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Campsite Sunêlia l'Hippocampe *****

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Guide price €51.20

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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8.1
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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: 8.1

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Toilet facilities
8.1
Staff
8.3
Price - quality comparison
8.0
Child friendliness
8.0
Entertainment
8.0
Sports facilities
8.2
Swimming pool
7.9
Food and drink
8.0
Surroundings
8.3

Pieter Leyssens, on this campsite in May 2012

6.6

Google Translation

Travelling party: Family with children <4 years

I would not reccomend this camping in the early season because there was quite a lot of preparation works going on: felt a bit as being on a construction site with a lot of noise and heavy machines driving up and down. What was really bothering me was the dogbarking at night and the faul smell of waste burning when the wind was blowing our way.
Also suddenly a tractor showed up to spray pesticides on the fruit trees on the camping site: with a 3 year old and a pregnant wife, we choose to leave in a hurry. I would have expected a warning in advance about this.

Marlie, on this campsite in July 2013

6.7

Google Translation

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Kampeerplaatsen zijn erg nadelig door bomen op de plaatsen. Personeel rijdt erg hard over de camping. Zwembad te klein voor de camping, algehele onderhoud slecht. Sanitair vond ik erg sober en verouderd. Op de website ziet alles er beter uit dan het in werkelijkheid is.

Gerald, on this campsite in July 2016

8.0

Google Translation

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Mooie camping. Zwembad iets te klein in verhouding met aantal gasten op de camping. Eerste indruk van de plek was niet goed. Stonden twee olijfbomen, zodat we onze auto niet op de plek kwijt konden. Auto op parkeerplaats gezet. Vervolgens elke dag onder de bomen gezeten. Geweldig dus! Sanitair prima. Wel eens vies, maar dat is de schuld van de gebruiker. Sanitair werd twee keer per dag schoongemaakt.

Eva, on this campsite in August 2012

8.6

Google Translation

Travelling party: Family with children, 12 - 18 years

Erg mooie camping met veel activiteiten. Vriendelijk (Nderlands sprekend) personeel. Er is veel te doen zowel op de camping als in de omgeving.

Martin de Vries, on this campsite in July 2015

7.5

Google Translation

Travelling party: Family with children, 12 - 18 years

Zwembad was te klein t.o.v. het aantal mensen die op de camping waren! Barpersoneel was prima, bewaking slecht! Elke nacht niet wakker van de jeugd maar van de bewaking die al pratend en in golfkarretjes over de camping reed! Veel handdoek leggers, laatste week werd daar wel wat aan gedaan! Tijdens de poolparty heeft de camping echt geluk gehad dat er geen ongelukken zijn gebeurd, het was zo ontzettend druk dat er helemaal geen overzicht meer was! De animatie daar in tegen was super!

Johan, on this campsite in July 2014

8.5

Google Translation

Travelling party: Family with children, various ages

Zeer complete camping. Mooie ligging aan een meer, mooie kampeerplaatsen. Winkeltje voor basisinkopen, restaurant+afhaal goed en aan normale prijzen. De agressieve mistral-wind was een minpunt.

Reaction from the campsite January 13, 2015

Hartelijk dank voor uw beoordeling! Wij hebben inderdaad af en toelast van een mistralwind, die soms na een regenbui op komt zetten. Deze wind is vervelend maar zorgt er wel voor dat de wolken weg waaien en de zon terug komt!

Martijn, on this campsite in June 2018

8.0

Google Translation

Travelling party: Young couple

Erg mooie camping maar het zwembad was wel aan de koude kant, ook was er nog geen entertainment

Reaction from the campsite February 12, 2019

Heel hartelijk dank voor uw bezoek aan onze camping!
In het voorseizoen is er entertainment in de weekenden. Het volledige entertainment programma is aanwezig in juli en augustus.
Het zwembad wordt verwarmd tot 25°, wij zullen aan de technische dienst door geven dat dit toch wel koud gevonden wordt.

Eva, on this campsite in June 2013

8.6

Google Translation

Travelling party: Couple

Gezellige camping en behulpzaam Nederlandssprekend personeel. Mooie kampeerplaatsen met schaduw. Dat hadden wij ook nodig want het kan soms warm zijn en zeker voor de hond. Gelukkig is het in de avonden lekker koel. De toiletgebouwen worden netjes schoongemaakt. De omgeving is schitterend. Wij hebben mooie wandelingen gemaakt.

trevor williamson, on this campsite in May 2018

8.3

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.

Alferink, on this campsite in June 2014

8.2

Google Translation

Travelling party: Couple

We zijn hier in Juni geweest prima camping mooie plaatsen. Het zwembad is erg mooi kinderen zullen veel plezier hebben.

Reaction from the campsite January 13, 2015

Heel hartelijk dank voor de moeite om een beoordeling over onze camping te plaatsen. Hartelijk dank voor uw bezoek aan de camping en misschien dat wij u een volgend jaar weer bij ons mogen verwelkomen.

General information

Guide price 1
€51.20
Guide price 2
€67.20
Period of opening
27-04-2019 till 13-09-2019
Area
11 ha
Altitude
430m
Number of touring pitches
447 (100 - 130m2)
Number of camper pitches
4
Number of permanent pitches
90
Number of accommodation units for hire
258
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* 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
Internet
  • 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
Dogs
  • 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
Swimming
  • 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
Wellness
  • Whirlpool
  • Massage
Beach
  • 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
Disabled
  • 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
Miscellaneous
  • 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
    France

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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

Weather forecast

Fri

22 / 03

 

Sat

23 / 03

 

Sun

24 / 03

 

Mon

25 / 03

 

Tue

26 / 03

 

Wed

27 / 03

 

Thu

28 / 03

 
Max. 21.8° 23.1° 23° 20.3° 19.3° 20.3° 19.7°
Min. 1.2° 3.5° 4.2° 6.3° 6.7° 5.8° 4.4°
Precipitation 0% 0% 0% 5% 5% 5% 10%
Wind direction SW SW SW W NO SW SW
Wind speed 4 4 4 4 3 4 3

Average temperature

Climate

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 *****