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Visitor Reviews - La Croix Du Vieux Pont

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La Croix Du Vieux Pont
Berny Riviere
Picardy Nord-Pas-de-Calais   (Browse area)
02290   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0323555002

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Nearby: (within x miles)
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Pitches: 520
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 76 Reviews
              8/10 from 76 Reviews

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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Foxylady2 6 reviews from this member

Just returned from 8 nights at this site. This site is easy to find and only a couple of hours from Calais. We stayed in a static on the new bit - accessed by an underpass. The pitches were very big and the facilities spotless. We found staff to be very friendly, and shop, takeaway and bar reasonable. We shopped at Intermarche in the village but the Cora in Soissions was much cheaper. The swimming pools were brill although the changing rooms etc could do with upgrading. The site has a coach which goes to Disney and Paris. We decided to drive to Disney ourselves then we could watch the light show at the end of the day - glad we did this as it was fantastic. We bought disney tickets before we went and saved loads! We took the coach to Paris and had a lovely day - really glad we didn't drive here - it was manic! If you want to go up the Eiffel Tower I would pre book! All in all we had a brill time - couldn't fault the site and would deffo return.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sammonp 12 reviews from this member

I did my research and was advised to request a pitch either by the 'beach' or the 'new under the tunnel' section - I would STRONGLY advise other campers to do the same. I left my request too late, and in February was advised by the site that only 'le Parc' was available.

After discussing this option with La Croix regulars on the UKCampsite.co.uk forum, I went ahead and made the booking with the caveate 'not near the river'.

On the 10th August we arrived for 14 nights, and guess where we were offered? Le Parc - next to the river !

I pointed out my reservation stated “not next to river” and was offered a couple of other options, which were sloping, and many meters away from the electric point.

So I took the river pitch.

I would caution against Le Parc pitches – they are dark – most under trees, prone to flooding, when it rains heavy the rain puddles, and due to lak of light, it stays around. The others nearer the Chateau, are quite sloping.

One further irritant was that the pitches in le Parc are not marked, and the site appear to allocate campers to “spare ground” and really cram us in. We arrived back from Soissons one day to find a tent pitched 1m from our awing – there was a lot of pitches/space available elsewhere – the tent owner apologised, stating that was the best offer from a bad lot that the site gave him !

You may need a continental electric connector, my connection did, but others nearby did not.

The facilities near Le parc are a very big let-down – I understand le parc is just used as a summer overflow, but the facilities nearby are very tired. For example the toilets have no seat lid, and when flushed the some water “sprays” out onto the floor – for a 5* site, this is unacceptable. When it rained, it was impossible to keep these facilities “clean”. Surprisingly, there are Canvas serviced tents just outside of Le parc, which also share these facilities, I am surprised Canvas have not influenced La Criox to upgrade these facilities.

There are modern and very good facilities elsewhere – specifically, under the tunnel, near the beach and near the tree house.

We used a mixture of these facilities. The facilities were cleaned regularly, but the cleaners job at the older facilities was a thank less task!

If you had a tent, the walk to the better facilities (for number 1s) would be an absolute pain in the backside.

During our stay we also looked at a number of the pitches with the stone BBQs and chatted to their occupants – the pitches would really struggle to host a large 6 berth with awning/annexes.

So key pitfalls to avoid are a bad pitch on Le Parc (ideally avoid completely), and the facilities near Le Parc

I concur with the other reviewers view of the shared facilities – pool, beach etc which are really good for young families.

So in summary – In peak season, I would avoid La Croix, unless a beach or under the tunnel pitch was available – if these pitches were available, then la Croix would a very good option.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dubdogs 67 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for one night whilst touring in the area. Unfortunately we hadn't done any research on the site, otherwise we wouldn't have stopped.

It's a massive resort type complex and our preference is for small rural sites.

If you're after takeaway pizza, swimming pools, bar showing the football, etc, etc, then this site would be good for you.

The site was expensive and not kept particularly clean. I wouldn't recommend the site.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Marshland 3 reviews from this member

I agree with most of the comments in that this is a really good site well worth its 5 stars so I won't repeat details of the facilities.

The main touring pitches are either on grass around the furthest fishing lake but even their there are plenty of electric/water points and near to reception where the pitches are of adequate size but have electric, water and waste on each pitch.

Unusually there is a small covered area with a stone barbecue for each pitch.

Reception is open 8am to 7pm and is staffed by helpful English speaking staff.

There is a tarmac area for late arrivals or for people who leave between 10pm and 7. 30am

It is expensive at 30 euros a night but if you belong to the camping card scheme then off season this is reduced to 18 euros a night.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jembob 2 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a fantastic 12 night break at this campsite. Campsite Quite easy to find upto the point of driving through the village, this bit after a long drive may throw some people ! We found reception friendly and were shown our pitch, which was a great pitch. Our pitch was to the right of the reception as you look at it, can't remember the avenues name, sorry, it was under a lot of lovely blossom trees, big grassy pitch with high hedge around the 3 back sides, lowering to a smaller hedge to the front, a lot of camper vans used this area too. Own water pipe, twin electrics (3/2 pin), no grey waste drain so we asked about and the general consensus was to tip it around the hedge row, it seemed to work !?! Also pitch was handy for toilet block (unisex), which never bothered us, showers and loos all well kept and cleaned regularly (you need to take toilet paper too, so make sure you have some to hand before sitting down ! Lol ). The shop was very handy too, same as usual though, a bit more expensive than the small supermarket in the village, and cheaper still the big Cora hypermarket in Soissions. The bakery on site next to the shop was lovely too, again a bit more expensive, but not dear ! Gorgeous French bread and croissants for breakfast. Whole site biggest we've been to, about 1 kilometre long, 3 pools, two indoor and one outside, 2 slides, great for all ages, three lakes, one with a beach, pedalos on one lake and a lot of fishing too. Our cars never moved for the first week we got there because the weather was brilliant and so much to do on site, only really ventured out the two dull days we had. Overall a great site for our family and kids 7-11, but if your looking for a quiet get away, maybe not. Handy site bus to euro Disney too about 16 euro a adult I think ?? 9 per child, took the hassel out of driving around Paris ! We also went to a few war memorials too, well worth a look. The tourist info shop in the village is brilliant too, very helpful. Now for those dads that fancy a beer away from the family and not paying the earth for it, the welcome cottage inn at the bottom of the village was good, and if you buy a few rounds in there the landlord will give you a lift back too ! We WILL be back again, but there's a lot of France still to explore !

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Camper Bunnies 3 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for a week just before Easter in a static caravan on a new part of the campsite reached via an underpass. All the units on the newer part of the campsite were in very good condition, on pitches which were probably the biggest we have ever seen! It was the beginning of the season, so as you would hope the campsite was spotless and very tidy. All the toilet facilities used were also very clean and tidy. A lot of the units are situated around the lakes on site, where kids can play/pedalo/trampoline etc.

The tent pitches seemed to be at the back of the campsite, backing onto the river, but again, all seemed clean and tidy. We did use the pools which were clean (although had a very strong chemical smell), however the changing rooms/showers were very cold/dark/dirty and we scurried through to get to the pool areas. There was very clear signage to confirm that the slides/chutes were not supervised and kids seemed to be bundling down them.

We didn't eat at the facilities on site, as there is a supermarket very close by. We did eat at Chez Michell, which is just literally a mile away, easy stroll/cycle down a track next to the campsite. This place came highly recommended, but we found it to be mediocre and we didn't go back (although the proprieter makes every effort to make you welcome).

We visited the Tourist Office in the village, where the lady who worked there was extremely helpful in giving us lots of information about the area.

We took out bicycles, and did a lot of cycling around the village/area on off-road tracks and disused railway lines. We also took the bikes for a picnic to the Forest of Compeigne which had many cycle tracks through the woods, we were out for several hours, and didn't see a soul.

We visited Pierrefond with its most beautiful Chateau, well worth a visit, and the area is littered with WWI areas of interest.

This campsite is of a good standard, however it has a very English feel/clientelle, we really could have been at a campsite anywhere in the UK. If you are looking for a French experience, this campsite will not give that.

We did enjoy our stay here, it was only 3 hours easy drive from Calais and close enough to Paris for a visit.

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