Parc des Cygnes

from £15.55 to £36.35 Per unit

Overview

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

  • Campsites ideally located for experiencing local culture

    Great site for culture

  • Campsites that are perfect for a short getaway

    Great site for short breaks

A modern, good quality city site in a parkland setting on the outskirts of Amiens

A modern, good quality city site, convenient for the A16 motorway, the cathedral city of Amiens and exploring Picardy. A warm welcome is extended to members here and there’s plenty of information on hand about Amiens and its cathedral light show. Further afield, the First World War museums in Péronne and Albert along with the moving Somme memorials are all highly recommended, while Paris is only one hour by train.

Managed by Alban de Francqueville, English spoken.

Location

A16 motorway 1 mile, Amiens centre 3 miles (by foot); (20 minute cycle ride). Paris 85 miles, Calais 100 miles, Le Havre 113 miles.

Local transport (2016): Bus stop outside site entrance for regular services to city centre and train station.

Pitches

Open pitches; 130m²-160m²; most with electricity (10A), some with water and drainage, some hardstandings.

Information

Low Season
Perfect for a relaxed break in beautiful surroundings, with the town close by.

High Season
Still a peaceful haven after visiting all the sites.

Worth noting
- Maximum unit length 10m

- BBQs permitted

- Dogs welcome

- Please note that some facilities may not be available for the full opening period of the campsite

- Ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0700 to 2200

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities

Ramp to reception. Small step to special unisex washrooms including: shower with grab rail and seat; washbasin, low level mirror and low level clothes hook; raised wc with grab rail. Flat terrain, with main routes and pathways of tarmac. Flat access to bar.

Facilities

Parc des Cygnes has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Bar, Snacks, Take-away (Wed-Sun in high season, Fri-Sun at other times)

    Bar, Snacks, Take-away (Wed-Sun in high season, Fri-Sun at other times)

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Reading/television room

    Reading/television room

  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

  • Wi-fi not on pitches (charge)

    Wi-fi not on pitches (charge)

  • Small shop

    Small shop

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Modern wash blocks

    Modern wash blocks

  • Fishing adjacent

    Fishing adjacent

Reviews

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3

The plots are a reasonable size, but the location of electricity points is not well defined...

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The plots are a reasonable size, but the location of electricity points is not well defined and there didn't appear to be enough if the site was full (des Cygnes website says '...most have electricity'). The grass appeared to have been cut but no attention had been paid to the weeds around the edges. I could find only four male toilet cubicles for the whole site, there were plenty of showers with the water varying in temperature depending on how many people were using them. The sanitation blocks were reasonably clean but in desperate need of refurbishment and like the plots, no attention was paid to the edges. There was a 20-30 min bus service into town with stops directly outside, Amiens itself is quite pleasant with some quayside cafes and a fantastic cathedral. Overall we would only stay again if there was no option and only as a stopover, (we booked for five nights in advance based on the site's own info and using the C&CC as a recommendation) and weren't able to reduce our stay without losing money.

  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Older couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 2
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2

Pitches very small for caravans and awning. Probably more suitable for motorhomes.

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Pitches very small for caravans and awning. Probably more suitable for motorhomes. It is essential to look before you agree to pitch. Our pitch was so small that we were allowed to use the neighbouring pitch (40 and 39). Toilets were very smelly and in each of blocks only one WC working. For one day, no toilet paper until 10:30pm. Queues at toilet every morning. On the plus side it is 5 minute from a new canal walk which is beautiful. Also beside a lake park which is useful for walking dogs - no option otherwise. I couldnt really recommend it

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 1
  • Facilities: 1
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4.3

The site has a good location just 3 miles from the centre of Amiens.

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The site has a good location just 3 miles from the centre of Amiens.It's located by a local park and surrounded by lakes and a river.This can mean there are a few midges about! Welcome was good, particularly as we arrived early but this didn't pose a problem,we pitched straight away.There was always an English speaking person on duty. Fresh bread can be ordered for collection at reception on a daily basis.Lots of local information available in reception and staff always willing to fill in the gaps. We didn't use the cafe but it did have very limited opening hours and menu.There is no shop but supermarkets are within easy reach of the site. The site does have static caravans and lodges, so caters for all types of holiday maker. Pitches are large. There is no over crowding and the 6' club ruling is very definitely followed. There is a feeling of space which aids relaxation. The EHU can be a problem if you do not have a long lead. There is plenty of shade from trees as well as wide open spaces. There are separate toilets for men and women but shared showers. Both were kept very clean and there was always hot water both in the showers (push button but a decent time lapse) and with the more than ample washing up facilities. There is no soap dispenser in the toilets. The cycling in and around Amiens is very good and it is nearly all off road into the centre. Amiens itself is a pleasant city and there are plenty of places of interest to visit. The journey to the Somme Battlefields and all the towns of interest including Albert and Thiepval is an easy one, taking about 30 to 40 minutes depending upon where you want to go and which route you take. Most stay for 1/2 night stop overs but on reflection I wish that we had booked a few days longer than 4 nights we stayed as it was a very pleasant site with lots on interesting places nearby.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Secluded,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4

Although the site facilities were basic compared to UK standards they were adequate and clean.

This review is for Parc des Cygnes

Although the site facilities were basic compared to UK standards they were adequate and clean. The bus stops outside the gates and takes you directly into Amiens (well worth a visit) The traffic noise can be intrusive particularly in the early morning and late evening. Being next to a lake and having few hardstandings the pitches can be a little soft after rain, you may also need a very long electric cable depending on your chosen pitch.

  • Location: Town,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm (January)

More information on pricing can be found here.