Ref: FR52020

Castel Camping la Forge de Sainte Marie

France, Champagne-Ardenne, Haute-Marne, Thonnance-les-Moulins

+33 3 25 94 42 00
Mid April - Start September.

Alan Rogers Review

This attractive campsite in a secluded valley is accessed through a narrow arched gateway. It was created in 1995 by careful conservation of original forge buildings and the surrounding land. The River Rongeant meanders through the site widening into a small fishing lake. A picturesque bridge links the upper part of the site to the reception area. Grass pitches, 145 for touring units, are of varying sizes on terraces, amongst trees or in more open spaces. Electricity (6A, Europlug) and water are available, and 120 pitches are fully serviced. Ten premium pitches have garden furniture, fridge and barbecue. There are also 39 mobile homes and chalets. Larger units should take care when manoeuvring.

The department of Haute-Marne is situated between the better known areas of Champagne and the Vosges. It is a sleepy land of rolling hills, forests and farmland. In the heart of this lies Thonnance-les-Moulins, a small village 12 km. east of Joinville and the north-south N67 main road between Saint Dizier and Chaumont. There is much of interest in the area – Joan d’Arc and General de Gaulle lived near and it is not too far to the Champagne vineyards and cellars at Reims. It is also possible to visit the largest man-made lake in Europe at Giffaumont-Champaubert. A visit to Grand (20 km) with its Gallo-Roman amphitheatre and mosaic is a must.


Two sanitary blocks provide all facilities including those for children and disabled visitors. Family shower room. Additional facilities at reception and pool complex. Laundry facilities. Shop, restaurant and bar with terrace. Pizzeria in high season. Heated indoor pool and one for children (18/4-4/9). Play areas. Bicycle hire. Fishing (charged). Games room. Archery. Organised games for children (July/Aug). Programme for adults including wine and cheese tasting and guided walks. WiFi (charged).

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar on Site
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing on Site
  • Golf Nearby
  • Indoor Pool Heated
  • Indoor Pool on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable


Site is 12 km. southeast of Joinville between Poissons and Germay on road D427. The site entrance and access roads may be a little tight for large units.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
48.40644 5.27109
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N48 24 23 W5 16 15

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