Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Chic Camping in France at the Les Ormes Campground~ "Thank God for the Country" by Mrs. Major Arnold

Thank God for country, the vast stretch of land,
Sun kissed and by Heaven's sweet breath ever fanned;
Blue skies overlooking the grass and the trees,
The singing of birds and the humming of bees.

'Twas man made the skyscrapers, towering so high,

That shut out the sunshine from all who pass by;

The fields and green pastures, the brooks and the flowers,

Were fashioned alike by omnipotent powers.

'Twas man built the tenements, crowding the poor,

Where women and children foul air must endure;

But God gave the open, the fresh country breeze,

Where children may frolic and play as they please.

'Twas man made the city, apartment and street,

Where riches and poverty closely now meet;

But, God gave the country, the rich fertile soil,

And the fat of the land for all who will toil.

Thank God for the country, the quiet and rest,

The peace and the plenty with which it is blest,

The ground and the grass for over pavement-tired feet,

The honey and cream and the good things to eat.

Thank God for the country, thrice blessed are they

Who bathe in its glories and beauties to-day,

Oh, short is our span in the city's fast life!

But hoary heads crowneth the farmer and wife.

~Mrs. Major Arnold

This place truly seems like a little heaven here on earth.

You can find out more information regarding this magical camping place on their website at the
Les Ormes Campground. I found all photos and information from the lovely blog Belle Maison 23.

I must add this special place to my bucket list. Anyone else with me, been here or another camping ground that is similar in flavor?


janettaylor said...



MizzJ said...

Sheesh if that is camping then sign me up!

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Kristin said...

That's the kind of camping I can get behind!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, talk about camping in style! I wouldn't mind roughing it here...

Couture Carrie said...

How lovely! Wouldn't mind "camping" there!


Adela said...

this place is absolutley beautiful! it reminds me of rivendell from LOTR. thank you so much for sharing!


Bonjour Madame said...

If camping were set up like this, I would actually go! How fun!

Brabourne Farm said...

Oh you're so right - this really does look like heaven! Leigh

Dustjacket Attic said...

Wow totally my kind of camping!Love it.

janettaylor said...

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Wow...I have never been camping, but this is definitely the way to do it.

Nubiasnonsense said...

That is very chic camping! looks fun

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful!We are planning a getaway right now...hopefully it will be as tranquil as your photos!:)