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Camping Le Haut Verdon
Villars Colmars
Provence - Cote D Azur   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 4 92 83 40 09
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Pitches: 109
Open: 28/04 To 30/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 1 Reviews
                9/10 from 1 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing 1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire 1 mile   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports On Site   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: John+judy 101 reviews from this member

We were at Le Haut Verdon in late August when the main summer crowds had left, so it was very quiet. Our pitch next to the river was big and spacious, but if the site had been full I think we would have had some very close neighbours. Being next to the river meant the constant sound of rushing water, which was really quite pleasant. The river is glacial melt water and is fast flowing, so not at all tempting for swimmming. There is however a pool on site though we didn't use, or even look at it. There are all the usual facilities and services on site - bar, restaurant, take-away, bikes and pedal-karts, laundrette etc - a lot more than we needed really. Reception/bar staff were pleasant and between their English and our French we were able to get along fine. Toilets and showers were a reasonable standard, though being low season only half them were open. Using the toilets gave the opportunity to read the amusing little poems behind the doors!

The small town of Colmars is a mile or two up the road and is most attractive, the main part being tightly packed within medieval walls. On market days the stalls are mainly dotted around the narrow streets within the walls, making it one of the most attractive markets we have seen in France - and we have seen a lot! The rest of the town is also pretty with parks and gardens that are green - a change from the more arid places in Provence.

For most visitors, us included, the main reason for being there is the mountains of the Mercantour National Park. We did a number of spectacular hikes, including the very much visited Lac d'Allos. If you are more adventurous than us and fancy a walk with a significant degree of exposure, try the Gorge de St Pierre. The narrow path cut into the side of the gorge sometimes hundreds of metres above a sheer drop to the river, is, to say the least, challenging. We frightened ourselves enough on the first few hundred metres to convince us not to carry on!

We didn't drive the spectacular Col D'Allos to Barcelonnette as it is not suitable for caravans but would be a magnificent solo drive. There are numerous hiking routes to surrounding peaks and passes - the view down from Col De Sestriere stretches to Barcelonnette 19km away.

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