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- In a pine forest close to the Ecrins National Park
- Many outdoor activities available: sandy beach within 3km
- On-site restaurant serving local cuisine
The team at peaceful Saint James Les Pins in the Hautes-Alpes reckon their scenic and well-placed campsite is a topping option for those who want a relaxing break in a serene French setting – and with stacks to do both on site and nearby.
Set in a Guillestre pine forest, Saint James Les Pins is between the valley of Queyras and the Massif des Écrins, the mountain range at the centre of the nearby and wildlife-filled Ecrins National Park. A sandy beach for sunbathing is at the lushly green Eygliers Lake three kilometres away, and fishing, canoeing, sailing and water-skiing at the Serre-Ponçon Lake, one of the biggest artificial lakes in Europe and within 18 kilometres.
This is also a topping place if you want to sample trad French cuisine without going off site: try local specialties like tourte d’Aiguilles and Montbardon cheese at the Saint James restaurant, all accompanied (mais oui) with lashings of Châteauroux wine.
Saint James has comfy and modern facilities, including new toilet blocks with showers, a launderette and a washing-up corner. There's also a TV room, a library and a pétanque court.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Large (51-200 pitches)
Hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering among spectacular landscapes are all easily accessible nearby in the popular French Alps setting of the Ecrins National Park, the mountainous region where over 800,000 activity and scenery seekers flock to each year.
Another popular nearby option is Serre-Ponçon Lake, a vast expanse of 3,000 hectares scenically set among the mountains and with activities on water and land including fishing, swimming, sailing, hiking, horse riding, climbing and mountain biking. The village of Savines-le-Lac, about halfway round the lake on the southern side, is where to go for boat tours, windsurfing, waterskiing and wakeboarding.
Also famed in the region around Saint James Les Pins are the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont-Dauphin Fort, built by the French military architect Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban – you'll want to bring a camera to snap the spectacular views from here – and the village of L'Argentière-la-Bessée on the edge of the Écrins National Park, to take an underground trip around its old silver mines at the Fournel Silver Mines and Mining Museum.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||Anytime|
Camping Saint James Les Pins cancellation policy
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Local eco/city tax of €0.60 (£0.55) per person over the age of 17 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer