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La Bien Assise Reviews

La Bien Assise Reviews

La Bien Assise Holiday Park

Before we start – younger families now hear this! You roll out of the Channel and you’re practically here. Where’s here? La Biene Assise. It’s a lovely little camp site, near Guines less than 10 miles from Calais. The first thing you’ll see is the very helpful reception where English is freely spoken and where you can get access to the internet. A rural setting that’s close to the coast, sounds like the best of both worlds to me. This is also a place where you can have a doggy holiday, up to four four-legged friends are made welcome here.

Chalets open from 31st March to 15th September and tents available from 28th April to 15th September. There are 198 pitches and choosing what’s right for your family couldn’t be easier.

Chalet accommodation comes in two or three bedroom flavours and with a separate kitchen and living space and cosy bathrooms in each chalet you’ve found a real home from home. Catering is well catered for with ovens, gas hobs, microwaves and fridge freezers you’ve got everything you need to practice your Michel Roux inspired signature dish.

For a more back to nature holiday there’s nothing like a tent. Tents at La Bien Assise are all new affairs for 2012 and like chalets have two or three bedroom options. A kitchenette will allow you to look after the family but if you’re looking to prepare a seven course banquet – don’t! The living space literally opens outside the tent really bringing the heart of France into your holiday.

There are facilities for the disabled and you might want to enquire for more details at the time of booking.

Facilities & Activities at La Bien Assise

Activities wise you can swim in three different pools here, all of varying sizes and depths. The largest pool has a retractable roof and is heated which makes it perfect in the blazing sun or on those odd days when it might be slightly cloudy. The remaining pools have water chutes and mushroom fountains, which means you have a choice of pool to suit all ages of kids.

There’s a great selection of sports on site including tennis, (table and non-table), volleyball, mini-golf and two separate playgrounds which means the kids are occupied all day. There is a small traditional bar with an outside terrace which is perfect for a beer to wind down at the end of a busy day and a TV room (you’ll need to be good at French though) and a games room (French doesn’t matter here). There are regular woodland walks organised by the site and which are well worth getting involved in.

Stretch your wings and there is an equally wide selection of sports available outside the camp. Windsurfing, canoeing, rowing boats, dinghy sailing kayaking horse riding and golf to keep even the most lively individuals active. Local attractions include Calais itself which is great for soaking up that French cafe life. Dunkerque is also close to hand as are museums in the area that record the traumatic events of summer 1944. Foreresse di Minoyecques with its underground World War II bunkers is a somber but interesting visit. On a more light-hearted note are Nausica – Europe’s largest aquarium and Bellewaerde Park which is an amusement park and nature reserve rolled into one.

Feeding the tribe means at least one visit to the really high quality restaurant on site serving French and local specialities. It’s reasonably priced and also has a children’s menu for less well developed taste buds. There is a snack bar that serves exactly what you’d think, pizzas, salads, burgers and of course Frites, to keep hunger at bay during the day. Food is also available as take away if you can’t stand to be parted from your sun lounger.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to La Bien Assise

  • Lovely rural setting
  • So close to Calais
  • Beaches
  • History
  • Some fantastic local attractions

Family Travel Guide to Piccardy France

Being so close to Calais this part of France is often only seen from a speeding car or train as you whoosh off to other parts of France but hold it there. Piccardy has many things going for it not least of which are the Normandy beaches. Great for sun and glorious sand but they also have a dramatic history to tell.

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  1. Sarah O

    Chateau Camping de la Bien Assise glorious by name glorious by nature. It is literally just 25 minutes from Calais, I’m not a fan of Calais this site would be better if it was further south.

    The site itself is breathe taking to look at, the Chateau is glorious. The site is well maintained and aptly run by the friendly staff. We stayed in a chalet which was just amazing, you had everything you could ever need.

    The kids enjoyed the pool, especially the slide – our 10 days were great, we visited the Normandy beaches which I would recommend highly.

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