This was our third visit, and each time we notice the improvements that are being made.
The receptionists provide a warm welcome & speak excellent English. There is a small shop, bar & restaurant which provides quite tasty reasonably priced meals & wine. The bar terrace has comfortable shaded seating & overlooks the swimming pool complex. Please note in accordance with French law, the wearing of shorts for swimming is forbidden & 'Speedos' are the rule. Unfortunately some people do not comply, which is unfair to youngsters who have been asked to either change, or leave the pool. Free wifi is available in the bar/reception area.
We have only ever been given a large service pitch, but do agree that people tend to walk across the pitches.
As we were pitched near the older sanitaires, we used them once or twice, but it was worth the extra walk to visit the state of the art main block.
Everywhere was very clean & tidy. There was plenty to do both on the site & across the road at the huge manmade lake which had pedalos for hire & an area roped off for swimming. Not to mention the cycle paths & bird-watching opportunities.
We are on this site's at present together with my daughter and family. We have adjacent pitches, close to the smaller toilet block. Pitches have electric, water and drainage. Excellent as no filling of water or emptying waste. Good water area both indoors and out. Bar ok with telly for the footie. Food ok and not too expensive. Staff helpful, all in all a good sites to which we would return.
Tjis is an excellent site about 6 hours from Calais, so ideal as a stop-off on the way south or north. Not too far off the autoroute abeam Troyes (worthwhile to explore- medieval town). The site is set up fro families and has both indoor and outdoor pools, is next to a massive lake which we swam in, and has excellently clean facilities. One of the blocks is brand new (this season I reckoned). The staff were all excellent, efficient and friendly- very highly recommended!
Just back form 10 nights spent here the weather was very kind for the first week but did have a very nice storm over the weekend which dampened spirits a little!.
Anyway I found the reception staff very welcoming on arrival and they even helped my stumble through some francais before switch to English that they spoke very well and we were soon situated on our pitch which was number 13 fairly close to the pool and shower block which was handy, the pitch itself was fairly uneven which made pitching a little tricky thankfully I was prepared for the usual hard ground and managed sort it all out quick enough.
Then we did the usual explore around the site quick trip to the pool which has a couple slides that the little one enjoyed I would say the surface around the pool is in dire need of replacing its all broken up to a gravelly texture very uncomfortable on the feet, the indoor pool is nice however the jacuzzi bit at one end was never once on all holiday I can only assume it was non functioning.
Playground was good and the small amount of on site entertainment was good the little one enjoyed the evening 'kid dancing' and the Friday night dodgy french karaoke was an amusing listen.
The toilet block near us was sufficient however I would of expected a slightly higher standard given the 35 euros a night fee the hot water was certainly lacking and often had to do the dishes in cold water despite the site not being particularly busy.
Also we had some problems with people cutting across our pitch tripping over guidelines which was quite annoying, although the establishment is not to blame for peoples ignorance and laziness I did feel a couple or signposted walkways could have helped avoid this situation.
The lake was beautiful and literally on the sites doorstep, I enjoyed walking along it during an evening down the the ice cream shop (very nice too!) and it was pleasant to swim in and yes you can even build sand castles! it did get very busy though.
Locally Troyes is a very pretty place to visit and has a fantastic food market which was a little tricky to find (head for parking les halles which leads you underneath. Or cathedrale which is a short work away past the cathedrale itself ) took us several attempts but was worth it.
The site is easy to find beside the lake not far from the motorway, in a beautiful spot and a short distance to Troyes.
There was a lot that was good about this site, family friendly, clean, on site shop, bar and fast food, friendly staff and brand new showers and toilet facilities, all clean.
However the pitches were small, division between some was indistinguishable which could lead to some tensions and given the hot summer baked dry which made pitching a tent a real challenge.
We only stayed two nights which might be why we were given a less desirable pitch. Be wary of being pitched near the swimming pool and play areas as there was a lot of noise understandably, as this is a family site. However being woken by tots on the playground first thing or having your tots kept up in the evenings when the football started up with the teenagers can impact on the holiday experience.
Though I have since checked the website where it does state that swimming shorts are not allowed in the pool we missed this leading to disappointment. The on site shop does sell speedos however we thought 13 euros was some what pricey and taking advantage. We noticed a few frought parents having to fork out for some. The lake was clean and warmish for a swim with 'safe' swimming areas for the kids. You can also hire boats, some with onboard slides at reasonable prices.
If you have a campervan or motor home the acceptable thing seemed to be just to pitch for free by the lake.
A cheaper supermarket is a good 10 minute drive away in the next town and the local boulangerie 15 minute bike ride or 30 min walk.
Though a good location and some merits I am not sure our family thought this site justified the price in high season.
Just returned from a 12 night stay at this site. The 1st pitch we were given was too small, and after the 1st night decided to ask if we could move to a bigger one, which was no problem with the staff as we were staying so long. Be aware though that some pitches are small, we have a fairly large 6 man tent. There are 2 toilet blocks, the 1st smaller one is ok, kept clean, but older, the larger one, is excellent, nearly up to caravan club standards, including toilet seats, paper and soap, all of which are unusual in france!
Great swimming pools with slides for the kids. Good kids club, which hold daily games/activities that kids can just drop into if they feel like doing anything.
Did have some nightly entertainment, we had 3 nights of music/bands out of the 12, which stopped at 11. 00, was was quite loud. A lot of comings and goings, people only staying 1 night, but did not affect us. Nice mix of english/french and dutch people staying.
Opposite a lovely lake and beach, which you can walk, cycle along the promonade, nice marina to walk around at other end.
Visited mercier champayne cellars about an hours drive away, but worth the trip, tour of cellars on a train with english audio guide, but also english speaking tour guide, who was very informative, followed by tasting.
Also took the kids to Nigloland about half an hours drive from campsite. About half the price of disneyland, and a lot of the rides are similar, also have a log flume. Worth goiing if in the area for a long time.
All in all can't wait to go back next year, which we never do, but this has it all. However will ask for one of the pitches that we know are larger.
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