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Camping du Vivier aux Carpes

France, Picardy, Aisne, Seraucourt-le-Grand

+33 3 23 60 50 10
End March - End October.

Alan Rogers Review

Vivier aux Carpes is a small quiet site close to the A26, two hours from Calais, so it is an ideal overnight stop on your journey into Europe or a P.m departure from Calais. This is also a great sport to extend your stay if you wish to relax and explore Picardy. Access to this site is easy as it is situated in the village with local shops and facilities. This neat, purpose-designed site is imaginatively set around an attractive 7ha fishing lake ideal for avid anglers. The 67 well-spaced pitches are at least 100 sq.m, mainly on flat grass with dividing hedges. The 40 touring units all have 10A electricity, and there are particular pitches on gravel for motorhomes. The facilities on-site include a bar and restaurant in high season with outdoor table’s in a courtyard area next to a modern heated covered outdoor swimming pool. The site also offers excellent facilities, including a modern laundry/ironing room; above the laundry room, there is a large indoor games room with various activities. The site also offers a communal fridge/freezer, microwave & kettle for general use. Enthusiastic owners speak excellent English and are keen to welcome British visitors.

This site is ideal for fishing enthusiasts and couples seeking a quiet holiday. Facilities for children are excellent, but there are no organised activities, and there is a 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 wildlife. 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).


The clean, modern toilet block has spacious shower cubicles (pushbutton controls) and a couple of washbasins in cabins. Toilet facilities may be under a little pressure at busy times. Separate, heated accessible sanitary suite. Laundry facilities. Basic motorhome services. Open-air snack bar and takeaway (July/Aug). Outdoor swimming pool, Large games room. Large play area with an acrobatic structure and football area. 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 the site.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing on Site
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Small Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable

Green Credentials

  • EV charging points available


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.

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Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
49.781966 3.213153
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N49 46 55 W3 12 47

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