Hervé and Arnaud, two brothers with a love of the mountains and nature, left their jobs in industry to buy the campsite in 2009.
Our story and the campsite
Coming from the northern Alps, we were immediately seduced by the wild beauty of the Buëch and Dévoluy, the clear skies and the sun 300 days a year! When we bought the campsite, we made choices in line with our ideals that we want to share.
Our independence allows us to free ourselves from the rules imposed by the campsite chains and to welcome our guests in a different way. This includes, for example, personal attention to bookings, personalised advice during your stay and non-stereotypical activities (discovering beaver dams, puppet-making workshops, etc.).
Having travelled and lived abroad (USA, England, Vietnam, Hong Kong…), we have learned to appreciate the welcome given to tourists in different places. And it’s always by putting ourselves in our customers’ shoes that we think about how to run Les Rives du Lac. As of 2019, Hervé has decided to become a carpenter (in Gap) and Arnaud will continue to develop the campsite along the same lines.