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Les Rives du Lac

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General

  • Between Provençal lavender meadows and the peaks of the southern Alps
  • By a shallow lake for watersports and swimming
  • Two heated pools, waterslides, Jacuzzi, restaurant and playground

A lake, two brothers and a simply splendid setting between Provençal lavender meadows and the peaks of the southern Alps… start counting the ways why Les Rives du Lac in south-east France is such an excellent and enthused-about place to stay.

Les Rives is a hands-on, family-run site with one brother managing the site and the second running the restaurant, both making it their mission to ensure you and yours have a comfy stay. The site's on the banks of a small, calm lake where the entertainment team organises frequent watersports activities during July and August – or you could just decide to have gentle dips instead: as it's fairly shallow, water temperatures are around 24°C in summer and the lake is popular for swimming from May to September. Lifeguards are on hand during July and August.

Off site, Les Rives is about 10 minutes' drive from the Provence town of Veynes, five minutes' walk from the leisure and amusement park of Base de Loisirs des Iscles and half an hour's drive from department capital Gap and the biggest market in the Haute-Alpes. Hiking, cycling, climbing courses, horse riding and pedalo boating are among the activities accessible from the grounds or close by.

And on the site itself? Well. What a lot there is to do here after you've dried yourself off from a dip or a watersports session in the lake. Don't change out of your swimming togs with too much haste though, as you'll want to check out the site waterpark: there are two heated and covered pools (or uncovered, if the weather allows), as well as a Jacuzzi, waterslides and a paddling pool.

Done? Check out the multisports court, table tennis, table football and pétanque court of a summer morning while the kids are at their activity club (running every morning in July and August for ages five to 11). Then spend the afternoon in the pools/ on the lake, before settling down in the evening to take in the July and August entertainment, including outdoor cinema screenings every week and free concerts on the restaurant terrace every Wednesday.

The restaurant specials run every evening from mid-June to the end of August; during this time guests can also get paninis and sandwiches on the weekends from noon, with takeaway dishes available too. The neighbouring restaurant is just 50 metres away.

Les Rives du Lac also has a roomy play area with giant trampoline; fishing from the site; free wifi and bike hire.


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9.2

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Very good staff friendly and helpful. Beautiful location clean and ... 29/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kiera S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very good staff friendly and helpful. Beautiful location clean and fabulous restaurant. No faults.

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Great site with modern & clean facilities, friendly staff, big pitches 04/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karolina D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We really liked the place. It's close to the town, shops, restaurants and many atractions. Lovely little beach and lake on site, children's play area and small swimming pool. Lots to do if you want to stay just on site and have a rest. If you more adventurous than there is lots of other atractions near by. Very clean and quite modern amenities. Lovely

    Disliked: 

    Not much really. Staff could be nicer and more helpful sometimes.

From the manager...

Thank you for posting a comment. Indeed we had last year a bar-tender who was not really friendly, and we apologize for any inconvenience you've had. He will no longer be part of our team.
Looking forward to welcoming you another time,
Hervé, Owner-Manager

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Excellent base for many adventurous activities. 25/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (comfort)
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Camping tres bien situé au bord de l'eau. Propre et agreable 25/08/2016

Reviewer's country: France PATRICIA T. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced mixed pitch (comfort)
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    tres bien placé

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camping très bien situé, propre, nombreuses activités. 18/08/2016

Reviewer's country: France Sophie R. Confirmed

  • Electric optional mixed pitch
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    Propreté, confort, emplacement ombragé.
    Super site pour les rando.
    Nombreuses activités dans camping: piscine, baby ping pong, petit terrain basket, jogging autour du lac....lac a coté avec activités payantes: pédalo, accrobranche, jumping.
    Salades copieuses, qualité hamburger fait maison, les bières originales et goutteuses.

    Disliked: 

    explications sur rando un peu légères.
    Trop rares animations le soir.
    Pas d'animation sportives regroupant les enfants entre eux pour qu'ils fassent connaissance.
    Le café.

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From the manager...

Bonjour,
Merci pour vos commentaires. En réponse à ce qui vous a déplu :
- nous allons améliorer les fiches rando, afin qu'elles soient plus explicites
- nous organisons 1 concert par semaine, et sommes en train de regarder si nous pouvons en organiser 2. Et il y a des tournois sportifs le soir. Cependant nous souhaitons rester un camping calme, et effectivement vous ne trouverez pas chez nous de soirée karaoke ou élection miss camping :-)
- les animations pour les adolescents vont être renforcées
- enfin concernant le café, nous n'avons jamais eu de mauvais retour ; nous achetons du café en grains de qualité, chez un vendeur professionnel. Revenez nous voir pour en discuter, et nous vous l'offrons ! ;-)
Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau,
Hervé, Propriétaire

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Teens' club

Tennis

TV room

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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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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  • Pan d'eau Les Iscles Veynes, Hautes-Alpes, France, 05400
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 44.5191°N 5.7990°E

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Local attractions

Les Rives du Lac has the warm weather of the Provence in a mountainous landscape, in a tiptop base for outdoor pursuits with many accessible directly from or close to the site: try swimming in the lake, fishing, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, treetop adventure climbing courses, horse and pony riding, miniature golf, pedalo boating...

A few kilometres away are places to get stuck into the mountain climbing and hiking of the local via ferrata routes, or you could determine to get your heart rate pumping even higher with some canyoning, paragliding or zipping around on dirt scooters on the ski slopes in summer.

Sailing, golf, paintball and whitewater sports are all reachable within an hour. Too much activity for one trip? Potter around the Provençal villages instead, seeing where your car leads you around the local gorges, rock formations, bee and cheese farms, old churches, and castles (many of them hosting music festivals throughout the summer).

Many markets selling local produce are around too, such as the Marché de Gap, the biggest market in the Hautes-Alpes region, which runs on Saturday mornings in the main square.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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

Les Rives du Lac 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. Les Rives du Lac 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.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.50 (£0.43) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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

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.

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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 04/07 and 28/08.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 15/06 and 31/08.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 15/04 and 01/10.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.50 (£0.43) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Additional terms

Please note: dogs are not permitted in any of our accommodation hire in July and August.

The lake has lifeguard surveillance from 11am to 7pm in July and August. Lakeside activities are organised in July and August only at least once a week. Boards and paddles are at your disposal at the campsite.

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