Camp Municipal, Rue de Plaisance, 51022/0 Chalons-en-Champagne, Tel 03 26 68 38 00
To find site:- Approach Chalons, from north or south on the N44, watch out for exit signed for St Memmie and follow camping signs. Don't worry that you appear to be going through a built up housing area with traffic calming! The site is well signed from the A44.
This is a convenient campsite for overnighting on the journey south or east. It is situated in an urban setting next to a park area complete with tennis courts and crazy golf. There is also a small lake which forms one boundary of the campsite. The whole park and camping is surrounded by housing with clever use being made of the space. There are around 150 pitches which are either on gravel hardstandings divided by hedges or grass which are more open and all are of a generous size. Some pitches have water and waste adjacent. Electricity is accessible to the non tent pitches and is rated as 10 amp. There are two toilet/shower blocks which, whilst kept clean and serviceable with seated toilets and paper provided. However they are now a little dated and could soon need a makeover. The block nearest Reception has clothes washing and drying facilities. The site does not have a shop but bread can be ordered from Reception. Opposite Reception there is a takeaway and seating area, hardly a restaurant but a useful facility for those that don't want to cook. There are a few shops on the main road just a short walk from the site. Pricing I feel is a bit on the steep side at €22 per night (2009) for a Municipal but at least you are getting a good quality campsite that can cope with most weather conditions. To counter this the site does have free WiFi which is site wide. This is a very popular overnight site and fills up quite quickly in the busy part of the season.
We have only ever used this site for overnight stays en route so it is difficult to comment on local facilities and places of interest. Reception can help with this and its certainly a site that could be considered for a longer stay.
Up-date 2012:- We stayed here overnight in early May. The site is now in private hands and apart from the introduction of some mobile homes for hire there is little evidence of any other improvements. The toilet block is dire need of improvement and the second block was not open. On a more positive note the site now accepts Camping Cheques which give a considerable saving over the standard fees.
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