Want to go on a camping holiday in the Hautes Alpes mountains, near Gap?
We offer camping pitches for tents, caravans, motorhomes, but also rentals, so you will have the choice between mobile homes, chalets, lodges or bungalows.
The campsite is located on the shores of Lake Curbans, EDF water reservoir, halfway between Gap and Sisteron. Located in the Durance valley, Curbans, with a geographical particularity. Indeed, the town is located in the Alpes de Haute Provence but with a postal code (05110) Hautes Alpes. In addition, thanks to its privileged location in this little corner of France, you can benefit from both the landscapes of Provence and those of the Alps mountains. So you will enjoy a dream stay, close to nature, in Provence Alpes Cotes d'Azur.
In addition, it is close to Lake Serre-Ponçon and the Ecrins National Park.
The campsite is open all year round for mobile home rentals and from May to September for camping pitches.
A water park and swimming pools for your holidays in the Hautes Alpes
Certainly one of the largest water parks in the department, which will bring together all generations, for hours of games and relaxation with friends or family.
Indeed, 2 heated pools either for swimming or for fun, but also two paddling pools for the little ones, one of which is fun with water games and a slide. Without forgetting the SPA, this lovely bubble bath for moments of relaxation. And especially the two giant water slides, a favorite activity for children and why not adults.
You can also take advantage of the solarium, with a large number of sunbathing facilities, for a nap in the sun, devour a good book or simply admire the breathtaking view of Lake Curbans surrounded by the mountains of the Hautes Alpes on a shore and mountains of the Alpes de Haute Provence on the other side.
Which rental to choose for your stay in the mountains?
Camping du lac à Curbans offers you the choice between 9 accommodation categories, ranging from 1 to 9 people (including children and babies). You can opt for a 2 or 3 bedroom accommodation, or a camping pitch.
So this wide choice will allow you to find the desired accommodation that best suits your family and your budget, while respecting your needs and desires.
In addition, all our pitches are spacious and naturally delimited, so you can park your vehicle there. However, access by car is possible from 7:30 am to 23:XNUMX pm, outside these hours parking is provided at the entrance of the campsite.
Whether you are a nature vacation or a comfortable vacation, everyone will find what they are looking for. Decide today on the choice of your rental in the Hautes Alpes.
What to see in the Hautes Alpes?
During your camping holiday, this is also the time to visit the region. You will find below a non-exhaustive list of tourist ideas and sports activities in our pretty department of Hautes Alpes. Discover nature, natural parks, lakes, breathtaking views of the mountains and cultural heritage.
In our opinion, fantastic memories to remember during the long winter evenings.
The lake of Serre Ponçon and its dam.
The largest reservoir in France, supplied on the Hautes-Alpes side by the Durance, Alpes de Haute-Provence side by the Ubaye, with an area of 2800 hectares (the lake is as large as that of Annecy).
Lake Serre Ponçon is divided between two departments:
The Hautes-Alpes, with its many facilities for navigation or swimming. For example in villages like Chorges, Savines-le-Lac, Embrun.
The wilder Alps of Haute-Provence with its jagged and steep coast very similar to the coasts of Corsica, with the villages of Bréole at the entrance to the Ubaye Valley and Saint-Vincent les Forts with its equipped beach including the village dominates the lake from its 1280m altitude.
You can go around the lake through the towns of Espinasses, Serre-Ponçon dam, Chorges, Savines-Le-Lac, Le Sauze Du Lac.
Ecrins National Park
The park is located in the Hautes Alpes and Isère departments. First imagine a triangle with Gap to the south, Briançon to the northeast and Bourg d'Oisans to the northwest, and therefore inside the Ecrins National Park.
In addition, the Embrunais, the Vallouise, the Briançonnais, the Champsaur, the Valgaudemar, the Valbonnais and the Oisans are the 7 large valleys which constitute the park.
So you can admire the flora and fauna, embrace breathtaking landscapes. But also discover remarkable geological sites and an ancestral heritage.
The Napoleon road
With a length of 314km, between Grenoble and Vallauris, it follows part of the route taken by Napoleon 1st on his return from Elba to reach the capital. It successively crosses 4 departments, first the Isère, then the Hautes Alpes, then the Alpes de Haute Provence and finally the Alpes Maritimes. Marked by eagles with outstretched wings, the Napoleon route, as far as the Hautes Alpes is concerned, passes among others through Le Poët, La Saulce, Tallard, Gap, St Bonnet en Champsaur, Le Noyer, Saint Firmin.
The RN 85 forms part of the Napoleon road, which also passes within 2 km of the Lac du Curbans campsite. It belongs to the historical and tourist heritage of the Hautes Alpes.
The young ladies wearing hairstyles
There are several sites in the Hautes Alpes where you can admire these fantasies of nature. Result of erosion, the Haired Ladies, are columns of friable stone of Jurassic origin supporting granite stones.
For example, the Pontis site on the road between Savines le Lac and Le Sauze du Lac and many others all around the Serre Ponçon lake.
But certainly the most remarkable, in Théus, the ballroom of the young ladies with hair, made up of a hundred columns. You can discover this site thanks to a small path which starts at the foot of the village.
A little visit from Gap
Capital of the Hautes Alpes department in the Provence Alpes Cotes d'Azur region, Gap is also the main town in the Southern Alps.
To start, a little tour in the historic city center, in a maze of streets that have kept their medieval configurations, continue by the Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Arnoux cathedral. Finally, a visit to the Hautes Alpes departmental museum, which is located in the public garden of the Pépinière. Admission is free and you can discover collections of archeology, fine arts, local history and ethnography, earthenware and natural history.
However, after this cultural visit, a stroll in the domain of Charance is essential. Located at an altitude of 1000 meters, the domain offers you a breathtaking view of the Gapençais basin and the Val de Durance. In other words, a little corner of paradise in the Southern Alps, to reconnect with nature, discovery trails, a lake, beautiful terraced gardens. The domain of Charance is also the seat of the Documentation Center of the Ecrins National Park and of the Alpine Botanical Conservatory. The conservatory organizes guided tours through rare plants and the collection of 600 varieties of old roses.
Our Lady of La Salette
Located above the village of Corps on the Napoleon road between Gap and Grenoble, you will discover the sanctuary of Notre Dame de la Salette. Established at the edge of the Ecrins National Park, at an altitude of 1800m, this sumptuous site offers you a sensational panorama of the Dévoluy. In addition, the many hiking trails that surround this site will allow you to discover the surroundings of the sanctuary among other Alpine fauna and flora, but also mountain landscapes and extraordinary views.
What sports activities in the Hautes Alpes?
Camping holidays in the mountains are also the perfect time to practice some unusual family sports. Want to feel, or just enjoy nature, everyone will find what they are looking for.
White water sports
Our pretty Hautes Alpes department is lucky to be crossed by several rivers. We have the Durance, the Ubaye, the Drac and the Séveraisse, each with its particularities and its difficulties. So that you can practice rafting, canyoning, hydro-speed and hot dog whatever your desires and your level.
This is why, every Monday the campsite organizes a raft day, with transport by coach to the base of the Ubaye.
You prefer air to water, no problem there is something for everyone. The Lac du Curbans campsite is 10 minutes from 1er European center for aerial recreation.
Indeed, six shops await you in the Maison de l'Air for you to discover paragliding, ULM, glider, helicopter, hot air balloon, parachuting.
Each its specialty, for first flights in ULM, helicopter or glider, tandem parachute jumps. Then a nice balloon ride to enjoy a breathtaking aerial panoramic view, on the landscapes of the Hautes Alpes.
Via ferrata and climbing
The southern Alps region is also a paradise for climbing and via ferrata. Around the campsite you will find several sites.
Coming from the Italian "railway" the via ferrata is a route built on the rock walls. These routes are equipped with metallic elements. Security is ensured by a lifeline which allows self-insurance.
From the simplest, accessible from 7 years old, to the sportiest, a popular activity in the mountains, to do with the family.
Mountain biking and hiking
For nature lovers, nothing like a nice walk on the steep mountain paths of the Hautes Alpes department. Many mountain biking and hiking trails to visit our region in a different way, climb the trails, enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. You will find courses around Curbans, Gap, the Serre Ponçon lake in the Ecrins park and many more.
The Hautes Alpes in pictures
Here are the rentals we offer at the Lac du Curbans campsite