La Yole Resort & Spa’s story begins some 250 years ago! It was in 1771 that the first vines were planted on the hillside and across the plains of Valras. The Domaine of La Yole was born and winegrowing was its sole activity until it was bought in the 1950s by Jean Gassier, an agronomist by trade.
LA YOLE : THE STORY BEGINS IN 1771 !
In 2019, La Yole Resort & Spa is celebrating its 50th birthday ! The first campsite was opened in 1969. In half a century, we have welcomed tens of thousands of holidaymakers from all over France and Europe! From its beginnings, La Yole has been a place where people from all over the world can meet up and exchange ideas. Whilst the first holidaymakers pitched their tent here in 1969, the domain’s history goes all the way back to 1771, the year in which the first grape harvest allowed the first bottles of La Yole wine to be made…
If the story of the Domaine has always been linked to wine-making, the story of the campsite has always been one of the heart, thanks to our loyal holidaymakers here to celebrate their 50th season !
THANK YOU for showing us every year how much you love us !
1771 : WHEN EVERYTHING BEGAN
The Napoleonic register shows for the first time the presence of a winery at the crossroads of three roads bordered with pine trees. Domaine La Yole was born and travellers could taste its wine for the first time.
FROM 1950 TO 1970
The vineyards were bought by Jean Gassier, an agronomist, in the 1950s. For twenty years, he put everything into his winegrowing business. At the end of the 60s, an idea began to grow; paid leave had just been written into law, so why not transform part of the farm into a site to welcome holidaymakers ?
1970 : BEGINNING OF THE CAMPSITE
The campsite opened its doors for the first time. 5 hectares of the farm were put aside to welcome holidaymakers. There were no mobile homes back then, just tents pitched here and there. The campsite may have looked completely different, but the friendly and welcoming atmosphere was already there and everybody could enjoy the sun !
1975 : THE FIRST EXTENSION
The first extension of the campsite, with the Orange and Cassis sectors opening.
1986 : THE FIRST SWIMMING POOL
The first swimming pool opened ! The 80s also saw the first small houses set up on site, which have since been renovated many times…
1997 : 2ND EXTENSION
A second extension near the pine forest allowed the campsite to receive up to 1273 pitches !
2007 : OPENNING OF THE ADVENTURE PARK
The Adventure Park was opened, and the whole campsite moved into another dimension.
2009 : 40TH BIRTHDAY !
La Yole celebrated its 40th birthday, and became La Yole Resort. For its birthday, the campsite organized a huge concert which has gone down in popular history for those who were lucky enough to attend. Murray Head headlined the concert.
2011 : 5TH STAR
With the reform of campsite classifications in France, Domaine La Yole Resort gained its 5th star, the highest possible honor. This was confirmed again in 2017.
2019 : 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER !
Camping La Yole Resort & Spa is officially 50 years old ! For our anniversary, we had some wonderful surprises throughout the summer. As well as an avalanche of gifts for our customers… Every Thursday, we organized the ”Jeudis de La Yole“! A real street festival where you could discover musical scenes, circus arts, parades, magic, shows….
With more than 300 participants, about ten gourmet stands, 4 freshness counters, 1 ice cream shop, 2 meters of stilts, 4 magicians, three violinists, 1 saxophonist, 4 singers, two guitarists, 1 DJ, hundreds of sweets, thousands of bubbles… It was 50 years of existence that was celebrated on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Domaine La Yole Resort & Spa!
2021 : LA YOLE JOIN MARVILLA PARKS
Camping La Yole is now part of the Marvilla Parks By Homair family!
Conviviality, sharing, freedom… Values that will be multiplied tenfold thanks to this new association!
Add to our 50 years of know-how the 30 years of experience of Homair… It is the certainty that you will leave with a mind full of good memories!
Homair Vacances :
A reference player in the outdoor hotel industry, offering 140 destinations in all the most beautiful regions of France and Europe!
Marvilla Parks :
Homair Vacances offers a new concept of camping-villages. Called Marvilla Parks, the concept is based on a return to nature and greater comfort.
Today, Domaine La Yole is proud to wear the Marvilla Parks colours!
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