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MONTCLAR L'Etoile des Neiges

Campers Score8.8
Overall Impression 9.0
Welcome 9.0
Cleanliness 8.0
Pitch Size 8.0
Activities 10.0
Selected as this site is 1,300m high in a stunningly scenic area of the Les Alpes de Haute Provence with mountains all round and lakes nearby. It is a family-run site offering amazing facilities including superb indoor and outdoor swimmming pools. It is only 200m from the mountain village and ski-resort of St Jean Montclar and close to the Mercantour National Park and the Serre-Ponçon lake. There is a wide variety of outdoor and mountain activites nearby making the site a perfect spot for a family holiday. It can be cold at night even in summer due to the altitude and a good torch is recommended as the site is not well lit.

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Detailed Campsite Information

19th Dec 2015 to 20th Mar 2016 and 5th May to 11th Sep 2016
137 pitches (65 touring)
A wide range of accommodation, most for rent in winter as well as summer.
One, two and three bedroom chalets 23 m² to 40 m² for 2 to 6 persons.
Two and three bedroom mobilehomes 25 m² to 32 m² for 2 to 6 persons in summer only.
Two bedroom lodges for up to 5 persons 35 m² for summer and winter..
Three bedroom mobilehomes 32 m² & 33 m² for summer and winter
For all ages, particularly families with children
St Jean 500m, Montclar 2km, Gap 44km, Barcelonnette 32km, Embrun 43km, Digne 50km, Grenoble 147km.
N 44° 24’ 33 E 06° 20’ 53
Flat and grassy laid out on terraces in 4 straight rows and divided by low shrubs and trees - 90m² - 100m² Good shade.
10 amps. No water & drainage pitches.
Walking distance of local shops and cable car to top of mountain. Motorhome service area.
Large outdoor pool with generous sun terrace and sun loungers 160² and a further 190m² shallow recreational pool with showering mushrooms, a small waterslide and climbing wall. Superb indoor pool and spa area 350m² in total with lovely views through large glass windows. It includes an air bath with hydro-massage benches and jet,a balneo river at 29°, two individual jacuzzis at 33°, a sauna and a hammam.
Tennis court. A multi-sports area with football, basketball, roller-skating, table tennis and boules. Children's play area. Hiking paths directly from the site. Pool table and TV in bar area. 200 metres away: archery, mountain-biking, grass scootering. Winter - special prices for ski-lifts, skating rink, hire of ski equipment, and special offers for families, free for children under 5.
Children's clubs 5-7 yrs and 8-12 yrs, aqua gym, archery lessons and sporting competitions during the day in the high season. In the evening a variety of entertainment including campfires with barbecue, story-telling evenings under the stars observing the clearest sky in Europe, and karaoke, dance and cabaret nights. This entertainment is organised six or seven nights per week in the high season, and five times a week in low season.
One large well-maintained toilet block in centre of site. Toilets with toilet paper. Temperature control showers with hook, shelf and rail. Individual wash cubicles with mixer tap. Chemical disposal point. Washing machines and tumble dryers.
No shop on site, but pre-order bread. Small supermarket 200m. Bar/restaurant with huge wooden beams and open fire overlooking pools with panoramic views over the mountains. Take-away/pizzeria. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Free Wi-Fi throughout site.

No tour operators.

Excursions / Places to Visit

Lac de Serre Ponçon, Gap, Sisteron, Digne, St Paul sur Ubaye, Regional Park of Queyras, Barcelonnette, Vauban, Auzet.

Useful Information

- Heated- Indoor/Covered- Waterslides- Baby Pool
- Tennis- Walking- Ski-ing
- Mobile Home- Chalet



From Grenoble take the D1075 south towards Sisteron. At Aspres-sur-Buech turn onto the D994 to Gap. (This route is quicker than the N85). From Gap take the N85 south towards Sisteron and before you leave the town turn left onto the D900b towards Barcelonnette at th ejunction with the D942 continue on the D900b and turn right 29km after this junction on the D900 to Digne. Turn left to Montclar after 5km and follow signs to the campsite. The site is near the village centre turn right opposite the ski-lift station and the entrance is downhill on your left after 250m.


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Magnificent swimming pools and facilities for a site hidden in the mountains.
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