La Forêt

from £18.75 to £31.05 Per unit

Overview

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

  • Campsites ideally located for experiencing local culture

    Great site for culture

  • Campsites that are perfect for a short getaway

    Great site for short breaks

Ideal for exploring this lovely part of France

The orchards, lush forests and tall white cliffs of the Seine valley are stunning. You can appreciate them fully from the cycle path running along the banks of the river. The old Norman farms and white stone villages pepper a lovely landscape that is topped off majestically by the region’s medieval jewel, Rouen - for a spectacular day out, try visiting Rouen's fabulous cathedral and also the Rouen Armada display of 50 tall ships (6-16 June 2019). Monet’s inspiration for his famous water lily paintings, the gardens at Giverny, is within easy reach and the Route des Abbayes (Abbeys Route) alone could keep you going for days. The tranquil nature of the site and the covered pool make it a great choice for whenever you visit in the season.

Owned and run by Monsieur and Madame Commare. English spoken.

Location

Woodland setting above the Seine valley, Jumièges village centre and abbey 500m. River Seine 2 miles, Rouen 17 miles, Le Havre 46 miles, Dieppe 48 miles, Paris 94 miles.

Local transport (2018): Bus stop 2km, infrequent service to Rouen (about 1 per hour).

Pitches

Open and part-shaded pitches; all with 10a electricity; some with water and drainage.

Information

Low Season
Can be popular, but remains a peaceful get away, close to the Channel and to some of northern France’s most beautiful countryside, gardens and cultural sites.

High Season
Busy, but still a peaceful site.

Worth noting
- 2019: 8.7-23.8 maximum unit length 7m, all other dates 8m (Longer units on request)

- BBQs permitted (not electric)

- Dogs welcome

- Ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0730 to 2230

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities Flat access to reception. Flat access to special unisex washrooms including: shower with grab rail and seat; washbasin with grab rails, low level mirror; raised wc with grab rail. Flat terrain with main routes and pathways of tarmac. Flat access to bar. Swimming pool access flat through footbath.

Facilities

La Forêt has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Covered pool, paddling pool

    Covered pool, paddling pool

  • Café/Bar, snacks and takeaway pizzas

    Café/Bar, snacks and takeaway pizzas

  • Games room

    Games room

  • Table tennis

    Table tennis

  • 2 washblocks, 1 recently renovated and 1 traditional, one heated in low season

    2 washblocks, 1 recently renovated and 1 traditional, one heated in low season

  • Wi-fi on pitches (charge)

    Wi-fi on pitches (charge)

  • Municipal sports ground 50m

    Municipal sports ground 50m

  • Basic shop with bread

    Basic shop with bread

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Outdoor fitness area

    Outdoor fitness area

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Washing machine and dryer

    Washing machine and dryer

  • Restaurants, shops, bars and other village services 500m

    Restaurants, shops, bars and other village services 500m

Reviews

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4.7

Friendly and french speaking encouraged. Excellent emplacements with hedges for privacy.

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Friendly and french speaking encouraged. Excellent emplacements with hedges for privacy. Pool is covered which keeps it warm. It was a little inconvenient that the showers can't be used after 10pm. Everything is clean and well maintained.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3.7

The site location is inside an Ox bow loop of the Siene River on three sides.

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The site location is inside an Ox bow loop of the Siene River on three sides. There are three nearby ferries (free to use) but they do not accept caravans or vehicles over 3.5t. Best route is from "Pont de Brotonne" on the D490 then head toYainville on the D982. Then the D143 and the signs to the site. The site is typical French, narrow service roads and close pitches surrounded by hedges. A motor mover is a must to get in position. There are two toilet blocks, the older one has unisex facilities but the new one has separate male and female toilets. The photo's in the site description above must have been taken some time ago as the paint has become worn and the equipment is looking a bit worn. The receptionist is running the site more or less singlehanded and can be a little stressed making her comments a little off-hand. The comments maybe more of a mis-translation rather than deliberate. In the village of Jumieges there is everything needed for daily life and The Carrefour supermarket is only a few miles away. Don't expect UK opening times! The D Day beaches are some 50-130km away so be prepared for a drive. There are some great beaches around the area and fantastic countryside. The abbey in Jumieges was for a couple of hundred years the 'control centre' of Britain under the rule of the Normans (1066 and all that). When we stayed at La Foret there were mostly Brits and Dutch on site. The village has an aire near the town centre that caters for overnight stops for Campervans but not caravans. It a good site for those interested in WW2 and the British, Canadian and Free French efforts to suppress the Nazi threat. The site is too far from the American beaches for easy day trips. We enjoyed our trip to Normandy and La Foret was an acceptable base, however if we return A site nearer to Caen would suit our needs better.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3
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4

We were staying for a week but after one day I wanted to leave.

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We were staying for a week but after one day I wanted to leave. Although the welcome was good, the site pretty clean and the morning bread fresh and hot there were a few issues. There is no soap or hand driers in the loos. The main toilet block does not have toilet seats and the shower cubicles are quite small. We walked back from Jumieges after visiting the Abbey in 31 degrees C heat and needed an ice cream. However I made the apparently unforgivable error of opening the ice cream freezer myself. I did not see the small sign that instructed people to ask for what you want. The owner, who up until then appeared very nice and helpful, came out and resoundingly and repeatedly chastised me for this gross error! I was told how she had had to throw 2000 euro worth of ice cream out when some other miscreant had left the freezer open. She repeated her tirade with no apparent end in sight so I returned the ice cream and left as I was perilously close to tears which felt ridiculous, I am a 59 year old doctor and pretty bomb proof but the hectoring and relentless nature of her tirade was too much for a very hot tired person on the first day of a well deserved holiday. She was also happy enough to sell me a 15 Euro internet pass for a pitch that does not get any internet signal! It is the small things that can make or break a holiday. I would not return.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

Very warm welcome by the owners of the site and we were given free range of which pitch we...

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Very warm welcome by the owners of the site and we were given free range of which pitch we could use. The washing and toilet facilities were super clean and modern. The only thing lacking was either a powered hand dryer or hand wipes, (but this is only a very minor thing). I had come to the area to do some cycling with my son. I took some advice from the owners re roads to avoid en route to Rouen, glad I did for the majority of the ride, as some of the major roads were incredibly busy, tight and dangerous. Ended up taking minor roads and skirting around the Seine and using the free, cross - river ferries. And wow, we had some fantastic cycling with roads to ourselves, stunning scenery and courteous french drivers. Definitely have a day to explore Rouen, it's beautiful and has a lot to offer. Even if you are not into architecture, the Cathedral is truly stunning ....and if not....and you are maybe into chic, boutique shops, cafe's etc, they are right next to each other. Get there and enjoy !

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

More information on pricing can be found here.