Till a couple of years in the past, South Ardèche was greatest recognized for its campsites. That is nonetheless the case, however the space will quickly have seven four-star accommodations. And on this interval of well being disaster, Ludovic Walbaum nonetheless determined to put money into his household house to rework it right into a luxurious lodge.
A “Tuscan” villa on the entrance to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc
The Walbaum household home dates from the 18th century. With its columns and frescoes on the facade, it seems to be like an Italian home. Ludovic and his spouse Chloé Walbaum intend to play on this similarity to draw prospects. And inform them the story of this place by providing all of them the mandatory consolation.
There’s a clientele who went to the Chauvet 2 cave after which left for Lubéron, Uzès or Avignon. Ludovic Walbaum, proprietor of the longer term lodge “la villa Walbaum”.
Ludovic Walbaum is for certain that this clientele corresponds to what he’s going to supply. An property with a household historical past in the course of the vineyards.
Seven four-star accommodations in South Ardèche
And the South Ardèche, which has lengthy let this clientele slip away, is catching up. The small village of Vagnas on the sting of the Gard division has two four-star accommodations, the Convent, 29 rooms and the Bastide d’Iris, 21 rooms.
Two years in the past, the administration of the bastide of Iris determined to go from 13 to 21 rooms by developing a brand new constructing on the property.
A guess on the longer term which appears to be profitable because the institution has had an excellent 2020 season if we after all besides spring. The months of July to September labored nicely. However the founder is a bit of nervous concerning the emergence of latest four-star accommodations. The annual common occupancy price is 40%.
We had been the primary three, then 4 stars within the business. In the present day the competitors is harder. Dominique Faure, founding father of La Bastide d’Iris.
The Chauvet 2 cave attracts a brand new clientele
The Chauvet 2 cave opened in April 2015. It has attracted a brand new clientele who’re extra demanding concerning the lodging situations and who don’t go to lodges or tenting.
With this high-end personal provide, we are able to work with new prospects. Vincent Orcel, director of Pont d’Arc Ardèche, the sector tourism workplace.
In the present day, this clientele has institutions that meet its expectations.