Mummy has looked at Eurocamp holidays every year for many years now. She was so excited, and so happy when Eurocamp invited us to stay at one of their sites in France.
We chose La Croix du Vieux Pont, at Berny-Rivière, Paris. It looked an amazing site, with lots to do and it was only about a 90 minute drive from Disney Land Paris. Let us tell you all about the accommodation.
We were lucky enough to have been given a fabulous brand new Peugeot 3008 car to take us, and our journey was straightforward and trouble free, even if it was a long way.
We drove from or home in West Wales to Dover, crossed to Calais with P&O Ferries, and drove about two and a half hours to the camp site.
Mummy has never driven in France before, and was a little nervous, but she got the hang of it straight away.
We arrived at the site, and the main reception told us where the Eurocamp reception was. We didn’t realise that sites like this one have several holiday companies operating there, offering different types of accommodation.
Eurocamp offer something for everyone, from just a pitch for your own tent or caravan to ready-put-up tents, mobile homes to treehouses. We had an Esprit Two Bedroom mobile home.
The mobile home is very similar to a static caravan, it had two bedrooms, a shower room and open plan living / dining / kitchen area. It was clean, well equipped and the beds were very comfy. There was always hot water for washing up and showering.
We had the Linen, Duvet and Towel hire packs, Beach Towel hire packs, the Welcome pack and Essentials pack. These can be hired at an extra cost, and saved us room in the car. We also had a bed rail (very handy) and you can hire other baby and toddler essentials FREE!
- Travel cots
- Highchairs (or booster seat)
- Baby baths
- Baby changing mats
- Bed rails
Unfortunately, we chose the worst week weather wise that France has had for years, and had temperatures of 14 degrees and constant rain – torrential at times – the whole week. We still had a brilliant time and made the most of our holiday, but obviously it did have an effect on us that it rained all the time. It dried up for a few hours on our last full day, last Friday. A lot of areas had flash floods, and in Paris some people including children were struck by lightening so we were lucky. We did have a full on thunder storm on the Wednesday night – it woke Mummy and Lea, but Luke and I slept through it.
Anyway, we still loved the site and our holiday, we just don’t have any sunny photos to show you! We would love to stay again in different weather. This was our view from the kitchen window. Our pitch had (as did many) a cute traditional looking covered area with fire and chimney.
The day we arrived – before the non stop rain set in. It was such a shame – I loved pottering about outside.
Everyone we have spoken to about Eurocamp says how great they are for families, and we agree. We did explore the site, and it is a particularly busy site with so much for everyone to do. We will tell you all about the site in another post.
Our Accommodation Tips following our stay:
Our mobile home had english 240v sockets as well as continental. Very handy!
There were no bins inside unit.
There was a gas fire in the main living area – more than enough in warm weather, we did need to use it daily though as it wasn’t just wet, it was chilly too.
There was a microwave, hair dryer, iPod dock speaker and all the kitchen essentials you need.
There was no where inside to dry clothes (we suffered due to so much rain). This is an observation as we really needed it – there is a laundry room on the site with washers and driers. In the sunshine it wouldn’t be a problem as a large airer is provided, and it fits under the covered area outside. It was just too damp to dry anything.
The shower (which was always lovely and hot) had no wall hook! Mummy and big sis and bro became experts at showering and holding the shower head!
We loved our little ‘house’ for our holiday, it was perfect. We would so love to stay again one day in better weather!
Look our for our other posts about the site, Disney Land Paris, our Peugeot 3008 and what there is to do nearby, as well as our ferry crossing.
Have you been to France with Eurocamp?