Ref: FR51070

Camping de la Forêt

France, Champagne-Ardenne, Marne, Arrigny

Tel:
+33 3 26 72 63 17
Open:
1 April - 30 September.

Alan Rogers Review

In the heart of the Champagne region, Camping de la Forêt is in a rural setting on the edge of woodland and just a few metres from the Lac du Der-Chantecoq, described as Europe’s largest artificial lake. There are 100 touring pitches off uneven gravel roadways, offering a choice of shaded or more open locations; electricity connections (10/16A) are available. A further ten pitches are occupied on a permanent basis and fifteen by chalets for hire. The nearby sandy beach offers supervised swimming and a playground, whilst a little further down the lake is a sailing school. Walking and cycling tracks follow the 38 km. circumference of the lake.

Energetic cyclists can use tracks to the towns of Saint-Dizier and Vitry-le-François. The lake is the site of the Réserve Nationale de Chasse et de Faune Sauvage and a museum tells the story of the creation of the Lac du Der and gives a good insight into the area’s natural history and traditions. The nearby village of Arrigny has a bar and restaurant and a few shops including a bakery and grocer’s store, but the nearest supermarket, filling station and banks are in Vitry-le-François. The Champagne vineyards and cellars are popular destinations for visitors.

Facilities

Two basic sanitary blocks provide free hot pushbutton showers and washbasins. Baby room and facilities for disabled visitors. Washing machine and dryer. Fresh bread daily. Small shop. Snack bar. Outdoor pool (1/5-5/9). Large playground. Miniclub. Games room. Multisports field. Table tennis. Fishing. WiFi (free).

  • Bar Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Pets allowed
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Riding Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site

Location

Arrigny is 53 km. south-east of Chalôns-en-Champagne. From A26 (Reims/Troyes) motorway, leave at exit 20 (Sommesous) and take N4 to Vitry- le-François; before town, turn south on D2 and by-pass town following signs to Lac du Der (D14/D396). At roundabout take D13 south-east for 16 km. through village to lake and campsite on left.
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
48.60396 4.71463
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N48 36 14 W4 42 52

Accommodation

Chalet

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5: 1 double, 3 singles, bunk bed, pillows and blankets provided

Living heating, shower, WC, separate WC
Eating fitted kitchen with hobs, oven, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, freezer
Outside table & chairs, barbecue
Pets accepted (with supplement)
Charges Low Season (from) €190 per week
High Season (from) €530 per week
Season 3 April -30/11/16

Chalet

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6: 2 doubles, 2 singles, bunk bed, pillows and blankets provided

Living heating, shower, WC, separate WC
Eating fitted kitchen with hobs, oven, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, freezer
Outside table & chairs, barbecue
Pets accepted (with supplement)
Charges Low Season (from) €290 per week
High Season (from) €280 per week
Season 3 April -30/11/16