A warm and family welcome

Passionate hosts!
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©Clé Des Champs

From the dream to la Clé des Champs in Ardèche!”

This is the realization of an old dream of Pascal who wanted to create a campsite at 20 years old. About 3 years ago, the conditions were met and the time was right and they bought the village of cottages la Clé des Champs. Pascal and his wife Catherine left their respective jobs and moved to the Ardèche with their son. The other two daughters stayed in the Paris region. “This new adventure suits us well, we love people and it’s a pleasure to welcome them into their homes and they return it well! “

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©Catherine and Pascal la Clé Des Champs
Catherine & Pascal
Your hosts at La Clé des Champs
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  • The exchanges
The history of my village

When I first visited in September 2016 the Clé des Champs, I had what I now call the “Wow” effect!…. I fell in love with the place and I remember the evening when I called Catherine, I told her “this is heavy stuff”! She came the following week and she too fell in love with the site. It is an old restored silkworm farm, located on a hill with a magnificent 360° view, quiet, well maintained a 3 ha wooded land and a little bohemian vegetation, a beautiful swimming pool, and finally a central village square, which gathers the restaurant, the bar, the animations and the boulodrome.

This wonderfully placed site away from the hustle and bustle in the summer is close to the most prized tourist sites (20′ from Vallon Pont d’Arc). We signed on mid-May 2017 and spent our first season with our “head in the sand” as they say, we had to learn and discover everything! In addition to a village of gites, there is a restaurant open to outside customers and a bar. We were accompanied for almost a month, but we were lucky to be able to count on the help of the former owners when necessary. At the end of the season, we were happy but I had still lost 8 kg. It’s been 1 year now, we thought the winter period would be quiet, but that was without counting the renovation, maintenance and beautification and we didn’t see the winter pass!

My passions

During the summer, we have an animator who is in charge of animations for children and adults. What I love are the beautiful encounters that we can make with people and the exchanges that we can have which are so rich! I take our guests for walks. The themed meals, the collective activities at the swimming pool, the animations are moments to encourage meetings between holidaymakers, for those who wish it naturally. The bar and the restaurant integrated to the site are privileged places of exchange.

My membership to the Villages de Gîtes

La clé des Champs was already a member of the network, but we agree on the values of VDG and that’s why we decided to stay. The strength of this network is that it has common values and a common charter, which makes us more easily “understandable” for vacationers. It is a network that favors family spirit and that is what attracts us!

My favorite Villages de Gîtes

The Gîtes de Ravel in Saint Jean du Gard.

Vacation anecdotes

How lucky you are to be in this little corner of paradise all year round! …. and it’s true, we are aware of this luck.