chalets, tree houses, log cabins and even vintage classic caravans. In good glamping sites, these are well furnished with quality fittings, and there is nothing for visitors to do other than turn up, sign in, and enjoy the relaxing environment.
  Like any form of camping, glamping is generally self-catering, and visitors will provide their own food, do their own cooking or eat out. Some glamping sites, though typically not the smallest ones, may have a bar or a restaurant

Making a reservation.

For glamping holidays in small glampsites, booking is always recommended. Even outside the peak holiday period in July and August, small dedicated glamping sites, and the glamping facilities in other rural campsites, by the very fact that they are small, can easily get booked up. All it takes is for an extended family or a company  to organise a get-together involving upwards of half a dozen units, and a glamping site can become fully booked, or largely booked - even out of the peak season.

For some of the glamping sites listed on these pages, you will be sent through to, where information is provided in multiple languages. Other sites are presented directly on their own website.

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