Le Vivier aux Carpes

from £20.20 to £28.85 Per unit

Overview

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

  • Campsites ideally located for experiencing local culture

    Great site for culture

  • Campsites that are perfect for a short getaway

    Great site for short breaks

Cycle routes lead into this lovely and historic area straight from the site.

This pristine, immaculately kept little site is a paradise for anglers and makes for an ideal break not far from home. In the heart of the Somme region, nearer to Paris than Calais and close to many cathedral cities and Great War sites, it makes a superb base for exploring historic Picardy and further afield. There is lots of useful advice and information available from the friendly owners, simple food and drink at a little kiosk with outside seating, and a large and comfortable upstairs meeting room.

Run by Alexandra and Sébastien Varrier, English spoken.

Location

Countryside setting, only 5 miles from the A26 motorway. St. Quentin 9 miles, Amiens 58 miles, Paris 100 miles, Calais 118 miles.

Local transport (2016): Bus stop outside of campsite entrance for services to St Quentin. Train station in St Quentin for trains to Paris, Amiens and Lille..

Pitches

Large and grassy pitches; open shaded and part-shaded; all with electricity (10A).

Information

All Season
Very relaxing site in peaceful country surroundings on edge of village, a great base for exploring Great War battlefields and monuments.

Worth noting
- BBQs permitted

- Dogs welcome

- Fridge hire and ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0700 to 2200

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities

Ramp to reception. Ramp to special unisex washroom including: shower with grab rail and seat; washbasin with grab rails, low level mirror and low level clothes hook; raised wc with grab rail. Flat terrain with main routes and pathways of tarmac and gravel.

Facilities

Le Vivier aux Carpes has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Small open-air drinks, snacks and take-away kiosk

    Small open-air drinks, snacks and take-away kiosk

  • Small play area

    Small play area

  • Fishing (charge)

    Fishing (charge)

  • Modern wash blocks

    Modern wash blocks

  • Wi-fi on pitches (charge)

    Wi-fi on pitches (charge)

  • Small shop nearby

    Small shop nearby

  • Small restaurant 500m

    Small restaurant 500m

  • Meeting room

    Meeting room

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Washing machine, drier

    Washing machine, drier

  • Motorhome service point (charge for very large units)

    Motorhome service point (charge for very large units)

  • Special rates for campers at local golf course, tennis courts and horse riding

    Special rates for campers at local golf course, tennis courts and horse riding

Reviews

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5

Medium site (65 pitches, 20 of which at static / seasonal pitches) with The Somme running...

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Medium site (65 pitches, 20 of which at static / seasonal pitches) with The Somme running behind. Great site for a stopover, only a few miles from the A26 at Saint Quentin. (We used in both directions this year). Good sized pitches all with electric. Good quality, clean sanitary facilities, toilets have seats and paper in the cubicles. Small bar / take away with outdoor seating. Quite a few Brits on seasonal pitches. The owner works hard to make you feel welcome, even if only staying one night. Mobile baker visits daily, around 9.00am. Great base for the Great War battlefields. There is a British war cemetery in walking distance.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

If we had been in our motorhome, I am sure this would have been a great review as the site is...

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If we had been in our motorhome, I am sure this would have been a great review as the site is lovely with great facilities and very welcoming but we were on a cycling tour with our small tent. We were taken to an area which was plenty big enough for two tents and everything would have been great except for the open sewer drain right behind our tent. There was a loose lid over the top of this drain but the smell was intense - especially on the hot day when it made us both feel really unwell. It was a shame because otherwise the site was lovely.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

This is the second time we have been to this site (once with a tent and once with a motorhome)...

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This is the second time we have been to this site (once with a tent and once with a motorhome) and on both occasions we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The site is very well laid out with plenty of pitches, both grass and hard standing. The facilities were perfect for us. The site is situated in a village which has a shop and (now) a restaurant. If you go don't miss a trip to the British Cemetery just up the road from the camp site - very moving. At just 2.5 hours from Calais and very near the A26 it is very easy to get to for (e.g.) a weekend away. All in all this has to be one of our very favourite camp sites. I suspect we will return (again and again).

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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5

Clean facilities - only one comment that a toilet in the men's block was continually flooded.

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Clean facilities - only one comment that a toilet in the men's block was continually flooded. When I mentioned this to Francesca she said they were going to replace it. Well worth a visit. She was soooo welcoming and pleasant that it over rode any faults with the site.

  • Location: Country,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm (January)

More information on pricing can be found here.