Kooky campsite in the Dordogne

Open from 27 April to 14 October 2018

Parenthèses imaginaires is a quirky, unique campsite in the heart of the Dordogne’s Parc naturel régional Périgord Limousin, near the towns of Saint-Jean-de-Côle, Brantôme, Thiviers and Nontron.

Our three-star campsite is a fun and family-friendly place to enjoy the great outdoors. We have a range of different chalets to suit all tastes. Stay in a lakeside hut, go glamping, or find your own secluded little patch of green to pitch your tent. Available for both weekend breaks and longer stays.

We also cater for events. With both a reception hall and a meeting room on site, this is the perfect spot for a rural wedding, a birthday, a family get-together, or for a seminar.

At Parenthèses imaginaires, we believe in sustainable tourism and have been awarded the “Valeurs Parc naturel régional” designation.


Lakeside chalets

Our lakeside chalets are situated on the banks of our bathing lake. They can each accommodate 2 or 4 people and have been designed to be spacious and practical, but with playfully stylish interiors. Great for all you water-babies, and also for carping enthusiasts!

This way for our chalets on stilts…

Vintage chalets

Our vintage chalets are large and can comfortably house a family of 5. Playfully decorated and ideally situated to keep small kids entertained, they’re the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful break surrounded by the peaceful french countryside.

Discover our vintage chalets…

Large 7-person gite

This large ecolodge sits at the edge of a forest and is perfect for large families or small groups of friends. It can comfortably accommodate 7 people and boasts a large kitchen, two bedrooms, two wash-rooms and a large mezzanine. For the eco-minded, it also has dry toilets.

Check out our large Ecolodge over here…

Glamping huts

Our glamping huts house 2-4 persons. One is designed specifically with new parents in mind and another is ideal for groups of friends. Don’t be fooled by their modest exteriors: on the inside, each one has its own unique character: bohemian, romantic, daydreamer…

Try another way of glamping…

Nature camping

Each one of our camping pitches is its own little patch of green. Bordered by hedges, they can accommodate from 1-8 people in a tent. Each pitch has mains electricity and a four-man picnic table. They’re conveniently located near to the wash-huts and the barbecue.

Camping under the stars…


The Fisherman’s lodge is more than just an ecolodge: it’s a truly unique, romantic experience for nature lovers. Off on its own, in the heart of a forest on the edge of our fishing lake, it will transport you to your own private paradise where the land meets the water.

A romantic and ecological experience

Sports and bathing

On-site and free to use

Nature walks, jogging, bathing, ping pong, mini-golf… all these activities and more are at your disposal on site. Explore a little farther and discover the many other activities this area has to offer: canoeing, tree-top adventure parks, and more.

Burn off a little energy…

Original games

On-site and free to use

Holidays are all about having a good time, and we’ve made sure you will here. We have board games, giant-size games, and even some original creations of our own such as our Land art cabin, geocaching, a puzzle trail, and a whole host of other special events throughout the summer.

Try a new way of having fun…


It’s all around you

This is a place in which well-being and relaxation come naturally. All you have to do is give yourself up to them. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the nature trails, the vistas, the wildlife, the tranquillity… Forget all your worries and let it all carry you away.

Relax and take it easy

Function rooms

May, June and September

We have two function rooms on our site: the reception hall and the meeting room. Each has a capacity of 30-100 people. Situated on the banks of our lake, both are ideal for hosting family get-togethers, birthdays, marriages, seminars and other events.

Contact us to organise your event

Private rental

May, June and September

You can have the place all to yourself by renting the reception hall, all the chalets and the outdoor facilities (pool, miniature golf, bathing lake etc). Your guests will be able to enjoy all our campsite has to offer. It is the ideal place to organise a wedding, birthday, family celebration or seminar.

Contact us to have the place all to yourself

Rural weddings

May, June and September

If you want to get in touch with nature on your wedding day, Parenthèses imaginaires is the perfect place. Picture a rustic, non-denominational ceremony and a lakeside reception followed by a photo-shoot with the beautiful French countryside as the backdrop.

Contact us to plan your rural wedding…

Sustainable Tourism

Here in the heart of the Périgord-Limousin Natural Park, we are committed to sustainable tourism.  Our eco-friendly practises help preserve the environment and improve our well-being and yours. Recycling, composting, use of energy-saving bulbs… these are just some of the measures that we take.

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