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.
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.
Detail information about this campsite
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.
Average rating: 8.1
- Toilet facilities
- Price - quality comparison
- Child friendliness
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
- 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!)
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Ground and vegetation
Washing, washing-up, cooking
Food, drink and groceries
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Water sports and recreation
Sport and games
Situation of campsite
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
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.
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