Camping Parc des Cygnes, 111 Avenue des Cygnes, 80080 Amiens, Tel 0322432928
To find site:- Exit A16 at junction 20 onto N1 Rocade towards Amiens and immediately exit at junction 40 and follow signs for Amiens Longpre and then follow signs to campsite.
Camping Parc des Cygnes is a relatively new Municipal campsite on the outskirts of Amiens and is part of a larger leisure complex in a semi urban surroundings. There are 145 pitches, most of which are for touring units, there are also a few mobile homes. Pitches are set out in groups of about a dozen with quite large hardstanding areas that the pitches face onto. As all pitches are on grass it is feasible to make use of these hard standing areas at the end of the season, when the site is quieter, for parking units on. In fact the campsite ask customers with motorhomes to park one set of wheels on the hardstandings in wet weather. Pitch size varies but they are mainly quite reasonable. At the furthest end of the site, beyond the final toilet block, the pitches don't have electric points. Electric points according to the ACSI book are rated at 16 amps but the fuses on the bollards are only rated at 10 amps. Connectors are CEE17. There are water points at the entrance to each pitching areas. The site has three toilet blocks, one in the reception building and two further stand alone units. They are of modern design and have seated toilets with paper provided. Reception has a mass of tourist information available and they also sell tickets for the bus into Amiens. Bread can be ordered on a daily basis. Also within the reception building is a Bar that sells snacks, a small shop and TV room. There is an internet terminal for use by campers but this was unfortunately broken during our stay. Speaking to the site manager he is hoping to have a more robust WiFi system in place for next year There is limited play equipment for younger children including crazy golf. Older children could make use of the sports/recreation area across the road from the campsite. Parc des Cygnes is open until mid October and again for a month immediately before Christmas to allow visits to the Amiens Christmas Market. During the low season the ACSI Card is accepted. Date of visit early October 2009.
As well as being a useful late season stop over campsite Parc des Cygnes is also a good base to visit the Somme battlefields. The Edwin Lutyens designed Thiepval Somme Memorial is about 25 miles from the site and is free to visit. Amiens is easy to visit from the site by public transport with bus stops right outside the gates, tickets available from reception. There are a couple of large supermarkets within a few miles of the campsite.