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- 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.)
The restaurant is open between 17/07 and 20/08.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
The grocery shop is open between 17/07 and 20/08.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The bar is open between 17/04 and 12/10.
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).
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).
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2 bedroom safari tent (deluxe)
Max. persons: 6 x
Dimensions: 5.0m width x 5.0m length (16.4ft width x 16.4ft length) Calculated area: 25.0m² (269.1ft²)
|Max. persons||6 x
5.0m width x 5.0m length
(16.4ft width x 16.4ft length)
Calculated area: 25.0m² (269.1ft²)
(1 x double bed)
Bedroom (2 x bunk bed)
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Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
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
|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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
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 Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Local city tax of €0.61 (£0.52) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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.
- How much does it cost to stay at Villatent at Camping River? From £66.68 (for 2 nights, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability