The International Campsite of Maisons-Laffitte is perfectly located for visiting all of Paris. It is ideal for an overnight stop or its a great location from which to take full advantage of visiting the numerous theme and leisure parks and the tourist and historic sites of Paris and its surrounding area. The site is only 20 minutes from the Centre of Paris in the suburb of Maisons Laffitte. As it is situated on the River Seine, it is probably not be a good idea to visit if you have young children.
The spectacular Chateau of Versailles is 30 minutes away by car.
The Maisons-Laffitte station (RER line A), which is a 10 minute walk from the campsite, allows you to easily and directly access the Centre of Paris in just 20 minutes and Disneyland Paris in 50 minutes. Trains run on average every 15 minutes from 5am until half past midnight (every day) to take you to the heart of Paris. A transport information point is set up within the campsite every summer to inform you of transport links to Paris and surroundings. You can also purchase at reception, throughout the season, your tickets for Disneyland Paris or book your guided tours to Paris.
The campsite is located on an island in the middle of the River Seine and offers you calm and comfort a few kilometres from Paris. There is a bridge across so you can get off the island ! This 6.5 hectare site has 351 pitches for tents, caravans or camping-cars including 120 fully equipped mobile-homes.
Please be aware that as the site is next to the river you may not want to visit if you have young children. The campsite offers a multilingual on-site team to welcome you and offer advice throughout your stay. You will also have Eurocamp reps available if you book your holiday with them as your travel company.
We used this site as a base for visiting Paris and were happy with it. Some of the facilities are getting a bit "tired" although a new toilet block has recently been built. There is a train line near the site and you may get some noise from this and there can also be noise from boats on the River Seine. These noises may bother you more if you are in a tent rather than in a mobile home Also be aware that the skate park next to the site is a public skate park so you may want to supervise your children if they are trying it out. However, for plus points, we found the reception staff to be very helpful and of course the main plus point about this site is its excellent location near the centre of Paris and close to a train station.
Booking Your Holiday
GPS coordinates: Latitude 48.9402027, Longitude 2.1450156
- • Calais : 282 km
- • Dieppe: 178 km
- • Oostende: 326 km
- • Caen: 220 km
- • Cherbourg: 339 km
- • Le Havre: 182 km
- • Zeebrugge: 313 km
If arriving by car :
- • From the A1 or A4, take the A86, then exit Colombes Bezons West (Exit 2B) From Bezons direction Poissy by Coal, Sartrouville the N92 and D308.
- • From A13 or A14, exit Poissy then direction Maisons-Laffitte.
- • If you are on the A6, follow Versailles then Le Pecq, and Maisons-Laffitte.
- • Beauvais: 81 km
- • Paris Charles de Gaulle: 37km
- • Paris Orly Airport: 38 km
If you are arriving by train :
- • From Gare du Nord, take RER B towards Melun, change at Chatelet Les Halles and take line A direction Poissy. Get off at Maisons-Laffitte.
- • From Gare de l'Est, take the metro line 4 direction Porte d'Orléans, change at Les Halles and take line A direction Poissy. Get off at the station Maisons-Laffitte.
- • From Gare de Lyon, take RER A direction Poissy. Get off at Station "Maisons-Laffitte".
- • From Gare Montparnasse, take metro line 4, Porte de Clignancourt, change Les Halles and take line A direction Poissy. Get off at "Maisons-Laffitte".
- • From Gare Saint Lazare, take the train SNCF direction Poissy. Get off at "Maisons-Laffitte".
Things to Do in the Area
Paris Metro Interactive Map
This is an excellent tool for planning your travel around Paris - http://www.lost-in-france.com/france-travel/paris-metro-map"
Maisons-Laffitte Town Centre
10 minutes walk from the camp site, the Maisons-Laffitte town centre has numerous shops and restaurants, a supermarket and a sports complex. The sports centre offers football, archery and tennis. There is also a horse-riding club 500m away and a swimming pool (indoor and outdoor pools) 2km away. (There is also cycle hire 12 km away)
Recommendations for restaurants in Maisons-Laffitte include L'Avenue and Caffe e Cucina.
There is also the Chateau Maissons-Laffitte, pictured below.
There are various activities organised locally. For example last year there was an organised visit to the racehorse training centre, with its 100 km of gallops and 70 trainers based locally. There were also trips by horse drawn carriage. To find out more about what is available locally, please visit Maisons Laffitte Tourism website
Paris has something to offer everyone. You might want to visit any of the following :
- • Visit the art collections in the Louvre
- • The futuristic Pompidou centre
- • The formal gardens of the Tuileries
- • Louis XIV’s spectacular palace at Versailles, to the West of Paris. There is a fountain show accompanied by music, from late March to late September in the gardens at Versailles
- • The Arc de Triomphe
- • The Champs Elysées
- • The Latin Quarter
- • The Sacre Coeur Church and Montmartre
- • Eurodisney and Parc Asterix Theme Parks !
- • And many more ideas !
Chateau de Chantilly
Based in Chantilly, about an hour north of Paris (54km) from this campsite is the Chateau of Chantilly which includes a Museum of the Living Horse - a must for any horse fans ! Click here to access their website.
Monet's Garden, Giverny
The campsite is an hour's drive from Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny.
Disneyland® Resort Paris and Walt Disney Studios® Park
There are two separate theme parks : Disneyland® Resort Paris has over 70 attractions, including Space Mountain, Fairyland and the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Walt Disney Studios® Park is a separate park and has the Animation Courtyard, Stunt Show Spectacular, Armageddon Special Effects and Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster. Separate tickets must be purchased for both parks.
Disclaimer: The reviews published on the site are intended solely for the purpose of providing general information and comment and are purely our opinions. We cannot guarantee that reviews of descriptions on this site are accurate, up to date or free from error. We have found that the campsites described are very good but we find that it is difficult to find a campsite which has 100% of what you are looking for. Also one person may love a busy campsite with lots of activities while someone else may love a quiet campsite with a small swimming pool. Actually we tend to be the latter ! So what we have done is highlight the good points of the sites and maybe point out a few of what we have found as slightly negative points. However we strongly recommend that you make full use of as many internet sources as possible before deciding about your holiday, including Google maps etc.