La Croix Du Vieux Pont
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Croix Du Vieux Pont Compiègne
It's got three lakes n very hard to cycle round p
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Croix Du Vieux Pont Compiègne
Just returned from a weeks stay - great campsite - plenty for the kids to do The indoor swimming was good - not many changing rooms though so beware.
The onsite fast food was good, but the restaurant was only mediocre. We visited 2 other restaurants close by - Lion D'or in Vic Sur Aisne - small portions - somewhat overpriced, and Chez Michellene in Berny Riviere - Great food - excellent value would highly reccommend - from the outside it doesn't look much but the food is fab and at 6 Euros for steak & chips exceptionally good value.
Excellent, great value
Just come back from a week booked with Thomson and were really pleased. Accomodation was as desribed really roomy and very clean. Facilities on site were great for the kids who really loved it. Going back next year.
Good, Clean Campsite designed for families.
Stayed in this site with Haven Europe. Nice caravan with private plots. Pool Complex good with plenty of waterslides. One pool has a Sliding roof which can be closed in bad weather. Plenty of acivities for kids, kayaking, trampolines table tennis and small Go karts for a few euros. We bought a pass at 40 Euro which gave the kids 80 Euros worth of activities. One ticket done the whole family and ended the constant looking for change. We chose this site for it's proximity to Paris and the site runs it's own bus to Paris and Disney on alternate days. As we had a 3 day hopper pass, we took the bus once and drove down twice with only minor hitches the first day. It took about 1 hour 20 mins. Parc Asterix is nearer but closes at 7 pm and it is difficult to get anything to eat after the traditional french lunch time. My kids preferred Disney but they had 3 days in Disney and only 1 in Parc Asterix. Disney Studios was not as busy as Disneyland with shorter queues later. They do a parade too and it felt that more attention was given to the children lining the route. But then again the crowds were smaller. All in all a very sucessful holiday!
Great for kids
We stayed on this site in our own caravan, booking thru Eurocamp. We found out on site that it is a lot cheaper putting the package together yourself (around 300 pounds cheaper). The site itself is great. The pools are well looked after and the site is clean and tidy. There is some low key entertainment on some of the evenings - bingo and quiz etc. There are canoes, pedalos, fishing, tampolines, mini cars and a bouncy castle, plus numerous play areas dotted around the site. The restaurant is average but there is an on site 'take away' which is very good serving burgers, pizza's, cooked chickens, chips etc. A great site for the kids with plenty of space to run around and use their bikes. Highly recommended.
We booked with last minute com for £179 for 6 people including ferry crossing from uk. Not really expecting much but were very pleasantly surprised. The site has excellent facilities, is extremely clean, the staff were very polite and helpful. There are 2 outdoor pools and one indoor pool with a seperate indoor pool for kids which is enormous...housing four slides and a fountain. To keep older kids amused there are 3 tobaggon slides and a flume. There is also a jacuzzi to keep parents relaxed! Outdoors there is a beautiful lake which you can fish on for 20euros a week, 2 playgrounds, trampolines, bouncy castles motorbikes, cycles.You wake up to the sound of ducks outside your well equipt tent. It is 15 mins from Soissons which is a beautiful town. It has everything you need including a train station which takes you directly to Paris for 20euros return. Dont forget to walk around the Cathedral. Disney is 1 and a half hours drive which was good fun(yes have been to Florida and still enjoyed it!!!!). If you dont want to travel around the campsite has plenty to keep you amused. Vic sur Aisne the local village is lovely. It has a few shops and a park (the tree variety!) and pony rides for children. We had a fantastic time. Will definately be returning.
Great for families
This is a lovely campsite. It is very well maintained and laid out, with large emplacements divided by hedges, giving a sense of privacy. There are plenty of things on site to keep the kids amused. The go-karts, trampolines and merry-go-round are very popular. Also there are canoes and pedaloes on the lake. The restaurant is quite good and the on-site takeaway is handy. The location of the site is very good. Disneyland is easily reachable (but a bit of a waste of money in my opinion, especially the Disney Studios park, which is rubbish)and there are lots of other interesting places to visit nearby. Pierrefonds is a gorgeous little town about seven miles away. It is very quaint and is overlooked by a huge fairytale-style chateau - definitely well worth a visit. The armistice clearing near Compienge has a good museum and is a fascinating spot for anyone interested in WW1 history. Compiegne itself is a lovely town, full of flowers and very pretty in the summer - great cathedral. The area immediately around the campsite is very rural and peaceful. The nearby village of Vic-sur-Aisne is walking distance and very quiet but the locals seem friendly enough. This is a great campsite for families with young children. The only drawback would be the lake, which is in the middle of the site and doesnt have any kind of barrier, so you would need to watch little ones carefully. That said, I would highly recommend this site.
Perfect for that late holiday
We have been to this site three years running and have booked again for 2005. We find the site very clean and the vans are well laid out.with the prospect of the expansion of the site this coming visit we are looking foreward to it very much.we always go late september and find the site very peaceful and have three weeks stay. Our main interest is fishing,mainly fo carp,and find the fishing very good. And they are opening new lakes for 2005.getting to site is so easy as it is not far and the directions from Haven europe are good. We have travelled down the last two years on their N roads and found this quite pleasant,even though it takes a little longer. The reps on site are good and very helpful and the vans are always meticulously cleaned to a high standard. It is no surprise that we find quite a few people return to this site every year, some more than once.
Great holidays every spring
We are a family of 5,(3 kids aged 10-12yrs old twins). We have been to this site 4 times now always in the spring.Always book early to get early booking discounts,this added to loyalty discounts gets you a week for £250 for the family with a Eurotunnel crossing. The site is good,the pool complex has been extended,with the addition of a water slide,the canoes and trampolines etc are good value if you buy your tickets in bulk at the start of your holiday(2 for1). The Donjon restaurant in Vic-sur-Aisne is ok,but Chez Micheline in Berny Riviere is a real diamond. Very basic,very French,but the food is good and the hospitality is excellent. Parc Asterix beats Disney,our kids loved it.
First time but not the last
2 Adults & 3 young kids. We booked it through Keycamp Holidays 2 weeks before we departed & were eligible for a late booking discount. 14 nights in a 2 bedroom caravan plus 2 nights return travel on the 17 hour Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry for about £1500. We thought this was a fair price. When our tickets and intinerary arrived they included excellent maps, information, free day tickets for Disneyland Paris & 3 bags for the kids with hats, beachballs & games within which we thought was a nice touch.
Superfast Ferries provide an excellent service with excellent facilities. The cabins are good quality, very clean & comfy. Not enough on board to keep our young kids amused though. The "entertainment" is amusing as the female vocalist quite obviously didn't know all the lyrics to some songs!
From Zeebrugge to the Berny Riviere is approx 3 hour drive but a visit to Brugge on route is a must & only 10 mins from Zeebrugge.
Flowery, tree filled and green campsite. Clean & full of facilities. There are 4 pools which are "indoor" but the roof can be opened. Small football pitch, indoor table tennis, kids play area, kiddies carnival ride, electric cars, trampolines and lake with canoes & pedaloes complete the excellent facilities available. Buy a 40 euro card for these as this gives 80 euros worth of use.
The caravan was slightly disappointing. It could have been cleaner and the kids bedroom was rather cramped especially with 3 kids. The 3 bedroom is our choice for next year. Any minor faults were repaired quickly & gas was checked & supplied as required. Worthy of note is the fact that there are British 3 pin sockets which means any home comforts can be taken & used.
The surrounding area is fantastic. Beautiful countryside and worthy of mention are - Pierrefonds where there is an outstanding Castle but watch the price of drink in the village bars!
Reims, which is a beautiful city.
Epernay which is reached by driving through the beauty of the thousands of hillside vineyards.
Asterix Theme Park which was much less congested than Disneyland and offered more rides for our young kids than Disney and
Compiegne which is 20 minutes drive away and offers excellent shopping in the city centre but also has a retail park on the outskirt district of Vennette. There you'll find a massive Carrefour hypermarket and alongside the best value for money restaurant we could find (well, we are Scottish after all!!) called FLUNCH. It is a buffet-style restaurant where 5 of us ate for approximately £20 and that included toys for the kids. On the subject of eating out, we read a review that suggested The Donjon Restaurant in Vic sur Aisne near the campsite was good. It wasn't. Average food at a price. Not recommended. There is a fast food outlet on the campsite which we used twice. Chicken & chips was ok but fish & chips was poor.
There really isn't enough space & time to expand on our first campsite holiday in France but to summarise - Great ferry crossing, excellent campsite & fantastic French region. We're going back again next year!
Best holiday ever
last year was the first time,as a family that we ventured abroad. we decided on france as the kids wanted to visit euro-disney. I wanted rustic france.
we had the best of holidays ever and will certainly go back.
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... The “Chateau de Pierrefonds” looks very much like a castle, though it does have a few chateau touches, like decorative iron work on the roof tops. It is REALLY large, and sits on a hill up above the town, with a lovely view over the valley and into the surrounding forest.
It was originally built by Louis of Orleans, the second son of King Charles V, in 1393. It was used by various members of the ...
... after the war. We had a much shorter day's ride ending in Noyon around 2.30pm so we could visit the massive cathedral and convent grounds and partake in a cold beer as the temperature was now around 30 degrees before riding back to the barge to relax before dinner. Pont Leveque, which is just outside Noyon, was the location for the barge overnight and Rick and Marias presented us with another lovely meal, a variety of bruschetta, followed by salad from ...
... paths built through the forest, and many of those still exist. The forest itself is still quite large and contains several small villages scattered through it.
In 1918, when the Allies were finally getting the upper hand over the Germans, Marshall Foch, the Allied commander, along with various staff, took his personal train car to a small rail spur in the Forest of Compiegne. There he met with representatives of the ...
... that was once a 13th century castle, with the remains of its defensive wall and moat. We treated ourselves to dinner at the Lion d’Or. Nice simple, good French cooking, with Dad in the kitchen, Mom waitressing, assisted by a not very enrolled teenage girl who managed to drop Stan’s knife on his lap. Poor kid. Maman was horrified and I suspect the kid got a rollicking in the kitchen!
One thing we ...
... I packed up ... I do have a process .....everything seems to have a place...I am kind of obsessing about keeping enough room in the top box to put me helmet in for when I go wander about when I stop. This lock that I have to carry around is a pain....but I figured a way to it all working. Seems I have packed enough socks for once....no chasing socks around in the morning....great workout but stressful. I am also glad I remembered to bring me outlet ...