The freshly mown lawn is bursting with its beautiful spring green. In front of the pizza oven shed, dozens of flower pots are waiting to be put out to brighten up the 60 or so pitches on the campsite. Paula and Wim Vermeulen have a busy schedule to prepare for the 9 June deadline: with a few weeks’ delay, the first holidaymakers will finally arrive.
This Dutch couple in their seventies bought the municipal campsite in Luzy, in the Nièvre region, twelve years ago, where they spend all their summers. And it is not the health crisis that has dampened their enthusiasm. Like last season, the protocol will only allow half of the pitches to be rented.