- Animals welcome
- Drinking water
- Drying rack
- Independent dry toilets
- Independent solar shower
- Naturism allowed
- Horses welcome
- Parking onsite
- Picnic table
I own a small organic olive grove 30 minutes from the French border and 15 minutes from the first magnificent beaches around Llança or Roses ( 25 min for Almadrava ).
15 min from Figueres for shopping or the DALI Museum and 15 min from Empuriabrava for the Fiesta , parachute jumping or boat and jet ski trips for example ...
Just 30 minutes from Cadaquès and the panoramic restaurant on Cap de Creus, a must-see, as is Cap de Norfeu.
You're sure to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep after spending the day on the small turquoise coves or hiking or mountain-biking in the mountains.
Other popular activities include diving, water sports and fine dining.
We are 4 minutes from Gariguella (all shops), with no neighbors living on site, but very closely watched by forest rangers and neighboring farmers and hunters, as we are in the middle of a protected nature reserve with fire hazards...
I've only been here 1 year, so it's only the beginning of the story ...
The first dry toilets and solar-electric showers are up and running, and this winter I'm going to set about creating a communal area for cooking and relaxing, while taking care of the 200 olive trees that have been there for 30 years.
Comfort is basic for the moment, but there are the essentials:
Electricity is available thanks to solar panels and a mobile battery that allows everyone to recharge the batteries of small appliances such as phones, tablets, computers, led lamps or even your portable battery that recharges all your appliances, but be careful to take advantage of the sun to recharge everything if possible before dark :-)
Fresh, untreated drinking water delivered by me from the Palau fountain, which I collect almost every morning for drinking, watering plants and taking outdoor showers.
Each person will be able to use a minimum 8-liter can of water every day for the time being, but don't hesitate to consume as little as possible, or to bring back some water yourself (for example, you can buy an 8-liter can of mineral water at the CAPRABO supermarket for around 90 cents, which you also fill up every day on your way here, or at the Palau Saverdera fountain at the very top of the village).
Just 4 minutes from your pitch, along a dirt and gravel path, you'll reach the village of Gariguella, with all its amenities, including a petrol station open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., good-value bars and restaurants, the agricultural cooperative for wine and cosmetics or local products, the mill for olive oil and its by-products, the honey producer, the bank, the tobacconist, the butcher, the herbalist ... a children's park and a playground.... a children's park and numerous sports facilities, all accessible by car but also on foot or by bike from the site :-)
Please read the campsite rules carefully, we're not a campsite and I reserve the right to choose the residents, so please try to respect the arrival time as I have to pick you up in the village and I don't spend my life on this campsite, so your arrival time is important in organizing my day as well as possible.
The rate is reduced for long stays only from 7 days minimum, except school vacations if you contact me before booking I will modify the rate on a case by case basis.
Access to the site is via a gravel path that takes 4 minutes. This is the price of tranquility.
Camper vans will have a hard time getting onto the site, so I only accept vans up to 6 meters or tents.
The place is very calm, in symbiosis with nature, but it can quickly become windy when the tramontana rises (about one week a month on average).
Between sea and mountains, it's not unusual to come across deer, foxes, hares or wild (email hidden)There are also plenty of birds.
Ideal for yoga and meditation.
Ideal for couples or families away from mass tourism.
Surrounded by olive trees, vines, pines and cork oaks, you can pitch your van or tent wherever you like if you book early, and enjoy a space away from prying eyes.
Ideal for stargazing.
Animals are welcome
Please note: no fires or smoking (smoking in tents only) to prevent fires, which are the main concern here. That's why we tend our land to prevent the rapid spread of flames...
There are only 4 pitches and none of them are shaded from morning to night. The temperature rarely exceeds 30°C in midsummer, and there's often a refreshing breeze.
The pitches are flat and the access road is passable, but sometimes slow.
Let's talk about your needs before booking and we'll try to find a solution to suit you.
The sanitary facilities
There are 2 electric showers and the water is heated by the sun, but only to be used without soap or with 100% biodegradable natural soaps... This is very important, so I'll supply you with a large new bar of soap at a cost of €7 if you've forgotten to take one.
A dry toilet accessible to all.
No washbasins for the moment, water is only available in 8-liter cans that I supply every day.
A 1000-liter water storage tank will be installed in September, so we'll have water on tap, a kitchenette accessible to all, and extended showers...
No kitchen for the moment, just tables and chairs.
You can recharge all your appliances once or twice a day from 9am to 10pm, using the ECOFLOW mobile battery and an extension lead next to the cottage or in the toilets.
Discovering nature is an activity in its own right here.
The St Sylvestre observatory is a 30-minute hike from the site.
The place will get better every day...
Everything is possible in the surrounding area: hiking around Cap de Creus, Gariguella turtle reserve, visits to vineyards and castles, scuba diving, horseback riding, boating, paddle boarding, jet skiing, kite surfing, fishing, fruit picking, bars, restaurants, Dali museum, Peralada casino and golf course, shopping in Roses and Empuriabrava, go-karting, Aquabrava, parachute jumping, airplane rides, night clubs...
I prefer long stays, as short stays of only 1 night are rather restrictive for me.
This place is reserved for people who are calm, clean and respectful of the environment and living beings.
The local authorities can come very quickly, as they have already shown me, so I insist that my place is reserved for benevolent people.
Please consult the rules of the place.
- There is no address to reach the field, so I have to pick you up in the village (8 minutes round trip). Please give me a precise and respected appointment time.
- All outsiders are strictly forbidden (even your friends or family, unless you have my prior agreement).
Only people with a valid reservation are allowed on the site.
- No smoking outside your tent
- No fires or barbecues
- Do not leave any garbage on site, even temporarily, as the wind sometimes blows it away (garbage cans available on request at each pitch, to be emptied outside the site).
- Please avoid using the access road to the site more than 2 times a day by motorized vehicle.
You can get in and out as often as you like by electric or manual bike.
- No noisy motorized entry or exit between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
- Pets allowed under the responsibility of their owners (beware of barking, as people will often be there to rest their minds).
- Naturism authorized, to be specified when booking for everyone's respect and comfort.
- Children are welcome, but the environment is dangerous (ground full of stumps and vegetation that can be prickly or scratchy) and they remain under the supervision and full responsibility of their parents.
- Please let me know the size of your vehicle if it is large, so that I can check that it can access the site, and the size of your tent, so that I can offer you a suitable pitch...
Why limit return trips to the site?
As a general rule, to avoid disturbing and damaging the communal road, it is forbidden to make several return trips a day. Please try to get in and out once a day each.
Thank you in advance for respecting these rules, which will enable the site to survive and improve day by day...
Otherwise I'd have to stop renting out pitches because we'd be annoyed by distant neighbors...
Please consult me if you don't have a tent, van or camper van and we'll see if I can do something by putting you up in one of my tents or in the maisonette...
- Amusement Parks
- Bar / Restaurant
- Canoe / Kayak
- Cultural visits
- Surfing / Sailing
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
Perfect location at the crossroads between Llança and Roses. Good communication with François via WhatsApp. At night, a few animals pass by and dogs bark in the distance, but the place is very quiet, surrounded by olive trees. Flat terrain. Some basic facilities are still missing, but the potential is there, with the possibility of spending a naturist holiday if you wish, with respect for everyone. A real plus. I look forward to coming back and seeing how things develop!
It was very nice at François! We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the extensive olive field, the view of the mountains and the proximity to many beaches. At/in a small shed there is a simple dry toilet and battery operated shower that works well. François is very nice and accommodating, he has many tips for the area and takes good care of his guests.
Thank you François & best regards!
Just what we needed. A place in the middle of nowhere but at the same time close to everything... and safe! Françoise's description is completely accurate. And he was an excellent host, always attentive to us and very kind. He behaved like a friend, whom we will definitely visit again.
Great stay with François.
A quiet olive grove in a beautiful region. We were semi-autonomous for a semi-wild campsite.
I personally camped in the naturist version (very pleasant as the pitches are well spaced out and I'm a modest naturist ????).
Thank you very much. See you soon.
An unusual experience. Basically, we were looking for a place to camp without too much expense, and in the end we spent a week camping in the wild: water from the cans heating up for the open-air shower with a great view, well-maintained dry toilets, and the dream peace and quiet with neighbors but really far away!
I wasn't very reassured by the wild boars on the first evening, but it has to be said that they were more afraid of us than we were of them, so it's a detail that didn't bother me. The site was lost in the middle of olive groves and vineyards, but very safe.
You shouldn't come here thinking you're on a standard campsite, but it's the dream when you want peace and quiet, simplicity and superb scenery! The value for money is really very reasonable and affordable.
Thanks to François for the warm welcome, it's like being at home!
Very good location in the middle of nature, François is a very good host! I recommend
We camped in tents for 5 nights at the foot of the olive trees.
The dirt site is quiet and peaceful.
Well located for exploring the area.
An experience in nature. Outdoor shower, very pleasant in summer. Dry toilets are clean.
Water is supplied daily in jerry cans.
François does not live on site and is very easy to contact. Great advice on restaurants.
We recommend the place.
Thank you François.
Apart from an arrival that was not autonomous, which can lead to a few constraints, we had a very good 2-night stay with Francois. The place is magnificent, isolated in the mountains, and the disconnection is total! We also discovered a more eco-responsible way of life, which felt good for a few days.
Sleeping high up among the olive trees! A great experience! Lots of space, superb beaches to discover, 15 minutes from the tourist resort.
François is a bon vivant. We got on really well with him and we'll definitely be back again!
A great meeting in an extraordinary setting!
François welcomed us with a sincerity, openness and simplicity that are rare these days!
We'll be back for sure, to help him develop his land or just to chat in front of a magnificent sunset!
Thanks again François!
On vacation with 2 girlfriends, being students we had a small budget and a desire for adventure and encounters, and that's exactly what we found at François'. His plot is very quiet, the location pleasant (there are no mosquitoes!), the equipment just right for a good balance between comfort and minimalism. And François is very friendly and available to advise us on visits, restaurants or beaches! We really had a great stay and if the opportunity arises we'll be happy to come back!
Very welcoming and friendly I recommend
We had an excellent stay on François' property. It's in a great location, and our only regret was that we didn't stay a little longer, as the region is so rich in scenery and culture.
The facilities provided, such as the shower and solar charging station, made us feel (almost) at home.
We'll be happy to come back to François' place!
François is a great contact and will put you at ease.
The place is very well located, provided you have a car.
A great experience!
Incredible surroundings and super-friendly host!
I highly recommend it, the setting is idyllic.
Our host François made us feel welcome, friendly and well looked after, he can also give you advice on sightseeing, in a fairly large place with several pitches, the path to get there is a bit rocky, dusty and chaotic but on arrival a breathtaking view over fields of olive groves and mountains in the quiet, the location is strategically close to all kinds of tourist places such as cultural sites, beaches, markets, shops, hiking, village to visit ... finally the spot is perfectible, François strives and works to improve it to make it more comfortable and welcoming.... but there's still room for improvement, and François is working hard to make it more comfortable and welcoming.
Beautiful place. Quiet, only nature around. Perfect for a peaceful night
Our stay in this magnificent olive grove went very well.
Amenities are still rudimentary, but that's the spirit of home camping. François' plans for landscaping the grounds are the stuff of dreams! I invite you to try this before-and-after, which promises peace and quiet.
Llança's beaches and coves are sublime.
Great time in this little paradise just a few minutes from the beaches! We can't wait to come back :)
We had a great night.
François is a great host, direct and frank, an authentic guy just like his land.
The place is still "in its juice", and we can't wait to see when François finishes restoring and furnishing it.
15 minutes from heavenly coves that were almost deserted even on a Saturday, July 15. Thanks again to François, we were able to visit these beaches. Close to typical villages, don't hesitate to ask your host for restaurant tips - there's something for every budget and taste.