L’Hippocampe (REF : C09)
Route Napoléon, Volonne, 04290, FranceView on map
Why stay here ...
Lively in high season, L’Hippocampe is a friendly, family-run site situated by the side of a river in a beautiful area of Provence. Generous pitches are mostly separated by bushes, and several overlook the river. The site is ideal for active families, with daily entertainment including aerobics, competitions, games and shows, as well as a large pool complex with slides and flumes for those who prefer to entertain themselves. Excellent English is spoken by the staff.
Within walking disctance of Volonne and just 8 miles from Sisteron, the area also provides a lot for the active: rafting, hiking, canoeing and more can all be tried close by. The site staff will be happy to book excursions for guests, such as flights over the Gorges du Verdon and pony trekking. Those looking for a more sedate excursion can visit Dignes-les-Baines and bathe in its thermal spa waters.
Around and About
Gorges du Verdon, Sisteron, Mont Ventoux, Lavender fields, Rafting, Paragliding, Zip wires, Parachuting, Golf, Quad biking, Horse riding, Cycling.
|Date||Large Pitch + 2 people||RV||Special Pitch + 2 people||Adult||Child 0 to 4|
|21/04/2018 - 07/07/2018||£21.82||£23.64||£20.00||£3.64||£0.00|
|08/07/2018 - 14/07/2018||£36.36||£38.18||£31.82||£7.27||£0.00|
|15/07/2018 - 18/08/2018||£50.91||£53.64||£45.45||£7.27||£0.00|
|19/08/2018 - 25/08/2018||£36.36||£38.18||£31.82||£7.27||£0.00|
|26/08/2018 - 16/09/2018||£21.82||£23.64||£20.00||£3.64||£0.00|
|Pitch size (m2)||Pitch surface||Electricity||Electricity amperage||Water||Water shared||Drainage||Drainage shared||Other services on pitch||Separated by|
|Large pitch - LP||130||grass||
|River View - RE||130||grass||
|Special pitch - SP||100||grass||
Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM
Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM
Earliest departure time - low: 6:00 AM
Earliest departure time - high: 6:00 AM
From Sisteron continue south on the D4085/N85 towards Digne les Bains and Chateau –Arnoux. After approx 7mile/11km turn left on to the D404 signed Volonne. Pass over the river Durance and turn right at the traffic lights on to the D4 signed Les Mées and L’Escale. The site entrance will be on the right in 450m. From the A51 take exit 21 (Aubignosc) then follow signs for Digne les Bains and Chateau –Arnoux on the N85. Turn left on to the D404 (Volonne) then as above.
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 44.105659 / Lon 6.018137
- Michelin map no.
- Buses go to: Sisteron, Digne
- Daily public transport within 2 kms
- Nearest port: Caen (956 kms)
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This was not a bad site, but in reality, there are so much better out there. The pools are excellent, but other than that I think it's fair to say that it wasn't my sort of place. Music would drone over the camp site some nights until 3am which was a bit wearing after a while. The toilet blocks often had a queue for the showers in the evening. Be careful picking your shower as many have pervert holes seemingly drilled into the cubicles. Some of the roads through the site were very narrow with tight bends, so be warned if u have a large van. If reception take you the narrow route then you are in for some fun. On arriving at site, down a steep narrow lane, you will find cars parked all over the place due to the car park being too small. Our pitch and others around lost electric most nights several times between about 7 and 8pm. When buying bread at the shop I asked for change for the pool table. Not a big request I thought... I was given my change for the bread, but sent to reception for change for the pool table.
Response from the Caravan Club
Thank you for leaving your feedback on our website, and thanks for the tip regarding larger outfits and tight bends, we are sure that other members will find that helpful. We are glad to hear that you found the pools to be excellent – always important during the August heat!
We are disappointed that some aspects of the site did not match your expectations, and really sorry that the site did not turn the music off at a reasonable time. August is always the noisiest and most busy time for all of our overseas sites and facilities can sometimes become overstretched.