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Camping Lac D Orient
Rue Du Lac
Mesnil Saint Pere
Champagne Ardenne   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 3 25 40 61 85
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Pitches: 206
Open: 01/04/2024 to 30/09/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 47 Reviews
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 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 No Fishing   Wild Swimming <1 mile   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
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 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2023 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Europa390 17 reviews from this member

 Stayed here for four nights on the way south and we planned another three on the way back north but left after one night. It’s a big noisy holiday site great for children I suppose, but seriously unrestful for adults. Our mistake I suppose. Children and adults are allowed to scream ride bicycles and e-scooters at break neck speed around the site roads. Not sure why there is a 10km speed limit for vehicles but not for bikes and e-scooters. We did not feel safe.

It’s in a nice location and there are nice walks around. The shop is good, the restaurant looked good too, although we didn’t use it. The facilities looked good as well although we always use our own.

The two premium pitches (first stay and second stay) we had were awful. Unkempt long wet grass and no maintenance, scruffy unkempt hedges. On our way back north we were allocated an unusable pitch (did nobody check?) which had been flooded by rain and was just a swamp. The previous occupants had apparently had to be towed off the pitch, but they still put us on it.

We were given another pitch, nearly as bad, we could only park on the edge of it right by the road, so it was like camping on a traffic island while 60% of the pitch was unusable and unoccupied.

While weather is beyond the control of the site operator, providing all-weather pitches is essential where there is a flood risk, and pitch management and maintenance is a must, particularly if they are marketed as expensive premium pitches. Very disappointed. Never again. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Whitwick Wanderer 13 reviews from this member

 Superbly positioned for a stop over on the way south ( just off the A26/5) this campsite was a little over the top for a one night but clearly had excellent facilities and would make a superb base for an extended holiday.

On site facilities included indoor and outdoor pool, children’s entertainment, restaurant, bar and good shower block. The near by lake had a sandy beach and all kinds of boating possibilities with a cycle track around it.

The pitches were spacious with both shade and sun if a little lacking in grass. Reception were very helpful and spoke reasonable English. The pool facilities were excellent with baby pool, main pool and a pool with large slide.

Unfortunately this was our first experience of French pools and none of the males were wearing the required “ speedo” style swimwear so we were restricted to using the baby pool - the zealous pool attendant could not be persuaded to let anyone into the main pool whose swimwear showed any sign of flapping! 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Daddycool14212 5 reviews from this member

 We enjoyed this site. We had booked in advance but there seemed to be still some vacant pitches in early July. Nice shaded pitch at the tail end of the heatwave, electricity and water provided. Shower blocks very clean - great idea to require users to put shoes in locker to keep floors clean.

Pool was lovely temperature and plenty of room around it with nice parasols. Didn’t use the restaurant and echo what others have said about the limitations of the shop. The lake was just across the road with a nice beach, bit noisy for us with music from two competing beach clubs so next day we pedalled (35 minutes) around to the much quieter beach on the opposite side of the lake.

Too far to pedal to Troyes so we parked our camper at the aire at Vendeuvre, about 15 mins drive, and got the train from there, again about 15 minute journey (tickets much cheaper with app “SNCF -Oui”, even purchased on day of travel). Definitely worth seeing, especially the old town.

We ate at La Belvedere restaurant about ten minutes walk from site. Tasty and nicely presented but meagre portions for the price. Lovely view of sunset from the terrace though.

Reception staff at site very helpful so all in all we would both recommend and stay there again. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: MrCaravanMan 14 reviews from this member

 Well signposted with wide entry access. Quick & efficient check-in. They had reserved pitch 136 which was extremely large, complete with electric (10 amp) and water connections. Had the benefit of both sun and shade at all times. Note - we used 2 Whale Aquasource extension hoses to reach the water point. Should you trip the electric this has to be re-set by reception. On further inspection it appears that all pitches are very large with electric (10 amp) and water connections – no access or pitching problems.

Indoor and outdoor modern swimming pools – free sun loungers and parasols. The adult outdoor pool is a circular whirlpool pool. In addition there is a separate water slide with pool and a children’s pool. Restaurant, book exchange. Free WiFi (Limited to 30 minutes every 6 hours) around reception / restaurant area. WiFi also available across site but subject to payment. Small supermarket – limited choice of provisions. Spotlessly clean toilet / shower / dishwashing block.

Close to large lake (With beach) and forest – convenient for cycling and walking. Local roads are quiet. Extensive cycle route network in the area. Large supermarkets and sports shops en route to Troyes.

Many statics – shame the all-male group occupying 2 statics didn’t know how to keep quiet after 22. 00 hrs. Pity those who were camping next to them who would no doubt been unable to sleep unless they had ear plugs! So much for campsite rules staing no noise after 22. 00 hrs – no doubt those in the two statics can’t read and site rules don’t apply to them.

Very popular with British / German / Belgian and Dutch touring motorhomes / caravans. Accepts Camping Cheques providing reduced site fees (except high season).

Despite the negative comments regarding noise levels this is a campsite we would thoroughly recommend for visiting the Champagne area of northern France. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 12 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: JoannaLesley 51 reviews from this member

 We intended to stop here for a couple of nights on our way south, but a problem with our motor mover and non-arrival of a promised part meant that we stayed 10 days before we gave up and moved on. We also stopped two nights on our way back (in case the part had arrived in the meantime - it hadn't!). Used ACSI both times.

We arrived just as reception re-opened at 1. 30 on a Wednesday and were in a queue of 2 or 3 waiting to book in. We hadn't booked, but had no problem with getting a pitch. We were on the far side, under the trees, which was ideal for 2 dogs. We also had the same pitch on our return and we had booked those 2 nights in advance when we left after the first stay.

When we arrived the site had a number of families, both English and German, as it was the tail end of the May half term. These soon went and the site was very quiet, most people stopping a night or two on their way south or north. Much busier for our second stay at the end of the month and we were glad we had booked ahead.

Excellent site, especially for families, and less than a day's drive from the ports. We didn't use the restaurant, other than for take away chips on one occasion, but it seemed popular. It was also showing football, as it was the start of the world cup. The shop stocked the basics and we didn't have to order our bread in advance.

There was both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool complex, ideal for families, although we didn't use either. Small children were kept entertained by an enormous bouncy castle and there was an outdoor gym for bigger people, as well as a basketball court and children's playground. There are 2 sanitary blocks, with paper and a soap dispenser in the wash basin area. I think the one nearest to us was probably the older of the 2, but perfectly adequate and clean. I feel that 3 shower cubicles may not be enough in high season though and there was only one hook for clothes.

Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Good English was spoken too and we noticed that most people didn't even bother to try their French.

Lovely lake opposite, with snack bars and a restaurant as well as peddaloes and swimming areas. Plenty of space to exercise dogs off the lead, other than on a Sunday, when it was very busy.

We had intended to visit Troyes and get a museum pass for the several galleries and exhibitions, but we had a roof box and were unable to find a city centre car park without a height barrier. This was also the case when we drove around the lake hoping to be able to stop for coffee elsewhere. We assume that there is a problem with travellers in the area, but we came across people with motorhomes who had a similar problem.

We ate out one day at the little bar in Lusigny sur Baise (Le Phenix). My husband has kangaroo, which he said was very good. I had an omelet which tasted slightly of vinegar - perhaps the champignons were out of a jar or can?

Reasonably (!) priced fuel at a Carrefour automated fuel station in the main street of Lusigny. Also a small E Le Clerc, but we tended to use the big one nearer towards Troyes.

We would certainly use this site again as a stop-over and it is much nicer than the municipal at Pont Ste Marie. The motorway exit is only 12 kilometers or so and the roads are good with the site easy to find. 


Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Barsar 56 reviews from this member

 Why: We chose this site because it happened to be in the right place during our journey from Calais to Spain. It was our first stop after Calais. It looked like a nice site with good reviews. We had stayed at the Municipal in Troyes before and were not impressed.

Location: A bit of further from the A26 then I would have liked but worth it.

Check in – As the ACSI rate had kicked in a few days before we were expecting a smooth check in. We were therefore shocked to hear that at 3pm the site was full. After a conversation between the two receptionists it came to light that they did have a ‘Stay and Go’ pitch. These seemed to be for motorhomes which would use the site at night but drive off during the day. We accepted. The pitch was hard standing with just enough space for the car which was fine. A walk around the site confirmed that the place was heaving.


• The shower block we used was modern well maintained and clean. No complaints.

• Swimming pool quite small for the site and very busy late afternoon. Clean and well maintained. Child friendly.

• Bar and restaurant. We didn’t use but it didn’t seem very busy. Everyone seemed to be in bed by 10. 15pm

• Small shop selling the basics including fresh bread and croissants to order.

Pros – well placed overnight stop. Very popular with families. Lovely area.

The lake is across the road and is very popular. There are several kiosks nearby selling snacks and drinks. We had a very good pizza at the Italian restaurant immediately opposite the front gate. Very nice walks around the lake and lots of water sports too.

Cons – pitches are marked but no fence or hedge. Little privacy.

Would we use again – yes. Well run, clean well-maintained site in lovely area. Will book ahead next time. 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Wp1234 13 reviews from this member

 Stayed here for 2 days to keep out of the 35 deg sunshine. Situated a stone throw from a great sandy beach which is popular with the locals, the site is very well run and very very clean. It has all the facilities you would expext for the price and a good selection of pitches out of season.

The cafe/ bar is ok but choice limited to the pizza hamburgers chips and the like and the wine seems mostly out of the box. All ok if you have kids though.

The pool, which was very welcoming in the heat, is spotless and being strilcly supervised by a warden. Good cycling around the lake.

Two criticisms were 1) very expensive wifi 8euro per day or 13 Euro for 2 days 2) pool hours very restrictive 1000hrs - 1900 hrs.

Would stay again though for sure. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Chris Br 4 reviews from this member

 We stayed on the campsite for almost 2 weeks as our main Summer holiday and went with another family and had adjacent plots. We had a great time despite awful weather for our first week and a fair week the second. The lake is beautiful and beach is great for kids. We had children aged between 5 and 13 and all had a great time. There was plenty to do - Troyes is a great place to visit and we enjoyed the champagne villages and tours exploring the beautiful countryside. There is a mini golf opposite the campsite, sailing school/ kayacs/ pedlos on the beach on the lake and Nigloland is a fabulous amusement park- well worth a day out to. We also visited Renoir's house and studio. There is a great forest and cycle paths around the lake (some by road first or drive to the forest for children's bike paths. It is also s geocache hotspot so plenty of walks to do - including a white rabbit trail for the children. The kids club was well run and even though we didn't use it (too busy!) we saw great activities. The staff were extremely helpful and polite. They listened and responded to any problems we had and even organised an appointment with a local vet for our dog who pulled out a claw. We did have bad plots when we first arrived that were water logged and small but we were reallocated new plots higher up the campsite. Most plots are well proportioned and we had no trouble pitching a large tunnel tent, a kitchen tent and parking the car on ours. We also parked our boat next to the plot for a couple of days too. I agree with the another reviewer plots are better by the pool and at the top of the site. The lower site is very open and down hill but in good weather this may not be a problem - the area had so much rainfall when we arrived and had thunder storms the previous week. My 2 criticisms of the site are the swimming pool and washing up water. The swimming pool is a great pool, loads of sun beds, clean, great fun but the surface around the pools has become worn and lots of little stones have come loose. As you are not allowed to wear shoes in the swimming pool area it is extremely painful to walk between the pools. The reception did say they were aware of the problem - please Lac D'orient resurface the pool area! The indoor pool was fine and very adequate - lovely and warm and not too crowded which I found surprising being peak season and not great weather. The shower water was fine but the washing up water warm at best and often tepid or cold at meal time periods.

The restaurant was sufficient and we only had one meal there but provided pizzas, pasta, chips and normal café fodder. You could also order take aways and we had roast chicken from the shop. The campsite was exceptionally clean and the toilet blocks always kept in a good state. The main (bigger) toilet block was superior and was worth an extra walk as the showers were hotter and more spacious and had hanging space and shelves.

All in all - a good holiday and we would return. But resurface the pool area! 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Dirksdonuts 10 reviews from this member

 Booked from the UK around two months prior to travel after reading the reviews and the general standard of a four star Kawan Site.

The site was relatively easy to find using the sat nav and the postcode given.

On arrival the reception staff were really nice explaining all about the site and facilities that were available. The pitch we were given was great slightly under the trees for shade. We couldn't of asked for a better pitch had we driven around and hand chosen one. Pitch 33.

We set up and within the hour walked around checking out the facilities etc. Toilet block immaculate even though it was late afternoon.

Bar area clean and tidy but the prices were slightly more than we expected. 18 Euros for two large beers and two cokes. The menu looked fine, we didn't plan on eating there anyway. The few people that were eating looked like they were happy enough and their plates of food looked ample.

There is a beach around a five minute walk from the site which was surrounding the lake. Nice and clean and not too busy. There were pedelo's to hire and electric motor boats. The kids loved it even though the water was a little chilly.

The campsite seemed initially noisy however the noise soon quieten down around 10. 30-11 and stayed that way until around 9-10am heaven.

There was a shop on site selling the unusual stuff including fresh bread.

The toilets and showers never seemed too busy even at peak times. They were cleaned regularly and there was plenty of hot water.

There is two swimming pools on site one indoors and one out. The outside one had brilliant fun slides that even parents could enjoy.

We spent seven nights at the site and the 8 year old enjoyed visiting the kids club on a few occasions, there was always something happening and the staff were great with the children.

The local area had enough to keep us occupied and the staff were on hand to advise us on the attractions available.

Would we return?

Yes without question.

Great site around 10 miles from Troyes a nice compact city with huge supermarkets etc. 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Clears 7 reviews from this member

 Had a night here on drive down from Calais and same again on the way home. The site is perfect for a stopover, but not sure I would stay for an extended period simply because it doesn't seem a full holiday type of place. Very nice, clean site with big, easily accessible pitches. Nice bar and restaurant and there appeared to be a nice pool complex but we didn't use it. Sanitation blocks of a very good standard, particularly the new one which is quite something. The nearby Lake is particularly pleasant and we had an excellent meal in the restaurant next to it? We will use the site again 

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