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Villatent at Camping River: Space to relax


  • Safari tents at a small-scale site on the banks of the Ubaye river
  • Close to lots of rafting centres, plus climbing and horse riding
  • Bar, heated pool and swimming pond with beach area

Any idea why this place might have gained the name Camping River? The obvious answer is indeed correct here: Villatent at Camping River is right on the banks of the Ubaye river, 15 minutes’ drive from Méolans-Revel in the lovely Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

That riverside setting means not only fine views but also great access to the rapids for adrenaline-spiked days of rafting. You can’t swim in the river here, so instead plan to take your dips at the little heated pool or head to the pond, which has safe swimming water, a boat to play around with and a sandy beach area to relax on.

This is a small-scale site with a peaceful vibe that’s boosted by the lack of cars (they have to be parked outside the site). It’s also a place where life has been made easy for guests, who stay in fully-equipped safari tents with beds made up and plenty of kitchen kit.

If you don’t fancy cooking, there's food on offer alongside drinks at the bar, which also has a bread ordering service, a pretty terrace looking out over the river, and a wifi connection so you can send pics out to those back home.

The mountainous area around the site is something of a playground for those who love a bit of outdoor activity: as well as rafting, you can also have a go at mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, abseiling and gliding in the area. (It’s also worth noting that there’s an average of 300 days of sunshine per year… although it can get chilly in the evenings, so do bring a jumper or two.)

Please note

The restaurant is open between 17/07 and 20/08.

The grocery shop is open between 17/07 and 20/08.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The bar is open between 17/04 and 12/10.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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An amazing base to explore the Alps with fabulous hosts !!21/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStuart R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 2 bedroom safari tent (deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Unbelievable views , the campsite hosts who are so friendly ( David makes the best Irish coffee if you ask him !) … the home cooked pizzas by wonderful Claire … the spotlessly clean toilet, shower and washing up areas ( 5* service from the cleaner !!) , the surrounding areas to explore, this campsite is a great base to visit many areas , great hiking, rafting and cycling opportunities around , the view from the campsite outdoor dining area , would have no hesitation in recommending this site and hope to visit again one day !… the tent we stayed in was fabulous too ! Comfy bed and well stocked kitchen ( utensils) !


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Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area


TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby


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  • Le Martinet, Le Four à Chaux, Méolans-Revel, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 04340
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 44.3969°N 6.4897°E


Local attractions

Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start with the outdoor activities – there are plenty of activity centres around here that can help you sort your days out, and provide you with all the kit and instruction you need. Barcelonnette (15 minutes’ drive) is a good place to hunt out such things, and it’s got a good golf course too for those who fancy something a little easier-going.

For family days out, try the treetop courses at Le Parc des Écureuils (20 minutes), meet the marmots and big birds at Serre-Ponçon Animal Park (20 minutes) or fling yourselves across the inflatable assault course at Aquaparc Embrun (40 minutes).

If the kids have got a head for history (or you think they should), take them to roam around the Vauban citadel in Seyne-les-Alpes (half an hour) or aim for Musée de la Vallée - La Sapinière (15 minutes), which has some good displays about local lifestyles of the past.


Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Villatent at Camping River cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day of arrival date.

91 or more days before arrival : 15% of the total cost will be retained.
90 days - 61 days before arrival : 50% of the total cost will be retained.
60 days - 31 days before arrival : 75% of the total cost will be retained.
30 days - 2 days before arrival : 90% of the total cost will be retained.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Villatent at Camping River will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €150.00 (£131.40) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.


Local city tax of €0.61 (£0.55) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Does Villatent at Camping River have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Villatent at Camping River dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Villatent at Camping River? Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start with the outdoor activities – there are plenty of activity centres around here that can help you sort your days out, and provide … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Villatent at Camping River?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Villatent at Camping River? From £72.76 (for 2 nights, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability


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