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Camping La Forge de Sainte-Marie

9.4

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General

  • Set around an 18th-century forge among champagne vineyards
  • Indoor pool, sun terrace, fishing lake, archery and live music nights
  • Bar-restaurant with terrace and local wine/champagne and cheeses

How does a stay among the Champagne vineyards in the grounds of an 18th-century lakeside farmhouse sound… with access to the sandy beaches of Lac du Der Chantecoq and Château Cirey-sur-Blaise… are you fizzing with excitement?

The peaceful and well-appointed resort of Camping La Forge de Sainte-Marie is well placed for waterside days even inland, with a sandy beach at Château de Cirey 40 minutes' drive away and another at Europe's biggest artificial lake an hour and 10 minutes from the site. On land, local village Thonnance-les-Moulins is a couple of kilometres away, Gillaumé is 15 minutes' drive and Joinville is 20 minutes.

A full range of excellent on-site facilities await on site too, such as the heated indoor pool and large grassy sun terrace for splashing and lazing time in between sightseeing trips. Then there's the lakeside bar and restaurant, with a big terrace overlooking the lake, regional dishes from set and à la carte menus, and snacks to take away (during high season, the takeaway service extends to pizza delivery direct to your pitch).

You could continue your French food odyssey by sampling fine local wines and champagnes and the region's best cheeses out on the restaurant terrace too – but don't fill up too much, because Sainte-Marie staff say the tractor trips to the regular barbecues nearby are absolutely not to be missed.

After spending the morning on a gentle woodland walk while the kids are thoroughly entertained with archery, football and other outdoor games via the kids' club (aimed at ages four to 14), spend the afternoon on the multisports field competing in archery or pétanque tournaments.

Fishing fans can also cast their line into the trout-filled lake if they pick up a permit from the local off licence, and evenings are covered too, with live music nights and a campfire to sit around and tell tales.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 28 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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A great site ,in a beautiful part of France ,we will definitely be bac08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceJulie e.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Staff were very professional and helpful,my grandson had an accident while at the campsite the owner of the site dealt with it effectively and helped us with the situation
    A very relaxed site,,restaurant was nice , snacks & pizza take away were great !!!!

    Disliked: 

    Toilet blocks were a bit dated ,however they were clean

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Beautiful site, peaceful, ideal for families.08/27/2020

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Excellent location, in the middle of countryside but also only 15 minutes from small town with large supermarket. Very friendly and helpful staff. Quiet, peaceful and very well maintained site with superb restaurant and lovely indoor pool.

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Anonymous user

Great site very clean friendly staff nice setting08/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great site very clean friendly staff nice setting

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Really lovely site in the middle of the countryside. Pitches …08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkaren l.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Really lovely site in the middle of the countryside.
    Pitches were big and the outlook across the lake was beautiful.
    The staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities were good although some were limited due to Covid-19 which is completely understandable.
    Loved the pool - we definitely needed to cool off as the temps were in high 30's.

    Disliked: 

    Sadly lots of wasps - and we all got stung

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Clean and calm camping areas in a beautiful area!08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: BelgiumIsabelle S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean and calm camping areas in a beautiful area!

    Disliked: 

    No free wifi

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Nice surroundings, well maintained facilities, welcoming staff07/20/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice surroundings, well maintained facilities, welcoming staff

    Disliked: 

    Pitches not as private as other campsites

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Great camping place in nature07/08/2020

Reviewer's country: BelgiumNilda H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great camping place in nature

    Disliked: 

    Not dislike just information, toilets are a little old but clean

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Beautiful site, in a stunning location very quiet and peaceful.09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely welcome at the reception with a full breakdown of all the services on the site and the option to have fresh bread in the morning if required. As it was nearing the end of the season for them the pool was open later than usual so we were able to use this too until 21:00, such a nice touch after 6 hours driving, and a Jacuzzi too.
    Stunning site in a beautiful location, and for such a larger site it is well spaced out and no one is on top of each other. The facilities were lovely and clean with plenty of room even had the site been busy. Will definitely return to make use of the large amount on offer from this beautiful base.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing apart from wasn’t staying longer as it was only a stop off on our way to the ferry home !!!

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Excellent site, lots of space, clean facilities09/13/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Excellent site. Really spacious and not too busy even in August. We had a lovely quiet pitch with nobody in the neighbouring pitches. Pitches are all bordered by hedges so you have your own clearly defined space. Toilets and showers are clean and modern (with toilet seats, toilet paper and soap!), the whole site is clean, tidy and well maintained. The restaurant was also nice when we ate outside on the decking overlooking the lake - beautiful!
    We used the pool, playgrounds and the bouncy castle and trikes by the restaurant - great for our young children.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Just ideal08/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything, staff, food and wonderful entertainment...

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Pétanque

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

FHU sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • RN 427, Thonnance-les-Moulins, Haute-Marne, France, 52230
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 48.4055°N 5.2703°E

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Local attractions

Do you like champagne? Course you do… and around here there's lashings of the bubbly stuff on offer: make plenty of time for investigating the local cellars and region's fizzy wine, and for trying regional charcuterie meats and artisan cheeses.

Get out and about on one of the site's recommended hiking or cycling trails – pick up info at reception and follow one of the many routes that begin from the grounds. Alternatively, the Château du Grand Jardin in nearby Joinville is just the job for a leisurely afternoon of strolling around historical landscaped gardens.

Lac Der-Chantecoq – Europe's largest artificial lake – is about an hour and 10 minutes' drive from the site and has boat rental and 250 kilometres of marked walking and cycling trails.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Camping La Forge de Sainte-Marie cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €0,70 (R13,45) at least age 18 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping La Forge de Sainte-Marie have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping La Forge de Sainte-Marie dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping La Forge de Sainte-Marie? Do you like champagne? Course you do… and around here there's lashings of the bubbly stuff on offer: make plenty of time for investigating the local cellars and region's fizzy wine, and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping La Forge de Sainte-Marie?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 19/04 and 06/09.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

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.

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 19/04 et 06/09.
The grocery shop is open between 19/04 et 06/09.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 19/04 and 06/09.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The bouncy castle can only be used by kids aged 3-8.

A fishing permit is required and can be purchased at the local off-licence (approximately €20 for 2 weeks)

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