History of the campsite

A new life at the campsite

A professional reconversion has little to do, loyal friendships, an aperitif with Phil, the meeting of investors who believes in the project and the self-denial that rugby instilled in me.
In search of a campsite to take over, I surfed the net and discovered this municipal campsite in St Maurice de Gourdans. I was convinced that a commune with such a name was located in the Landes (I came from Landes!) And therefore a little far. My curiosity made me make a copy pasted on Google and the surprise was total. St Maurice de Gourdans is in the department of Ain at 1:15 of my Savoy, 35 minutes from Lyon and 1h20 from Geneva.

An exceptional setting

The visit of the site made me discover an exceptional framework with an incredible view on the river of Ain. The love at first sight was total, it turned into a favorite … On 01/04/2014 (and it’s far from being a fool of April ☺), I took my gym bag, bought a caravan , left my family in Chambéry and started the adventure St Mo. In 3 years and with the unfailing support of Abdel and Philippe, my friends; from my faithful Marcel, local craftsmen, I transformed this 4-hectare site into a 3-star campsite with 40 mobile homes, 2 swimming pools, a restaurant and entertainment. My main theme in the development of camping has always been to work around the tree-rich places that makes a shady haven in the summer.

Opening of the restaurant with Patrick

In 2016, my friend and chef Patrick joined me to offer quality specialties with local products. Your taste buds will remember! The support of musical artists from around the world who play in the evening gives an international touch. Come listen and enjoy all these talents by the pool! This campsite by the river is mine but especially yours and it is constantly evolving.

A haven of peace

My haven of peace is full of surprises: large shaded spaces (250 m² minimum) to pitch your tent, a human-sized space, a warm and available team, 2 swimming pools, a program rich in sports activities during the summer season and most of the time Free, a restaurant with good local products thanks to a real chef, accommodation for all tastes and budgets: from the simple location to luxury mobile home!

I will be very pleased to welcome you as it should, to give your holidays unforgettable moments in nature!
So, if you need a break, do not hesitate: you have found your vacation spot!
See you soon, and I’m looking forward to welcoming you

Jean-Luc Baradel
Owner of camping Les Plages de l’Ain