Embark on a unique discovery of one of the most beautiful and unspoilt regions in France. A horse-drawn Gypsy caravan will allow you and your family to get off the beaten track and experience the South of Burgundy with its beautiful countryside. Guided by an experienced horse farmer who will help you handle the wagon and the horse, this trip is ideal for families as well as single parents travelling with their children. Feel free to bring along your dog and enjoy your days exploring the region, fishing, swimming or horseback riding. At night, you will set up camp in the fields and spend the evening around the campfire.
Southern Burgundy, a former mining area located between the Saône and Loire rivers, offers a wealth of different landscapes ranging from mines and embankments to rolling hills and vineyards. Take advantage of this opportunity to taste some of the best wines in France and enjoy the region’s famous cuisine!
Day 1: Arrival
Arriving on Sunday (around 5pm at the horse farm), the day before your first caravan tour, will allow you to get a good night’s sleep before you head out on your first caravan tour. Your kids may take advantage of this first afternoon to go horseback riding through the forest and you will get to know François, a passionate horse farmer and wonderful host.Your host François will guide you through Southern Burgundy, making this trip ideal for single parents with children.
Day 2-6: Cruising through Burgundy’s countryside
Discover Southern Burgundy’s lush green countryside as you make your way from campsite to campsite on secondary roads, taking all the time to want to stop for a swim or go fishing. You will camp in the fields, sleeping in your caravan and enjoying your dinner by the campfire – a perfect opportunity to take a step back and experience life from a different perspective.
Day 7: Departure
In the late afternoon, you will return to the horse farm. Say farewell to your horse and caravan and have a safe trip home!
Please note: All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road or trail conditions as well as availabilities.
Weekly rentals only from Sunday to Saturday!
Bookings for the 2018 season has already begun!
Indicated pricing per caravan (4-5 persons max.) per week
Payment via SEPA direct debit (Single Euro Payment Area) only.
If you would like to travel in July or August, we recommend booking early as this trip tends to sell out fast!
6 nights in your Gypsy caravan (max. 5 persons), technical briefing and guidance during the tour, instructions and training, horse rental and horse feed, use of sanitary facilities at the campsites, detailed information, directions and map (1:25,000).
Transportation to/from destination, fees for shower, meals, travel cancellation insurance.
Min. number of participants: 1 adult
This trip is perfectly suited for single parents with children. Pets are allowed.
Your holiday home is either an authentic Gypsy-style caravan or a replica built with ecological materials, belonging to a local horse farmer. The caravan is equipped for 4-5 persons with 2 queen-size beds and 1 single mattress as well as a kitchenette with a sink, hot plates, ice box, plates and silverware, table, chairs and storage space.
Your caravan is drawn by one of your host’s two Percheron horses, specially trained for this tour. Percheron horses are perfectly suited for drawing heavy loads. Their strength and sweet nature make them ideal companions for your caravanning trip.
Please avoid bringing heavy and bulky items to avoid burdening the horse and caravan!
Your caravanning trip is all about travelling light, basic comfort, and shared sanitary facilities (and dealing with occasional mosquito) – but also a unique holiday experience with horses and an escape from everyday life. Cruise through unspoiled landscapes, on paved roads but also in plain nature, without internet access. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to let go and reconnect with yourself and your family!
Discover the simple yet delicious self-made regional cuisine, purchase local produce and specialties and enjoy them by the campfire with locals, fellow travellers and a glass of regional wine.
Be sure not to underestimate both the joys and pains of handling your horse and caravan!
Your host François will guide you through southern Burgundy, making this trip ideal for single parents with children. You will not be joined by other caravans. Prior experience in handling horses is not mandatory but may come in handy.
Please keep in mind that your hosts are French horse farmers who may not speak English very well. Basic French skills may come in handy, for example to follow the instructions on how to handle your horse and caravan.
You will be asked to pay a safety deposit, to be refunded upon return of the caravan.
You will be travelling in rural France and will depend on a car to buy supplies for the week. We thus recommend that you travel by car or rent one at the airport or train station.
For more information please read our blog getting to France
If you choose the train, your host will be happy to pick you up at the local train station (upon request, payable on site).
Closest airport: Aéroport du Charolais (secondary airport – domestic connections only), Dijon-Bourgogne or Lyon-Saint Exupéry. Train connections to Le Creusot.
If you're travelling by plane, please consider offsetting your carbon emissions, for example, through the atmosfair programme.
For detailed travel information, please download our info sheet.