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 charge

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Is there a set arrival day? No

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Directions

From the A26 take exit 11 (Chauny-Tergnier/Soissons/St Quentin sud) after the tolls stay to the left and join the D1 (Chauny-Tergnier/Soissons/Essigny le Grand). Continue for 2.3miles/3.7km then take the exit for Seraucourt le Grand on the D8, in 850m turn right on to the D72 continue for 2.8miles/4.6km then turn left, the site entrance will be in 260m on the right.

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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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.

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Reviewed on 25/07/2022 12:51

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Great site for a stopover

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This is a lovely little site, set around some fishing lakes. We stayed for two nights at the end of June as we were heading home after a 3-week trip. We had a very warm welcome from the owner who was friendly and enthusiastic. There’s a small swimming pool on site but we didn’t try it out. The toilets/showers were all clean and looked like they had been recently refurbished. The pitches were surrounded by hedging or bushes/flowers which provided privacy. A bread van comes daily about 9 a.m. and the restaurant was open 4 evenings a week, with takeaway pizza available on the other 3 evenings. Just a couple of choices on the menu but the food was good and reasonably-priced. There’s a small supermarket very close by open 7 days a week. On the Sunday we had a rather tortuous bike ride (our fault, we didn’t follow the map properly) but were pleased to be able to visit the British WW1 cemetery located about 400m from the campsite. All in all a great site to stop at on our journey back to Calais, I'm sure we will return.

Jeanluc101

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Reviewed on 21/07/2022 14:35

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'Fishponds with carp'

Du Vivier aux Carpes
... is the literal translation of the caravan site name! Says it all - lower part of site surrounds an attractive large pond/small lake and attracts mostly fishing folk. And us - non-fisherfolk. Main reception building and washrooms are close to the site entrance, which means it's a long way if your pitch is around the more picturesque lower end of the site. Next time, we'll pitch our caravan in the main, upper part of the site I think. Washroom facilities were excellent, v clean and shower cubicles positively spacious. Site was quite full for low season (2nd week Sept) I thought, so it seems a popular place. Outside cafeteria cabin had closed by now though; no children's area so more geared to adults (or v young families), and fisherfolk. Handy mini market in the village (Seraucourt-le-Grand) and you can buy fresh bread/croissants from a van which calls at 8am daily. Don't get that in UK! Good location for exploring Somme battlefields etc. Would recommend WW1 museum at Peronne, about 15km NW of the campsite. Campsite is in a quiet, rural part of Picardy. Nearest town is St Quentin (supermarkets etc). Would happily return.

GrahameL

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Reviewed on 10/10/2019 20:14

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