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Subject Topic: Campsites nr Reims or Chalons (Champagne) Post Reply Post New Topic
04/3/2009 at 11:51pm
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Myself & 4 friends are going to tour France on motorcycles mid May this year & we want to camp near Reims or Chalons (Champagne) on the first night

any recommendations?

I`ve looked at a few on here and on web but can`t find a huge amount of sites ?


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05/3/2009 at 7:09am
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We stayed at St Marie La Forge which is in Joinville a little east of Troyes. Not exactly Reims but at least in the same region! Can highly recommend it.


05/3/2009 at 7:45am
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There's a nice municipal in Chalons itself, 80 pitches on good grass, some on hard-standing, hook-ups, sanitary block is fine, and it's fairly centrally situated with shops and restaurants almost on the doorstep.

It's not a cheap municipal though, or wasn't when we were there (some years ago, I may add). 



05/3/2009 at 9:49am
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http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=10208

Camping Municipal Val de Vesle, 51360 Val de Vesle, Tel 03260391 might be worth considering. Its quite a basic site south of Reims. A few years ago they rebuilt the toilet block.

David

 





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05/3/2009 at 2:16pm
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I can second the recommendation for the municipal at Chalons. Its fairly well signposted, clean and not too expensive. There is a boulangerie within an easy walk, a reasonable but basic take away and the wine on site isn't too expensive either.
They were very helpful with a booking last summer.

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05/3/2009 at 3:58pm
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Quote: Originally posted by David Klyne on 05/3/2009

Camping Municipal Val de Vesle, 51360 Val de Vesle, Tel 03260391 might be worth considering. Its quite a basic site south of Reims. A few years ago they rebuilt the toilet block.

David

 


+1 recommendation - close to canal for walks/bikes (not m/bikes!) - you can cycle to Reims.

Loads of biting horse-flies when we were there but maybe seasonal?

Activity adventure park quite close - looks good for kids large and small.

Interesting WW II cemetary a few miles north supermarket near there too

No restaurant/shop on site - just what I like!



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05/3/2009 at 8:10pm
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Thanks for all the replies so far


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Quote: Originally posted by Portia Hussey on 05/3/2009
I can second the recommendation for the municipal at Chalons. Its fairly well signposted, clean and not too expensive. There is a boulangerie within an easy walk, a reasonable but basic take away and the wine on site isn't too expensive either.
They were very helpful with a booking last summer.


I can make that 3!

Nice site.



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06/3/2009 at 6:32pm
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Me 4! The site at Chalons en Champagne was nice. I tink there's a review if you click & view my profile.

Liz


06/3/2009 at 11:17pm
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We used the municipal campsite at Epernay in the summer last year, 10-15 miles south of Reims,used by a mixture of overnighters and longer stays, including motorcyclists. Grass pitches, riverside location, take-away van - would recommend. You can book in advance via e-mail (English spoken) or just turn up!

 



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07/3/2009 at 11:22am
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Municipal at Guignicourt just north of Reims is excellent but make sure you have confirmation of opening times as last year the guardienne was in dispute with the marie and tried to lock us out.


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07/3/2009 at 12:57pm
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I can second Guignicourt site.  Had lovely overnight pitch on our way to Jura and Annecy last summer.  Was a little worried after seeing posts on here re. dispute, but we had no problems and very good value for 5.

Stayed at Chalons site on return trip, and was lovely site, but did think it rather expensive for an overnighter.  Facilities lovely tho, and had nice meal at the cafe, with free frites refill, so very popular with our kids!!

These were are first experiences of municipals and now we feel able to travel to travel more freely, without booking, esp as our kids are growing up.

Sharon

 



12/3/2009 at 7:44pm
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Municipal at Neufchateau is good, used it quite a bit. Try a stop at Contrexville in the square for morning coffee stop.

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19/3/2009 at 3:34pm
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Like other posts on here I would recommend Guignicourt  greta wee site and excellent supermarket and pub next door.


19/3/2009 at 9:57pm
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Like bofs I can recommend the municipal at Epernay. Within walking distance of the town centre for bars, restaurants and of course the tours of the champagne houses - eg Moet and Chandon, Mercier

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