Le Paradis campsite in the Périgord Noir (Dordogne) was founded on passion. Nearly 50 years ago, Wim and Fien Kusters fell in love with this region of France, far from their native Holland! They settled this land like pioneers, making their contribution to the development of the area’s tourism. Their son Gé and his wife Ellen are now pursuing the adventure.
In the beginning, in 1967, Wim and Fien Kusters set up the campsite on a vast prairie. Following the construction of its first swimming pool in the 1970s, Le Paradis campsite acquired local acclaim and has never since ceased to prosper. Wim and Fien’s son Gé and his wife Ellen took over the campsite management in the 1990s and continue to uphold the same values : hospitality, generosity, dynamism, and the perpetual renewal of excellence to bring you the best holiday possible.
• 1967 : Wim and Fien Kusters leave Holland to live in the Dordogne
• 1973 : The first swimming pool is built
• 1986 : The campsite receives a four-star “Grand confort” rating
• 1996 : Wim and Fien’s son Gé takes over the management
• 2011 : The campsite receives a five-star rating : this is a particularly illustrious distinction in France reserved to luxury campsites in recognition of the quality of the infrastructures and services available.
• 1990 :Voted Campsite of the Year by the French Ministry of Tourism
• 1991 :Voted Campsite of the Year by the Royal Dutch touring Club (ANWB)
• Since 1999 : The “Green Key” label
• 2001-2002 : Top of the “Eurotop” selection by the Royal Dutch touring Club (ANWB)
• 2004 : Voted Campsite of the Year for landscaping by “Le Caravanier”
• 2007: Alan Rogers Award
• 2008-2009-2010 : Eurocamp Environmental prize
• 2010 : Zoover Award
• Since 2012 : Ecolabel
• 2017 : ADAC Superplatz
Ellen and Gé with their three children: Emmy, Guillaume and Gabin. Oh, and TEX, the dog who loves to stretch out in the sun in front of the campsite reception !
Our professionals work in all seasons at the reception, convenience store, restaurant, and in the technical and maintenance fields (especially landscaping). In the summer, seasonal workers join them.
We heartily thank our loyal customers with whom Le Paradis has grown up !