Northern France

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  1. andyman

    andyman Read Only Funster

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    We are traveling to France in a few weeks with our 6 year old grandson. Only there for 6 days so wont be traveling far. We are planning a few days around Fort Mahon / Le Crotoy, and will use the Aires. But we could do with a nice camp site within 2 / 3 hour drive of Calais. We dont want all singing and dancing but just enough to entertain a 6 year old.
    A kids play area and somewhere to ride a bike.
     
  2. WillH

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    You could check out this site, we stayed there in june a couple of times albeit without children. Site was reasonably priced and had a nice pool.

    http://www.la-paille-haute.com/

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    Don't know any small site as we use aires, but the aire at Honfluer is nice and town oldy worldy, Lynn would like it, have a great time
     
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    La Chaumiere

    We stopped off at this little site last time we came through Calais. It is in the middle of nowhere(small village with tavern), but has a pool and simple games for kids. Proprietors very nice and send xmas cards. See www.campinglachaumiere.com
    Easy run to Calais - without hitting built up areas - but traffic can silt up early morning on freeway as you near Calais.
     
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    This is a site we stayed at for a couple of nights last week near le crotoy. Lovely site with very help staff.

    www.camping-lechampneuf.com

    Indoor pool with slides if the weather turns, play area and also free wi-fi around the bar and food area.

    Also one of the few sites I have come across where you are not forced to pay for hook up even if you don't want it.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. No fixed plan as yet.
     
  7. Allanm

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    We stayed at Le Ferme de Mayocq in Le Crotoy last year. A small quiet site with kids play area and quiet roads. Bread van comes every morning.
    Here's a few more in the area
    http://camping.hpaguide.co.uk/picardie/somme/crotoy/
    Have a good time. Fort Mahon is really nice, we are stopping there next week on our way down South
    Allan
     
  8. mike mcglynn

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    Hi, Andyman I can recommend camping La Briquerie @ Honfleur Good site swimming pools ,shops,next door to site restuarant if req. kids play area ,nice.:Smile:
     
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    you could try this http://www.eurocampings.co.uk/en/eu...s/campsite-du-lac-des-vieilles-forges-101171/
    weve not stayed on the site because there is an aire there but realy nice area lots of paths for bikes beach swimming on lake indoor swimming pool complex couple of bars and coffee shops, pedalos and boats on the lake
    im sure we saw a crazy golf course
    when we were there we were chipping ice of the windscreens but it must be great in summer
     
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    Hey! if you are staying on the aire at Le Crotoy (pronounced Crot-wah LOL) which I love, there's a petit train (ie narrow gauge steam train) that goes from Le C round to St Valery sur Somme on the opposite side of the estuary.

    The station at Le C is in the street where the water tower is and you can see the top of that above the trees on one side of the aire (the 'port' aire, not the beach one this is) so it's about a 10 minute walk. If that.

    Great fun for children and adults and St V is a jolly town with quite a bit more going on than Le C, but walking to the aire at St V is out of town up a hill like the north face of the Eiger .... think you can drive to it on a different road which isn't as steep but a lot further. So we stay at Le C.

    There's also a bike path all the way to St V. (It seems to go most of the way along the D940 from Boulogne, actually !)
     
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