1959 – 2018 :
We welcome you for our 60th season
In 1959 Rachel Marais founded the region’s first campsite: Camping Cévennes Provence. 60 seasons later the company is still in the hands of her family! The design and creation of the campsite’s layout, empty pitches and infrastructures has been the work of Rachel’s son: Jean Marais, Jeannot. In 1971 his wife Danielle joined him. Jeannot passed away in November 2008 at the age of 65.
Jean and Danielle’s two daughters: Karine et Nathalie started working at 20 years. In 2009 they became co-owners. Two daughters, with two sons in law: Gilles is Karine’s husband and Lionel is Nathalie’s. The managed to modernize the campsite while preserving its natural environment.
Four employees complete this team throughout the year: Serge for more than 40 years, our cousin Claude and Céline & Claire.
The grand-children: Théo, Anna, Emile and Iris have assisted the team since they were little. After having successfully graduated, Théo has decided to join the team permanently!
Anna and her cousin Sébastien join us for the summer.
60 Springs for a campsite not like the others!
Discover our history over time
First campsite of the region
The team extends
Danielle doesn’t want to hear about retiring: She welcomes clients and shares plenty of anecdotes on the Cévennes and the campsite. Danielle takes care of the chalets, helps out at the shop and tells you all about our local products. She knows every inch of the Cévennes and advises you on tourist and hiking trips.
The eldest sister
She enjoys the outdoors: from raking leaves in the autumn to works in the winter, she even finds time to test bike and mountain bike hiking trips for you. In summer she accompanies by golf cart on your search for the perfect available pitch! Behind the scenes she manages the campsite’s marketing, accountancy and handles supplier and contractor contacts.
The youngest sister
Always the one to switch of the light at night, she enjoys a good laugh and a wit at your welcome! She advises you on the activities and events in the area, has tried everything, except the bikes! She manages the booking process, website upkeep and the campsite’s publicity, very seriously. In the summer she stays inside the cool reception to welcome you.
Follow the guide
At the wheel of his electric car he’ll take you to your perfect holiday spot! He’s very helpful and can tow your caravan or help you out with small repairs. When the campsite is closed he puts to practice one of his many skills and works as a mason, gardener, landscaper, electrician, mechanic..
The next generation
In the office, the shop or on the campsite, he’s always at the guest’s service. For several years he has organised the petanque tournaments for young and old, and since 2018 he has joined our team’s ranks.
Serious and punctual, you’ll not necessary meet him, but he cuts the hedges and maintains the infrastructures. He’s one of the people responsible for our campsite’s beauty!
You need something? Claude’s at your service! Electric cable, a fridge or chairs delivered on your pitch with a smile. He maintains the site’s quiet. He’s also implied in all the works and reparations.
Céline welcomes you with kindness and gentleness at the reception or in her yoga class… So that’s a good start of your stay! During the winter she’s the social network technician and helps to manage the bookings.
Prepare your holidays, make inquiries and book: Claire is always online to handle your booking request and answer your mails. When the campsite’s open she welcomes and informs you, books your canoe, canyoning or other activities.
Our summer season worker is at your service in the shop. Selling you croissants in the morning and ice-creams in the afternoon, his smile might remember you of someone else..
Discreet and helpfull, Anna helps us during the holidays. She’ll enlighten your visits at the shop.
Our campsite, a history of 4 generations