Domaine Le Poteau

Campsite opens 1st May for our 2019 season with our new luxury toilet block.  Gites open all year round.  

The Gers sits at the heart of the ancient province of Gascony. It is impossible to pin down exactly what makes it quite so special; its glorious landscape, proud history, preserved architecture, rich culture or amazing gastronomy?  Maybe it is the kindness and warmth of locals and the slower pace of life.    Whatever it is, many people come back over and over again. 

What our 2019 campsite guests think… 

After 6 nights at Le Poteau, I can truly say it’s the best campsite we’ve ever stayed at. The setting is utterly beautiful – full of fruit trees and quiet spaces, and two very friendly donkeys! From the moment we arrived, Alasdair and Fiona made us feel totally at home – providing a glass of delicious local wine on arrival, and sharing their absolute wealth of knowledge on the local area. We chose to stay in the equipped tent, which had everything we could possibly have wanted for our six night stay: a lovely comfortable double bed, cooking equipment, coffee, the lot! We were so well looked after, I’m not even sure we can tell people we went ‘camping’. From the fresh pastries delivered every morning, to the stunning meal Alasdair whipped up on the Sunday night, we couldn’t fault the service. We will 100% be returning and would urge anyone who’s dithering to go ahead and book ASAP!” Imogen Pitch Up

The campers we spoke to had been a several times before and I’m sure we will return too as it’s by far the best most relaxing 4 nights camping we’ve had. The atmosphere of sitting sipping wine looking up at stars that seem so close is unforgettable. Thanks to our wonderful welcoming hosts.” Duncan TA 

“Last year was wonderful and we’ve gone back this year. After the first day we’ve concluded Le Poteau still has “it” for campers. The bathroom has made an unbelievable upgrade to something we even want at home! I can suggest this site to everyone and it’s situated in a great region of France.”  Daan TA

The Campsite

Our beautiful, quiet, natural  campsite has lovely, large, private pitches for tents, motorhomes, campervans and touring caravans.  All of our pitches have electric hook-up and enjoy views of the rolling landscape and the church spire of the pretty and welcoming  village of Castelnau d’Auzan, just a few minutes walk away.  You will certainly know you are in France! 

We want all our campers to have a fabulous break at Le Poteau with memories to treasure and try to signpost the most interesting places to go and things to do. However, the beauty of The Gers is that you can always find your own special place or event.  We are onsite owners and really enjoy greeting our guests personally.  Our social evenings are a great way to get to know everyone; whether meeting for apero, a boules competition or a table d’hote. 

Many of our guests particularly enjoy the warm welcome they experience in our local village. Our local restaurants and shops are run by lovely, friendly people.  

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What our gite guests think…

“We  stayed 6 days in one of the immaculate gites.  The quality of the gites is simply stunning; comfortable,cosy and well equipped and the welcome afforded by our host and hostess was second to none. 
Spectacular views and walks, an abundance of wildlife, and friendly locals living life at a different pace. Quite possibly our most relaxing holiday ever (even with our two sons). Just go.” Trip Advisor Tony

“L’endroit est très beau et la vue magnifique! Nous avons adorer notre séjour au Domaine Le Poteau Étoile, nous serions bien rester plus longtemps! Le cadre est idéal pour se ressourcer et être au calme. Nos hôtes nous ont très bien accueillis, pleins d’attentions et de bienveillance! Nous y retournerons sûrement si nous en avons l’occasion!!!” Air BnB Elsa 

The Gites

Our gites are in a secluded spot in a large meadow with beautiful views.  They sit perched on a grassy hilltop with stunning views of the fabulous Gers countryside.  Each Gite has plenty of private space.  Above the treeline you’ll see the old church spire of Castelnau D’Auzan.

They are a 5 minute walk from the campsite so in the summer season our guests can choose to participate in campsite life (apero, meals, competitions etc) or can choose to chill out in complete peace and quiet, if that is what appeals. 

We are in a great location to explore the Heart of Gascony.  There are three Plus Beau Villages nearby and many other pretty, fascinating bastides.  The Gers is such a friendly, welcoming area that it is worth going off the beaten track to find small vignerons and quirky restaurants and cafes.  There are gems everywhere. 

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