Posted on 06 April 2010 by Dan Johnson
Our Les Charmettes holiday parc recently featured on national TV news in France as a business optimistically looking forward to 2010 after so much of the country’s west coast was hit by fierce storms earlier this year.
Tempete Xynthia lashed the Vendée and Charente Maritime regions in February, causing damage to those parts it hit and, tragically, some deaths.
Of 350 holiday parcs and campsites in Charente Maritime, five were so badly effected they have not been able to open in time for Easter.
Siblu has five holiday parcs located in the two regions and all avoided the worst of the storms and are now opening their doors for 2010.
Les Charmettes general manager Stephen Smith was interviewed for the main news bulletin on TF1, one of France’s main television channels, to talk about his hopes and expectations for the season ahead.
The final film includes interviews with siblu customers making the most of the sun that blessed Les Charmettes over the Easter weekend, a far cry from the events of earlier this year.
French authorities acted immediately after the storms to ensure that funding and willpower was in place to ensure the regions recovered in the shortest possible time.
For holidaymakers, this means that both the Charente Maritime and Vendée are up-and-running for 2010 and both are outstanding, highly-recommended, family holiday destinations – as recently highlighted by the Daily Mail.