“Our site is quite far from the dune, we still have a few years before our site is taken… by the sand.” If Grégory is already considering that his bungalow in place E26 will be buried one day, it is because he can see that the Dune campsite, popularized under the name “Flots Bleus” by the film Camping with Franck Dubosc, and where he has spent all his summers for nine years, undergoes a metamorphosis.
“I lost around 60 to 70 locations”
“The volleyball court had to be moved because the dune encroaches on the campsite,” he says. It is also a swimming pool and even, last year, toilets which disappeared. Strong gales in autumn and winter sweep the dune crest. The sand thus displaced inexorably nibbles the campsite that Franck Couderc has managed for ten years. “I lost around 60 to 70 pitches, or around 30 meters. We had to rearrange other pitches for motorhomes,” he explains.
Even with a total shortfall of 100,000 euros, this manager takes it with philosophy. “Yes, camping can disappear in 20 to 30 years”, but he insists: “we will not go against nature.”