Saturday, 30 June 2018

Eurocamp Review La Croix du Vieux Pont

A few weeks ago we went on a family holiday that changed my opinion of a camping/caravanning holiday forever. We were invited to stay with Eurocamp at La Croix du Vieux Pont which is in close proximity to Paris. 





We've been on a few camping/caravanning holiday's in the UK and usually I can only handle a weekend as I find them quite stressful. However, 5 nights in France was completely the opposite. 


Eurocamp has over 170 locations across Europe, with parks based near mountains, lakes and beaches there is something that will suit every family. We chose La Croix du Vieux Pont as it was close to Disneyland Paris. We have annual passes for Disneyland so it was the perfect base for us.



Booking with Eurocamp was easy and stress-free. The website is easy to navigate and once you have confirmed booking they take the hassle out of making sure everything is ready for you. They booked our ferry crossing, sent us emails to remind us about what we needed to do to comply with driving laws in France and much more. They also organised a welcome pack and a linen pack which was saved us vital space in the car (these are available for a small charge).

The drive and ferry crossing went smoothly. If you're ever put off driving in France, don't be. Their roads and motorways are much nicer than ours. 



We arrived at the campsite and were instantly impressed.The drive in was particularly pretty. We did have a slight problem when checking in as we went to the reception which we then realised was a reception for the entire campsite (there are different companies on the site not just Eurocamp). The lady wasn't helpful in telling us the correct way to go to find the Eurocamp reception and the signage wasn't very clear on where it was. However, once we found it, the Eurocamp staff couldn't have been more helpful. They told me everything I needed to know about the site and gave me a map to show me where our accommodation was. the reception area had a selection of board games, outdoor games and books which you could borrow during your stay which I thought was a nice touch.

We were staying in a 2 bedroom Avant holiday home which was alongside the lake. We were very impressed about the fact that the holiday home seemed private and quiet. There were high bushes separating each one so you didn't feel like you were looked upon. Parking was next to the holiday home which was ideal for unloading the car.



The Avant had an outside veranda which was large. It had a few chairs and a dining table and chairs. Most of it was also undercover which would mean you could still sit outside on rainy days. There was also a couple of sun loungers and a BBQ outside. 





My first impression when entering was that the living space (the living room/kitchen) was quite small but actually it was more than big enough. There was a small dining table which folded out to become larger. We never ate on this table as we always ate outside. We used it for playing games and colouring etc. There was ample sofa seating around the table which was comfortable. There were 2 large storage cupboards, one with cleaning facilities inside. 



The kitchen had everything we could need including a fridge freezer, microwave, hob, oven, kettle, coffee machine, toaster and all tableware and utensils. We cooked a few times in the kitchen and we also used the BBQ.



Both bedrooms were a good size. The main bedroom had access to the bathroom. It had a double bed and we were amazed at the amount of storage that was available. The girls' bedroom had 2 single beds and again had plenty of storage. We took quite a lot of stuff with us as there were 4 of us and we didn't even fill up half of the storage space. It certainly didn't feel cramped, contrary to my initial thoughts upon arrival.



The bathroom was a good size. It had a toilet, sink and a shower. There were shelves and units to store your toiletries.



The camp itself is beautiful. There are plenty of things to do such as archery, climbing, zip-wires, cycling, pedalo's, soft play, bowling and paddle boarding to name a few. There are also a few different park areas. Eurocamp run kids clubs of their own which Eva loved. She only went once but kept asking if she could go again.









There is a man-made beach area which was great. It wasn't very deep so the girls had a great time splashing around. 



The swimming pool facilities were fantastic. They were undercover, heated and open so it was wonderful in there with the sun shining through. There were 4 different pools with sun-loungers, jacuzzis, splash pad and slides. We all enjoyed our time at the pool and never wanted to leave. There is a spa onsite but sadly I didn't have time to try it out. 



There is an onsite shop and bakery which is very handy. We also drove to a Carrefour express which was about a 10-15 minute drive away to stock up on food and drink.



La Croix du Vieux Pont had a few different restaurants/bars to eat in. We ate in the main restaurant twice and both times we were very impressed. The staff were friendly, attentive and wonderful with the children. The food was delicious. On the first night we dined there I had a huge bowl of mussels which were so good that the thought of them is making me salivate. 





The main bar had entertainment every night such as children's disco's, bingo, talent shows and more. We spent most of our evenings either at the beach or at the parks which the girls were more than happy with. Once they were asleep, we would enjoy a bottle of wine on our veranda. 

We drove to Disneyland Paris twice which takes about 1 hour 20 minutes each way. There is a coach that leaves from the camp that you can book onto if you don't fancy driving.

The only negative we have to say about La Croix du Vieux Pont is the Wifi. I know the idea is to spend time together but both hubby and I did have work that we had to complete. There isn't free wifi but even after paying for it, it still wouldn't work properly. It's something to keep in mind if you needed fast, unlimited internet etc.

We truly had the most fantastic time. So much so we are looking to book and return over the summer holidays. Normally when I stay in a holiday home or a caravan, I never feel like i've had a break but I can honestly say, I felt relaxed and chilled. Watching Eva and Ophelia enjoying nature and each other's company was just perfect. We made memories that will last a lifetime. 



Keep your eyes peeled for a diary post of our stay and a youtube video coming very soon.

*Thank you so much to Eurocamp for arranging our stay for us in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own*







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16 comments

  1. This is literally the area I grew up in! I might actually have a look at that place next time we go and see my family. It looks like a great camp for children!

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  2. It looks so beautiful there, and with so much to do on site, you can't really go wrong. Camping is my worst nightmare, but after seeing your post, perhaps I could be persuaded!

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  3. We've never been on a Eurocamp holiday, but it looks beautiful and a great option for families x

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  4. What an amazing place. I can see you all had a great time.

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  5. How fantastic! I've always wondered about taking the boys to Eurocamp - and being so close to DLRP is such a bonus, we'd absolutely go!

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  6. I keep hearing such great things about Eurocamp lately I am so tempted to book for next year x

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  7. We’re heading to Disneyland Paris soon and will make sure you check out La Croix du Vieux Pont for accommodation next time! Great location x

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  8. We are going here in October and cannot wait. Hopefully it will be warm enough for some outdoor activities

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