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OK - after reading comments above we've booked a week in August staying at Les Etangs Fleuris camping with a family tent. Anyone get any recent tips or comments about what sounds like an ideal site/location? We love all things Disney and also enjoy the fun of camping so the opportunity to do both in one holiday sounds like an ideal next step. We are established campers in the UK but first time going to France camping so any help appreciated. Hoping for some good weather in August.
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OK - after reading comments above we've booked a week in August staying at Les Etangs Fleuris camping with a family tent. Anyone get any recent tips or comments about what sounds like an ideal site/location? We love all things Disney and also enjoy the fun of camping so the opportunity to do both in one holiday sounds like an ideal next step. We are established campers in the UK but first time going to France camping so any help appreciated. Hoping for some good weather in August.
If you are camping with electric, don't forget to buy an adaptor for your cable before you go. The local shop in Touquin village is handy for most of your essentials but I would use the Hypermarket for your main shop at Val D' Europe. There is a big cat zoo/park not far from the campsite, instead of taking the 2nd right at the last roundabout towards Touquin (the one with the shed company on the corner) take the 1st right and follow it down. Pop into the tourist information 1st though at DLP if you decide to go there, the tickets are cheaper in advance than at the gate. Not sure if Tesco still have this in the deals section, but they used to do Parc Asterik tickets, just not checked recently. Depending on how many days you are going into Disney for it maybe worth buying a Annual Pass, carparking in then free and you get 20% off food and shop purchases. Even if you aren't intending on going back more than once within the year it maybe worth buying just 1 pass for the driver and use it for free parking and discounts as I said.
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Thanks for the tips - just purchased a European electrical adaptor for our hook up from our local camping shop. Paid our deposit a couple of days ago and surprised to find that Sophie says we pay the remainder at the end of our stay - not that important but all sites we've come across tend to make you pay all fees up front. So far so good this seems a lot more sensible. From the pictures I've seen the pitches look a good size and each pitch has it's own water supply which will be convenient.

At the moment we are considering doing annual passes as we'd like to do 4 days at Disney so we don't need to rush things. If this is the case we should be better doing annual passes so we get free parking and the chance for more revisits at no additional cost.

All I need now is a French map update for our Tom Tom and we should be reasonably good to go. Any advice on the quickest way to sort out the annual passes would be helpful.

Thanks for the tips so far - extremely helpful.
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This is brilliant, thanks.
We are hoping to go next year and will be taking out caravan, this helps lots.
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When i was little we used to take our caravan to camp davy crockett. Its a shame they got rid of the caravan spaces there!
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Great thread, would love to brave taking the caravan over in the summer.

Thanks OP.
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We have stayed on site with a Motorhome on 4 different occasions now.

The area you get assigned has a coach drivers facility right next to it. Whilst officially you are not supposed to use it, everyone does and I have never seen or heard of an issue with doing so. It is right next to the motorhomes and has toilets and shower facilities. No need to walk down to the area mentioned in the first post.

If you get an annual pass, then parking and overnight stays are free of charge which is a bonus.

As already mentioned, there is no electrical hook up, but are water and waste facilities. The area of car park is pretty huge and if you want to use a generator to top up (it is not frowned upon too much provided it is not at times when people want to be sleeping) you can quite easily get out of the way of others.

The community spirit is great and the kids all carry on playing with each other making it great for them as well.

If you are planning to do this, going on one of the motorhome forums (e.g. motorhomefun) is worthwhile to see who else is going to be there as you will get a welcome and some friendly advice and help.

We have done various ways of getting there and you can stay either side of the channel for free as well. In Dover, you can park on East Parade and in Calais you can park at the Val D'Europe shopping centre.
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After such a successful trip to DLP recently I just wanted to add to this thread. Originally we got the idea to do camping and Disney thanks to this thread and we've had two really successful trips so wanted to share some of our experience. Last year we stopped at Le Etangs Fleuris which is a nice typical French campsite and holiday home location 40 minutes drive from the Disney gates. It's a nice but busy site over the summer months but this year we decided to try out a different site: caravaning-4vents.fr/ which is only 25 minutes drive away and must admit one of the best campsites I've ever stayed at anywhere.



Now thankfully we have our trusty Tom Tom with French map. I'm used to rural roads both in the UK and France but it did take a leap of faith to go down the farm type road off the main road in to the French woods being not 100% sure if we were going the right way. Anyway after crossing a railway line and going down a single track road which is typical of the French countryside we came upon our home for the week.



This site is absolutely 100% French and one of the most beautifully layed out sites I've ever seen. Basically it was originally a vineyard that's been tastefully converted in to a holiday site.

The interesting thing was that when we drove up to check in we had another 3 GB plated cars in front doing the same thing (obviously very popular with the Brits then).



The reception area is really nice - they don't have an onsite shop but do have a local bakers van which sells local produce from sun up. I became totally hooked on French sticks and croissants ever day of our stay.

The pitches are enormous - we have a six berth Khyam which is not small and I could have easily put two on the pitch and still had room for the car and a big play area for the kids. We had a pitch directly near to the reception and after sorting out our tent for the week we heard what sounded like a local French musical band starting up. Every Saturday during the summer they have a site BBQ and drinks next to reception together with a group of local musicians and singers doing traditional French folk type music. You really couldn't get any more French if you tried. A great way to start our stay.



We've stopped on loads of campsites over the years but this place had a great mix of Brits, French and europeans and was what I'd describes as the most relaxed and chilled site I've ever come across - everything camping should be about. I think this was mainly due to everyone having loads of space, the general attractiveness of the site and the infectious friendliness of both the site owners and the visitors.

Getting down to the basics - the amenities blocks are modern clean, well kept and the showers were hot and very powerful:



Sorry not the best pick but taking pictures of toilets isn't what I'd normally do

They have a really nice pool and the kids play areas are modern and well kept:





For those not wanting to camp they also have some nice holiday homes that sleep up to six people.



Unlike other sites we've been to, again these holiday homes had lots of space so you would never feel cramped in. This place would easily equal the davy crockett ranch holiday homes at a fraction of the price.



All in all this is a great place for a DLP holiday - a fantastic place to relax and get a bit of real French culture but within less than 25 minutes drive of DLP.

We have friends who have a real issue with camping but I'm sure if they were to visit this site they'd soon change their minds. Great for families and for people who don't have kids as the site is so spread out everyone had enough room to not get annoyed or rattled by anyone else.

My only regret: we only went for the week - next time I'm going to do two weeks instead of one and space out our Disney park days with relaxing either next to the pool or around the site making use of the sports facilities - forgot to mention they also have badmington, table tennis and French boules that you can have a go at.

They also do pony treks on a regular basis but we were in the parks for the majority of our stay.

They have onsite security and the site is gated which are locked at 1am each morning. Even though we did stop out very late at DLP a number of nights when we didn't we never felt disturbed by anyone else coming back late. The size and layout of this park make it ideal to make it easy for people not to disturb others.

Excellent value for money and would highly recommend this to anyone considering combining DLP and camping. It gives you a unique holiday which is both full on Disney fun and very relaxing at the same time. Any questions happy to help where I can.

I don't think their website (caravaning-4vents.fr/) does this place justice but if you do want to give it a go I'd suggest booking as far ahead as possible as the place is very very popular but unlike other sites even when its full everyone still has space to unwind properly and relax.

Just remembered all pitches have their own water supply and the electric hook up is the standard UK connection so you don't even need a European converter.

Will definitely be going back here as soon as the opportunity presents itself. Really miss the place.
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