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Visitor Reviews - Camping Parc Des Cygnes

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Camping Parc Des Cygnes
111 Avenue Des Cygnes
Amiens
Picardy Nord-Pas-de-Calais   (Browse area)
80080   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 00 33 3 22 43 29 28

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Pitches: 145
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 17 Reviews
              8/10 from 17 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  17 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jemcollie 9 reviews from this member

This site is on the edge of Amiens but it has security features of a city centre site. The gates are locked shut overnight.

We received a warm welcome and English is spoken by some of the staff. There are information leaflets in reception and we were invited to choose our pitch.

Each grassy area is 'fronted' by concrete so it would have been possible to move your van onto hardstanding in inclement weather. The pitches were not particularly private and the markers were not too specific so pitching and electric hookup was a bit random.

Only one toilet block was open and this was not as clean as we would have liked.

Despite the number of units on the site, (certainly about three quarters full), there was no bar, tv room, shop or friterie. Disappointing, really.

There are lots of places to walk, though it is a long walk into the city. Catch the bus if you don't have a dog. The drivers don't always let a dog on, so we had to content ourselves with riverside walks - you can walk for miles!

The site is only a short distance drive from Albert, Thiepval and all the Somme battlefields. As always, near a city, there are supermarkets and industrial estates close by.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Monty the Motorhome 3 reviews from this member

Great site. Spacious plots, friendly staff, clean & warm facilities, Pastry/Bread delivered to site. Quite even though routes are nearby.

Well placed for routes N1 / A16 / N25.

Used as a base to go to Peronne and Albert touring WW1 sites.

Camping car aire at front of site with aire de service.

Quiet when we visited only some 12 units, mainly motorhomes.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Buccy 1 review from this member

We stayed on the campsite to attend the flea market in Amiens. Reception staff more than helpful in helping us to find free car parking close to the market area. As it was low season only one toilet and shower block open not a problem as site half full. Fishing available free of charge on site, lots of walks for our 2 dogs. Enjoyed our stay and would book again. A visit into the town, I would recommend as the Cathedral is magnificent, had a coffee and local speciality maccaron sitting in the square. One issue might be the length of power cable needed, if not able to park close to the hook up point. 20 meters plus in some cases.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pillsley 17 reviews from this member

The pitch is just off the A16 on the edge of Amiens.

Staff at reception speak good English and there are lots of tourist leaflets on offer. If you ask about the bus, they give you a small map and point you in the right direction for the bus that runs on Sundays. We visited out of season so the bar and the shop were closed, but you can still order bread for the next morning and the tv room is available. They also sell postcards and stamps and you can leave your post there for next day collection.

The grass pitches are 'field' rather than 'golf course' quality and the pitches aren't huge, but hedging makes sure that you aren't overlooked by too many other campers. The toilet blocks are clean and adequate with 8 showers and 8 sink cubicles. There are 3 toilets per gender and, in the ladies, a fourth larger cubicle for disabled access. There is some traffic noise during the day.

There's an Intermarche supermarket within walking distance and a very large Carrefour a short drive away - you can buy petrol there as well.

Albert, Thiepval, Peronne etc are nearby and part of the WW1 remembrance trail.

The bus runs to Amiens from outside the site during the week and, on Sundays, a short walk away. It costs 1.20 each way. The walk along the canal towpath is a pleasant stroll and, in the opposite direction, goes as far as Peronne.

Amiens has plenty to offer by way of parks and canals and, of course, the 13th century cathedral which is a world heritage site. Throughout the summer until mid September (and again, over Christmas) there's a 'light' show which is absolutely stunning.

On our last day, we visited Samara which, for 7.50 each (9.00 high season) was very good value for money and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Touring the World 5 reviews from this member

Well all I can describe is 'Mozzy Central'. Never have we been bitten so often, it was nasty. The ground is soft which is unusual for the time of year. On a greater inspection it is right next to a marsh.

We parked near the middle toilet block, which is filthy. While having our morning cuppa we timed the cleaner. From arriving, pulling her trolly out of the store and returning it and leaving was 14 (fourteen minutes). From the trolly she used one cloth twice.

Truly a miserable place for a very basic stay.

It is approx. 1 hour walk into Amiens. Bus once an hour.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Richard1954 6 reviews from this member

Used this site as an overnight stop on the way home as it is only 100 miles from Calais. Speaking to other caravanners this seems to be the norm. The site is quite basic with a small take away and bar where you can get reasonable meals for a reasonable price. Pitches are not allocated but there were plenty of free areas when we visited. Sanitary blocks are modern but basic. They are kept reasonably clean but are not lit at night.

Overall a reasonable site for a stopover but we would not use it as a holiday base.

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