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General

  • Relaxed family site along the Durance river, next to a lake
  • Wide-reaching views of the surrounding Provençal hills
  • Fishing, canoeing, paddleboating, pools and waterslides

You don't have far to amble to find fine times for all tastes at the relaxed family park of Camping L'Hippocampe: on site or off, activities and leisure of all sorts awaits.

As it's next to a handsome lake, you could par exemple spend your Camping L'Hippocampe time gently daydreaming among waterside views... or fishing, canoeing or paddleboating on the lake surface if your energy levels have risen slightly. The 11-hectare wooded estate is mighty fine for wanders as well, especially if you reckon a snooze in the shade of olive trees sounds just the ticket...

It's a short stroll indeed to the site's splendid waterpark for more activities and leisurely times: take a dip in one of the heated pools, sunbathe idly alongside, or zip down one/all of the five big waterslides. If you seek yet more action, the entertainment team arranges a variety of daytime activities in July and August including a kids' club and activities and sporting comps, before an evening of entertainment in the big marquee or soundproofed disco.

For activities and leisure of all sorts off site, Camping L'Hippocampe is in the Provence along the Durance river, at an altitude of 430 metres and a kilometre from Volonne. The site office has information on sports like rafting, canyoning, canoeing, climbing, zipwiring, paragliding and parachuting, many of which can be accompanied by professional guides.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 21/04 and 16/09 (subject to weather conditions).

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Fishing is available in the lake (licence required), but lake swimming is not permitted.


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Une super équipe l accueil, le cadre, les animations, et ... 30/05/2018

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  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Une super équipe l accueil, le cadre, les animations, et le restaurant est vraiment super les plats du jrs sont excellent à prix très intéressants

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Teens' club

Tennis

TV room

Waterslide

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • 7 Rue de la Durance, Volonne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 04290
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 44.1037°N 6.0161°E

Directions


By car
Leaving Grenoble take the A480 and then the A51 to Sisteron, then the D1075 in the direction of Sisteron via the Lus la Croix Haute pass. Coming from the south, follow highway A51 towards Sisteron, and exit at Aubignosc.

By train
The nearest station is Saint-Auban sur Durance, 6km from the campsite.

By plane
Marseille-Provence airport is an hour and 15 minutes away via the A51 motorway.

Local attractions

Your many activity options around Camping L'Hippocampe include 350 kilometres of Haute Provence Alps marked mountain biking trails, as well as hiking around famed Provence landscapes and hills among lavender fields and olive groves. Or dip into the local history instead with a stroll around the small and old streets of Volonne or the museums, citadel, Old Town and medieval ramparts of Sisteron, 15 minutes away.

This is a prime spot for wildlife watching too, either straight from the site by spotting the many bird species flitting around the lake, or taking a nature walk or horseback ride out into the countryside. The Camping L'Hippocampe team can point you in the right direction for the best sightings.

Food fans can sample local produce like the Haute Provence olive oil, Miel de Lavande (honey) and the famed Sisteron lamb esteemed by food experts all over the world, and forage for wild lavender, thyme and rosemary growing on the surrounding hills.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Camping L'Hippocampe cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping L'Hippocampe will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €250.00 (£223.11) 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.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.60 (£0.53) per person per night at least 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 21/04 and 16/09.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 31/08.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €250.00 (£223.11) 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €65.00 (£58.01) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 21/04 and 16/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 21/04 and 19/06.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 20/06 and 16/09.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.60 (£0.54) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Fishing is available in the lake (licence required), but lake swimming is not permitted.

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