Go Camping in the Mercantour

Would you like to break away from your daily routine by staying in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in a soothing and rejuvenating setting? Whether you are with family or friends, choose the Mercantour National Park. It is one of the best destinations for nature lovers in Provence. For a perfect stay, put your bags down at the Hippocampe, a 5* star. campsite near Sisteron, where conviviality is par for the course. Located only a 100 km from the Mercantour National Park, this campsite near the Mercantour offers you a privileged location to fully enjoy your getaway.

The Mercantour: an Exceptional Site

Covering an area of about 1,500 kilometres, the Mercantour is one of the most popular national parks in France. It is located between the Alpes Maritimes and the Alpes-de-Haute Provence. Created in 1979 with the aim of protecting native fauna, flora and landscapes, the Mercantour comprises 21 communes and 6 valleys. Thanks to its 40,500 cave engravings, the Vallée des Merveilles is one of the most visited sites in the park.

The Mercantour is first and foremost a natural paradise for nature lovers. Despite the absence of paths within the park, there are numerous mountain climbing possibilities. In winter, ski and snowshoe races are organised. This allows you to discover another aspect of the Mercantour. Other popular activities include rafting, canyoning, mountain biking and horse riding.

Why Should You Visit the Mercantour National Park?

Spending your holidays in the Mercantour National Park will allow you to discover splendid feats of nature. You also have the opportunity to visit the Monastery of Saorge. On your list of sites to see, add the eco-museum to see trains and locomotives of the past. Finally, history buffs can spend time at Fort Saint Roch, a magnificent construction dating back to the times of the Maginot Line.

The Mercantour harbours many more treasures to discover. Admire fabulous views from the summits of Ubaye, Ecrins and Pelvoux. The same goes for the Italian mountains and Mount Viso. Discover incredible lakes such as the Lac d'Allos. Don't miss the Lauzanier Valley, the Lac des Sagnes, the Col de Larche, etc. Park's employees can guide you throughout your visit.