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Camping du Vivier aux Carpes

Camping du Vivier aux Carpes

Aisne, Picardy, Seraucourt-le-Grand

Tel:  
03 23 60 50 10
Open (touring pitches):  
1 March - 31 October.

Ref: FR02000

Alan Rogers Review

Vivier aux Carpes is a small quiet site, close to the A26, two hours from Calais, so is an ideal overnight stop but is also worthy of a longer stay. The 65 well spaced pitches are at least 100 sq.m, mainly on flat grass with dividing hedges. The 40 for touring units all have 10A electricity and there are special pitches on gravel for motorcaravans. This is a neat, purpose designed site imaginatively set out around attractive fishing ponds, which are naturally unfenced, and has a comfortable feel. The enthusiastic owners speak excellent English and are keen to welcome British visitors.

This site is ideal for fishing enthusiasts and for couples seeking a quiet holiday. Facilities for children are good, but there are no organised activities and there is as lot of open water to tempt young children. The outlook from pitches on the largest of the ponds is most attractive, with small animals (sheep and goats) in a field on the other side, linked to the camping field by a small footbridge. There is also abundant wild life. The cathedral city of Saint Quentin is within easy reach and has a wealth of history and architecture to offer as well as good shops, bars and restaurants. Other possible destinations for days out could include the cathedral cities of Reims, Amiens and Laon; Disneyland is just over an hour away, Compiegne and the WW1 battlefields are near and Paris is easily reached by train (1 hour 15 minutes from Saint Quentin).

Facilities

The clean, modern toilet block has spacious shower cubicles (push-button controls) and a couple of washbasins in cabins. Toilet facilities may be under a little pressure at busy times. Separate, heated suite for disabled visitors. Laundry facilities. Basic motorcaravan services. Open-air snack bar and takeaway (July/Aug). Large games room. Small play area. Bicycle hire. Pétanque. Fishing (about € 6 p/day, € 35 p/week). Gates open 07.00-22.00. Rallies welcome. WiFi over site (charged). Cycling and walking tours from site.

  • American Motor Homes
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Bar
  • Bar on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing on Site
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Riding
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi (all site)

Location

Directions

Leave A26 (Calais-Reims) at exit 11. Take D1 left towards Soissons for 4 km, then take exit for Seraucourt-le-Grand onto D8; on entering Essigny-le-Grand (4 km) turn sharp right on D72 to Seraucourt-le-Grand (5 km). Site is signed and is on right with entrance between houses.

At A Glance

Staying at this site

6 accommodations
40 pitches

Facilities
  • American Motor Homes
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bar
  • Boat Launch
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Riding
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi
Awards
Inspected & Selected
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Reviewed by Alan Rogers

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  • De beste campings in Frankrijk 2015
  • The best campsites in France 2015

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