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We believe that all the best parties happen to good people. If like us you respect nature and want to put on a unique event that your guests will never forget then we might just be the right people for you.

About Us

“Mary and Bas, the Belle Tente Family, are the ultimate hosts in nature. After supporting you in an incredible adventure of your own design, you are gently guided to simply sink into a deeply comfortable expansive bed in your own spacious private room within nature – True luxury under the stars!”

Mary and Bas

We are Mary 'Jefferson' Pot and Bas Pot. Mary's background is within the music industry working with some of the biggest bands in the world - Led Zepplin, Paul McCartney, Kraftwerk to name a few. Bas has worked for many years in production and logistics for TV and films in extreme locations - from Alaska to Azerbaijan. He has collected flags from 135 countries. Just to give you an little insight of the extent of his travel and his experience.

After many years of working around the world, we finally settled in the beautiful Ariege where we quickly fell in love with the tranquility and richness of life, the people and in fact what France has to offer. We knew it was the right move as not long after we made the decision Mary became pregnant.

The Birth of Belle Tente

The Belle Tente story started with our own wedding. We have a huge family and many friends from around the world. When we planned our wedding we wanted to bring them together for a celebration none of us would ever forget.... Our dream was to get married under an ancient oak tree, surrounded by our friends and family with a view over the mountains before laughing, dancing and sharing good times long into the night, under canvass and stars.

We found the perfect location but soon realised how difficult it was going to be to accommodate the huge crowd we'd invited. We wanted our guests to sit and enjoy structures that were luxury and sophisticated. So using our contacts we bought 26 bell tents from China, had them furnished in India and went on to purchase 3 stunning Giant tipis from the UK. We organised and managed the event (handing over to a colleague on the actual wedding weekend...of course), with composting loos, heated showers and a restaurant and bar, managed and supplied by our dear friends, on site. It was a huge collective energy of love, life, and happiness and certainly a celebration no one will ever forget.

Et Voila! Belle Tente was born and what a fantastic foundation for a new business. Together we want to help you create your event that your guests will never forget.