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Campsite Sunêlia l'Hippocampe *****

General information

Camping site Sunêlia l’Hippocampe is located in the town of Volonne, in the heart of Haute-Provence and on the river Durance. The typical Provençal landscape with lavender fields, sunflowers and olive trees surrounds the property. L'Hippocampe is a large family camping site with many excursions and activity programmes for all ages. There is a water park with two large heated pools, a kiddie pool, five water slides, a sunbathing area with lounges and a jacuzzi.

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Plenty to experience

Sports, fun and activities are the key words at l'Hippocampe. The activity clubs are divided up by age: so there is a "baby club" for toddlers (4 to 6 years), and a mini club for the age group 6 to 9 years. There are workshops, cooking classes, treasure hunts and performances organized. For the 9 to 13 year olds and older youths, there are teenager clubs with all kinds of sports tournaments, creative workshops, swimming pool games and a weekly show. On special thing is the many activities taking place in a yurt.

Fishing and canoeing

At the location of the camping site, the river Durance is so wide it has created a lake. You cannot swim in this lake, but you can fish. Also fun: take a water bike or canoe out onto the water. The camping sites are reasonably spacious, primarily flat and on grass.

The campsites with electricity are located in a orchard and are intended for tents and pop up campers. The comfort sites for caravans and campers (and also tents) have individual water and waste lines. You can also pitch a little tent for free on all sites. For campers, there is also a camper stop with a service area available for a special rate.

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Outdoor swimming pool
Tropical leisure pool
Wifi 80-100% coverage
Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
all amenities
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Detail information about this campsite

E.H. Hillebrand This inspector visits Campsite Sunêlia l'Hippocampe every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

- Inspector Mr E.H. Hillebrand

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Average rating: 8.0

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Swimming pool
Food and drink

trevor williamson, on this campsite in May 2018


Travelling party: Couple

Not pre booked and reasonably easy to find just south of Sisteron.
Very friendly welcome to what was a potentially busy site that was cramped in some areas, whilst more open in others. Most pitches were separated by hedges but the planting regimes of some trees will create difficulties when accessing some pitches.
The lakeside camp has an excellent 3 pool complex plus waterslide. It offers a shop, restaurant, bar and entertainment high season. It must be said that during our visit (May so early season), it was very quiet and the weather dull so it was hard to get a more balanced view of what it might be like later in the summer, we could imagine that it might get a bit tight during high season.
Showers and WC’s very good.
Close by Sisteron is well worth a visit.

Reaction from the campsite February 12, 2019

Thank you very much for your stay in our campsite and your appreciation! We also thank you for your tip to visit Sisteron, which really is a very nice small town with a citadel.

Linda Rieder, on this campsite in May 2018


Travelling party: Seniors

the first site out of season to have a fully functioning restaurant and take away service.
Could not fault the staff or the site. Sanitary facilities the best we encountered on our month long trip. Showers hot and powerful. What more can you ask for?

Reaction from the campsite February 12, 2019

Many thanks for your stay on the campsite and your very nice appreciation! In 2019 the restaurant will be open during the whole period again! Maybe we will see you another time again!

Alan Vickerman, on this campsite in June 2016


Travelling party: Seniors

Friendly welcome. Large site with plenty of pitches to choose from. Access roads a little tight for long caravans (our two were 7.2 and 8 metres) when negotiating corners. An enjoyable stay.

General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening
27-04-2019 till 13-09-2019
11 ha
Number of touring pitches
447 (100 - 130m2)
Number of camper pitches
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:500 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Tropical leisure pool
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Mobile homes
    • total:200
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Defibrillator
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:German | English | Spanish | French | Italian | Dutch
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:1
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • Senior citizens' shower (with extra wall supports)
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
  • Hard ground
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Breakfast available
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
  • Pizzeria
  • Takeaway meals
  • Bar
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:200
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:30
  • Tents
    • total:16
  • Refrigerators
  • Bicycles
  • Mountainbikes
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Pedal boats
  • Lodge tent with toilet facilities
    • total:12
  • Tropical leisure pool
  • Water slide (> 10 m)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:500 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:50 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Sunbathing area
  • Whirlpool
  • Massage
  • Grass beach
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
  • White water kayaking/rafting
  • Kayaking course
For children
  • Water slide (> 10 m)
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:50 m2
    • Heated:Yes
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:English | French | Dutch
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Games room
  • Discotheque
  • Mini club (at least 4x a week - high season)
    • languages:German | English | French | Dutch
  • Baby room
  • Water play area
  • Video games
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Multi-sports field
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Riding
  • Pony trekking
  • Beach volleyball
  • Golf course nearby (max. 10 km)
    • distance:10 km
    • total:18
  • Archery
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment programme: Adults (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:English | French | Dutch
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:average
  • Games room
  • Pool or billiards
  • Excursion programme (at least 2x a week - m.s.)
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Television
  • Video games
  • Guided walks
Situation of campsite
  • Located by a lake/recreation pond (max. 0.1 km)
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:5 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:0,6 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Special pitches for motorhomes
    • hardened base for motorhomes
    • Surface area:100 m2
    • Amount:4
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
Pitch amenities
  • Water connection at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Waste water drainage at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Recharging point for electric cars
    • total:2
  • Campsite info app
Address & Route

Would you like to book Campsite Sunêlia l'Hippocampe or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.

  • Campsite Sunêlia l'Hippocampe
    route Napoleon
    04290 / Volonne

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  • Coordinates: 44°6'16"N 6°1'1"E
  • From Sisteron take the N85, southerly direction. Then exit Volonne. The campsite is located south of Volonne.

  • Warning! Since July 13 2015, many French campsites are prohibited from installing their own signpost. We advise to use GPS-coordinates to locate the campsite.

  • +33492335000

  • +33492335049

  • Send this campsite an e-mail

  • www.l-hippocampe.com

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The weather on this campsite

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Max. 7.2° 8.4° 8.3° 8.4° 10.1° 10.9°
Min. -0.9° 2.5° 1.9° 1.8° 0.4° 0.4° 1.8°
Precipitation 90% 40% 35% 50% 55% 35% 55%
Wind direction NO N E N NO NO E
Wind speed 3 2 2 3 2 2 2


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 64% 61 5
Feb 60% 31 7
Mar 60% 74 7
Apr 63% 91 7
May 63% 61 7
Jun 60% 89 9
Jul 57% 63 8
Aug 59% 44 8
Sep 62% 79 8
Oct 71% 108 6
Nov 69% 39 5
Dec 63% 51 5

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Campsite Sunêlia l'Hippocampe *****