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Discovering Les Castels Les Criques de Porteils campsite

Today, we had the pleasure to meet Laurent Raspaud, owner and director of the 5 star campsite Les Castels Les Criques de Porteils près d’Argelès-sur-mer, who will discuss with us the history of his campsite.

 Hello Laurent, can you tell us what is your role is within the campsite ?


I am the owner of this beautiful 5 star campsite Les Castels Les Criques de Porteils in the South of France and also its director. Therefore I manage all the camping teams and ensure that everything runs smoothly, from arrival to the departure of our clients.

Les criques de porteils

When did your campsite originate ? Can you describe it ?

The campsite has existed since 1954. Over 6 hectares of campsite there are 900 meters of cliff face overlooking the sea, covering 6 private coves, including vineyards and mountains stretching out to the back. It’s a treat for the eyes! Located 1 km from Collioure, with its pedestrian streets, port and its museums.

What are your values, your ambitions for the future ?

Our ambition is to offer quality holidays both in terms of equipment and experience. All in harmony with a natural, sublime and calm atmosphere. The most important point is to maintain this level over the years.

What is your favourite place in the field ?

All our sites offer a sea view or a view of the vineyards. No matter where you are, the view is beautiful to contemplate. I could spend hours in front of it without getting tired of it! However, if I had to choose, I would go to the premium slot # 57.

What is your favourite moment related to the seasons ?

Without hesitation, the month of June is the most pleasant in my opinion. The days are longer, the brightness is exceptional and the ideal climate!

The final word ?

We thank all the people who have visited our campsite Les Criques du Porteils and we would be delighted to welcome those who have not experienced it yet! See you soon 🙂


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