Enjoy the french way of living at Domaine Laborde
The reason why we, and probably so many others, love traveling in France is that it’s the
country of the “good life”. A vacation in France is typically a combination of all the things
for which we don’t have much time in everyday life. Relaxing, rewinding, and getting
indulged in excellent food and wines. We are not chefs or wine connoisseurs, but that
doesn’t matter in France because it doesn’t really matter what you order. Even if
you don’t understand a word on the menu, you can be pretty sure that whatever arrives on
your plate and in your glass will be delicious.
At Domaine Laborde, we quickly noticed that all those reasons why so many people have
a vacation in France are the exact focus of the campsite. The abundance of nature is
perfect to escape the outside world and you can easily use the greenery as a method for
relaxation. It’s as if life automatically downshifts a couple of gears.
Being from Belgium, we are used to visiting spa centers for a day of relaxing and we found
this also at Laborde. In the form of a sauna, a hammam, and different types of massages.
Lots of people enjoy a jump into ice cold water after a couple of minutes in the sauna.
When we visited Laborde in mid-September, the evening temperatures already started
dropping and a skinny dip in one of the outdoor pools would definitely have done the trick.
But we are not big fans of cold water, even not after a sauna. Therefore we really
appreciated the indoor pool, which definitely gave the necessary refreshment but in a bit
more agreeable way.
Living the good life means more than spa and wellness though. Eventually, we don’t really
have very stressful lives and often find more joy in wining and dining, most of all if it’s
shared with other people. Around five in the afternoon was wine-o-clock at Domaine
Laborde. Many of the guests folded their sunbeds, got out of the pool, picked up their
towels, and moved towards the terrace of the bar. Almost as if everyone had received an
Jugs with wine appear from the bar, which typically loosens the lips, and soon we found
ourselves having different conversations with different people in different languages, all at
the same time. That’s another advantage of wine, by the way, it helps us speak foreign
languages much better. At least so we like to believe.
As this is still France, wine never comes alone and the Dordogne region happens to be
known for its excellent cuisine. Cheese platters, charcuterie platters, and so many other
delicious dishes found their way to our table and most of the other ones. If a day of
sunbathing next to the pool or reading under a tree doesn’t ease your mind and if the
sauna, the hammam, or massage didn’t do the magic either, being surrounded by delicious
wines, excellent food and lovely people will definitely make your naturist vacation in
France worth it.