Hautes Alpes

The Hautes-Alpes department peaks at over 3,000 metres with summits bathed in Mediterranean sunshine for all nature lovers whether you are more or less energetic. Hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails of varied levels wend through the valleys of the department which stretches from the Meije glaciers to the steep roads of the Méouge gorges on the border of the Drôme and Alpes de Haute Provence. Choose a Hautes-Alpes campsite as a base to climb the Barre des Écrins, the highest point of the majestic Écrins national park, or to discover the gentler pleasures of the mountain in the surroundings of Serre-Ponçon lake or in the Queyras natural regional park.

This varied area is ideal for a camping holiday in the Alpes. Enjoy relaxing by the alpine lake in the Clarée valley, explore the Dévoluy caves, hurtle down the Queyras slopes on a mountain bike (electric or not!), learn to kitesurf in Savines-le-Lac, climb cliffs in Orpierre or swim in the Buëch river. Camping in the mountains is a fabulous way to experience nature, whether you are looking for a relaxing break or a more energetic holiday. Ask the Hautes-Alpes campsite teams for information about the many activities and where to book them in the area.

Mâtinée de Provence, delicious typical altitude cuisine with slightly more rugged style than the neighbouring Alpes de Haute Provence. A camping holiday in the Alpes du Sud is ideal for sampling the many cheeses produced in Queyras, Champsaur tourtons and blueberry pie. Larch liqueur, king of the north of the area, and Génépi are also flagship specialities to discover, in moderation of course. Taste sensations to ensure your holiday in PACA campsites are delicious and truly alpine!