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General

Camping L'Hippocampe is in the heart of Haute Provence along the Durance River, between Le Luberon, Le Verdon and le Mercantour.

We have a relaxed, family atmosphere in Volonne. Situated at an altitude of 430m, close to Volonne and Sisteron (a small Provencal village), the estate spreads over 11 hectares (approximately 27 acres) in a wooded and floral park, along a lake whose banks are populated by birds and with an unobstructed view over the surrounding Provencal hills.

Sunbathe by our heated pools or have fun on our five water slides, have a snooze in the shade of the olive trees and make the most of your holiday. Here at L'Hippocampe we offer you all the services and facilities you need on the site.

Our camping pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents are spacious, flat and grassy.

In July and August our entertainment team invite you to join a variety of daytime activities including a mini club for the little ones and activities and sporting competitions for those who are older. High-quality shows will provide your evening entertainment in our large marquee and/or in our soundproofed disco.

There is always something happening here: every day, every evening, for adults and for children - entertainment, shows and relaxation are always to be found!


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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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  • Quartier La Croix, Route Napoléon Volonne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 04290
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 44.1037°N 6.0161°E

Directions


By car
Leaving Grenoble, take the RN75 to Sisteron via the Col de Lus la Croix-Haute. Coming from the south, take the motorway A51 towards Sisteron (GAP), and exit at Aubignosc.

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

By plane
Marseille-Provence airport is 1 hour 15 minutes away via the A51 motorway.

Local attractions

L’Hippocampe is an ideal spot for nature lovers: you can take a whole range of wildlife trips in the region. Whether you are on foot, on horseback or on your bike, you can find the type of activity that suits you most.

The Haute Provence Alps are ideal for mountain biking, with 350km of marked trails, classified by level of difficulty.

Our camping and caravanning site at L’Hippocampe is situated close to the Gorges du Verdon, with its unforgettable canyon landscapes dug out by the Verdon River over thousands of years.

For thrill seekers, our office has information on sports like rafting, canyoning, canoeing, paragliding, climbing, zip wires, gliding, parachuting: many of which can be accompanied by professional guides.

Discover the heritage of the region: the village of Volonne has small streets imprinted with a rich historical past, the old Saint-Martin Church and the Bastide chateau dating from the seventeenth century.

Visit the villages and towns in the surrounding area, like Sisteron with its rich heritage, museums, Citadelle, old town and the ramparts.

Food lovers: enjoy sampling local produce like the Haute Provence olive oil, the Miel de Lavande (honey) and the famous Sisteron lamb, highly esteemed by food experts all over the world. You can also sample wild lavender, thyme and rosemary growing on the surrounding hills.

At the lake, you can fish (permit required), take a canoe trip or a pedalo ride (charges apply), or just simply have a lie down in the sun. (Please note that swimming is forbidden in the lake.)

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.

If payment is not receive in due time, we will cancel your booking without further notification. Accommodation: a damage/cleaning deposit of €345 is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit.

Hired accommodation: €250.00 (£222.67) 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 is induced in the rate.

Local city tax of €0.60 (£0.53) per person over the age of 18, per night (up to 1 nights) 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 (£222.67) 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 (£57.89) 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 a.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 city tax of €0.60 (£0.53) per person over the age of 18, per night (up to 1 nights) 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

1. Bookings are not transferable.

2. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

3. The campsite shall not be liable for theft or damage to your vehicles or contents, or for reasons beyond its control.

4. Pitches must be left tidy and clean. Occupancy cannot exceed 6 people.

5. - 6. Removed - not applicable to Pitchup.com.

7. If you have any special requests, please let us know at the time of booking. We will endeavour to satisfy all your requests; however, we cannot guarantee they will be met.

8. Payment of balance is due up to 30 days before arrival or as soon as possible if your booking is made within this period. If payment is not receive in due time, we will cancel your booking without further notification.

9. Arrivals are from 1pm to 8pm. Departure is by 12 noon. Late departures will be charged an additional day.

10. No refunds are offered for late arrivals or early departures. Late arrivals must be notified in writing. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management will re-let your accommodation.

11. Extra cars must be parked in the car park. The parking lot cannot be guaranteed and parking must be paid on site at a charge of 2 euros per night per car.

12. The management reserves the right to refuse entrance or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable.

13. Any disputes are within the exclusive jurisdiction of the court of Digne-les-Bains and only under French law.

14. Accommodation units must be left clean. A damage/cleaning deposit of €345 is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit.

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