Campsite gps coordinatesRegistration & HQ - N 44°18'47.4" E 005°50'01.8"Arriving by Car
Note - Autoroute signs are BlueDriving from the North, use the Autoroutes to Grenoble, then get on the south bypass (Rocade Sud) after which you follow the Sisteron signs to join the main road (N75) over the Col de Croix Haute to Aspres and then Laragne.
From Nice either take the A7 motorway to Aix and then follow the A51 as above or take the croos country route via the N202 to St Andre les Alpes and Barreme, then the N85 to Digne, Chateau Arnoux to Sisteron and the N75 to Laragne - this route is much quicker than going via Grasse.
Those travelling from the East may choose to come via Montgenevre or Col de Larche to Gap, then following the signs to Sisteron and Laragne.
For those travelling from the UK ferry fares in our experience are considerably cheaper through agents or on the net rather than directly through the bigger companies.Arriving by Air
Marseille Provence airport (Marignane) is the nearest airport, approximately one and a quarter hours drive from Laragne and there are good bus and train connections, (the airport bus goes direct to either the Bus station at Aix or the train station at Marseille, however the last bus and train services to Laragne or Sisteron (check both) run at around 1800 hrs, so make sure your flight gets in at a good time. From the UK, Easyjet Ryanair and BA have cheap daily flights to Marseille airport. Several other carriers now fly in to Marseille from Scandinavia and Northern Europe and of course there are several Air France flights daily from many French destinations.
Nimes airport is just over 2 hours drive, and Grenoble 3hrs, Ryanair have flights into both from London, East Midlands Glasgow and Liverpool.
Nice airport is just under three hours away. Either by Autoroute or through the mountains, Innumerable airlines operate into Nice from all over Europe including most of the budget airlines. Buses and Trains are available to Sisteron, check the Nice airport website.
There are also a number of other airports within a three to four hour drive - Lyon Toulon or Montpellier.
Car Hire is available at all the above airports see below.Arriving by Train
Now the fast TGV link has been completed to near Marseilles, travel by rail is a real possibility, especially when there are special offers available. There are SNCF stations at both Sisteron and Laragne, with direct trains to Aix en Provence and Marseille and links to Gap, Grenoble and Lyon. There is a bus from the Aix TGV station to the Aix bus station from where there are also direct buses to Sisteron and Laragne.
At some times of year there are direct Eurostar www.eurostar.com, services from to Avignon (Eurostar) and from Paris to Gap (SNCF), www.voyages-sncf.com, including a sleeper service on the Gap route. Also to book try Rail Europe. http://www.raileurope.co.uk/europeantickets/index.asp
The SNCF voyages website has details of train services and bookings can be made on line. See www.voyages-sncf.com
Train services run direct from Paris to Gap including a sleeper service or there are connecting buses from Veynes to Laragne from this service.
Car Hire is also available from most train stations.Arriving by Bus
Buses run direct from Nice, Geneva, Marseille, Aix and Gap to Laragne and Sisteron with connections to Avignon and most other French destinations. The French bus services are generally very good and on time.Car Hire
Car hire costs vary greatly in France. We recommend using one of the internet booking agents who can often supply the same car direct from the bigger companies at a third of the direct unreserved cost. There are more and more companies doing good deals particularily in partnership with the budget airlines. Please note most companies do charge an after hours fee if collecting the car outside normal office opening times. Also some of the bigger companies (especially the biggest European one) have very long queues at Nice for car collection.