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.
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.
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.
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.
We were greeted by a young man who spoke excellent English and given a choice of pitches. It was explained that only one block was open out of season. Nice big pitches marked out by hedges. We needed a good long lead to hook up. The pitching area had a slightly 'rustic' look with grass that was an inch or two long and wild flowers - we liked that, but I know at least one other camper thought it was 'scruffy. '
The sanitaires were certainly good enough for an overnight, and they do a snack with simple meals (even on a Sunday. )
Had booked here for 9 nights but didn't want to leave at the end. When we arrived we were told to pick a pitch and then let them know in the office where we were, a bit odd, but we got a great spacious pitch in the wifi area although the wifi is quite expensive compared to some other sites.
Weather was a bit hit and miss but when the sun shone it was warm and it didn't spoil our stay. We found the grass pitches to be very well draining (we had quite a bit of rain at times). The facilities I found to be basic but clean, the shop & bar were closed as it it was late in the season, although you could order fresh bread for the next day.
The reception staff speak excellent English and are helpful. As said previously there is a very good bus service into Amiens right outside the gates.
The site is about 3 miles from Amiens which means there is not too much in walking distance although it is a very attractive town with lots of bars and cafes although the prices were a bit steep, we only had lunch out once we packed up or ate in the 'van.
We also visited Paris one day, which is about 75 minutes away by train, we had pre-booked our train tickets before we left home and cannot fault the French train service, efficient, clean, on time and very comfortable, as was the bus service in Amiens.
We also drove to Honfleur (which was a bit of a trek but well worth it) and into Abbeville another very attractive French town. All in all I would not hesitate to use this site again or recommend as a great base for visiting lots of interesting places and villages on the river Somme or even as a stopover as lots of people seemed to.
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