Singaporean family of six goes glamping in the French countryside

Feeding the free-range chickens every morning was the most fun part of the day for the kids.
Feeding the free-range chickens every morning was the most fun part of the day for the kids.PHOTO: SUZANNE SNG
Set in a meadow with four other tents, this snug canvas lodge was home for five idyllic days.
Set in a meadow with four other tents, this snug canvas lodge was home for five idyllic days.PHOTO: SUZANNE SNG
Many afternoon naps were taken in a gently swinging hammock.
Many afternoon naps were taken in a gently swinging hammock.PHOTO: SUZANNE SNG

QUIMPER (BRITTANY) - Shrill shrieks pierce the night air, jolting me from deep sleep.

Even in the bedroom, I choke on the acrid fumes of burning wood and my eyes instantly start watering.

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