The "La Croix du Vieux Pont" campsite at Berny-Rivière is situated in the French countryside to the North East of Paris and is about an hour and a half drive from the Centre of Paris.
It is ideal for travelling to Disneyland® Resort Paris which is only a 90km drive away or for travelling in the Champagne region. The site is fairly easily reached from Calais which is 246 km away.
The park is beautifully situated in the Aisne valley beside a gently flowing river. The site is deal for children thanks to a special parkland play area.
The site has 3 lakes which are ideal for a spot of fishing or canoeing and you will find that the nearby forest of Compiègne is ideal for some delightful walking.
Families travelling with small children please note that some of the tent, safari tent, some mobile homes and tree house pitches are located close to open water. Please check with your tour operator for more details.
Booking Your Holiday
There are sailings by ferry with Brittany Ferries and other operators to some of the following ports which are the nearest ones to Carnac :
- • Calais : 246 km
- • Dieppe: 191 km
- • Oostende: 370 km
- • Caen: 296 km
- • Cherbourg: 370 km
- • Le Havre: 258 km
- • Beauvais: 86 km
- • Paris Charles de Gaulle: 89 km
- • Paris Orly Airport: 114 km
- • Train station: Soissons 15 Km
- • Services to: Paris Gare du Nord
Things to Do in the Area
Vic Sur Aisne (1 km)
This is the local village. There is a lovely restaurant in Vic Sur Aisne called Hostellerie Du Lion D'Or, with nice food that is reasonably priced.
Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park
Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park are 90 km away.Please note : This is an affiliate marketing link
The two parks are situated next to each other and offer more than 50 fantastic attractions, shows and parades, a superb range of restaurants and shopping.
Parc Asterix (about an hour's drive away) - this theme park has a real French feel to it. There are druid stones, medieval villages, and of course the characters Asterix and Obelix. There are rides to suit all ages from gentle fairground rides to Europe's second biggest rollercoaster. You can also go along to some great shows, including dolphin shows. There are restaurants and cafeterias for all tastes. (You can maybe use Tesco Clubcard vouchers here if you get organised beforehand!) or you may be able to buy tickets in advance at the campsite.
Compiègne (26 km)
This is a lovely town to visit and you will also find a site of great interest just a few miles outside the town where you will find the Armistice Clearing where Germany surrendered the First World War battles. It was also where Hitler returned to sign his surrender to France. Well worth a visit but check out the opening times before you go. Easily found as it is signposted well. For a background to the history of this site there is a good information at http://www.hellfirecorner.co.uk/clairiere/clairiere.htm
La Mer de Sable
La Mer de Sable is a family theme park with games, rides, attractions and shows, including Wild West shows. You will also find roller coasters, fairground rides and a waterpark and a great selection of restaurants and shops.
There is a chocolate factory at Lachelle. http://www.choco-france.com/
Château de Pierrefonds
The classic medieval château at Pierrefonds dominates the surrounding landscape. The Château has been restored from ruins into a imperial residence complete with turrets, towers and a moat. It makes a great day out and the town of Pierre Fond is also very scenic and worth a trip.
Soissons (19 km)
There is a very impressive Gothic cathedral to see in the town of Soissons. The building was begun in 1177 and finished in the late 13th Century. There is actually a two star municipal campsite at Soissons which looks of a good standard. Click here to find out more. There is a nice pizzeria restaurant in Soissons called "Le Saint Vincent".
Reims (78 km)
The largest city in the Champagne region. Many people know Reims for its fantastic cathedral, Notre-Dame de Reims, formerly the place of coronation of the kings of France. The cathedral became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, along with the former Abbey of Saint-Remi and the Palace of Tau which can also be visited.
Along with Épernay and Ay, Reims is one of the centres of champagne production. Many of the largest champagne-producing houses, known as les grandes marques, have their headquarters in Reims, and most open for tasting and tours. Champagne ages in the many caves and tunnels under Reims, which form a sort of maze below the city. These tunnels are carved from chalk and some of these passages date back to Roman times.
Chantilly (82 km)
The Château de Chantilly was home of the princes of Condé, cousins of the kings of France. Chantilly is also known for horse racing, with Chantilly Racecourse, and the Living Museum of the Horse (La Musée Vivant du Cheval, with stables built by the Princes of Condé. Founded in 1982, the museum has become an internationally acknowledged museum of horses with 4000 square meters of floor space and 800 metres of track. Horses of various breeds are present, with riding demonstrations given 3 times a day.
Versailles - Palace and Gardens (118 kms or 1 hr 49 mins)
The Palace and Gardens of Versailles are a must for anyone visiting Paris although they are quite a distance from this campsite. It is difficult to take in all the attractions in one visit. One can visit the Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed and also wander through the spectacular gardens. There is also an equestrian show.
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