. . .to add other logos as we get pics of them . . .

Classic French tent manufacturer (that was part of CGI), though they have had a rough ride a few years ago but have very much been going strong since their brand relaunch in 2010/2011. They updated many of their classic tents, brought in a new range of 'retro' tents and got back to their core values of making cracking Canvas as only the French can. Still hand made in Dunkerque (and now each one uniquely numbered) they are truly a modern classic

The catalogues were taking up too much room on Joy of Canvas so have been moved over to the Cabanon Owners Club website. One thing we do have are some proper Cabanon Instructions for their Frame Tents as these are helpful for other makes also

Pretty much anyone who has been camping will have come across Cabanon (the literal translation from French is 'shed', which is slightly curious but maybe it looses something in translation) and know that the name means quality materials and manufacture. Cabanon was (still is?) the benchmark brand that most of the others were measured against

Still in the current catalogue you will find

Family frame tents - 'A' series Cabanon Aruba is still there and and the 'E' series Cabanon Elzas, most of the variants are gone which reflects current tastes I guess

Traditional Dutch Pyramid tents like the Cabanon Barbados (6 berth) , Cabanon Guadeloupe (4 berth) and Cabanon Noumea (2 berth)

Modern arched frame designs like Cabanon Bascaya (Polyester) and Cabanon Awaya (Cotton) in a variety of sizes

Mini frame tents like Cabanon Atlantic and Vis-a-vis Frame tents like Cabanon Bora Bora

Modern retro designs like the simple Cabanon Montana / Cabanon Kentucky (ridge tent), curious Cabanon Tipic (sort of Bell tent) and Cabanon Yamaska (pure retro) with its extended porch ridge and wooden poles

From previous years:

Small Frametents

The Dinky and adorable 'C' series mini frame tents (Frame tent forms with flat sloping roof) are well worth seeking out for their unique style and comfort. They were:

Cabanon Calvi / Etna 2 berth,

Cabanon Calais / Atlantic / Etna (3 berth) 

Cabanon Champagne (4 berth)(nearly medium sized)

Cabanon Chambord (5 berth) (not really a small Frametent anymore)

Medium Frametents

The mid sized 'A' series consisted a full frame with ridge running from to rear. Available models were

Cabanon Aurelia (4 Berth and 5 Berth)

Cabanon Atlanta (5 Berth)

Cabanon Andorra (4 berth)

Cabanon Antigua (5 berth)

The mid sized 'E' series consisted of

Cabanon Edith (4 Berth)

Cabanon Elzas (4 berth)

Cabanon Eloise (5 berth)

Large Frametents

The large 'A' series were:

Cabanon Aruba (6 berth)

Cabanon Athena (6 berth)

The large 'E' were:

Cabanon Elody (6 berth?)

Cabanon Estelle (6 berth)

Cabanon Espace (8 berth)

Cabanon Rotonde is another Frame tent with a curious but attractive bay window look about it

Cabanon Scenario another curious Frametent with a sort of hexagonal modular design with zip on rooms

Cabanon Sylvia (6 Berth)

Cabanon Montpellier went through a number of variations in its model life

Cabanon Bella Vista (6 berth) but HUGE

Ridge tents

Cabanon Savane (3 Berth?)

Cabanon Isabelle a small 4 berth ridge with a zip on flysheet extention and 'A' frame middle

Vis-a-vis tents (some of which can be 2 berth or 4 berth)

Cabanon Vis-a-vis

Cabanon Vis-a-vis Luxe

Cabanon Pacific

Cabanon Adventure

Cabanon Fidji

Cabanon Latitude

Cabanon Protect Super (curved frame)

Cabanon Bora Bora

Pyramid tents

Cabanon Pyramide 4 sought after used and still available in the current line up in modified (SIG) form as Guadaloupe

Cabanon Pyramide 6 also sought after used and still available in the current line up in modified (SIG) form as Barbados

Cabanon Pyramide 6000 an unusual and relatively rare twin upright version of the Pyramide 6. We have also seen mention of a Pyramide 4000 but never seen one

Unusual/Specialist Tents

No self respecting Frametent owner would be without a kitchen or utility tent - Cabanon made several, all to similar standards to their other tents

Cabanon also did a couple of models with external frames, eg

Cabanon Montreal

Cabanon Fidgi

Cabanon briefly made Gazebos and Garden tents

Cabanon made a varied "dome" tent range which included (among others) a few nice designs which lead to the development of the Cabanon Biscaya range in the late 1990s

Cabanon Laguna

Cabanon Cancun

Cabanon Chamonix 

please - we need some owner reviews of these older tents, and some pictures too

Some history of Cabanon
Started in 1959 in Dunkerque France and still making tents there . . . be good to know more about the bit in the middle (please pass on any info you have, Cabanon have said they will provide some info too but they have been very busy recently)

You will find their website at

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