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We are planning a trip to Paris. ...two campsites seem to have been reviewed / recommended. Camping International Jablines - seems near to disney and reviews seem to all be good. ....has anyone used trains from this site to get into Central Paris. ...is there a station nearby - walking distance or by car?

 

The other site that does have swift access to a station is Camping Caravaning International Maison Laffitte - anyone stayed there. ...seems good train access to central paris (20mins) and 45mins to Eurodisney. .....is it a good site for a short break to Paris. ..?

 

Also we need a stop over close to Eurotunnel for an after school stop in France. .......been looking at Bien Assise in Guînes. ...anyone had experience. ..?

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We are planning a trip to Paris. ...two campsites seem to have been reviewed / recommended. Camping International Jablines - seems near to disney and reviews seem to all be good. ....has anyone used trains from this site to get into Central Paris. ...is there a station nearby - walking distance or by car?

 

The other site that does have swift access to a station is Camping Caravaning International Maison Laffitte - anyone stayed there. ...seems good train access to central paris (20mins) and 45mins to Eurodisney. .....is it a good site for a short break to Paris. ..?

 

Also we need a stop over close to Eurotunnel for an after school stop in France. .......been looking at Bien Assise in Guînes. ...anyone had experience. ..?

 

We stayed at Jablines 4 years ago . . very pleasant site, but a bit in the middle of nowhere. The Site itself has no pool etc, but is part of a large leisure facility that has pools, fishing, water skiing, man made beaches etc etc etc. The nearest rail station is actually the one at EuroDisney, its about a 10 minute drive. We bought a 3 day pass that allowed unlimited rail/bus use in all three Paris zones . . very good value . . only problem is it is 3 consecutive days . . so we were very busy for those 3 days . .. got a bit tiring . . but day 4 was spent on the beach . . :)

 

The Jablines web site is here . . : http://www. camping-jablines. com/gb. html

 

I would certainly use it again as a base for the area, but kids/teenagers might find it a little quiet.

 

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We are planning a trip to Paris. ...two campsites seem to have been reviewed / recommended. Camping International Jablines - seems near to disney and reviews seem to all be good. ....has anyone used trains from this site to get into Central Paris. ...is there a station nearby - walking distance or by car?

 

The other site that does have swift access to a station is Camping Caravaning International Maison Laffitte - anyone stayed there. ...seems good train access to central paris (20mins) and 45mins to Eurodisney. .....is it a good site for a short break to Paris. ..?

 

Also we need a stop over close to Eurotunnel for an after school stop in France. .......been looking at Bien Assise in Guînes. ...anyone had experience. ..?

OK, replies to your other post, my vote goes to Jablines, if not Jablines then Quatre Vent. Rail access is easy, because Disney has its own RER/metro station, so you drive to Disney, park at the staion, and get the train. See my other response about tickets. Jablines even offer a minibus service to & from the site.

 

Maison, very urban, probably not that easy to get into and nosiy from the trains nearby. We Eurocamped there many years ago, and the trip by train into the city is probably as long as the trip from Disney into the city - plus Disney is to the west of Paris, Maison to the east, so a day trip to Disney becomes a very, very, long day, with late night travel on the RER a distinct possibility. While I'm happy trolling around paris, I'd aviod any cities underground late at night unless I was really familiar with it, and didn't stand out as a tourist.

 

I see from your other post that this is your first overseas trip??? The final few miles will be quite testing, although you do not go anywhere near the boulevard periphique ( the "BP") the motorways are typical urban, busy commuter stuff, think the M6 in Birmingham on a friday rushhour, but prety much the parisian motorways can be like this all day. Another bonus for Jablines is that it is quite accessible from the motorway network.

 

 

Guînes, good site if you can get on it, and accessible from the Eurostar terminal.

 

Regarding costs of Eurotunnel, any reason why you want to train it? Norfolk Line Dover-Dunkerque, while longer than Dover-Calais time wise, is a good quality service, and over recent years has always been the cheapest option, especially if you get the Camping Cheques offer - Guînes do take camping cheques outside peak season, so you may wish to look at that option.

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We are planning a trip to Paris. ...two campsites seem to have been reviewed / recommended. Camping International Jablines

 

The other site that does have swift access to a station is Camping Caravaning International Maison Laffitte - anyone stayed there

 

been looking at Bien Assise in Guînes. ...anyone had experience. ..?

Yep.

We've stayed at all three of the sites you mention.

Bien Assise - Very convenient for the ports. Generally clean and tidy but can become crowded in high season. Friendly staff and English spoken.

CI Jablines - Clean and convenient for trips into the cité. Drive to Vincennes (plenty of free parking around the square) and then take the Metro. Eurodisney is just a very short distance from the site at exit 14 of the A4 (E50) Autoroute.

CCI Maison Laffitte - Well positioned on a small island facing the Quai du Pecq. Good for watching the river barges, but not the cleanest of sites when we stayed. An overground Metro runs into the cité from the nearby station in Sartrouville.

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There used to be a good lakeside site at St Quentin-en-Yvelines, not far from Versailles and walking distance from RER station. Google it.

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We stayed at Maison Lafitte when we took our children to Paris some 12 years ago when they were teenagers. We chose the site because we crossed to Dieppe and we also planned to visit Versailles and not Eurodisney. We found the site OK but the pitches a little closer than we like and access to Paris was simple once we understood the way to buy the cheapest tickets. However, in your case I would not recommend it for the following reasons. It is a 15 minute walk to the rail station and with 4 under 10 that might be OK in the morning on the way into Paris but after a day wandering around, the return walk would undoubtedly be very stressful with exhausted children. Secondly, I would re-inforce the point made above that, if this is your first time towing abroad, the final few kilometres to Maison Lafitte require concentration and care if you are not to miss turnings. Only you will know how good your navigation skills are and how your 4 young ones will be at the end of this type of journey but personally I would go for the one that is easiest to access. Moreover, by staying at Jablines you are very close to Disney and that will make the visit there simpler.

 

We stayed at Bien Assise last May and found it very busy with caravan arrivals and departures through the night. However, it is very easy access to and from the Eurotunnel terminal and if your children like swimming then the super pool would undoubtedly be popular with them.

 

Enjoy your first trip to France.

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We are planning a trip to Paris. ...two campsites seem to have been reviewed / recommended. Camping International Jablines - seems near to disney and reviews seem to all be good. ....has anyone used trains from this site to get into Central Paris. ...is there a station nearby - walking distance or by car?

 

The other site that does have swift access to a station is Camping Caravaning International Maison Laffitte - anyone stayed there. ...seems good train access to central paris (20mins) and 45mins to Eurodisney. .....is it a good site for a short break to Paris. ..?

 

Also we need a stop over close to Eurotunnel for an after school stop in France. .......been looking at Bien Assise in Guînes. ...anyone had experience. ..?

 

 

We stayed at Bien Assise on way to Paris and back and liked it very much .

 

Staff friendly swimming pool and bistro bar on site ( food was ok and reasonable for France)

 

We stayed at Quatre Vent and liked this site as it was close to disney for us .

 

Pitches are massive clean and tidy swimming pool and Madam George is a great host . Only downfall is it is a bit remote

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We stayed at Jablines 18 months ago. Very secure site with plenty to do. Nice easy quite drive to Disney, or a free bus to the park at certain times.

 

We parked at the multi storey at the station for the metro in, only ten minutes away from the park

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Thaks everyone for all your tips and suggestion - Jablines has won - looking forward to the trip now not long to go. ....!

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Thaks everyone for all your tips and suggestion - Jablines has won - looking forward to the trip now not long to go. ....!

 

 

We stayed at Jablines last October, superb site, owners very nice and speak good english, lots to do if you dont go to ED. Its worth going just for the morning bread and pastry's :D

 

We hope to go next year. Enjoy yourselves. ....... :D

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