Today, as part of our 60-year history, we take you back stage at the Castels ! We had the pleasure to meet Laurent Raspaud, owner and director of the 5 star campsite Les Criques de Porteils près d’Argelès sur mer who will discuss with us the history of his campsite.
Interview with Laurent Raspaud, owner and director of Camping Les Criques de Porteils
Hello Laurent, can you tell us what is your role is within the campsite ?
I am the owner of this beautiful 5 star campsite in the South of France and also its director. Therefore I manage all the camping teams and ensure that everything runs smoothly, from arrival to the departure of our clients.
When did your campsite originate ? Can you describe it ?
The campsite has existed since 1954. Over 6 hectares of campsite there are 900 meters of cliff face overlooking the sea, covering 6 private coves, including vineyards and mountains stretching out to the back. It’s a treat for the eyes! Located 1 km from Collioure, with its pedestrian streets, port and its museums.
What are your values, your ambitions for the future?
Our ambition is to offer quality holidays both in terms of equipment and experience. All in harmony with a natural, sublime and calm atmosphere. The most important point is to maintain this level over the years.
What is your favourite place in the field?
All our sites offer a sea view or a view of the vineyards. No matter where you are, the view is beautiful to contemplate. I could spend hours in front of it without getting tired of it! However, if I had to choose, I would go to the premium slot # 57.
What is your favourite moment related to the seasons?
Without hesitation, the month of June is the most pleasant in my opinion. The days are longer, the brightness is exceptional and the ideal climate!
What are your plans for 2019?
We have a lot of projects in mind ! We are going to offer a new toy library, update our restaurant, renovate our sanitary facilities and propose new animations that privilege conviviality and living together. We want to offer the best to our clients and give them the means to do it!
The final word ?
We thank all the people who have visited our campsite Les Criques du Porteils and we would be delighted to welcome those who have not experienced it yet! See you soon 🙂