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"Perfect for a family holiday…"
Mumsnet was invited to stay with Canvas Holidays’ (www.canvasholidays.co.uk) at the Berny Riviére camp site for the purpose of a review. <br>The campsite is located about an hour’s drive away from Charles de Gaulle airport, in a beautiful spot of French countryside. The first thing I noticed was how calm and peaceful the site was. Granted I was there towards the end of April, so hardly peak season – I can imagine the ambiance might change slightly with the influx of a few toddlers. However, the site is lovely and spacious with tonnes of open green space, unlike other camping sites I’ve been to where you can practically stick your elbow in your next door neighbour’s breakfast when you stretch in the morning. <br>I stayed in a four-bedroomed Deluxe Lodge, which was brilliant, not least because it looked like a giant Wendy house. I shared with another person, but in a lodge that could sleep 10 people, we had more than enough room and privacy. What impressed me most about the accommodation were the little touches, like built in baby gates at the top and bottom of the stairs, which came as standard, but make life so much easier when you’re traveling. <br>All accommodation is self-catered (there’s a shop on site where you can stock up), and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need, from cheese graters to egg cups. There’s also the option to eat at the restaurant onsite, which we did. If you’re looking for a gastronomic tour of the finest French cuisine, then you’re in the wrong place. However, if you’re looking for a friendly place to have a relaxing family holiday, then you couldn’t ask for more. <br>We had a go at some of the children entertainment activities that Canvas provide, which were absolutely fantastic. Activities available included “Water Walkers”, which is basically running around in a giant inflatable ball in a pool, which is exactly as fun as it sounds. The activity leaders were nothing short of miraculous, as they managed to get a group of grown men and woman playing water balloon volleyball. You could be completely confident in waving your DCs off for the day, and guilt free knowing that they’re going to have fun. If you decide to opt out of the planned activities, there’s still plenty to do as there are several beautiful lakes on site, including a man-made lake with an artificial beach. And if you tire of the greenery, the pool, the fresh air and exercise, Disneyland Paris is about an hour away. Canvas has buses running there daily, so you can satisfy your queuing needs. <br>Canvas is celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, so I can only imagine that the happy go lucky vibe that permeate the site would be even stronger.Read moreLess
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"Awful, abandoned me and two young children in Paris at night!!…"
I visited this site during the Easter holidays, on a day trip to Paris with my 7 year old and 2 year old we were caught up in a road closure due to an accident, as a ressult we were 15 mins late for the coach home, the driver didn't wait at all and left on time knowingly leaving me and two girls in Paris at night, we finally got home at 23.30 at a cost of 169 Euros, the camp manager was not at all apologetic and insisted i should have been on time, he defended the fact that there was no emergency contact number by saying"Everybody would be late if we had one" i was disgusted with his attitude, it was a very long hard day and ruined our opinion of this site.Read moreLess
"we stayed with keycamp as a family of four in…"
we stayed with keycamp as a family of four in August this year. We were given a corner plot which looked promising, but turned out we had to share it with another pitch "because it was so large". Luckily the neighbours also had small kids, I would have hated to inflict the nise of my two on a retired couple hoping for a nice relaxing break!<br>The site was fine, nice for a walk. the lodges looked great, and the canvas vans looked to be in the best nick. Our van was fine, we have stayed with Keycamp before and everything was as expected.<br>On site there is lots to do, provided the weather is good. however, if it rains, the beach and lakke activities pack up and there is very little oing on. The kids club was great, my two aged 8 and 6 thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and I felt confident i was leaving them in good hands.<br>The bar/evening entertainment isn't great compared to other European campsites. It is all very focused on the main (expensive) bar which tends to be full of blokes watching sport. there is a kids disco downstairs in the bar three times a week which was ok. After that, it seemed like everything just stopped...<br>we didnt try the restaurant, it didn't look all that appealing so we stuck to our own cooking and barbecues when the weather was nice. <br>I would go again, and would recommend for a cbig family or a group all going together, where you can maybe create a bit more of your own fun.<br>Saying that, the kids loved it, and DD cried when we left.Read moreLess
"Lovely site but DO NOT BOOK WITH KEYCAMP. Use Eurocamp…"
Lovely site but DO NOT BOOK WITH KEYCAMP. Use Eurocamp or Canvas. Our keycamp caravan was dirty, highchair was filthy and did not conform to safety standards. Couriers unresponsive. I made sure before booking that travel cot would fit in bedroom and our pitch would be away from open water, neither adhered to therefore ruining our holiday. Recommend site but strongly suggest you don't use KeycampRead moreLess