News: Let's stay in touch!
If you would like to stay up-to-date about campinglife during the season or in winter, we invite you to visit this newspage on a regular basis.
News from the region, a bit of history, some thoughts on the surroundings.
What's close to our hearts: to always share the heritage and the traditions of the Cevennes with the same enthusiasm.
To spend your holidays in complete serenity face to Covid-19, all the team from "Cévennes-Provence" implements an adapted health protocol: sanitary facilities, reception, grocery store and restaurant... all places meet the requirements!
Meeting with Gilles, who supervises the cleaning of the sanitary facilities on the campsite.
"- What has been put in place from the beginning for the cleaning of sanitary facilities?
- The cleanliness of the toilets is essential in a campsite, even before the virus! The toilets are washed twice a day, we use specific virucides and have bought a new machine (water saving)."
"- So, sanitary facilities are a safe place?
- Yes! The sanitary blocks are ventilated places, disinfected several times a day. As in all the other common areas of the campsite, dispensers of hydroalcoholic gels are available. We check during each disinfection that these dispensers are full. Nine sanitary facilities are spread over the campsite, so campers always have access to a clean place nearby!"
Now let's find out how the reception and the grocery store work with Karine.
"- The reception and the grocery store are a common area, how can we get around easily?
- We tested a sense of movement in 2020: just follow the arrows on the ground to find your way! We also pay attention to the number of people inside. For example, we bring people in one by one in the morning to come and get the bread. The traffic is fluid and the distances respected."
"- Isn't this whole protocol too restrictive?
- We're making sure it isn't! We are fortunate to work in a 30 acres property, in the open air! Campers come here to enjoy their holiday in a quiet space close to nature. We take care of every space - indoor and outdoor - so that they meet the expectations of holidaymakers."
Keep your spirits up! Deposit-free booking!
The current situation has taught us to take one day at a time, but we all need to think a little further ahead, especially when it comes to holidays!
Whether it’s children playing in the water or swimming in the swirling river of the Gardon Gorge, a yoga session with Céline or a massage with Peggy, hiking in Corbès or visiting the bamboo park... It’s time to focus on fun and treat yourself: come back for another holiday in sunny Cévennes!
We have received support from the Occitanie region, the BPI public investment bank and the government, and we want you to reap the benefits.
From 5th July to 23rd August 2021:
- Cancellations can be made up to 15 days before your arrival date (no fees or supporting documents required)
- 40% deposit to be paid 15 days before your arrival date
From 20th March to 5th July 2021 or from 23rd August to 1st October 2021:
- Free cancellation
- €0 deposit, you only pay at the end of your stay!
Last season provided us with experience of all the necessary health and safety measures, so you can enjoy a stress-free holiday.
New for 2021: Théo is now running our bar and restaurant! After taking a series of cooking courses, Théo can create delicious recipes and has put together a menu that features homemade dishes made with fresh, local ingredients.
The whole team at the Cévennes Provence camp site is looking forward to welcoming you for a well-deserved, relaxing holiday in the great outdoors.
To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we are offering a new well-being experience... Extremely relaxing, it will also be rejuvenating!
We are hosting Marie, a qualified beautician from the Cevennes: "My years of experience and true passion for massage make it possible to offer you my quality care"
Marie works with organic, local cosmetic products (produced in Alès), offering facials and body-scrubs. You might also be tempted by a manicure or pedicure (nails filed and polished, cuticles cleaned, hands or feet scrubbed and massaged, finish with or without nail polish).
She also offers hair removal treatments to look your best if you decide to go swimming or sunbathing by the river!
With her care, your skin will be better prepared for the sun, for a glowing, long-lasting tan.
And if you really want to show off, try one of the temporary tattoos in sparkling colours or black. Lasting for up to seven days, you can choose from a selection of tribal and imaginative jewel-like designs, for adults and kids alike.
Follow the interactive droving trail !
The Causses and the Cevennes are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and contain many remarkable sites, such as the Grands Causses Regional Nature Park and Cévennes National Park which has been recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve in the “organically evolved, continuing landscape” category and more recently as an "International Dark Sky Reserve".
This universal heritage reflects humankind’s evolution - the protohistoric period with its megalithic heritage (dolmens and menhirs), the Middle Ages with its Romanesque chapels, the abbeys of the great religious orders (Templars, Hospitaller), and then pre-mechanised agriculture (dry stone shelters, ovens, bell-gables, wash houses). Today, this heritage is carefully preserved thanks to ambassadors (tourism and agriculture professionals), and through eco-museums, themed trails etc.
This protected natural environment presents exceptional biodiversity linked to the mixed farming which combines herds of livestock and the production of fodder. These herds (sheep, cattle and goats), that may have a fixed location or be moved seasonally, play a crucial role in the maintenance of open mountainous spaces and are particularly appreciated by hikers. In parallel with the livestock, crops are planted in the spring and harvested in the summer; there is haymaking, berry and mushroom picking in the summer and autumn, cheese making, leather tanning, and beekeeping in log-hives. These traditional hives are formed from the hollow trunk of a chestnut tree and then covered with a flat piece of schist. They are home to colonies of Cévennes black bees… Some can be found under the chalets, but don’t worry, they are uninhabited!
The Cevennes' brand new rail-bike
The Cevennes rail-bike service was launched on Saturday 9 February 2019 - A new tourist activity available all year round on the train tracks of the Steam Train of the Cevennes.
Built by Vélorail du Larzac, the rail-bikes are stored in special shelters painted by Sock, an artist from Avignon. The bikes have two sets of pedals in the front (one is enough to move forward) and three seats in the back for children (or lazy people!). Some can be fitted with baby seats.
The rail-bike starting point is at Thoiras station, renamed "entre-deux-gares” (“between two stations”) because it is midway between St Jean du Gard and Anduze. A new restaurant will be managed by the former owner of the "Aux petits chefs de Gare” restaurant, picnic tables are also planned.
During the low season two departures are scheduled, and there will be 4 or 5 in the summer season. The departure times are fixed so as to be exactly between two Steam Train trips. For the train and the rail-bike, there is one golden rule: "Never get off while it is moving!”
Far away from road traffic, the 6 km round trip between the stations of Thoiras and Générargues is charming. Over the course of the journey you will go over the level crossing at Corbès, through two tunnels and over three viaducts, one of which you might recognize…