Champagne offers castles, gothic churches and the obvious - POP!! Mumm, Mercier, Moët...many offer free tasting and tours. Don't miss the regal splendour of Reims where the Kings of France were once crowned.
Pierrefonds, near Compiegne
A delightful market town dominated by the towering turrets of Viollet-le-Duc’s magnificent château – think you recognise the walls and dungeons? It’s the setting for BBC’s Merlin series.
Festival of Puppetry
Held in Charleville-Mézières, this is a 10 day festival that happens in September and around a 2 hour drive from La Croix du Vieux Pont.
The real Champagne
Before heading home don’t forget to pick up a locally made bottle of champagne to enjoy back home.
“Paris Est is a much appreciated ‘base’ offering swift access by train direct into Chatelet les Halles. Families searching for a lively resort rate Berny Riviere’s rural charm highly; a week is hardly sufficient to cover all the activities on offer.”
The picturesque, undulating Champagne region located in North Eastern France is best known as the home of the eponymous sparkling white wine. The unique process of introducing tiny bubbles into the region's wines was reputedly developed by none other than Dom Pérignon, a 17th century Benedictine monk and monastery cellar master. While the `father of Champagne' now lies buried at the pretty village church of Hautvillers, his name lives on as the premium produce of leading Champagne House Moet & Chandon. Today, over 30,000 hectares of Champagne vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see over the rolling hillsides, dotted with idyllic villages. Only wine produced in this region has the right tocall itself "Champagne". You'll find most of the Champagne vineyards are between the cities of Reims and Epernay.La Croix Du Vieux Pont holiday parc is nestled in Royal Compiegne countryside, close to the sleepy town of Vic-sur-Aisne. The campsite at Berny Riviere is a vibrant park with a covered pool complex and a lake for canoeing, Sports and amusements are there for energetic teenagers and toddlers alike. There is something for everyone on our camping holidays in Champagne.
What to eat and drink in Champagne
Not surprisingly, for a name so synonymous with luxury, you're never far from a truly memorable dining experience. Look out for the wild boar, asparagus and beetroot.
What to see and do in Champagne
Major Champagne producers include Mumm, Mercier, Moet & Chandon, Joseph Perrier, Perrier-Jouet, Taittinger and Veuve Cliquot. Many offer free tastings and tours. Hic! Vibrant, glamorous, romantic Paris is 45 miles from the holiday park, La Croix Du Vieux Pont in Berny Riviere. So spend a day or two or three wandering along the Champs-Elysees, exploring the Louvre or cruising the Seine. Whatever time of the year you visit, the self-styled romantic capital of the world never disappoints. Treat the kids to the magic of Disneyland Resort Paris and make it a truly memorable family holiday in Champagne.
Air Pollution Certificate
The French government has introduced an environmentally friendly system in Paris which aims to reduce pollution. The result is, all cars driving through the centre of the famous city will now need an Air Quality Certificate (a pollution sticker) or face a possible fine. However, it’s easy for tourists to avoid this.
By registering online, you can have a pollution sticker forwarded to you in the post. Tourists can visit the official Air Quality Certificate website to apply for their pollution sticker.
We’re always eager to ensure our customers’ holiday arrangements run smoothly, so please be aware of this new law for 2017 when booking your trip to French campsites around Champagne and Paris, including La Croix du Vieux Pont and Paris-Est.
Air Quality Certificate
From the 16th January 2017 in central Paris, all vehicles will be required to display a pollution sticker between 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.
All road vehicles, which includes two or three-wheeled varieties, are expected to follow to this new law. The sticker is provided based on your vehicle type and is classed by its environmental qualities (the pollutants it emits).
Based on the local government’s new law, there are 6 varieties of stickers which are provided to vehicles. Please call us on 0161 332 8900 for further information.