Little Carpe Diem Campsite

Your hosts

A campsite… A crazy idea that we, Mélanie and Sylvain,
we have long mentioned during our travels before taking the plunge, in 2018,
by discovering the jewel that was the Little Carpe Diem (“Les Olivettes” at the time)

Now, our work at your service has real meaning:
Propose this “Pas de cote” which is dear to us, and put your daily life on hold for a while. Yes, “working for people on vacation” gives real human meaning to our work,
our welcome and the moments of sharing that we experience with our customers.

Your campsite

Between Luberon and Verdon, installed on the hillside of Durance for more than 40 years, the Little Carpe Diem cultivates calm and relaxation in a family atmosphere in the middle of century-old olive trees. A place with a remarkable environment where each location is a setting for your holidays.

Located away, here nature is present everywhere under the shade of the high oaks on the edge of the campsite or in the olive groves. There is no shortage of space to pitch the tent!

With original proposals for “private toilet sheds” or fully equipped “Safari” tents, the comfort of reception is in the spotlight, in an “eco-camping” mode that we wish to offer.


At Little Carpe Diem, between Luberon and Verdon, time stands still to be closer to oneself, to others and to nature.
We welcome you under the olive trees or in the shade of the oaks for happy moments in the Provencal sun, in peace and in the greatest comfort.
It is a part of benevolent and attentive humanity that we offer you 🙂


Camping Little Carpe Diem

Hameau Les Pourcelles
04190 LES MEES
Tel : +33 4 92 34 18 97
Gsm : +33 7 67 90 60 10



Offer a quiet and secluded place while being close to everything
– Here comes the Little Carpe Diem! –
Discover the Luberon and its ochres to the west, passing through Forcalquier, Banon and Simianne.
Breathe to the East, discovering the grandiose landscapes of the Gorges du Verdon, Moustier and Castellanne.
As well as the Mediterranean to the south: Marseille, Cassis!
– Here is Provence, here is THE SOUTH! –



Advantages of the campsite

  • Sustainable development

    Sustainable development

    What to spend holidays in peace, with the assurance of real eco-responsibility: With its solar production and the complete eradication of fossil fuels, the Little Carpe Diem is a campsite at the forefront of responsible tourism : A "zero impact for the planet" campsite because the energy used during your stay has already been produced and saved throughout the year!

    Sustainable development
  • Unusual accommodation

    Unusual accommodation

    Camp under a canvas, with all the comfort of our Dome or our Safari tents, spend a cocooning stay closer to the nature that surrounds you, under the sun.

    Unusual accommodation
  • Hiking and mountain running

    Hiking and mountain running

    Discover during a short walk "Les Pénitents" in the village of Les Mées - majestic concretions in the heart of the Durance!Walk the "Chemin des Oliviers" starting from the campsite, where the fields of some 80,000 feet sometimes centenarians give our commune a recognized and appreciated AOP oil

    Hiking and mountain running
  • Sustainable development

    Sustainable development

    At Little Carpe Diem, we are particularly sensitive to all our negative impacts on our land, which pushes us to make ever more voluntary choices in respect of our environment.Thus, during your stay, each use, each resource that we wish to put at your service for your comfort has been designed for the least impact for future generations. This is possible thanks to the generous sun of Provence, this is possible by well thought-out energy management systems and this is also possible thanks to you, in the economic use that you will be able to make of resources, sorting, compost , your food, etc.Local production of electricity for the car, hot water for your showers, seeds for beer and flavorings for syrup, nothing is missing from the panel of possible respectful choices even on vacation!This is also the case for fauna and flora: No chemistry and No fences at Little Carpe Diem!

    Sustainable development
  • Idleness and well-being

    Idleness and well-being

    On a hammock, under the library tent with your children and to the sound of cicadas, take advantage of the time that passes to meet up, share...

    Idleness and well-being