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Here you will find all the news concerning Sunêlia l’Hippocampe, but also the newscast and events in the surroundings in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
This page is updated regularly in order to keep you informed!
Opening Hours – reservation office 09/01/2019

The reservation office is open from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm till 6.30 pm

You can contact us for more information by email or by telephone at 00 33 4.92.33.50.00.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next holiday!

 

27th and 28th April 2019 – Hiking celebration around Forcalquier and the mountain of Lure 07/01/2019

Hiking celebrations around Forcalquier

For the 29th edition, during a weekend, the tracking club of Provence is organizing a hiking celebration. The guides and entertainers of the various clubs and associations will take you with them on the tracks between Lure and Luberon, Albion and Durance.

Walks for the entire family, hiking for great sportsmen, by foot, by bike (electrical) with donkeys, night outgoings and even possibilities to hike for 2 days will be proposed during this weekend. You will surely find, which suits you best.

This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the well-being of hiking and to discover the nature. Let you lead on the paths through breathtaking landscapes of the Haute Provence. Going on the top of the mountains you will admire the 360° panoramas overwhelming the hilly landscapes of Luberon, Valensole and the Durance valley. Discover the hills smelling the wild lavender and herbs of Provence, the mountain of Lure, the typical Provencal villages.

For more information concerning the weekend: website of randoforcalquier

The campsite Sunêlia l’Hippocampe is situated in the middle of nature surrounded by tracking paths. No need to take the car to start your walk. Make an easy stroll around the lake (the campsite is situated in the ornithological reserve, so do not forget your binoculars). There are also botanical discovery paths and rambles for expert sportsmen. You will just love to ramble in the wild nature, thanks to the 31 marked itineraries.

Weekend hiking and wandering

Hiking around Volonne

At your arrival we will give you tips for nice rambles:

The tour around the lake from the campsite, a circuit of 12 km accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and persons with reduced mobility.

The belvederes of Saint-Antoine, with a very nice view on the valley.

The two towers, emblem of the village of Volonne, from where you can admire the roofs of Volonne and the meanderings of the Durance river.

The top of Tignes, a wonderful family walk with a very nice panoramic view.

The tour of Magdeleine to discover, from the top, the Durance river modified by humans.

The Saint Joseph chapel. This chapel was used as a shelter for shepherds and pilgrims. From the cross you will have a nice view on the Durance and Duyes valley.

If you still have some energy, you can buy the hiking map in the information office.

Have a nice walk!

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9th June 2019 – National Archery Competition 30/11/2018

National Archery Competition

The national competition takes place in Château Arnoux.

Reserve your accommodation for minimum 2 night during the Pentecost weekend.

Volonne is at 2 km distance from the village of Château Arnoux, where the competition will take place! As a participant you’ll combine the pleasure of the competition with the leisure of camping!

Archery is a sport activity, which is more and more popular in France. We can notice a development of archery at school and at your vacation spot. Already since 1900, it is on the program of the Olympic Games.

Today there are multiple disciplines: target tournaments, as well indoor as outdoor, field archery (a course with 24 targets), flight archery (shooting for distance), 3-D archery (a course with targets in 3-D of replicas of wildlife) and the arcathlon (a combination between running and target archery shooting).

 

National Archery Competition

Archery Initiation at the campsite

At campsite l’Hippocampe, we propose free initiation in archery during the months of July and August, from Monday till Friday, adults and children can participate. The material, bow and arrows, is provided.

An authorized professional will teach you the bases, the security and the pleasure of target shooting. You will learn the precision and concentration necessary to shoot in the center of the target. The practice of archery provides well being to the body and spirit. Archery can be practiced with friends and with your family and children.  This activity is accessible for everybody and during your holidays you can already notice a progress, which is very motivating!

In a pleasant setting, at the border of the Durance river, you will enjoy the benefits of practicing outdoor sports in a lovely nature.

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