We love staying at La Croix du Vieux Pont in the tiny village of Berny-Rivière in northern France. It’s around 70 miles north east of Paris and just a two-and-a-half hour drive from Calais so it’s easy to get to – and has plenty to do on-site.
It’s open from the Easter holidays until the end of October half term so it’s perfect for an out-of-season break. You can take your own tent or stay in a mobile home with an outdoor holiday specialist like Eurocamp.
La Croix du Vieux Pont (click here to read more about the parc itself) is a great base from which to explore a stunning and fascinating part of France. Here are some of the best fab trips we’ve tried.
The famous theme park is only 60 miles – or an hour or so’s drive – from La Croix du Vieux Pont and is a very popular day out for families staying there.
An added bonus is the handy door-to-door coach service which leaves the parc at 7.50am and picks back up at Disneyland at 7.50pm (17 € adults, 14 € children, 10 € children under 2. Advanced booking advisable la-croix-du-vieux-pont.com/en/onsite-services/organised-trips/).
The journey takes around 75 minutes and takes the stress out of driving.. And believe me, you’ll need all your energy for what lies ahead. With just one day there, we opted to avoid the Walt Disney Studios part and concentrate on the Disneyland Park itself (advance Disneyland Paris tickets from £32 for both adults and children).