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La Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny-Rivière

La Croix du Vieux Pont, Berny-Rivière

The "La Croix du Vieux Pont" campsite at Berny-Rivière is a large campsite situated in the French countryside to the North East of Paris and is about an hour and a half drive from the Centre of Paris, allowing for a day trip to Paris.

It is ideal for travelling to Disneyland® Resort Paris which is only a 90km drive away or for travelling in the Champagne region. The site is fairly easily reached from Calais which is 246 km away.

La Croix du Vieux Pont has four pools, including one with a retractable roof and an outdoor pool. There's also a beauty salon onsite, where you can treat yourself to a treatment or two. The site has friendly bars and two restaurants, one overlooking the pool. The park is beautifully situated in the Aisne valley beside a gently flowing river. The site is deal for children thanks to a special parkland play area. The site features a whole host of sports and activities like canoeing, tennis and karting, the whole family is sure to have a fun filled holiday.

The site has 3 lakes which are ideal for a spot of fishing or canoeing and you will find that the nearby forest of Compiègne is ideal for some delightful walking.

Families travelling with small children please note that some of the tent, safari tent, some mobile homes and tree house pitches are located close to open water. Please check with your tour operator for more details.


Campsite Facilities

  • Four swimming pools, including one with a retractable roof, one with a waterslide as well as an outdoor pool. The pools can get busy in high season. There is a new pool with lazy river rides etc.
  • There are Eurocamp children's clubs to suit children of all ages, including a Soccer Station for football loving children. Please check details when booking though to avoid any disappointments.
  • Beauty therapy centre and a gym.
  • Restaurant, "Le Relais du Vieux Pont", in a converted barn, open from April to September and a creperie which is open by the lake in high season
  • Onsite shop
  • Bar - open from April to September
  • Takeaway open from April to October
  • Play area
  • Basketball tennis courts, football, archery and mini golf
  • Games room with pool tables, table football, video arcade etc
  • TV room with satellite television
  • Discos and children's discos in high season
  • Organised excursions and coach trips to Paris and Disneyland® Resort Paris
  • Bike hire
  • Pedaloes and canoes can be hired at the lake
  • Fishing on the lake
  • Eurocamp may offer mobile home accommodation on this site which has been adapted for wheelchair access - please check with Eurocamp.

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Getting There

north east france

   

Ports

If you are going to drive then here are the distances from the Channel Ports :

  • Calais : 246 km
  • Dieppe: 191 km
  • ostende: 370 km
  • Caen: 296 km
  • Cherbourg: 370 km
  • Le Havre: 258 km

   

Airports

  • Beauvais: 86 km
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle: 89 km
  • Paris Orly Airport: 114 km

   

Public Transport

  • • Train station: Soissons 15 Km
  • • Services to: Paris Gare du Nord

   

   

Things to do in the Area

   

Vic Sur Aisne (1 km)

This is the local village. There is a lovely restaurant in Vic Sur Aisne called Hostellerie Du Lion D'Or, with nice food that is reasonably priced.

Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park

Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park are 90 km away.

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The two parks are situated next to each other and offer more than 50 fantastic attractions, shows and parades, a superb range of restaurants and shopping.

   

Parc Asterix

Parc Asterix (about an hour's drive away) - this theme park has a real French feel to it. There are druid stones, medieval villages, and of course the characters Asterix and Obelix. There are rides to suit all ages from gentle fairground rides to Europe's second biggest rollercoaster. There are restaurants and cafeterias for all tastes. You may be able to buy tickets in advance at the campsite.

Goudurix

   

Compiègne (26 km)

This is a lovely town to visit and you will also find a site of great interest just a few miles outside the town where you will find the Armistice Clearing where Germany surrendered the First World War battles. It was also where Hitler returned to sign his surrender to France. Well worth a visit but check out the opening times before you go. Easily found as it is signposted well. For a background to the history of this site there is a good information at http://www.hellfirecorner.co.uk/clairiere/clairiere.htm

   

La Mer de Sable

La Mer de Sable is a family theme park with games, rides, attractions and shows, including Wild West shows. You will also find roller coasters, fairground rides and a waterpark and a great selection of restaurants and shops.

   

Chocolate Factory

There is a chocolate factory at Lachelle. http://www.choco-france.com/

   

Château de Pierrefonds

The classic medieval château at Pierrefonds dominates the surrounding landscape. The Château has been restored from ruins into a imperial residence complete with turrets, towers and a moat. It makes a great day out and the town of Pierre Fond is also very scenic and worth a trip.

   

Soissons (19 km)

There is a very impressive Gothic cathedral to see in the town of Soissons. The building was begun in 1177 and finished in the late 13th Century. There is actually a two star municipal campsite at Soissons which looks of a good standard. Click here to find out more. There is a nice pizzeria restaurant in Soissons called "Le Saint Vincent".

   

Reims (78 km)

The largest city in the Champagne region. Many people know Reims for its fantastic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims, formerly the place of coronation of the kings of France. The cathedral became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, along with the former Abbey of Saint-Remi and the Palace of Tau which can also be visited.

Along with Épernay and Ay, Reims is one of the centres of champagne production. Many of the largest champagne-producing houses, known as les grandes marques, have their headquarters in Reims, and most open for tasting and tours. Champagne ages in the many caves and tunnels under Reims, which form a sort of maze below the city. These tunnels are carved from chalk and some of these passages date back to Roman times.

   

Chantilly (82 km)

The Château de Chantilly was home of the princes of Condé, cousins of the kings of France. Chantilly is also known for horse racing, with Chantilly Racecourse, and the Living Museum of the Horse (La Musée Vivant du Cheval, with stables built by the Princes of Condé. Founded in 1982, the museum has become an internationally acknowledged museum of horses with 4000 square meters of floor space and 800 metres of track. Horses of various breeds are present, with riding demonstrations given 3 times a day.