The lower alpines inhabit one of the largest departments in France. But also, a mix between Mediterranean climate and High Alpine climate. The ideal place for a holiday in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur.
In addition, the campsite is located halfway between Sisteron and Gap in the Durance valley, on the shores of Lake Curbans / La Saulce water reservoir EDF. So you can enjoy the landscapes and activities of the Alpes de Haute Provence as well as those of the Hautes Alpes.
The campsite offers rental of mobile homes, 2 or 3 bedrooms, as well as very comfortable chalets with covered terrace. As well as pitches for tent, caravan or motorhome.
And above all, one of the largest water parks in the region, with 4 heated swimming pools, 2 giant water slides, a 17-seat SPA.
In Haute Provence, campsite with water park and heated pools
Young and old will enjoy the water park indeed there is something for everyone for your vacation in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
On the one hand 2 heated swimming pools to relax, swim or have fun. On the other hand, for great sensations, the 2 water slides, including a 4-track pentagliss 40 meters long and 8 meters high.
But also for the little ones, 2 paddling pools, one of which is fun with water games, a fire engine with slide and a mushroom fountain.
To finish the SPA 17 places, this pretty bubble bath with back massage nozzles, a walking area and a bubble, for hours of relaxation under the sun.
In addition, a large solarium, a multitude of sunbathing areas, facing a breathtaking view of the mountains of Haute Provence.
Haute Provence, holiday rental
For your holidays in this pretty corner of France, the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Lac du Curbans campsite offers 9 categories of accommodation. From the most modest to the most luxurious, from the most expensive to the cheapest, everyone will find their happiness best suited to their needs.
This is why you will find for rental, mobile homes, bungalows or chalets with 2 or 3 bedrooms, for 1 to 9 people. But also pitches for tent, caravan or motorhome.
For your comfort, all our rentals are equipped with covered terraces and garden furniture for your meals under the azure sky of the Alps. They are also located on spacious and naturally demarcated pitches. Therefore, you can park your vehicle there.
Tourism in the Alpes de Haute Provence
The 04 is at the heart of the most beautiful parks in the Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region. You will therefore find in the north of the department, the Écrins national park, and in the east that of the Mercantour. As well as natural parks such as the Luberon Park in the South West, the Verdon Regional Park in the South and that of the Baronnies Provençales in the West.
Below are a few ideas for a visit to this lovely region of France. The possibilities are so vast, between the lakes and the natural parks as well as the cultural heritage, we cannot cite all of them.
Enough to spend an unforgettable holiday in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Verdon regional park
Located in the south of the department, you can discover the Gorges du Verdon. An impressive canyon between the municipalities of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, breathtaking landscapes for this wonder of nature.
The campsite is 1 hour and 45 minutes from Castellane, from there you can start the tour of the Gorges du Verdon. Take the opportunity to make a detour to Moustiers Sainte Marie. Pretty little village nestled between two rocky escarpments. You can admire its peculiarity, a star hanging in the void above the village.
Not to be missed, the lake of Sainte Croix, the third largest lake in France, EDF reservoir on the Verdon. A little paradise for water sports in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
The Verdon regional park is also Saint Laurent du Verdon, very popular for its many hiking trails. But also Gréoux les Bains, well known as a spa resort renowned for its waters, with beneficial and therapeutic virtues. Moreover, the famous writer Jean Giono described it as "the romantic oasis of Verdon".
The Luberon regional natural park
Located further west, it straddles the departments of Alpes de Haute Provence and Vaucluse. In 2015, the park was recognized as a UNESCO Global Geo Park (territories with remarkable geology and developing geotourism).
A multitude of paths rich in flora and geo-site. For our part, we recommend a family walk in the exceptional site of Colorado Provençal. You will discover colorful landscapes in relief. This old ocher quarry will leave you with a good memory of your visit to the Luberon park.
The Jean Giono route
An exciting 152-kilometer road route for lovers of literature. Indeed, this route crosses part of the Alpes de Haute Provence, Vaucluse and Drome by borrowing small departmental. You will discover picturesque villages and awe-inspiring views.
The Jean Giono road is punctuated by 18 literary sites, you can find the description of these sites in a booklet: The Jean Giono route guide. But also 14 literary walks described in the book Marcher un livre à la main - Volume 2, the mountain of Lure - literary walks to meet Jean Giono.
A little historical reminder, Jean Giono was born in Manosque in the Alpes de Haute Provence on October 9, 1895. A large part of his works are devoted to the Provencal peasant world.
Digne les Bains
Capital of the Alpes de Haute Provence, Digne les Bains is also known as a spa town and for the goods made from its warm waters.
Let's start with culture enthusiasts, first of all a little tour in the historic city center. You will discover the Saint Jerome cathedral of Gothic architecture, the clock tower and the Gassendi historical museum. Finally, the promenade museum, a site classified as a Haute Provence geo park with, among other things, the Japanese garden, or the butterfly trail.
Digne les Bains are also outdoor activities, with many hiking trails on the heights of the city which offer you magnificent views. But also a via ferrata and climbing site.
The Citadel of Sisteron
Located 500 meters above sea level, the citadel offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Sisteron as well as the Durance valley. One of the most beautiful viewpoints in Haute Provence.
Listed as a historic monument, it was built on a narrow rocky thorn between Provence and Dauphiné.
A visit not to be missed during your camping holiday in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Outdoor activities for your holidays in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Take advantage of your stay in Haute Provence to reconnect with nature by practicing some family sports.
Around the campsite, you will have the choice between a multitude of hiking trails. From beginners to experienced walkers, there is something for everyone.
But also many mountain biking trails. For recalcitrant bikes, why not try electrically assisted mountain biking. You will be amazed by the ease of climbing the hills and therefore by the possibility of making long journeys on our pretty trails in the Alpes de Haute Provence.
Without forgetting the climbing sites, for example Dignes les Bains or Sisteron. And especially the via ferrata of the Great History at the Motte of Cairo. Renowned for its aerial sports course with, among other things, a 60m long footbridge, a Nepalese bridge. And finally 3 zip lines of 15m, 150m and 220m. Enough to fill up on sensation.
Let us not forget the white water sports like rafting or canyoning and also the aerial activities like first flights in helicopter, ULM or hot air balloon. And why not a tandem parachute jump?
Yes, in the Alpes de Haute Provence there is something for everyone. Whether you are sporting holiday, relaxing holiday or cultural holiday, you will have a good time in our pretty region.
The Alpes de Haute Provence in pictures
Here are the rentals we offer at the Lac du Curbans campsite