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Domaine Les Gandins, in the heart of the Auvergne countryside, is ideal for large families or groups of friends who want to glamp together. Or if you don’t fancy sleeping under canvas, there’s a collection of cottages, gites and a 12-person lodge, all kid-friendly and tastefully decorated in rustic French style with the country manor a stone’s throw away. Located along the banks of the picturesque river La Sioule, the grounds of the Manor House are packed full of child friendly facilities. Kids can hunt for fresh eggs, play in the tree house or help pick fresh vegetables for the Table d’Hôtes restaurant, where freshly baked croissants or delicious baguettes are delivered to the estate for a traditional Gallic breakfast.
Approx Dhs36 per pitch (high season), Dhs31 per adult per night (Dhs19 for kids between 2 and 10), www.awaywiththekids.co.uk. Emirates flies direct to Paris, from approx Dhs5,420 adult return.
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