Outdoor accommodation at Tende, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur 2


Your host, Julien

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  • Animals welcome
  • Drinking water
  • Barbecue
  • Electricity
  • Washing machine
  • Drying rack
  • Independent dry toilets
  • Wireless internet
  • Independent solar shower
  • Independent kitchen
  • Fridge (in house)
  • Naturism allowed
  • Horses welcome
  • Bicycle storage
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire allowed
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Fall asleep under a myriad of stars, lulled by the song of the torrent, perhaps accompanied by the mysterious hooting of an owl... Rediscover the calm and tranquillity of a sleep close to the wilderness and far from the hustle and bustle of the city....

The Castel Tournou organic medicinal plant farm welcomes backpackers all year round in its large yurt, and from June to October on its camping site, in a wildly preserved natural setting at an altitude of 1,200m, for a complete change of scenery.

Access is by vehicle (30min on a track from the hamlet of Morignole) or on foot from the village of Tende, and takes 2-3 hours. You can save 45min by going to the very end of the Pia road and parking at the Pia barns. There's a 400m ascent, on a very well-marked trail.

Upon reservation, I can prepare your meals using mostly organic and local produce.

The setting

The yurt is located in a wild mountain forest setting, a stone's throw from the torrent and the forest. Perfect peace and quiet, brightened upė by the sound of waterfalls and birdsong.

The spots

The yurt is spacious and luminous, lovingly built with noble, eco-friendly materials such as sheep's wool insulation and mėlèze parquet flooring. It is situated on the edge of a shady undergrowth bordered by the river and its waterfalls. It offers views of the forest and surrounding mountains. Through its dome, you can contemplate the starry sky from your bed. It sleeps from one to 8 people. A spacious wooden terrace surrounds the yurt, so you can enjoy the sun and the forest.

The sanitary facilities

Dry toilets and outdoor solar showers are available, as well as a small washbasin. Hot water depends on sunshine.

There is also plenty of access to the river and its beautiful waterfalls and basins, for refreshing swims.

Non-organic hygiene products (soaps, shampoos, etc.) are strictly forbidden on the farm.

The amenities

An outdoor summer kitchen with gas stove and barbecue is at your disposal.

You can also recharge your batteries in my house.

It is possible to make a fire (except in dry periods).

Internet access (SFR and Bouygues).

The activities

I can show you around the farm and talk to you about medicinal plants and everyday life in a remote mountain setting.

Whether you're an occasional hiker or an experienced one, you can explore the many trails around the farm, which is an ideal stopping-off point: you can discover the picturesque hamlet of Refrei, climb Mont Bertrand (2,484m) and its breathtaking panorama, discover the dreamlike landscapes of the Marguareis karst massif in the company of chamois and marmots, or go for a swim under the tropical Roueou waterfall...

For canyoning enthusiasts, the river running alongside the farm is a beautiful route, with pretty waterfalls and a few abseils.

For anglers, the river alongside the farm, the Refrei, is open to no-kill fishing.

Mountain activities abound in the Roya valley: hiking, canyoning, paragliding, climbing, horseback riding, donkey rides...
The Merveilles archaeological site, overlooked by Mont Bégo, is also a must-see in the valley.

Other things

The site is isolated. Bring your own food, or remember to book your own meals, prepared mainly with local organic produce and wild plants (per person, excluding drinks: €20).


The yurt is located in a very rich and fragile ecological area. It is therefore forbidden to use non-organic products (soaps, shampoos, washing-up liquid...).

The yurt is non-smoking.

In times of drought, fires are prohibited.

Friendly dogs are welcome.


Possibility of breakfast (€7 / person)

Breakfasts are made from natural, local products wherever possible: organic wholemeal bread, home-made jams and honey, fruit, herbal teas from the farm...


  • Bar / Restaurant
  • Climbing
  • Cultural visits
  • Events
  • Fishing
  • Horse-riding
  • Trails
  • Well-being
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2 reviews

Land & setting
  • Very nice stay far from everything. Thanks to Julien for his welcome.

  • I left with my two children and my doggie, and I thought about hiking once I arrived at Julien's place. His kindness, his hospitality, his altruism are equal to the beauty and the quietness of his corner of Paradise. Much more than a vacation, I rediscovered my children! The hikes were shorter but the laughter far exceeded my expectations. I have no words to thank you. This is the most beautiful thing a mother can hope for on vacation. Between swimming in the waterfalls, shared meals, walks, card games; the days went by way too fast. See you soon!