We have stayed at La Croix du Vieux Pont twice now. This campsite is ideally suited within a 1 hour drive of both Paris city centre and Disneyland Paris, both of which we visited during our stay.
The first time we visited we managed to get a cheap last minute deal through Keycamp (now Eurocamp). We stayed in a static caravan, of which there are many on the campsite. We were close to the boating lake which was lovely for the boys as the ducks and geese would wander by our caravan for any snacks we cared to give them.
We visited in September so the campsite was beginning to wind down for the season. Although it was quiet we found the facilities to be well maintained and the boys loved making use of the indoor swimming pool and waterslides.
As both Paris and Disneyland Paris are not that far away we decided to do two seperate day trips to visit them. The La Croix du Vieux Pont campsite do run their own coach service to both (which you can book via the reception) but we decided we wanted the flexibility of being able to come and go as we wished. It also worked out cheaper with there being 5 of us.
The drive from the campsite to Disneyland Paris took just over 1 hour and we parked in the carpark there. It cost around £10 to park for the whole day, so really reasonable. We saw a number of campervans parked up too - if you are lucky enough to be driving one of them!
It might have ended up taking longer but we decided to also drive and park up at Eurodisney when we visited Paris for the day. It is really easy to catch the train from Eurodisney straight to Paris city centre. It meant we didn't need to fuss around finding parking in Paris, not to mention how much it might have cost. I think the journey time on the train was only 30 minutes and was quite stress free.
Depending on what time of year you visit, and what the weather is like (remember it is near Paris so don't expect weather that different to the UK), you might be able to make use of the lake for a spot of swimming.
There is also an outdoor pool next to the indoor swimming complex.
There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained on-site. We hired bikes, went on the boating lake, bouncy castle and in the evenings we visited the restaurant and bar.
The second time we visited La Croix du Vieux Pont was on our way back from camping in Spain. It was the perfect stopover before getting on the ferry at Calais to go home. This time we brought our own tent. The pitch sizes are really spacious - with hedges to separate them. There is plenty of space to have a bbq or cook something on the camping stove.
We really loved it at La Croix du Vieux Pont, both staying in a static caravan and our own tent. It is the perfect stopover campsite on the way back to the UK or as a holiday in it's own right.
Eurocamp for our static caravan.
La Croix du Vieux Pont for our camping pitch.