Alpes de Haute Provence

The Alpes de Haute France department is home to the thermal resort, Digne-les-Bains. This gem in the Alpes du Sud enjoys almost 300 days of sunshine a year, making it the perfect place for camping in the PACA region with mountain ranges just two hours from the sea. Visit the multifaceted area from one of the two campsites, either in the Alpes de Haute Provence or the Hautes-Alpes, the neighbouring area to the north. Discover the Gorges du Verdon and the Citadel of Sisteron, visited by Napoleon. Partake in nautical pleasures on Lac de Serre-Ponçon or explore Ubaye’s secret valleys and the rugged Manosque area where the characters of Jean Giono come to life.

Climb mountain peaks and spot fauns, chamois, marmots, wild goats and other such creatures that inhabit the Allos or Ubaye valleys. The presiding pastoral activity gives rise to rich encounters with shepherds and other locals. Make sure you taste Ubaye cheese and Sisteron lamb during your camping holiday in the Alpes du Sud! Near Manosque, test all the local Forcalquier epicurean specialities, including white nougat and Banon, goat’s cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves.

The atmosphere is bucolic with an abundance of orchards and mountain pastures. Or maybe you prefer an energetic holiday? Discover the Verdon Regional Nature Park with kayaking, hiking, climbing, swimming, and lots more. Enjoy the great wild outdoors with your family, friends or a romantic getaway with your choice of campsites in the Alpes as your base! A wide range of packages, from unranked to 5-star campsites, are on offer in this fascinating and friendly area. Don't forget to take a little bunch of lavender home.