« La petite Brenne » has a wide space of 105 acres. The area is divided between fields, woods, lakes and streams. Everything is kept as in its natural way for you to feel the wonderful atmosphere of nature. Take advantage of our 3 tagged naturist hiking trails to discover the area. The longest will take you one hour. Once a week a French guide will organize a hike around the camp for you to benefit from its wildlife. Come and take the opportunity to make great pictures.
Besides this “wild” nature the campsite offers a “cultural” nature. In fact we are engaged with protection associations for endangered species. Thus, we’ve joined the association which protects the ancient fruit varieties with which we protect regional variety of fruit trees such as the apple tree “Belle Fille de l’Indre” or the cherry wood “Belle de Berry”.
Our orchard is composed of more than 100 trees of which pear trees, peach trees, fig trees, plum trees and much more. This way we take advantage of lovely flowers during spring and of the harvest of our fruits that you will enjoy at the restaurant.
As you can pitch your tent anywhere you can choose to stay in the middle of the trees (see map: verger).
The campsite is crossed by a small stream and has a magnificent 2.5 acres “Brennois” lake. It has a sandy beach and a water fountain allowing children to play in water and sand. The lake is also perfect for boat trips – should you have an inflatable boat do not hesitate to bring it.
Fishing is allowed and free if you release the fish back in the water. You will mainly find carps that can weight up to 10 kg, but also smaller fish – one of the best areas for fishing is the walkway above the pond plug.
We also have 2 swimming pools and paddling pools for children. The biggest one is an outdoor elevated swimming pool offering an amazing vue of the field and the lake. A stylish Gaudi mosaic bench lines the 160m² pool. The second one (70m²) is heated by solar panels and has an average temperature of 26 – 28°. Thanks to its on rail wood structure the pool can either be covered or not. At each end you can rest on sun bed on a terrace bordered by lemon trees, and take a glass while looking at the children paddling in the pool.
Sports and games
“La petite Brenne” is the ideal place for sports. Near the football pitch are 2 volleyball fields that can be used between July and August. You can easily play petanque (French bowling) on one of our 4 petanque fields either in the courtyard or on « la Loge ».
You can find outdoors fitness machines that you can use at any time to train yourself.
You can also choose to rent go-carts either for fun or to train for the great weekly go-cart competition opened to everyone.
The children will enjoy our playground where they’ll be delighted by the swing set, the big climbing pyramid, the turnstile, the sandbox and the great big trampolines. You will be able to play Ping-Pong or to try to get out of our vegetable labyrinth strewed of mosaic doors to help you find your way out.
Nearby the labyrinth are the stables and the outdoor arena where you will be able to take care of horses and donkeys and to ride them 6 days per week. You will also have fun on the first floor of the main building were you will find a billiard, quoits and table football.
Based in the yard the main building is an old renovated barn - that used to be a cowshed - with thick walls, exposed beams, a nice fireplace around which we can sit and a traditional tiled roof. There you will find the bar, restaurant and also the library, music room, the game lounge and the touristic information spot.
The Bar is opened every day from 8 to 12 AM and 2 to 11h30 PM. We prepare fresh meals every day for the restaurant and will take note of any particular diet. Kids are offered a proper meal. Regularly we organize special evenings such as pizza buffets, barbecues or other special evenings. As the terraces are located East and West you can choose at any time to be either in the shade or the sun.
When the weather is good we like to serve dinner outside on long tables allowing people to meet other campers. Regarding chips or pizzas you can have them either outside, inside or at your own place. In the main building you will finally be able to go shopping in our small grocer’s shop to buy essential products such as butter, eggs, cheese, fresh vegetables, sun cream, toothpaste but also fresh bread and croissants.
This building houses the library where you can borrow or change books and magazines, but also take a seat in a peaceful area and read. This room is furnished with a big oak table and a magnificent Mondrian styled lightning.
Very close, the music room where you will have possibilities to get prepared for the music evening. You’re free to go there to listen or play music with our piano, guitar, bongos... or with your own musical instrument. On the first floor is the game lounge, an enormous place to relax in front of the big screen TV, where you will also find games and some documents about visits to make around the camp site. A free wifi access is available all around the yard.
Between the building and the indoor swimming pool is located the authentic Finish wood burning stove sauna. The cabin is so big that 25 people can get in together. Next door you will be able to enjoy a nice warm rain shower or if you’re brave try the freezing water. And then go back for more fun in the pool.
Practical side : electricity and sanitary
“La petite Brenne » is well equipped with electricity. Indeed for 150 pitches, there are more than 200 electrical connections. Each connection equals to 10A (up to 2200W). Plugs are European, adaptors are available at reception.
As the area is so big you can’t find electricity everywhere; should you want to know where to find it please refer to the Map on which the terminals are represented by stars.
Otherwise you can rent or buy extension cables of 10 meters or 40 meters long in order to have electrical connection wherever you are. Regarding bathrooms, beside the main building you will find 5 other units spread on the land. All these installations are for sure free for use.
WIFI: available everywhere at la petite Brenne (tarifs, see tarifs camping)
At your disposal you will find a laundry with washing machines and a tumble dryer.
ACCES FOR DISABLED GUESTS
In the main bathroom building one of the bath huts is dedicated to disabled guests, it has a manual shower, a seat, a washbasin and a high seat with a frame. Altogether “la petite Brenne” is adapted to disabled people, the main areas are accessible to wheelchairs and some of our chalets are also adapted.
« La petit Brenne » is well known for its mosaics. You can find them in different areas such as the entrance, the swimming pool bench or the bar. Between July and August you will have the opportunity to learn how to make mosaic yourself.
When you arrive at « la petite Brenne » you get a welcoming drink. Then you can choose your camping pitch either in the sun or in the shade or half-shade. To be sure every guest has enough comfort, facilities and calm, we do not accept more than 150 guests at once. To be sure to get a pitch we advise you to book in advance if you want to come between 15th July and 10th August.