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.



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, free 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 luxury Lotus Belle 'StarGazer' tents, plus 3 luxury Bell Tents accommodating 2 people in each tent. All tents have their own wooden terrace each with real beds/linen, solid 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 have 5 Bed and Breakfast rooms (Chambre d'Hote) available, sleeping upto 10 to 12 guests. The Chambre d'Hote is open all year.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, campervans, dogs (under control), couples, large groups (if they’re sporty) Groups must be pre-booked. No noisy folk between 10,30pm – 7:30am.


It’s all about the Great Outdoors, space and tranquility. 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.


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 our two hectares of stunning wood and grassland. 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.

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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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Rated ★★★★★ over 37 reviews


Super séjour en amoureux !!

Ma copine et moi-même avons passé 3 nuits dans ces nouvelles tentes avec le toit transparent. Et comme c'était la période des Lyrides, nous avons pu admirer ce spectacle d'étoiles filantes dans la tente sous la couette, ou à l'extérieur confortablement installé sur la petite terrasse qui accompagne la tente, encore sous une couette il faut le dire. Le matin ce sont les oiseaux et les écureuils qui vous réveillent, et vous accompagnent pour aller prendre un petit déjeuner bien garni et au soleil au restaurant du camping. En bref, un super séjour au naturel des plus relaxant !!!
Apr 30, 2021 by Adil

Return visit and still just wow!

So we promised ourselves a return visit to La Source having had a great 2 weeks back in 2015. We we'd forgotten just how wonderful this site is - brilliant location with stunning views across the fields, complete quite and even a bit of wildlife. Judy and Paul gave us such a warm welcome and really looked after us. The little restaurant (new since last time) is lovely and Judy's food excellent, whilst Paul definitely has the hang of cocktails. It's just such a relaxing place - already thinking when we can get back down again.
Jul 23, 2019 by John Williams

Delightful and peaceful Campsite

My husband and I, plus 2 teenage boys, stayed at La Source in 2016 in our caravan, we loved it so much that we returned back this summer for 2 weeks and again were not disappointed. We love this site because: 1. Paul and Judy are great hosts. 2. The setting is beautiful. 3. It is peaceful and quiet. 4. The amenities, although basic, are spotlessly clean. 5. The surrounding area is beautiful and is excellent for my husband and teenage son who are cycling enthusiasts. Alpe D'Huez and Mount Ventoux are under 2 hours drive away and are worth going to however there are plenty of mountains to cycle to directly from the campsite with equally stunning views. 6. The weather is good - sunny and hot on both our visits during July / Aug. 7. The delightful bar and restaurant area - Judy's cooking is delicious. I would highly recommend this place for camping, but only if you are looking for peace and quiet, in a beautiful setting surrounded by fabulous countryside with Mountains and views. We will definitely be returning again in the future. This place is a hidden gem. Thank you to Paul and Judy for giving us another wonderful holiday.
Aug 14, 2018 by Moyra


We LOVED this place!! We have been to many campsites in Cool Camping and this place is near perfect. The moment we arrived we could tell it was for us. The setting couldn't be more peaceful and beautiful. The owners made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived and as we enjoyed our beer on the lovely porch our only regret was that we only had one night. We will be back!! Derek and Lubna
Jul 16, 2018 by derekahern

The owners were very helpful and kind

My parents stayed here just in the last few days as they were after a hidden gem on their travels around France. From what they have told me and the videos they have sent it looks like a beautiful little place and certainly the hidden gem they were after. The owners were very helpful to me in ordering and delivering a bottle of wine to them on Father’s Day!
Jun 19, 2018 by Rosie Stratton

Alle sterren juli 2017

JA ! Judy en Paul verdienen alle sterren boven La Source, om toch op niet al te jonge leeftijd meer, La Source bijna dag en nacht met veel elan te runnen, zowel de camping als de B&B's . Met ook nog een gezellig fris en knus restaurant, waar met veel liefde wordt gekookt en geserveerd door Judy en Paul tot in de late uurtjes. Als je s'morgens je verse broodje ophaalt en er weer op uit trekt, durf je haast hun groet niet te beantwoorden met 'have a fine day'. Hospitality ten top.. De foto's op hun site, geven weer 'what you see is what you get. Veel ruimte, rust en een uitzicht, zoals s 'morgens rond 8 uur ( eind juli ) als de zon over de bergtop de vallei weer laat ontwaken.. Ja ontwaken heeft op La Source nog een extra dimensie, het treintje wat verderop eens in het uur langskomt geeft een apart fluitsignaal voor de onbewaakte overgang. Nee ! totaal niet hinderlijk het geeft weer, dat je even uit de gekte van de wereld bent. Zoek je veel vertier en luxe, wees dan verstandig en laat een nog vrije plek van de 21 zeer ruime plekken over aan een ander Daan en Els den Older
Jan 24, 2018 by Den Older

Less is More

Once in a while you come across a campsite that has something really special. La Source is one such site. The owners Paul and Judy have created a relaxed, spacious, welcoming place that is rare. La Source offers both a sense of community and privacy whether that’s in your hammock between the trees, doing your yoga on the grass, chatting with Paul (about Land Rovers), soaking up the sun or gazing at the stunning night sky. La Source epitomizes less is more. We didn’t know exactly what we were looking for on our journey back to England but we found it here. A one night stop over at La Source slipped into a week and we’re already looking forward to our next visit.
Sep 10, 2017 by nigeljedwards


We planned on staying here for a couple of nights in late August but ended up staying for 4 nights. The location is simply breathtaking set in the middle a beautiful valley - if the wind is right you can watch paragliders soaring about for hours. The site itself has amazing views and lovely pitches. You can choose whether you want sun or shade (or a bit of both) and all sites had plenty of space. Amenities are basic but well looked after and have everything you need, including access to a fridge / freezer. There is also a small bar / restaurant which the owners run for drinks and dinner which we are at the first night and had a good meal (nothing else within walking distance). Local village was great for bread and pastries in the morning and also had a small shop. Nearest supermarket was less than 20mins away. The owners themselves are really nice and very helpful - took loads of time to chat and give us tips on things to do in the area, walking routes etc... They also have a lovely but lazy golden retriever (in fairness it was very hot!). All in all a brilliant place to stay to get away from it - we will be back!
Aug 29, 2017 by Edd

Amazing place

We were at La Source in St. Pierre d'Argencon for the second time. First in 2014, when Judy and Paul had just settled there as the new owners. We loved the place then and decided to come back this year, end of May, for a week. De campsite is beautiful, big fir trees and others very special atmosphere, great view on the mountains from the 2 campingfields - 25 large pitches with electricity - and also from the terrace in front of the house, where the new restaurant is situated since 2016. So nice to have dinner on the terrace there, with the sun slowly sinking behind the mountains. Excellent food from Judy, who does all the cooking, Paul meanwhile entertaining their guests on the terrace. Relaxed and informal stay, the owners are always there for questions you might have and Paul has many tips to go walking in the neighbourhood. We'll certainly be back again to enjoy this beautiful place and the great hospitality of Judy and Paul. Actually, we would have liked to keep this place a secret, only for real naturelovers to enjoy. But it is alsmost to good to be true. So, we hope many people will find their way to this beautiful spot. Thank you for a lovely holiday, Aaf and Arjen Kikkert, the Netherlands.
Jun 22, 2017 by Aaf


An excellent site, tranquil, peaceful, beautifully kept. Extra hooks in the hot showers, we were made to feel very welcome and will certainly return.
Apr 17, 2017 by Gus


last year we purchased our first camper van, this year we decided to brave the elements and tour around Europe during the winter months. We quite like skiing so ensured we were close to the Alpes in February. To be honest it’s been difficult to find sites open but we stumbled on La Source in mid February, a delightful little campsite with stunning snow topped mountain views. Some of the site facilities were shut (for obvious reasons -8 degrees) but this did reflect in the price, we have our own toilet and shower so this wasn’t a problem. Paul and Judy (English couple) were wonderful hosts, they know the area really well and advised us on places to ski – Jarjatte was beautiful, nobody there, we had the resort to ourselves. Our second day we went to Superdevoluy, a larger resort which was a little more challenging. We must mention the restaurant at La Source – the food was lovely, it was so comforting coming back after a day skiing knowing that a good harty meal was waiting for you. We stayed at La Source for 3 nights and eat twice, we also took breakfast one morning. A beautiful little site, we would love to go back in the summer I imagine it would be a lovely place to stay.
Mar 19, 2017 by Dayle

A breath of fresh air - revisited

This was our second visit to La Source – we stayed back in 2014, Everything was just how we remembered it, spacious, calm, clean, beautiful and the warm welcome. The owners, Paul and Judy have now finished their small restaurant (a tasteful barn conversion) offering breakfast, tasty homemade evening meals and drinks, there’s something surreal about sitting on the terrace watching the sun go down behind the mountains whilst sipping on a nice cold cocktail. Not sure if we’ll be camping next year, but if we are we’ll be back. Having a choice of fresh bread every morning is still a big bonus !!!!
Nov 10, 2016 by Keith

Best camping spot ever

We were at La Source in August, for 10 days with 4 people and our travel sleeper. The weather was great, which always helps, but the camping itself was super. The view excellent, Paul & Judy are great people. We had dinner in their restaurant the final evening. Our son played the guitar and sang some songs for us all. Good food and drinks. We liked everything, the place whe had, the splendid view, clean toilets and showers. Great help from Paul on what to do and see around La Source. It was a pleasure being there, looking forward to go there once more. Robert & family, Netherlands
Sep 30, 2016 by Robert


We are a family of 4, our girls being 15 years and 11. We went to La Source for 4 nights this summer with our camper van, Charlie Brown. Having read all the reviews, we were convinced to visit and did not regret it for a moment! As soon as we arrived, Paul helped us locate a wonderful pitch with electric hookup. We were lucky to have a choice where to go, but to be honest, all the pitches are great, with the most spectacular view of mountains. The campsite itself is immaculate. It is not purpose built, so the pitches can be undulating in places, but the slopes are very gentle. You can have a pitch in the sun, or choose the shady area beneath the canopy of trees. The toilet block is separate from the shower and washing areas. All are basic but kept scrupulously clean. After an hot, active day, you can sit and relax with an ice cold beer or non alcoholic beverage, on the terrace outside the house. There is free wifi also around the terrace area. At the front of the house, is a huge, reasonably flat, grassed area, where you can set up games camp and play whatever your energy level dictates! We spent our energy playing frisbee and vortex (a small rugby ball shaped object, with a tapered end that makes a whizzing sound if thrown correctly and at high velocity). Our hosts were so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much for them. Being parents to 2 outgoing, adventurous girls, they helped us arrange a canyoning day to Ribou, an experience we recommend and will never forget. Judy booked the trip and Paul gave us excellent directions. We also visited a gorge, which can only be described as a natural water park! The campsite is just as spectacular at night, especially if the sky is clear. You can star gaze for hours, whilst sipping wine and nibbling baguette and cheese. You will have no bad dreams here! We have a mosquito net around the boot of our camper, so we slept with the boot open, and the silence is magical. It's ideal for families with small children, as they can run around freely, without the fear of cars or getting lost. It excuses a natural sense of tranquility, so if you're wanting to party, then perhaps La Source is not quite the place. We only sampled what the local area has to offer, but would return for a longer visit, without hesitation. Thank you Paul and Judy again, for a fabulous stay.
Sep 11, 2016 by Graysons

Sheer Bliss

Stayed here for 2 weeks a week longer than we expected & the site was fantastic. Hosts Paul & Judy were an absolute delight & very friendly & welcoming. The new restaurant is beautiful as was the food all cooked by Judy & at €15 for main & dessert it was a bargain. We ate there often & enjoyed a glass of wine with Paul & Judy at the end of the evening. Toilets & showers were basic but spotless & they are next on the list for refurbishment. Can't recommend this site & the owners highly enough will return without a doubt.
Aug 2, 2016 by Allison & David

Serenity & Great Hospitality

We pitched up as we were passing by with the intention to stay for a couple of nights but ended staying for five nights in the end. The site is very peaceful, with none of the pitches feeling cramped in any way and there was plenty of choice on arrival for finding the best places. Paul and Judy were the perfect hosts from the moment we turned up and give lots of advice on things to do, where to go, how to get there but also seemed to spend a lot of their time being sociable with us which was no mean feat when they seemed to offer the same focus on each of their other guests, whilst also impeccably running a lovely and well kept site. Most importantly (to us particularly) they were very relaxed and welcoming to our dog Juno who had a wonderful time here and was saddest of all of us to leave. Paul and Judy didn't even seem to mind Juno nicking some of their dogs food, albeit Cartoush (their lovely and friendly Golden Retriever) didn't look so impressed. We ate at the restaurant a couple of nights and the food was delicious with Judy preparing a special menu for one of us as a vegetarian. The food and wine were reasonably priced, and the meal itself on the veranda overlooking the well kept grounds and mountains in the background was very relaxing. Overall, if looking for a peaceful stopover we couldn't recommend enough. Sitting of an evening with a G&T in hand and watching the para-and-normal-gliders floating down from the mountain in front of you is the perfect antidote to the strains of normal day to day life.
Jul 22, 2016 by Greg & Michelle

Magnificent view

In the summer 2015 my wife and I camped for one week at La Source. We have enjoyed our stay very much. The pitches are large, the view at the mountain is magnificent. The atmosphere at the camping is very quiet and relaxed, we liked the international company: English, German, French, Swiss and Dutch of course. Paul and Judy work very hard to make your stay a success. We had trouble with a rod of our awning, Paul very friendly helped us by fixing this problem.  And the surrounding is inviting for nice (not too challenging) trips on your bike!

Koos and Christine

Dec 28, 2015 by Koos and Christine

Scenic place with very welcoming owners

We stayed at La Source for about 2 weeks last summer. This small "best kept secret" is indeed worth visiting due to its distinctive peacefulness, scenery, spacious pitches and its numerous possibilities for outdoor activities. If you're looking for a campsite that offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere in one of the most beautiful "low/mid-altitudes areas" of the French Alps, this is the place to go. But what really makes La Source stand out are the owners Paul and Judy. Their hospitality, flexibility and service level makes your stay at La Source surely one without any sorrows. Finally, don't forget to have dinner at their restaurant one time. Judy's cooking is absolutely delicious.   

Nov 14, 2015 by Janneke

Wonderful 2 weeks

We took our caravan to La Source for a couple weeks in July and from the moment we arrived we knew it was a camp site out of the ordinary! Not just the stunning location but the desire of Paul to ensure we had a pitch that we were happy with for our 2 weeks. 

Paul and Judy really make you feel like you are their visitors not just paying for a pitch on their camp site. They helped us with places to visit, lent us their map so Steph could find routes for her running training and of course served great cocktails on the decking. 

The Tour de France passed directly outside whilst we were staying and Paul and Judy hosted a BBQ and served drinks on the meadow adjacent to the road - it made for a really great day.

The site is in a wonderful position looking out to the mountains in beautiful countryside, we saw deer and and wide boar in the evening right from out pitch.

When we had an issue with the caravan pump, Judy spent time ringing around and arranging for us to pick up a replacement, Paul provided some wire (cut from his speaker) so I could do a repair - how many campsite owners would go to that trouble to help.

So all in all a really wonderful 2 weeks in a special place hosted by Paul and Judy and their family ensuring we had the best break possible. 

Oct 28, 2015 by John Williams

Wonderful place

We spent a great two weeks in July at this site.  The site itself is very nicely laid out, with none of the serried ranks typical of other sites, and good shady spots as well as ones with great views of the mountains behind, and with good clean facilities.  Paul and Judy were very welcoming and happy to help us with endless questions about the area - where to walk, what to see, where the best markets are, where to go canyoning (and organising and booking it all for us too), and where to find fresh milk - a rare commodity it seems.  And Judy's food is not to be missed; we had several extremely good dinners when we wanted a break from cooking for ourselves. And the fact that there are some B&B rooms was particularly helpful (they're very comfortable by the way) - it meant we could arrive late in the evening after the drive down from the UK and not have to pitch until the next morning, and also could pack up the day before leaving to get an early start for the drive home.

The area is great - loads of good walking up in the hills and mountains, challenging cycling for all levels as well as all the usual organised outdoor activities.  All in all, a great spot to stay, with lots to do in the area - thoroughly recommended!

Oct 17, 2015 by Benj'n'Steph

A Rare Gem

This is a stunning site. Mountain views in the field at the back or shadier pitches amongst the trees: you are always close to nature here. It is a quiet site and very relaxing - ideal for couples. Owners Judy and Paul are very welcoming and hospitable. We'll definitely return!

Aug 31, 2015 by ChrisH

Warm welcome

We just got home from our second stay at La Source and it was just as amazing as our previous visit. The scenery is beautiful and it is never too busy at the campsite. We got a very warm welcome from Judy and Paul. They are always helpful and have more than enough ideas for mountain activities. You can borrow maps for hikes and they are happy to make a call for you to arrange other activities like rafting, canyoning (awesome!!) and mountain climbing. We will definitely be coming back!

Aug 28, 2015 by Charlie


I don't know enough english words to describe how our stay was nice! It would be easier for me in french! :)
Judy and Paul are warm, welcoming, helpfull, always smiling! The campsite is clean, functional and relaxing. I have nothing negative to say.

I recommend this site for the nature lovers!

If you come, you have to taste Judy's lemonade!

Aug 26, 2015 by Diane

Just beautiful

After a long drive we pulled up the tree lined drive of La Source to a lovely welcome from Paul and Judy.  Paul spent time with us showing us the shady pitch they had booked for us and making sure everything was just right.  The campsite is very peaceful with lovely views of the mountains.  The campsite facilities are very good and clean with hot showers.  Paul and Judy are extremely attentive and arrange bread orders each day and nothing seems to be a problem for them.  The site has B&B, Tipis and camping as well as a restaurant.  Judy if a wonderful chef and the meal we had on our last evening was amazing.  Her puddings are well renowned in the area and we were told about them in the Information bureau in Serres!  We even met Paul and Judy's son and daughter who were just as lovely as their parents and of course their gorgeous dog Cartouche 🐶.  Paul would think there was something wrong if we didn't mention the train......but honestly it wasn't a problem!  Thank you Paul, Judy and Family for a great holiday.  PS Watching the Tour de France on TV today...wish we were there for all the fun!   Joanne and Martin BOYLE.

Jul 20, 2015 by Joanne & Martin Boyle


Apologies it has taken us so long to leave this review (practically a year!!). We spent 2 weeks at La Source in September 2014, we had initially planned to stay only a week but enjoyed it so much we decided to stay. It is a really tranquil site and the owners are great. Our car broke down during our stay and without them it would have been even more of a nightmare. The facilities are exactly what you want from a campsite - clean flushing toilets, clean hot showers plus they have the option of breakfast which we did a lot, and we had a few lunches and dinner which were all delicious. We both thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks there and were very sad to leave our new friends Paul & Judy (the owners). We hope to return sometime soon, it really is the perfect spot. Thank you! Laura & Al x 

Jul 3, 2015 by LCleary

Lovely and peacful

We (2 adults, 3 children 16,14 & 7) stayed for 6 nights at the beginning of peak season in July '14. We were fed up with large busy, noisy, hectic sites from previous camping trips to France, and were looking for something more peaceful and relaxing in a lovely environment. Well we found it.

The owners, Judy and Paul, made us feel very welcome. They are very relaxed and friendly hosts. They have lived in the area for years, so have great knowledge of the area and tips for places to visit (go to Jou De Loup and catch the ski lift up the mountain - but it closes at 4.00 p.m. it-  only took an hour to walk down, but which added to the experience).

Site is small and set in lovely scenery with amazing mountain back drop behind and woods, and open fields. I could just sit and gaze for ages – take binoculars.

There has been some discussion of the railway line and noise. Yes there is rail line to the south, and yes a train horn goes off when it passes – but it’s not frequent and it doesn’t run at night. So no, it’s not a problem.

It is a good clean camp site with adequate and nice facilities. It was not busy when we stayed, so there was never a queue for facilities (loo's/showers/washing up). Although with two (or was it three) showers, if the site was near full I could imagine the number of facilities/hot water becoming a bit stretched. Paul and Judy run a B&B from the house so there were meals and drinks open to campers as well. Paul also did a baguette and croissant run every morning. Camping rates were also very reasonable.

There is a large open grass field at the front of the site for children to freely kick about in and a small open games area with badminton net and ping pong table. But that's it. So if you need play areas, pools (and all the hectic-ness that incurs), this might not be the site for you. Our teenage children really liked this site for its peace and quiet. We took our own swing ball, which absorbed some play needs. Whilst our youngest would have liked a pool, and things to climb/bounce on, he was satiated by the free wi-fi access and use of his tablet and football/swingball.

There was plenty to do to fill our afternoon trips, amazing scenery and mountains not a huge drive away. Supermarche about 20 mins drive and small shop in village 5 mins drive. Judy sorted out a canoe trip for us, which was a laugh. There is great walking, don’t forget boots and rucksack !

Would we go again ?  -  Absolutely yes.  I really shouldn't give it a good review as want to keep as our secret spot!

Friendly, clean, relaxing, quiet, lovely scenery, plenty enough to see and do in the area. It’s a lovely part of the world. Just what a holiday should be.

Sep 26, 2014 by Andy Roberts

A breath of fresh air

After camping for a week on the south coast (incredibly busy) we stopped off at La Source and ended up staying for 5 nights. The good things said in previous reviews are true, it was a breath of Fresh Air compared to the south coast, it actually felt as though our holiday had just started.

The scenery ranks amongst some of the most beautiful we've seen and there are some spectacular walks to be had, some starting from La Source. The site itself is beautifully clean and the grounds well looked after, the owners (Paul and Judy) give you a warm welcome and were most helpful during our stay - a pretty site and a perfect place to relax. Can't wait to go back.

Ps. the best bit – a choice of fresh bread was available every morning

Sep 12, 2014 by Keith

Tipi - tastic

Just returned from a weeks stay in one of Paul and Judy's Tipi's. It was amazing, literally everything you needed (down to the kitchen roll) was provided. We were lucky enough to experience some thunderstorms overnight as well which were impressive and we stayed perfectly warm and dry. The site itself is immaculately clean if basic at the moment though there I believe plans a foot to modernise, but everything works and is useable and the showers were hot and powerful, nothing like the campsite showers I remember! The views are also terrific from all round the campsite.

Paul and Judy are fabulous hosts, full of knowledge about the area and always had a suggestion for where to go and what to do. 

Judy's cooking is also amazing and it was very handy to have the option of eating dinner on site without having to cook.

 I can't recommend La Source enough. Go, you will love it. And stay in a Tipi!

Jul 9, 2014 by Briony

Camping La Source

We stayed one night on our way through France and it was a perfect start to our camping season!!  The owners were the most helpful, warm and accommodating couple and they are doing great things with the site.  Everything is well done, very clean and well looked after.  We are looking forward to returning to sample the new restaurant.  The area is very beautiful and the owners recommended some good walks and local bike rides. We will definitely return. 

May 28, 2014 by Jane Westcott

Beautiful Campsite!

We had never visited or stayed in the Hautes Alpes before, what an amazing and beautiful place there is so much to do and see. We went canoeing on the Drome and hiking on routes / maps given to us by the owners, We will come back next year with our mountain bikes to try some of the mountain bike trails..

La Source is a truly relaxing place and a perfect site to explore this corner of France, Our pitch faced the mountains and the rising sun, one morning a small herd of deer strolled through the fields and past our tent. The pitches are large and well spaced with a choice of open field or secluded wooded pitches, the facilities are very clean and overall the site was really well looked after by the owners. We would highly recommend that you stay here and explore the Hautes Alpes, we’ll be returning to La Source possibly to try out one of the Tipi’s.

May 22, 2014 by James

Fantastic Location

We just spent ten wonderful days at La Source this May 2014. We have been camping for twenty  years now and this site is now in our top three iever. Its a small site which suites us perfectly, there are rooms in the house as well as teepees, its very quiet and spacious plenty of wildlife in the fields around you. The campsite is very well maintiained and the owners are doing some plans to update bits and bobs but as it stands now the toilets are spotlessly clean as are the showers and plenty of hot water. The site is well located for touring the area whether it be the Haute Alps or the Vercour  and Paul and Judy had plenty of suggestions of places to see and things to do as they are very experienced in the area which is really useful.. We couldn't fault the site and would reccommend it to anyone who wants a small well run site with stunning scenery all around run by charming people who's concern is your enjoyment.

May 21, 2014 by debbie cox

A Real Gem

We stayed at La Source for 6 nights in June 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed it; this has to be one of the most chilled and relaxing campsites we've ever stayed at. There will be a change of ownership this year and the new owner plans to convert part of the barn in to a cafe and erect some tipi type tents for hire already set up.

The campsite is listed as being a waterside location but it isn't (unless you count the ditch). Swimming is available in some ponds but they are some distance. A visit to the Gorges of Méouge is a must for dip in the river there too.

Visitors should be aware that a train track runs past the bottom of the site with a nearby level crossing at which the train is obliged to sound its horn. The last train at night is around 11 PM and the first in the morning is about 6 AM. In the still mountain air the sound of the train whistle can be heard echoing around the valley. It was a shock the first night but after that we hardly noticed. You would be well advised to select a pitch as far away from the road/trains as possible for maximum peace.

Some pitches are under trees and some are in the open. I would never recommend camping under trees but apparently some people like the shade that it offers and are prepared to put up with bird poo, tree sap etc on their tents - not to mention the flies.

The writers of another review (Bottom Bracket) were there again with their tandem during our visit. Long may they keep returning.

Jun 30, 2013 by Manglemender

Best Camping Site I Have Ever Been To !!

La Source is one of our favorite spots in the world. Honestly. It’s situated among beautiful surroundings and easily found - yet it’s far enough off the beaten track to offer peace and tranquility. There’s plenty to do nearby (find out for yourself) or alternatively it would not be a wasted day sitting outside your tent waiting for a microlight to fly overhead. We have visited La Source for a number of years now and each time arrived to a warm welcome equaled only by an immaculate pitch and facilities. Whatever you want can be easily found - shopping, swimming, cycling etc but it’s relaxation that brings us bank time and time again. Keep up the good work ladies your doing a magnificent job - La Source C’est Bon !
Oct 31, 2012 by MM

Camping La Source

BOTTOM BRACKET For the past 5 years we have cycled on our Tandem from southern Spain (where we live) touring most European countries and have yet to find many sites in that is anywhere near the first class facilities and ambience of LA SOURCE, The owners put hem selves out to accommodate my desire for the ultimate emplacement, providing us with table and chairs a welcomed luxury not forthcoming to often, Hot showers that are above reproach and the bonus of Toilet seats in the loo, not found to often, like being at home, In fact we FEEL AT HOME, We stayed with our touring caravan, but prefer the comfort of our tent now we are older , we highly recommend to all who wish site with peace and quite, and with many places of interest in the locality
Jun 5, 2012 by BOTTOM BRACKET

Camping La Source

We have stayed a week or two at La Source 3 times over the last six years, first in a Tourer and now our campervan. There are not many campsites we keep on going back to but this is one of them. The area is great for walking and cycling. Hang gliders often float silently above the site which is situated near a handsome range of hills. The English owners go out of their way to be helpful. The facilities are always super clean and best of all the washing up sinks are indoors! Highly recommended.

Jun 4, 2012 by Pasties

Camping La Source

We are very much looking forward to our third year at La Source, what a find! It is so peaceful and quiet and to wake up every morning to the fab views is medicine for the soul. All the pitches are well spaced (which is great, no crossing of guy ropes - it can happen!) and there is a good variety of wooded area or open space. There is so much to do locally, we still have lots to see and do, fishing is on this year’s list, and most of our afternoons are spent at the local lake which our children - now 13yrs and 11yrs thoroughly enjoy. The Owners are so lovely and they work very hard keeping the site and its facilities in immaculate condition (hairs in sinks and showers are a pet hate of mine and I’ve yet to be offended!). They are always available for help and advice on where to visit and we have had some great days out on their recommendations. This year we have friends joining us for a couple of nights on their way down south and I would not hesitate to recommend this site to anyone who wants a warm welcome and a break from the hurley-burley of the rat-race.
May 27, 2012 by green249

Camping La Source

it was our first time camping in France so everything was a new experience. We stayed at several sites, all recommended by Cool Camping. We arrived at La Source having had a lovely time at one site, the drive was around 6 hours so of course we were tired. Firstly the site was difficult to find, we don’t possess sat nav. Secondly the welcome although friendly wasn’t warm. Thirdly we had to pitch under trees although there appeared to be plenty of space when we arrived. Fourthly the site was quite basic and fairly bland although the scenery was beautiful. We stayed for two nights but that was more than enough as the campsite lacked atmosphere. On our departure the owners were rather perfunctory and didn’t wish us ’bon voyage’ or ’do come again’, so we won’t! I’m sorry to have to write a poor review but it’s been almost a year since our stay and the feeling didn’t leave me and our next campsite was a revelation! Do go for the scenery, and the price(quite cheap). Don’t go for the atmosphere or welcome.
Mar 28, 2012 by be brave

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