In 1989, when the Domaine du Rayol was acquired by the Conservatoire du Littoral, no local authority offered to manage the site and so the Domaine du Rayol Association was set up to that end. An agreement was drawn up, setting out the terms and aims of the partnership between the Conservatoire du Littoral and the Association. The fourth and current agreement is set to be renewed in 2020.
Here are some facts and figures which show the Domaine du Rayol Association’s achievements over a period of almost thirty years; today, it is 85% self-financing:
- 1.3 million visitors since it opened in 1989.
- Almost 80,000 visitors in 2017.
- 25 staff employed throughout the year.
- Open 364 days per year.
- Qualité Tourisme and Jardin Remarquable listings.