Camping in Normandy
Famous for its magnificent coastline, lush landscape and fascinating history Normandy is a popular camping and caravanning destination for the British.
Its stunning coastline offers something for everyone; from quiet sandy beaches to charming fishing ports to popular family resorts.
To commemorate the region’s most famous battle, the 1944 D-Day landings, Normandy is proud of its war memorials, museums and cemeteries. You’ll find many of these around the Bayeux area and along the coast.
You can also take a journey further back in time with a visit to the historic cities of Dieppe, Caen and Rouen and don’t miss one of France’s most breathtaking tourist attractions, the ancient island-abbey of Le Mont-St.-Michel.
We have selected eight sites in Normandy. They all offer excellent facilities including swimming pools, other sports facilities and bars & restaurants and shops.
Situated in pretty woodland near the River Seine, the La Forêt site at Jumièges is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of France. The area includes Monet’s former home in Giverny where you can still visit the gardens where he painted his famous series of water lily canvasses. The nearest village which has a number of restaurants and shops is just a short walk away.
Perfect for young families, Camping Le Brèvedent offers an idyllic rural setting with a highly recommended onsite restaurant. A number of day trips to local attractions are organised by the site owners.
Right on the coast (the beach is just a short walk away) the recently re-developed campsite at Les Mouettes is situated in a very pretty part of Upper Normandy.
Les Hautes Coutures is ideally located for stopovers before and after catching the ferry from Caen (Ouistreham). The rest of this text should be applied to Château de Martragny and Point du Jour those who want to explore (or to simply relax and swim) the historic D-Day landing beaches. It is also near to Bayeaux (Bayeux not Bayeaux), home to the famous tapestry. Here you can relax and have fun in the large swimming pool complex or hire bicycles and head off along the Caen to Coast cycle path.
Situated within the impressive chateau grounds, the site at Château de Martragny has an exclusive feel and is ideal for younger families and couples. Beaches and many war memorials are close to hand, as is Bayeaux (Bayeux not Bayeaux) town.
If it’s a beach holiday you’re looking for, the site at Point du Jour is perfect. It is situated right by the beach, so whilst you kick back and relax the kids can have fun exploring or splashing in the sea. Some of the pitches here have sea views and just a short walk away is the village of Merville-Franceville.
With stunning views across the English Channel, Le Grand Large is ideally located for relaxing on the beach, playing in the sand dunes or exploring the surrounding countryside on foot or by bicycle. It is just two and a half miles from the village, which has many shops, bars and restaurants.
Perfectly located for your ‘must see’ visit to the island abbey Le Mont St.-Michel, Camping Saint-Michel is a beautiful and friendly site that is maintained to a very high standard. It has all the facilities you’d want and there’s easy access to the nearby beaches, coastal paths and surrounding countryside. Interesting local visitor attractions include Europe’s oldest medieval castle and a picturesque copper works.
If you would like something a bit different why not join our 10 day escorted tour of Normandy, which combines the independence of a camping holiday with a package of escorted visits. Tour highlights include an excursion through Pays d'Auge. A visit to the D-Day sites and an excursion to Paris.
Booking your camping holiday in France
Booking your holiday to France is easy. You can choose to book a campsite, ferry, Eurotunnel, rally and/ or insurance.
Either book online or call Carefree on 0845 130 7701 or 02476 422 024.