Camping les Etangs du Moulin is a unique, small and friendly site to the south of Saint Quentin, which is essentially a Wild West-themed holiday village. As well as the 30 touring pitches (with 6A electricity), an assortment of teepees, wagons and cabins are available to rent. There are no fewer than eight lakes here, two stocked with trout and two with carp, making this site a good choice for anglers (fishing materials available for hire). The reception, restaurant and bar also follow the Wild West theme. Mountain bikes can be hired and the site’s owners can recommend a number of routes.
The Medieval town of Laon is within easy reach and rises above the flat Picardy plain. It has a fine cathedral and many other buildings dating back to the 13th century. The town also boasts the only fully automated municipal cable car system in the world, linking the upper and lower towns. The nearby forest of Saint Gobain houses a riding centre and is also an attractive destination for hikers.