This is a lovely little site 'far from the madding crowd' but with easy access from the N4. It can take about twenty five units spread randomly on grassy areas among a variety of shady trees. Electricity (6 amp) is available from various points but, depending upon where you decide to pitch, a long lead or even two may be required. There are only two water points, one at the top of the site adjacent to the two hard-tanding pitches and one towards the bottom right of the site behind a tree. The toilet block is kept very clean and the two spacious showers provide plenty of hot water. In July and August the owner operates a pre-ordering system for bread but outside of these months bread has to be obtained from the local boulangeries - the nearest being at Frignicourt, a distance of about four kilometres.
However, the essence of this site is it's simplicity and tranquility. The only real noise to be heard is the sound of birdsong. It is located at the edge of the village among open farm land and only a short distance from a lake and cycle paths along the Marne and Saône canal. The nearest significant town is Vitry-le-Françoise which has a large Thursday market.
Within a ten minute drive, in the tiny village of Matignicourt Goncourt, is an very nice modern restaurant, the 'Delices des Papilles', serving excellent food and wine.
This site is used a lot as an overnight stop by those on their way to or from eastern France or beyond but for those who enjoy peace and quiet and a rural setting it is well worth a longer stay.
This is a small, rural site at the end of the village of Luxemont, 5 miles or so south-east of the town of Vitry le Francois. It consists of a grassy, orchard-like area with enough trees to provide shade while still retaining an open feel. There are no marked out pitches and you pitch where you like, though there is plenty of room so even if full I don't think you would feel on top of each other.
6 amp electric is available from 2 or 3 centrally positioned posts, so you might need a long lead. The water point is a push button type behind a tree, by one of the electric points, and takes ages to fill an aquaroll. An alternative would be to use the hosepipe at the motorhome service area, but we realised that too late! The unisex facilities are modern and spotless, though the 2 showers (adjustable temperature with lovely hot water) and 2 toilets might be a little stretched if the site was full. There are washing up and washing sinks, but no washing machine. There is just a swing and small sandpit for children.
The campsite has its own lake with a small beach just down the road and there is good cycling along the side of the canal to Vitry le Francois one way and as far as Lac du Der the other (too far for us!). There are Leclerc and SuperU supermarkets (with fuel) and an Aldi a short drive away but no boulangerie within walking distance and no bread ordering service.
Reception is open from 8-9am and then from 12-8pm but if not open, pitch yourself and call in later. On check-in the friendly owner provides you with comprehensive information regarding the local area and a map showing shops etc.
We loved this site - ideal for peace and quiet and had a really relaxed feel to it, and at 14 euros 60 for unit + 2 including electricity, very good value. We hope to return soon.
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