Off-peak holidays in Alpes de Haute Provence

Vacationing in the off-season has many advantages. Here in the Haute Provence, temperatures are already very pleasant in the spring and, with more than 280 Sundays a year, it is still nice in the late summer. Perfect periods to enjoy the sun, peace, and nature. Another advantage is of course the low prices and the various offers.

To make your stay even more pleasant, you can use the bar and restaurant, the bread service with fresh bread and pastry and the water park with its heated swimming pools. All this without the hustle and bustle of the high season.


Beside the river

Sunêlia l’Hippocampe is situated along the Durance, a river with banks rich in birdlife. By being a RSPB refuge, the campsite is in the centre of the bird sanctuary of de Haute Provence where you may observe 140 bird specimens at different times of the year.

At dawn, the squirrels come out of their nest to look for something to eat and towards the evening, you will observe the activities of beavers at the riverside.

You can entirely devote yourself to fishing directly from the campsite: trout, carp, pike…just be patient and they will bite!


Activities in the open air

Thanks to the fine climate and pleasant temperatures, you can do outdoor activities here all year round. We really are privileged!


As the temperatures are very pleasant in the early and late season, it is wonderful to go walking in spring and autumn. From the campsite you will find many hiking trails.

Mountain biking, cycling, the electric bicycle

There are many beautiful routes in the hills around the campsite. How about a nice ride through the Lure Mountains with the electric bicycle, the picnic (baguette, goat cheese and dried sausage) in the backpack to enjoy at the top?

Here you find a 360° view of the Alps, Mont Ventoux, les Alpilles and the lavender fields of Valensole.

Your advantages

Benefit of all the advantages in the off season: the campsite proposes several offers, the longer you stay, the less you pay with the system

7 =6, 14 = 11, 21 = 15 nights. You may benefit of special reductions until 8th July and from 27th August 2022.

L’Hippocampe accepts cards of the Caravan Club, ACSI, CKE, ADAC.

We also offer a special rate for campers who come to us for one night’s stay between 6pm and 10am.

A coloured landscape in the heart of Haute Provence

L’Hippocampe campsite is ideally situated! From the campsite you can easily make excursions in the whole region.

The landscape is breathtaking! Amidst cherry, apricot and apple orchards, the spring, when these trees are in bloom, transforms the area into a wonderland.

The fields of tulips in la Brillanne give you the impression of having arrived in a different country! Then the rapeseed and poppies blossom, which also provides very colourful scenes.

From mid-June to the end of July, you can admire the fields of lavender and sunflowers as far as the eye can see.


The events

In the Alpes de Haute Provence, there’s always something to do!

For sportsmen (mountain biking, fishing, trails, fun runs, paragliding, gliding …)

For nature lovers (transhumance, events with special themes: cheese, olives, lamb, bread, lavender, …)

For gastronomy amateurs (lamb of Sisteron, “pieds paquets”, “aioli”, Provençal stew…)

For followers of concerts, festivals (The nights of the citadel and street parties in Sisteron, the Escapades in Château Arnoux, Musiks in Manosque …)

Look on our page with news and current events for all details!