My tips on staying at Paris est Champaigny.

Camping Paris est is located at 110 Boulevard des Alliés, 94500 Champigny-sur-marne, France. 30mins from Disneyland and 12.6km to the centre of Paris.

The site is set amongst woodland has a little play park for the kids, a shop, a gym and a place to eat. There is a laundrette and cafe neither of which I spotted but we didn’t really venture round to be honest. The shop is rather expensive as in the UK campsite shops always seem to be. We didn’t use the restaurant as they had nothing available for vegetarians / vegans so literally no use to us. The play park is gravelled and very dusty which seems an odd choice for a children’s park but they have one at least.

Park plan copyrighted to eurocamp.co.uk

There are two receptions one for eurocamp and one for Homair Villages, we booked via eurocamp so they dealt with any problems we had. Although when we arrived the mobile home we were due to stay in had a broken boiler so we were given one from Homair. The homes are a lot smaller than we have in the UK, I don’t know it’s right for eurocamp but apparently Homair don’t possess a no smoking policy so on opening the door we were hit with stale smoke! I had brought all our own bedding as we booked without bedding but found all beds to be made, so thankfully I could replace with our own which helped with some of the stale smoke smell along with opening all the windows.

On the Eurocamp website it clearly shows that their mobile homes have ovens, kettles etc now be warned as we were swapped to the Homair Villages mobile homes we had a hob only in our van, no oven and no kettle! So if you can pack a travel kettle or just take your normal one, and consider taking a slow cooker which would make life so much easier. Also pack a 4 way as it’ll save you needing to buy several of the travel plugs for charging cameras, phones, tablets etc.

This was our mobile home.
Image copyright to campingchampigny.paris

This campsite does get busy with white van men, which I had read about in a group on Facebook which seemed to make a huge drama over it, but in all honesty we wasn’t too bothered they were around in the evenings and then gone very early in the mornings so gave us no bother.

The bus leaves at the top of the road just outside camp and heads to Joinville le Pont train station, where you can get a train direct to Paris city centre. You can purchase a Paris Visite pass from the reception which I wasn’t aware of until the Thursday, so I bought ours from the train station these are well worth getting, as they let you travel on all public transport without needing to pay each time and they’re cheaper in the long run. You can purchase 1 day, 2 days, 3 days and 5 days which again makes it cheaper the longer you buy for. You buy for the zones you are travelling in 1-3 is Paris city centre and 1-5 includes suburbs, airports and Disneyland. (link below)

Image copyrighted to RATP France.

I would probably stay here again and just hope we manage to get a eurocamp home instead next time, to use a base for Paris it’s great it’s close to the train station and Disneyland, but if you want more out of the park like entertainment and something for the kids to do this is probably not going to cut it. Have you stayed here? let me know your thoughts.

Nicci xx

LINKS
Paris Visite pass
https://www.ratp.fr/en/titres-et-tarifs/paris-visite-travel-passR
Eurocamp
https://www.eurocamp.co.uk
Humair Villages
http://www.campingchampigny.paris/en/accommodation/mobile-home-villa-riviera-46-tv

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