The van Bemmels, father, mother, son and daughter, born and bred in Leiden have long had a dream of running their own campsite. Reopening camping du Chateau has made our dream come true.
Bart and Caroline have always loved “la douce France” For many years we enjoyed various regions in France , then in 2009 we found this location, here, in Gerardmer in the Vosges for a holiday home . Soon we were itching to start a campsite in this green region.
It is in here where every season has its own charm that we wanted to live and work.
Bart has worked as a dental technician for over 30 years and now wants to work out of doors. For several years Caroline has worked with Bart as a receptionist. She too loves the outdoor life and will be able use her creative skills on the campsite.
Jimmy is a motorbike fanatic like his father and he feels at home in the Vosges with its hills and hairpin bends.. He trained to be a ship’s carpenter so he is an accomplished handyman.
Debby, our daughter, loves the outdoor life too. She spent two seasons working as a trainee on a campsite in France and she recently graduated at the Vacansoleil College of Leisure Hospitality.