La Croix du Vieux Pont is situated in the North of France in Berny-Rivière, Paris. It is a great location for visiting Paris including Disneyland and Parc Astérix, as well as being a great break point if travelling further afield. The nearest airport is Paris Charles de Gaulle, which is 75km, but the site is easily accessible by car (see things to know about Driving in France and Road Trips to Europe: Things to Consider).
Family Entertainment at La Croix du Vieux Pont
La Croix du Vieux Pont has so much family entertainment on-site that you wont actually need to leave the campsite – with a variety of family friendly pools (with lazy river, slides and an area for younger children) and a beach area; kids club (our boys got to try zorbing included in the price of the holiday with Eurocamp), play areas, a multi-sports pitch; table-tennis; as well as things with an additional cost such as the pedalos and trampolining)
Sun £15 Holiday at La Croix du Vieux Pont Cost 2019
We visited La Croix du Vieux Pont for a Sun £15 Holiday visiting Friday to Monday at the end of June into July. Based on 5 people we paid a total price of £100.30. That is £75 (£15.00 per person) plus the £2.80 booking fee; then a £7.50 per night service fee (£22.50) and FREE entertainment. I usually pay the £15 Equipment Damage waiver but instead opted for the £100 deposit (refundable if no equipment is damaged) but didn’t actually get asked for it. I also usually pay the insurance (£8.50 a trip I believe), but as we took 3 Sun Holidays at once it was cheaper to buy it separately for our trip. This was the same with the Ferry – it is cheaper to book through the Sun Holidays but check if your vehicle isn’t just a standard car (for example if you have a top box) – we couldn’t because of the length of our holiday. The Eurotunnel is faster but more expensive than a Ferry, which is also gives the driver more of a break.
We had a three bedroom caravan with a living room in the middle.There was a toilet in one room and a bath with sink in a separate room on the opposite side of the caravan. It had it’s own garden – which offered lots of privacy – and was really close to all the facilities. We had opted to bring our own linen and so just pillows, quilts (with no covers) and blankets were provided (our bed at home takes a king size sheet so this is what we brought with us but someone said that their normal sized double quilt was too small for the double bed in the main room. Things provided include a hair dryer, fan, plates/cups/bowls/cutlery etc., kettle that goes on the gas hob, knives/bottle open/corkscrew/peeler/can opener/; spatula, ladle, whisk wooden spoon, scissors, grater, chopping board, pans, sieve, roasting tin, microwave, and good size fridge freezer (although the freezer part was small).
Things we discovered about La Croix du Vieux Pont
Firstly we visited La Croix du Vieux Pont on a budget so it was good to discover that there was a Intermache (supermarket) around half a mile walk down the road (this is a pleasant walk and even some ponies on the way). Of course there is always the on-site shop too.
Secondly the swimming facilities are great. We were a bit worried if the males could wear their swimming trunks because they are more like boxers than briefs before we arrived – it actually turned out that my husband was questioned about his when other people were obviously wearing Bermuda style shorts down to their knees without any problem. Needless to say at no point during our holiday did we need to go out and purchase shorts. You can’t wear shoes around the pool areas (which is nice, keeps it clean) and places are uni-sex. There were lockers but no way of attaching the key – so take a band or safety pin with you.
The beach area is unsupervised and only “open” with the appropriate flags – accept these didn’t change and people went in when the flag showing it was closed was up. This water is incredibly dirty – not a problem swimming in it but something to be aware of once you get out. Here inflatables are encouraged.
Of course La Croix du Vieux Pont offers all the usual you would come to expect for a Sun Holiday (bars, restaurants, WiFi (additional cost), washing machines and dryers, gift shop etc). We liked that there was plenty to do but that it wasn’t too noisy at night. Of course also the Eurocamp hosts speak English and so we got by with our little bit of French
Have you visited La Croix du Vieux Pont? Have you been on a Sun Holiday there? Have you any further advice or tips for people thinking of visiting? With it being so close to Disneyland I do think it is one of the popular choices so you may have to get in there quickly.