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Camping La Petite Forêt

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Spacious pitches in a natural setting

General

  • Green and peaceful park just outside Aire-sur-la-Lys
  • Around an hour from Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Dunkirk and Lille
  • Cycle to Aire then pedal to the Caps Et Marais D'opale natural park

Brits heading south, travellers heading north... and anyone seeking a scenic space from which to venture out to northern France seaside days, countryside walks and urban sightseeing should give this place some serious consideration.

The Pas-de-Calais site of Camping La Petite Forêt is in a green and peaceful setting an hour from Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Dunkirk and Lille – and under 10 minutes' drive from the highly handsome riverside town of Aire-sur-la-Lys. Yet more? The fab Caps Et Marais D'opale Natural Regional Park is within 25 minutes to the north west for wanders, beach days and wildlife watching and wanders around the vast forest of Clairmarais.

You're well placed here too if your holiday plotting involves giving the car a holiday as well, as several hiking paths start from Aire-sur-la-Lys three and a half kilometres away (reachable by foot or bike via the D187 and the Rue de Constantinople). Or cycle into town, then – if your legs are up for it – pedal the 15 or 20 kilometres to Arques or Saint-Omer in the Caps Et Marais D'opale Natural Regional Park for more sightseeing and a richly deserved rich lunch.

Too tiring? Ramble around the colourful Camping La Petite Forêt grounds instead, preferably with a picnic packed using bits from the supermarket a couple of kilometres away. The play area and free wifi can keep kids and teens occupied while you then wrestle with the tongs for the evening barbecue... or you could remain very relaxed indeed and sort dinner from the snack bar open on summer weekends.

Please note

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 28 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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We would come again as a stop over16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch was a good size and flat, very friendly and helpful onsite as well, was ideally located for the areas we wanted to visited

    Disliked: 

    The shower block was the only thing that let it down, the toilets had no seats and the showers was cold,

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Adequate site within 1.5 hours of the tunnel. Level pitches ...09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrick e.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Adequate site within 1.5 hours of the tunnel.
    Level pitches reasonably close to facilities.
    Stayed both on journey out and back for a single night each time.

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Very clean facilities.04/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean toilets and showers. Lovely large pitches. Very quiet.

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Peaceful and friendly site.Beautiful area.01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful and friendly site.Beautiful area.

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Anonymous user

Disappointing and priced to suggest otherwise.29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was clean

    Disliked: 

    Very tight pitch. Lots of people who clearly lived on the campsite which made you feel as if you were getting in the way.

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Ok site but wouldn't return.16/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamantha K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean toilet block, separate washbasin cubicles. Friendly welcome. Convenient location for roadtrip south from Calais.

    Disliked: 

    Site seemed to be mostly permanent residents in run down looking trailer homes. A little intimidating on arrival.

    The picnic bench on our pitch was dangerously in need of repair.

    The worst thing however was the noise! A large French group were drinking, laughing and joking at the tops of their voices till at least 2am (could have been later but I eventually fell asleep) a few metres from our tent. I called reception at 11pm and was told there was nobody on site to help and I should deal with it myself. Which I didn't do because a) I was in my PJ's and b) I'm an English woman and it was a group of rowdy French men, while my husband doesn't speak French. So we did the English thing of hoping they'd stop eventually. I understand the campsite are not to blame for inconsiderate guests, but there seemed to be no policy in place to deal with them.

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Anonymous user

Informal relaxed03/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Informal relaxed

    Disliked: 

    Showers

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Good site for closeness to ferry02/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachael M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great location for ferry next morning. Was a final stopover for us. Quiet site amongst a lot of holiday homes so not many camping/motorhome pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block bit old fashioned.

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Anonymous user

Quiet site. Nice size pitches. Good distance from Calais so ...30/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet site. Nice size pitches. Good distance from Calais so ideal for an overnight to or from ferry

    Disliked: 

    Wasn’t keen on holding a pull cord for the shower. Would prefer separate sex toilets

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Stayed as a stopover on our way from UK to ...28/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Stayed as a stopover on our way from UK to Provence. Convenient, quiet and functional. Pitch was hedged and flat. Facilities clean, very friendly and helpful manager. Next to canal if you fancy an evening stroll.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • 16 Rue du Canal, La Lacque, Aire-sur-la-Lys, Pas-de-Calais, France, 62120
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 50.6331°N 2.4386°E

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Local attractions

An early stop when holidaying here should be the old town of Aire-sur-la-Lys, sitting pretty on both banks of the Lys. Visit on a Friday if at all poss, for the splendid little market on the cobblestones beside the UNESCO-listed belfry tower; after that (and particularly if you've indulged somewhat on market produce), a climb to the top of the tower is in order for views over the town.

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is at the Audomarois marshes between Flanders and Artois, the only wetlands in France still cultivated in these modern times. The best way to traverse their waterways is via a bacôve or flat-bottomed boat, bookable on a cruise from Saint-Omer or on a self-guided trip – look out for the smallholdings still producing food among the marshlands.

As well as a look around the museums and memorials of Dunkirk, sightseers in northern France on a World War II remembrance trail should also take time for La Coupole (10 minutes' drive), the war museum inside a huge disused bunker.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping La Petite Forêt cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping La Petite Forêt will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €200.00 (£172.68) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €200.00 (£172.68) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €50.00 (£42.58) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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