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Camping Holidays in Normandy

Normandy is located in northwest France and is the area of France most British people encounter first as they fall off the ferry. Le Havre and Dieppe are popular ports with visitors, especially day trippers from the UK. The coastline is split into two sections. Firstly the Côte d’Albâtre stretches 100km south from Dieppe to Étretat where the pebble beaches are backed by tall white cliffs. The countryside is a land of meadows and orchards and it plays host to some of Frances finest dairy produce that includes Camembert cheese. The second part of the coastline is the Cotentin, from Dieppe south, towards the Cherbourg peninsula and is a seemingly endless sweep of wide sandy beaches that were the main reason for siting the D-Day landings here.

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One of the main benefits is the close location to the Channel ports which makes this part of the world perfect for weekends away and half term breaks as well as your main summer holiday. It’s also perfect for those travelling with young families who may not want to take on longer journeys.

Camping in Normandy means you’ll be staying in some stunning country side with small green fields lined with neatly trimmed hedges. You’ll see plenty of apple orchards where they make local cider and of course, the famous Calvados. You’ll get great food in Normandy, they’re particularly good at fish and dairy and there is a plethora of good restraints spread across the regions. The seaside towns and resorts of the region’s coast are very popular, Honfleur is picture perfect and always draws the crowds. There’s a good selection of campsites and perhaps the best ones are the smaller ones, often family run and a great hit with young families.

Holiday Parks in Normandy

Any holiday in Normandy will be a great family event. Many of the sites are family run and make great home from home destinations. You can have a look at the sort of campsites in Normandy by clicking on the images below;

 

Château Le Brevedent HolidayChateau Le Brevedent Campsite

Set in the beautiful Normandy countryside this small cosy and family friendly campsite is just a short distance from the channel ports making the ideal holiday spot for those not wanting to travel too far.

la-vallee-campsiteLa Vallee Houlgate

One of the best camping grounds in Normandy set in the pretty Normandy countryside the whole family will enjoy. With excellent amenities onsite and a nearby beach family holidays in Normandy don’t get any better than this.

Independant campsites in Normandy

Things to do in Normandy

Fécamp

Fécamp is a pretty fishing village with an attractive promenade. There is a Benedictine monastery, built after it was reported that a few drops of Christ’s blood was miraculously found. Now, the monastery is famous as the home of the great French liqueur of the same name and it’s worth a trip to see how it is made.

Dieppe Saturday market

Probably, if not definitely, the best street market in northern France. It seems to go on for-ever and takes up almost every area of the streets and even the docks where boats sell very fresh sea food. Get there early to see the best foods on display.

Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel is a rocky island that is home to a small community of 41 people. Built around a fairy tale monastery that clings to a rocky outcrop it is separated from the sea at high tide. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and upwards of three million people visit it every year.

D-Day Landings

The sandy beaches in Normandy were the site of the D-Day landings. You can visit the beaches where you can still see examples of the temporary harbours that were built there. You can also visit the war cemeteries for an idea of how much sacrifice was made.

Getting to Normandy

It really couldn’t be easier. Ferries from many ports in the UK land in northern France which puts Normandy within very easy reach. Ferries from ports such as Plymouth, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Folkestone and Dover cross to a variety of French destinations including Roscoff, St Malo, Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre and Dieppe giving you a great choice of routes. Don;t forget there’s also the Euro Tunnel which is a very quick way of crossing but is slightly further away from Normandy.

Written by of Family Camping Reviews

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