Thousands of small campsites in trouble

Caravan, tipi, yurt, hut "magic"... To Angé, the small municipal campsite L'escale des Châteaux de la Loire (34 locations), which opened on an abandoned prop

Thousands of small campsites in trouble

Caravan, tipi, yurt, hut "magic"... To Angé, the small municipal campsite L'escale des Châteaux de la Loire (34 locations), which opened on an abandoned property in 2014, is always packed. The mayor, Jacky Deforges, table revenue in net increase this year. "For us, there is space and services, tells the elected. The beds are made every day. We are installing next week a sauna and a steam room."

In the Ardèche, the 4-star camping The Huts (45 locations) shoots him as well, thanks to its high-end positioning and to the proposed activities (canoeing...). "We can't fight against the large campsites with huge swimming pools," says Olivier Perrin, who took over the business five years ago. The quality of our home makes the difference." Welcoming a francophone clientele, he manages to live 100 % of the bookings, on the Internet and by phone.

"half of The campsites in France, 4000 institutions, has an economic model that is fragile or very fragile"

Nicolas Dayot, president of the national Federation of outdoor accommodation

These two achievements are the dreams of thousands of small campsites in the loss of ...

Updated Date: 27 August 2019, 00:00

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