- Animals welcome
- Drinking water
- Independent kitchen
- Bicycle storage
- Parking onsite
- Picnic table
- Campfire allowed
- Closed land
- Independent access
- Train or Bus
- Self-service bikes
IDEAL FOR GROUPS!
Rental of two large, isolated, secure plots totalling 40 ares, in the heart of a nature reserve, on the Tienne Morainy plateau near the Fondry des Chiens (a remarkable natural site) for exploring the Calestienne and the Forêt de Nismes.
The Calestienne is a limestone plateau at the junction of the French Ardennes and the Fagne, 350 million years old and of coral origin.
You're immersed in the heart of a nature reserve, in a highly diversified landscape (plains, forests, bushes), surrounded by an exceptional protected flora.
This is the "wild" atmosphere.
More than 300 palléogouffres are listed.
The vast Nismes forest in the Ardennes has preserved most of its natural heritage. However, you're just a 10-minute walk from the village along a picturesque footpath, where you can do your shopping. All kinds of shops are available and open on Sundays for basic needs.
No traffic, no noise (far away); just wild nature.
The 40-acre plot ( 2), located in the heart of the forest, is fully fenced in (secure), next to a viewpoint overlooking the region and just a few meters from a chasm.
Two small wooden kitchen shelters and a fire pit are available (extra charge).
This welcoming, level terrain features small gardens, meadows and shady areas with undergrowth.
The plot is easily accessible by car and has parking spaces.
There are two large separate plots to guarantee privacy for individual travelers or groups. The terrain is flat and easy to access.
Tents can be set up wherever you like.
Please note: I can only accept mini-mini vans with berths or caravel-like dimensions, VW transport maximum.
The sanitary facilities
There are no toilets, but the surrounding area has discreet corners for this purpose.
You can heat water in a kettle.
In the middle of nowhere, there's no electricity or running water, but the owner provides you with gas, drinking water, spring water, kettle, saucepans, various kitchen utensils, sugar, salt, pepper, fridge box + ice cubes (if necessary), garbage can liners, coffee filters, thermos, can openers. Just bring your own cutlery, plates and bowls, and solar lamps. You'll also need to bring plenty of oil for my pots and pans.
You have at your disposal: 2 wooden shelters of 3 to 4 m² mulched on the ground ( kitchen n° 2).
1 12 m² kitchen shelter ( n°1)
The owner will take back the PMC garbage cans that comply with waste sorting requirements. Black garbage cans are your responsibility if you have a car.
Fire pit for barbecue with large table and seats.
Wood for lighting and burning is provided at extra cost.
There is no electricity, but the owner can recharge your phone batteries.
Just a few minutes away, a small wooded path downhill takes you to the heart of the village, Nismes, where stores and cafés are open, even on Sundays.
A river runs through the village, where you can enjoy a swim.
Signposted walking maps are available.
In the region, there's the Ry de Rome lake, the Vieille Forges lake, Cyclo voies vertes, signposted mountain bike trails, signposted hiking trails, cultural visits, as well as the Jardin d'O in the village, where you can take a boat trip, ...
Firewood is a supplement calculated at its fair value.
You can't have everything... Heavy vehicles are forbidden to enter the pitch: Those sleeping in a roof tent or van are allowed to bring it into the pitch in dry weather.
The owner declines all responsibility in case of accident (but has a first-aid kit).
HOUSE RULES. (Posted, sent with booking and must be read!)
Please do not destroy or disturb, but respect ALL occupants and their habitats such as birds, garter snakes, snails, butterflies, insects...
For the sake of hygiene and the environment, the owner is responsible for cleaning up any greasy dishes used.
Waste must be sorted according to certain recommendations, which will be posted.
Blue garbage cans (plastics and cans) and clean paper and cardboard garbage cans are the owner's responsibility. Glass waste can be deposited in the village container. Black garbage cans are the responsibility of car owners.
Cigarette butts => in ashtrays, not in the environment or in the fire!
Please do not put saucepans on the fire.
It's advisable to give a rough indication of your arrival time, in case you need a lift (especially for groups!).
- Amusement Parks
- Bar / Restaurant
- Canoe / Kayak
- Cultural visits
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
Wonderful time with friends!
We'll definitely be back.
Well-equipped kitchen ????
Very welcoming and friendly hostess.
Parking space for a few cars. ✅
Proximity to Nismes ????
Clear instructions ????
For those who might be bothered, please note that a path runs alongside the property. There's not a lot of foot traffic, but there is some.
A very clean, natural site, a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable seating - in short, the ideal place to spend a relaxing evening after a hard day's hiking!
Great place with lots of space, in a beautiful setting. Madame Cécile-Grâce is very kind and easy to trust. Thank you very much!
Cécile is a wonderful host! Both campsites were spotless. She had everything ready (wood, water, garbage) and even came to ask if everything was okay. There was plenty of drinking water and a gas stove with pots and pans. We had a lot of rain, but the shed gave us the shelter we needed, and when the skies cleared again, we enjoyed the bonfire. The perfect place to enjoy nature to the full. We'll definitely be back!
Great weekend, very friendly and welcoming owner. Not overlooked by the other plot. The only downside is that access is rather complicated by car.
Nothing to complain about, everything was perfect!
Environment, exceptional setting, top comfort (small stove and saucepans on site and all very clean, drinking water available in small cans, wood on site for the campfire, chairs, table...All very respectful of nature!)
We'll definitely be back
Fabulous time in the great outdoors! Cecile-Grace was very attentive! Viroinval is a very pretty village! Lovely walks in the area! Solveig
We had an excellent stay, Cécile-Grâce took care of us as usual!
The grounds are very large, flat and well-maintained.
Ideal for people who enjoy long walks in nature or hiking. The scenery is magnificent. The campsite is quite well equipped and the fire pit is great! We spent a pleasant evening around the fire.
We had a great time at Cécile-Grâce's place.
Prairie very well equipped and quiet.
Cécile-Grâce gave very clear and detailed directions, and was very welcoming and attentive. Small point of detail: the plot is far from everything, in the forest.
Cécile is a very friendly lady who loves the simple things that nature has to offer. This makes it the ideal place for campers looking for peace and quiet without the fuss. There are some lovely walks to be made without the car, and the village of Nismes is pleasant. Viewpoint 300 meters away. Thank you
Since we arrived the one day when the town is not fully accessible by car, walking in pouring rain in the dark didn't give us the full experience.. we left there early the day after also in rainy conditions, otherwise it was very private and calm. Cecile is an attentive hostess.
It's simply magnificent! What a weekend! Camping here is an incomparable pleasure.
An idyllic setting, surrounded by nature, with impressive amenities but in the bivouac spirit!
Le Fondry des chiens is a 15-minute walk away.
The owner is super cool and has a spirit that will delight all lovers of bivouacs and adventure...
Great place to bivouac near a magnificent natural park!
The owner is very kind and attentive to your needs.
We recommend it!
Hamish & Jan F.
Great spot ,very much back to nature which suits us but maybe not everyone.
Lovely lady who was very caring and thoughtful.
Cooking facilities were fantastic with everything thing you could possibly need.
Lots of walks nearby and the attractive town only a 300m walk .
Can’t fault our experience,we even tried to extend our stay but it was already booked.
We were very well received, this being our first experience of "wild" camping with the kids. We really liked the pitch, which is screened and includes a makeshift kitchen with a burner, pots and pans and water bottles. Cécile also provides wood for the fire. Communication with Cécile is easy, and she does her utmost to ensure that our stay goes smoothly. We'll be back!
Trotzt der Sprachbarriere haben wir uns super verstanden. Cécile ist eine sehr nette und aufmerksame Gastgeberin. Der Platz ist groß, komplett eingezäunt und hat sogar eine kleine Feldküche. Die Umgebung ist wunderschön, weitläufig und lädt zum entdecken ein.
Es war mein erstes Abenteuer auf Homecamper und ich bin begeistert. Mein Hund und ich hatten ein tolles Wochenende bei Cécile . Wir haben die Zeit sehr genossen und würden jederzeit wiederkommen.
Kochen über dem Lagerfeuer und essen in der Natur, wunderbar!!!!
Danke für alles, Cécile!
Beste Grüße ,
Jan und Kirby
Despite the language barrier, we got on very well. Cécile is a very kind and attentive hostess. The place is large, fully fenced and even has a small country kitchen. The surroundings are beautiful, spacious and invite you to discover one.
This was my first Homecamper adventure and I'm delighted. My dog and I had a great weekend at Cécile's. We really enjoyed the weather. We really enjoyed the weather and would come back any time.
Cooking on the campfire and eating in nature, wonderful!!!!
Thanks for everything, Cécile!
Jan and Kirby
Thank you Cécile!
Superb person, simple, authentic and very pleasant... 2nd stay and not disappointed to have returned, I hope to be able to come again, the surrounding landscape is worth the detour for hikers ????
A superb night at Cécile's!
Very easy contact with Cécile, who spoiled us with her attentions, knowledge and kindness ????
More than practical and pleasant in every way! Many thanks again!
Everything is just perfect!
Cécile is super nice and we had a great time chatting with her. She's very available. The soil is beautiful.
I recommend her!
The place is ideal for walking and discovering the region
Nismes is accessible on foot with everything you need
The plot is well maintained and the owner is very friendly
Very nice place at 5 min walk from the village and in the middle of the nature!
Another wonderful weekend on Cecile's field. Thanks to her for her availability and her kindness.
Her site is very well located, a few minutes walk from the Fondry des Chiens or the village of Nismes.
The most: the cabin (gas stove, utensils...), very practical to store our food and prepare breakfast.
We will come back (again!) :-)
We had a wonderfull stay. Love the nature. Great possibility for hiking.
A true happiness that this weekend with friends and family on the ground of Cecile Grace in this beautiful region. Everything is planned, it is super well equipped, communication with Cecile is very easy, warm and fast. Adults and children are thrilled! It was even a first experience in a tent for some of them. What an adventure! Superb hiking trails just a few steps away, the magnificent Fondry des Chiens just a few hundred meters away. For sure, we will come back!
An incredible adventure on this beautiful site ???? Cecile is top notch - contactable -
Our first experience with Manon - and the best
Cécile-Grâce provided us with all the necessary information, even at the last minute because the access was modified by a festivity in the village.
The land is really great and corresponds to the description :-)
The location of Cécile-Grâce is a little corner of paradise, and Cécile-Grâce is very attentive... We will come back for sure!
Everything was perfect! What is sure, it is that we will return there...
Beautiful place to spend an evening out of time. CécileGrace has provided all the necessary equipment for a comfortable stay. Magnificent sunset at 2 steps from the place. We recommend 100%! Thank you Cecile Grace.
I thank you for everything, the area is beautiful and the camp impeccable, with my dog, we spent a great time.
Great place! Beautiful walks in the surroundings
1st home campers stay!
In family with 2 children.
A great location, everything is thought of.
Cecile is very welcoming, explains us the surroundings, and provides us with water.
We slept quietly after a campfire, grilling marshmallows, the real life!
Thanks to her
To be recommended
Many hikes to do in a beautiful place
Noemie Et Adrien M.
We had a great weekend on Cecile's field. We did not have the opportunity to meet her but all the instructions were clear. The small shelters are very practical and well equipped.
Perfect stay and very good reception! Very quiet for a stay with friends, but the village is also accessible by a small road ideal for small races while being isolated from the houses!
In spite of availability problems, Cécile did not hesitate to welcome me. Very nice setting and 1 night shared with the sheep
It was a real pleasure to stay at Cecile's beautiful place. Moreover, Cecile is adorable.
Thanks to Cécile-Grâce for her warm welcome. The place is very friendly, the nature is beautiful and everything is at your disposal from a practical point of view. It's great!
Here you will be close to Mother Nature, very close to various hikes, to the village and to a beautiful park, where you can listen to the owls, woodpeckers, buzzards...
Here too you will find that there are still good people, your host Cecile is a clear proof.
There are still many things to say about this place but I let you discover them...Oh yes one last thing, I was lucky to have neighbors, two adorable sheep!
Superb location. We camped here with a group of small children and everybody really enjoyed the stay. The surroundings are amazing. Within no-time we were walking around the Fondry's...
Everything was perfect, we had a great weekend! Cécile-Grâce is a very friendly and available host! We already came twice and will not hesitate to come back again!
very quiet place in the middle of nature
Great welcome and fantastic setting. (the only thing missing is a solution for the toilets;)
Very nice place :-)
Cecile is very friendly!
It is also very easy to arrange and communicate with her.
The place is very nice.
Thank you very much!
It was a very good location to stay with a group of young people. We all enjoyed it.
Super place in the middle of nature, 5 minutes walk from the center of the village, we spent a great weekend around the wood fire. We really enjoyed talking with Cécile. Thank you very much for your hospitality. We will certainly come back when the opportunity arises. 5 stars in all categories ;-)
Very good surprise. At 5 minutes walking distance from Eau noire and Nismes, a touristic village offering beautiful walks, the land is located in a natural reserve with many geographical and geological curiosities. It borders a path (quite frequented). The very enthusiastic and passionate owner arranged it with many facilities: crockery, gas, corner fire, shelter... with you to use it, or not.
We will come back quickly before this address is too much coveted :-)