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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.

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

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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

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year





Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market


Large (51-200 pitches)


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  • Route des Campings Guillestre, Hautes-Alpes, France, 05600
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 44.6568°N 6.6327°E


Local attractions

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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  Anytime
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Camping Saint James Les Pins cancellation policy

No penalties

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.

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 park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

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Terms and conditions

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

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.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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.

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.

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

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 25/08.
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 10 p.m. and 7 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 01/07 and 30/08.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 30/08.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/05 and 25/08.

Open fires are prohibited.

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.

No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.