Du Vivier aux Carpes

Camping du Vivier aux Carpes, 4 Rue Charles Voyeux, Seraucourt le Grand, 02790, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Located close to the town of Saint-Quentin and pretty village of Seraucourt-le-Grand, this small, tranquil site is convenient for stopovers and short stays. Pitches are mainly level and grass, with some gravel options for motorhomes, and are laid out around the fishing ponds, which are unfenced and kept stocked. A relaxing site with limited amenities for children, the English-speaking staff are welcoming and work hard to provide a peaceful, friendly environment for guests.

The flat countryside makes it ideal for walking and cycling, and visitors can enjoy a wander through the streets of Saint-Quentin, with its Gothic, Neo-Classical and Art Deco buildings. There are also First World War cemeteries and battlefields to be explored nearby.

Around and About

Seraucourt-le-Grand, Saint Quentin, Paris, Horse riding, Tennis, Golf, Canoeing, Shops, Restaurants, Walks, Cycling, WW1 Battlefields, Markets.

Things to do on site ...

  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Useful Info

Is there a set arrival day? No

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Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
02790
Region:
Hauts-de-France
Department:
Aisne
Distance to Calais: (kms)
194
GPS:
Lat 49.78173 / Lon 3.21409
Michelin map no.
306

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Dieppe (191 kms)

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Unpleasant arrival experience.

Du Vivier aux Carpes
Having used Carpes for several years as both a handy stopover and short stay, we have always found it to be a pleasant visit. However, our last two visits were somewhat disappointing due to the frosty reception we received on arrival. The first time we didn't take it to heart as anyone can have an off day, but to be treated so unpleasantly after a 500 mile drive is unacceptable, another couple in front of us were subject to the same treatment. Our return stopover on the way back to the ferry, the owner's attitude was once again unacceptable and rude. We will not stay at Carpes again.

W M White

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Reviewed on 26/01/2023 18:51

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Very enjoyable stay

Du Vivier aux Carpes
Stayed here for four nights on our way back to Calais. Very warm welcome from the owner. Our pitch was a decent size and backed on to one of the smaller lakes. It was a little overgrown in places, but this was not a problem. The covered pool was smallish but nicely heated. Nice clean facilities, and we made use of the games room in the toilet block. Plenty to see and do in the area. This was our first visit to the Somme region and it was very interesting, and moving, to visit the places of rememberance. We also visited the Armistice train carriage in Compiegne. There is a small shop within walking distance, and plenty of supermarkets and other shopping 15 minutes drive away. All in all this is an excellent site. Handy for a stop on your way to or from Calais, but also worth a few nights or more in it's own right. Very helpful and friendly owner. We were allowed to stay on our pitch for a couple of extra hours which was very convenient for our ferry time. Would definitely stay here again. Incidentally, listen out for the "laughing" duck. We were greatly amused.

Stato

Reviewed on 10/10/2022 11:38

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Du Vivier aux Carpes
I had to think long and hard before doing this review We were on this campsite for two weeks in 2016 - pitch no39 alongside the big fishing pond. Heavenly. Back again August 2022. Pitch no 49 alongside a smaller pond. In our T5 van with a drive away awning. Being in our 70s setting up on a sunny afternoon was exhausting, but worth it when lazing in the sun. To our horror, a large rat came into our awning ran to the back and out under the van. We did not go and complain right away, as the thought of moving was not on in the heat. We chilled out and later sat in the awning having our dinner - just baguette and pate as we had not shopped or set up our kitchen stuff. A nice glass of wine, fab. To our shock a rat ran between us and again to the back of the awning and under the van to escape. We also saw a rat on the adjacent pitch. The following morning we spoke to Alexandra and she gave us a choice of pitches. We moved to pitch 8 beside the duck pond and the remainder of our 9 day holiday was wonderful. Great size pitches, bread van in the morning, good shop nearby, good restaurant on site, friendly staff, great toilet/shower block. I feel bad mentioning the problem, but worry about anyone with a baby or toddlers staying on that pitch. Lots of folk with young families were on the campsite and everyone seemed happy - so maybe we were just very unlucky.

Lak7

Reviewed on 05/08/2022 21:39

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Excellent Site, great for overnight stops or longer stays

Du Vivier aux Carpes
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. Good sized pitches all with electric. Good quality, clean sanitary facilities, toilets have seats and paper in the cubicles. 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. Since our last visit on 2017 the entrance has been moved 100m further along the road, with the former entrance now exit only. There is a new reception area and restaurant. bread van visits each morning at 9:00am.

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Reviewed on 28/07/2022 09:40

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Lovely site with good size private pitches

Du Vivier aux Carpes
We used this site as a stop over on our way south from the ferry and I was not expecting much, but it was lovely. We have two boys (10 and 12) and they loved it! We all had a swim in the clean pool and then walked around the lake. The boys were allowed to fish for free. There were chickens all around the site and donkeys and goats on the far side of the site. The loos and showers were clean and there was boule, badminton, ping pong and a pool table all for free. There was also a good play area. Owner was welcoming and friendly and spoke v good English. There were fighter planes flying over which the boys loved and they stopped early evening so no bother even the beautiful church bells seemed to stop over night! Bakery van was handy and fun for kids to get breakfast. The local shop was very convenient but limited. The WW1 graves are very close by and worth a look.

James G33

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Reviewed on 25/07/2022 12:51

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