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Here you can find the latest news about the damage works
caused by the floods of September 2019.
Dear friends, and friends, camping or visiting for an evening at the Guinguette,
We wish you a very happy new year 2022 and send you from La Corconne our best wishes for health and happiness.
The new season will start soon: on April 1st we will be ready to welcome you warmly.
The guinguette is preparing its big comeback too :)
It is the heart of the campsite, the place for encounters and magical parentheses;
It will be open from Friday evening to Sunday noon, in mid-season, and every evening in summer. We hope to delight you with music and good homemade dishes, like… before!
The latest news from the guinguette or the campsite are posted on facebook and the ' news ' page of our site, think about going there from time to time.
And then, thanks in particular to aid from the region (via the Pass Relance and the FOND L'OCCAL), the work on the site has progressed well, even if the marks of the flood are still visible, prepare for change;
We have created and fitted out numerous pitches: we have enlarged, flattened and planted them;
Some of these pitches have individual bathrooms and a private outdoor kitchen, it's great comfort under the sun!
The water that supplies these pitches will be heated by the sun, but not only: if the sun strikes, the 100% green electricity network takes over to guarantee you hot showers.
Three new chalets (in wood of course!): Bruyère and Acacia (1 and 2).
Bruyère is secluded, quiet in the woods; budding explorers will have the whole hill to lead excursions to discover the fauna and flora; Put on your sneakers, athletes, you have to climb!
Acacia is ideal for families or friends who want to spend their holidays together... while maintaining their independence: each has their own chalet and a common terrace to meet up and share pleasant moments!
Chêne Vert has a new bathroom with a spacious wooden shower, and a new kitchen. We took the opportunity to enlarge the living room, it is the largest of our chalets.
Another novelty: in 2022 the campsite will become exclusively pedestrian! For ecological reasons, and for the well-being of all, after unloading your belongings, you will leave your vehicle in the car park at the entrance to the campsite (assigned place).
And then, the team has changed a bit, you will meet Magali who has joined us, you will find the two Anaïs in better shape than ever, and you will read the texts of Camille who works with us via her computer.
We hope that all these new features will be to your liking and we look forward to seeing you soon.
December : The work continues with the embellishment of certain sites which are just above the river:
August : Parenthesis in the works: you came, thank you!
July : Here is the team, in shape and ready to welcome you and beautify camping.
End of June 2021 : The site development work is completed. They have been leveled, enlarged, vegetated, small stairs have been built in places, we always hope they will be more pleasant to live in.
May- June 2021 : Work continues with, in particular, repairs to the Chêne Vert chalet and the embellishment of the upper part of the campsite: repair of barriers, small stone stairs, planting of plants and shrubs.
Work continues with repairs to the Chêne Vert chalet and the embellishment of the upper part of the campsite: repair of barriers, small stone stairs, planting of plants and shrubs.
April 2021 : Work on the bridge begins.
At the beginning of April, the pile which had been damaged by the floods was reinforced. In the process, the reconstruction of the apron is undertaken.
End of April: the first construction machinery can cross the bridge! The major works will be able to begin!
Jointly, other works are being carried out: the catering area is getting a facelift, the green spaces are cleaned, the locations are enlarged; little by little the traces of the flood are fading.
The new major project underway is the installation by an external company of a new system to treat wastewater, the one in place having been completely washed away by the flood. The chosen choice is that of phyto-purification, an ecological system, which is completely in line with the dynamics of the campsite. There will therefore be three basins of 45m², in which reeds will be planted, which will be created in order to filter the black water.
The next few weeks will also be busy with the installation of new sanitary facilities and the reconstruction of the gazebo.
January 2021 : the big administrative work with insurance is finished; this is the start for the start of major works. A small mechanical shovel is bought to be able to start the various sites such as the expansion of the sites which are on the upper part of the campsite or to transport stones to rebuild collapsed walls.
October to December 2020 : the shock is over, it's time to clean up with a capital N.
The first step is to evacuate the rubble, the waste swept up by the water, to evacuate the mud that has lodged in the restaurant.
It is also necessary to finish demolishing what has been damaged by water, the arbor for example.
But also to cut trees irremediably damaged by the flood, to cut branches, trunks that the river has deposited everywhere.
There is no lack of work! At the same time, a long and tedious work begins: the procedures with insurance companies and experts. It is morally heavy but fortunately we can count on beautiful outbursts of generosity: families, friends, even anonymous, came to lend us a hand to clean up, to rebuild. A Leetchi fundraiser is even organized by Peggy and Maria, the former owners. A big THANK YOU to them and to you, your donations will allow us to buy trees that will reforest the banks of the Hérault.
September 2020 : on September 19, the region undergoes a violent Cevennes episode (strong floods over a short period), the Hérault gets out of its bed and takes everything in its path. The campsite is very badly affected, a pile of the bridge is washed away, the arbor is partly torn off, the tavern / kitchen / reception is flooded, trees are torn up, the floors are washed ... It is astonishment, it has was extremely sudden and violent, but fortunately there are no casualties here.
Until the end of September the situation remains very complicated: no running water or electricity, no telephone or Internet network; We are cut off from the world, which partly explains our silence.
Here is an article that talks about September 19, 2020 including a video in which we see the campsite: HERE