Camping La Source

Europe France Provence Alpes Cote D’Azur Hautes-Alpes

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Peaceful, spacious tranquillity with a spectacular backdrop. You half expect Julie Andrews to come running out of the woods in a habit.

There’s something very wholesome about Camping La Source. Firstly, there’s the air. Clean, pure breezes roll off the mountains and filter through the trees to fill every inch of expansive sky that dominates this charming campsite. Secondly, with a manageable 25 plots, it’s never crowded, which explains the tranquillity. Birdsong and crickets provide a steady background chatter, adding to the all-natural ambience. A walk through the campsite’s woods reveals a surprising variety of trees, including pine, cherry, lime, and walnut, but the stars of this woodland show are the giant sequoias. These towering trees are genuinely impressive; their thick trunks rising from the pine- needle-strewn ground so high that you have to crane your neck to follow them.

The purified atmosphere extends to the nightlife. You won’t find any nightclubs here, but there are bars at the Auberge de la Tour, Saint Pierre D’Argençon, (2 km), and Aspres-sur-Buëch (7 km), but venture a little further afield to Veynes or Serres, (about 15 minutes drive), and you will find popular village centres where the locals and visitors alike, prop up the bars and sit outside in the warm summer evenings. The sleepiness of the local villages perpetuates the calm back at La Source, where you will find there is no light pollution. So why not try your own star gazing night at La Source? Stock up with wine lay out in the open spaces and gaze - fantastic jet black skies, unbelievable stars, and shooting stars, (regular occurrence).

Whether you’re just relaxing or using the campsite as a base for hiking from one picturesque village to the next, and fishing or swimming in the lakes, the wholesome hat trick that greets you every morning is the view. Whichever plot you pick, you’ll be overlooked by mountains close enough to glide from – a fact that some hang- gliding regulars take advantage of by flying from the peak and landing right back at their tents.

Details

Facilities

Our campsite is open all year round. During the Spring/Summer (April until October) we offer full campsite facilities. In the winter months (November to March) we'd gladly welcome self sufficient Motorhomes and Caravans. Our toilet and shower blocks will be closed but we can still offer electricity (6 or 10 amp), fresh water top up and waste disposal.
Our 25 pitches nestle in 5 acres of beautiful wood and grassland, all suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes/camper-vans. We have 6 and 10amp electric hook up points, hot water showers and toilets onsite, as well as washing facilities, fridge freezer and a washing machine
A cute wash-block has 2 hot showers with sinks, 3 bathroom sinks (2 with private cubicles), and 3 washing-up sinks. A separate toilet block has 4 English WC’s – with seats, and a urinal, all cleaned twice a day. Washing machine from €5. Badminton/Boules court for sporty moments, and a communal BBQ. No campfires or charcoal BBQs are allowed on pitches (due to fire risk), but electric or gas BBQ’s are allowed.

Glamping at La Source - We have 2 well appointed Tipi’s sleeping 4 guests and 3 luxury bell tents with terrace sleeping 2 people each with real beds/linen, wooden flooring, rugs, fridge, lighting, gas BBQ and everything you need to enjoy an alternative camping experience. Please call or email us if you would like more details or would like to book.

Chambre d'Hote at La Source - we also has 5 Bed and Breakfast rooms (Chambre d'Hote) available, sleeping upto 12 to 15 guests. The Chambre d'Hote is open all year.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, campervans, dogs (under control), couples, young families, large groups, young groups (if they’re sporty) – yes. Groups must be pre-booked. Noisy folk between 11:00pm – 7:30am – no.

Nearby

It’s all about the Great Outdoors. Nearly 4,350 miles (7,000 km) of walking trails cover the Hautes-Alpes region, so pack your hiking boots.

The GR94 national walking route runs beside La Source making our site is an ideal refuge for walkers on this popular year round long-distance route. The hang-gliding centre, La Longeagne is above La Source on the Jouffan Mountains, and there is an allocated landing field nearby at Saint Pierre D’Argençon, however, experienced flyers are welcome to land at La Source. The two local airfields in Aspres-sur Buech andSerres  (just 6km away) offer Gliding, parachuting and hang gliding. Motor cyclists and car clubs will also find the winding secluded roads up the many mountain passes, an exhilarating driving experience.

Food & Drink

La Source has its own restaurant and terrace offering breakfast, afternoon tea/coffee with homemade cakes and freshly prepared home cooked evening meals. In Aspres-sur-Buëch, (7 km) you will also find a Cocci Marché, (small supermarket), boulangerie, tabac, (cafe/bar), and butcher. Large supermarkets are located in Veynes and Serres, both about 15 minutes drive away. For eating out, try the Auberge de la Tour (0033 492 587 108), Pont La Barque (0033 492 538 010) and La Sérafine (0033 492 580 600) You will find local cuisine and speciality foods of the region in all these establishments, or you could order a take-away pizza from 'Au Petit Delice' to bring back to the campsite.
There are several bars and supermarkets between 5-15minutes from La Source, while Gap, the capital town for this region, is about 40 minutes drive away, with bustling markets, trendy boutiques and many squares to watch the world drift by whilst enjoying a coffee or evening meal.

Opening Times

Open all year.

The Owner Says

We’d love to welcome you to La Source and this beautiful corner of France. Located against the stunning backdrop of the French Alpes, on the northern borders of Provence, the Hautes Alpes is the ideal location for a relaxing break or action packed activity holiday. The region offers a huge variety of outdoor activities for each season and the mountain scenery is truly awe inspiring.

The magnificent Jouffan Mountains (1564 metres), tower above La Source and provide a superb backdrop to the two hectares of stunning wood and grasslands that surround us. Our woodlands are dominated by some superb examples of giant sequoia trees cherry, pine, lime, walnut and many others and with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year makes La Source a wonderful and tranquil place to relax and unwind.

Alternatively, with mountains, lakes, rivers and trails under a vast and often cloudless sky, the French Hautes Alpes offers one of Europe’s undiscovered outdoor playgrounds. Activities and adventures abound and the region offers some of the best mountain biking, cycling, winter and water sports available in Europe. In partnership with local companies and expert guides we can arrange a variety of activities to ensure that your stay is a memorable and thoroughly exhilarating one. From the modest beginner to the truly adventurous, the Hautes Alpes offers something for everyone, there are so many activities to choose from you could holiday here in each season and still find something different to do.

Generally we’re quite relaxed about departure times, but during peak periods (June/July/August) we do ask that pitches are vacated by 12 noon on the day of departure. Unfortunately due to the fire risk, campfires or charcoal BBQ’s are not permitted but we have a large charcoal BBQ which is available for  campers to use, of course gas BBQ’s can be used on all pitches.

Our restaurant and covered terrace overlook the stunning ‘Roc de la Tour’ mountains. We converted part of our barn to offer a casual and informal space with a vintage industrial feel offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/coffee with home made cakes and freshly prepared home cooked evening meals with an emphasis  on international cuisine.  The Restaurant is open all year.

For further information please email us at: info@lasource-hautesalpes.com or visit www.lasource-hautesalpes.com

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Location

Contact Camping La Source, 05140 Saint Pierre D’Argençon, Hautes-Alpes, France

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Getting There

Heading south on N75 to Sisteron, when you reach Aspres-sur-Buech turn onto D993 to Valence, continue past St-Pierre-d’Argençon follow signs to La Source - turn right into the campsite.

Heading North on A51 to Sisteron, when you reach Sisteron, take N75 towards Serres. Continue on N75 to Aspres-sur-Buech, turn left onto the D993 to Valence, continue past St-Pierre-d’Argençon follow signs to La Source - turn right into the campsite.

Heading East (from Die) follow the D93 over the Col de Cabre to the village of La Beaume then follow the D993 for a few km and you’ll see signs to La Source - turn left into the campsite.

Heading West (from Gap) follow the D994 to Veynes / Serres, just past Veynes turn right to Aspres sur Buech. At Aspres turn left onto the N75 them immediately right onto the D993 to Valence. Follow the windy road, continue past the turning for St-Pierre-d’Argençon and soon you’ll see signs to La Source - turn right into the campsite.

By Air La Source is centrally located between the airports of Lyon, Grenoble, Chambery and Marseille, between 90mins - 2 hours away. Further afield are Nice and Geneva approx. 3.5 hours drive.

By Train Eurostar from London St Pancreas to Paris and then get the TGV from Paris to Grenoble. (approx 3 hours) From Grenoble you can get a local train to Gap, Aspres sur Buech or Veynes.

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