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Camping du Vivier aux Carpes
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Good clean site”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This campsite is located in a small village and has approximately 60 touring pitches mostly grass with a few hardstanding for motorhomes.
We arrived during lunchtime but Madame (Alexandra) kindly let us check-in; she speaks excellent English and has pre-typed instructions ready to the nearest Intermarché at Gauchy for fuel and provisions.
The sanitary block is indoors and located in the main admin building. It was very clean with separate areas for ladies & gents. In the ladies are 3 roomy showers, 3 toilets, 2 washbasins and 2 private washbasins. The showers were really good – warm water with a powerful spray. The toilets have no seats but toilet paper is provided.
We were allocated pitch 39 directly by the lake, which was very nice, but not particularly near a water point.
We were only there for one night, I paid 2€ for 24 hours wifi and 16€ with ACSI (plus tax).
A well kept site with very good toilets and showers, I would happily stay there again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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greasby
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We last stayed on this site about 20 years ago when the hedges separating the pitches were about 2 feet high and privacy was not great. Now they have grown to about 6 feet which naturally gives far greater privacy. We were on pitch number 45 which was large enough to give several options for siting the caravan. The electric hook up was a mere 15 metres away. Although when we arrived the site was pretty wet due to several heavy downpours, it drained very quickly. The reception we received by the lady owner was absolutely first class,her English was excellent and the checking in was completed within a few minutes.Without asking we were given plenty of information on the area which we found really useful. We were only there for 7 nights and wished we could have stayed longer as there was still plenty to see. I think the current owners have been there for about 4 years and they are really enthusiastic about their site. The wash rooms showers and toilet facilities were first class and kept spotless at all times of the day.There is also the benefit of a large family room where various games can be played. Also there is a good selection of books in several languages that can be borrowed. The village of Seracourt Le Grand although small is nevertheless very attractive.and is served by one small alimentation which seems to stock most things. The large Auchen supermarket is about 10 kilometres away in St Quenten,which in itself is a town worth visiting.Returning to the site it is worth pointing out that it is surrounded by several lakes and it is very pleasant to walk round one of them which forms part of the site and watch the anglers trying their luck. It is a site that we shall definitely visit again when we are in that part of France.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rushton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Spent a fortnight here on pitch 43. Very peaceful apart from people that bring their happy small dogs. The owners work extremely hard & are very helpful, their English is very good. A lovely little village which provided all the basics, we have had a wonderful time, researching where my grandfather fought during WW1 & end our trip visiting Ypres & hearing the Last Post ceremony at Menin Gate a fitting ending to my grandfather tour,

Pitch 43 we had the sun first thing in the morning & almost to last thing in the evening. Will be sorry to go home to Uk on Wednesday.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 12 nights in May. Lovely facilities, cleaned regularly, owner has excellent English and always happy to help, spending a lot of time with us suggesting places to visit. Quiet site and lots of birds singing, fabulous cycle rides along the canal straight into Saint Quentin. Take mosquito repellent though as the lake attracts them and the frogs love to sing at night so you may need earplugs if you pitch near the lake as we did! But we had a fabulous time and would recommend it for longer than just a stopover. Loads to see in the area too.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nether Stowey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Pitch 16 what can I say. To get to the pitch you have to navigate parked cars, a hedge a tree when you get to the pitch you somehow have to turn your van around to get out. There are 2 ways of getting your car out, drive in and reverse all the way out or reverse in. Then someone arrives on pitch 17 and you end up with a caravan 3ft from your door. Also people walk between your car and the door to your caravan carrying portaloos,water carriers, etc using it as a shortcut to the loos all hours of the day and night. If you get offered pitch 16 ask for another. We were going to stay for a week to 10 days but quickly fled and found another campsite nearby. On the plus side owners very pleasant and friendly; it is a pleasant site and under different circumstances would probably have enjoyed it.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alex-dv02, Propriétaire at Camping du Vivier aux Carpes, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Dear Adriana,
Thanks for your message.
We're very sorry that you was not satisfied with your pitch.
All our pitches are different and for everybody, sad that you didn't ask us to moove to another place if you really wanted to stay longuer. Hoping to see you another time. Best regards.
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Lancashire
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44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had a lovely quiet pitch (38) and so we had very few people passing by and enjoyed an uninterrupted view of the lake. The site is very peaceful and we could hear the fish jumping and the bells on the goats across the other side of the water. The sanitary facilities are clean and new-ish; there is paper and soap in the WC; there are washing machines, wi-fi is 2 euros a day, a boulangerie van comes around at 10am every morning but we got lovely bread and croissants from the shop 5 minutes' walk away.
We didn't try the cafe/bar; you can have a charcoal barbecue which we appreciated.
The area is interesting, and we explored west up the valley of the Somme as far as St Valery and north to Lille for the braderie (both about 2 hours' drive), but nearer, St-Quentin and Laon are both worth a visit. And cycling around the area is also good.
The water surrounding means there are mozzies, so go prepared.
At 2 and a bit hours to the Channel Tunnel.the campsite is definitely worth more than a stopover, but perfect for that if you're heading to or from the riviera or further.

Room Tip: the emplacements from 36-40 were nice and quiet
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Mersea
2 reviews
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

A fantastic camping, we felt very welcome and the chalet was first class, the children enjoyed fishing and there are so many things to visit around! From all the war museums, trenches to numerous castles to relaxing walks around the village (Parcours botanique and Parcours santé) I would highly recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Camping du Vivier aux Carpes
Address: 10 rue Charles Voyeux, 02790 Seraucourt-le-Grand, France
Location: France > Hauts-de-France > Aisne > Seraucourt-le-Grand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Seraucourt-le-Grand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vivier aux Carpes Campsite is situated amidst peaceful, natural surroundings in the department of Aisne, Picardy. This is an ideal location from which you can discover the many tourist attractions of the Picardy region. The campsite is situated near the town of Saint-Quentin, just 2 hours from Calais, 90 minutes from Bruxelles and Paris; here you can relax near a fishing lake, just a few miles from the wine cellars of Champagne and the First World War battlefields. ... more   less 
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