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Camping at campsites in Normandy

Campsites in Normandy

• Landing coast D-Day
• Beautiful coastline
• Feast in Normandy

Camping at campsites in Normandy is camping in the southern part of Lower Normandy. The region consists of the following three departments of Calvados, Manche and Orne. You can camp here, for example at campsites on the famous coastline that runs from Honfleur to Cabourg (Deauville / Trouville). The inland south of Caen is also called "la Suisse Normande". It is certainly worth looking for a campsite near here. T ...

Campsites in Normandy

• Landing coast D-Day
• Beautiful coastline
• Feast in Normandy

Camping at campsites in Normandy is camping in the southern part of Lower Normandy. The region consists of the following three departments of Calvados, Manche and Orne. You can camp here, for example at campsites on the famous coastline that runs from Honfleur to Cabourg (Deauville / Trouville). The inland south of Caen is also called "la Suisse Normande". It is certainly worth looking for a campsite near here. The Mont St. Michel and the coast towards Cherbourg are also recommended. You can shoot beautiful nature pictures here.

Eating & drinking in Normandy

And after all the beauty that nature has to offer around the campsites in Normandy, it is time for a drink at the campsite. Well-known and important products for the region are cider and Calvados. The world famous Camembert, scallops and apples from Calvados also come from here.

Landing coast D-Day

Due to its turbulent past, Normandy has a rich history, the remains of which are still visible today. The coast above and to the west of Caen is of historical importance. This is the D-Day landing coast including Omaha Beach and Utah Beach. When you camp at a campsite in the area, you should definitely visit this area, the impressive history is told again and again. But history is not only found on the coast, the hinterland is all reference to the battle in 1944 with a large number of described and indicated routes (for example Overlord). Ask for information at the campsite and they will certainly be able to help you further. One thing is for sure, a Normandy holiday can be a lot more educational and impressive than a boring history lesson.

Campsites in Normandy by the sea

Normandy is the perfect base for campers who enjoy an active, nature holiday. For example, go with family or friends to a campsite in La Manche where nature and culture are central. When you go camping in Normandy, there are a lot of facilities that can make your camping holiday complete. Take a bike or go for a walk along the various routes along the coast where you can enjoy the breathtaking surroundings. Are you more interested in culture and history? Then sights such as the Cité de la Mer, Mont Saint-Michel and numerous castles and manors are highly recommended. For a camping holiday by the sea, you can quickly and easily book a campsite on the Normandy coast via Campingnavigator. With this you are assured of the best campsites in Normandy by the sea. >

Romantic Normandy

Normandy is always beautiful, but it is only really a party in the spring. The many apple trees in bloom provide a rural picture, especially when they stand next to those beautiful country houses, 'manors'. By the sea, the rolling greenery suddenly turns into spectacular white cliffs. Normandy is known for the three c's: camembert, cider, calvados. Shopping here is therefore a party if you like tasty cheeses and an alcoholic drink that tastes like apple. In northern Normandy, the country consists of a huge chalk plateau, the Pays de Caux. On the coast this creates the beautiful high white cliffs; a chalk coast that is not inferior to the well-known British variant. The most spectacular coast can be found at Étretat, where the water has carved jagged arches from the soft rock. A favorite subject of painters who put their easel on the beach here in the 19th century. They were the first impressionists, artists who were finally able to work outside thanks to the invention of the portable easel, not to mention paint in tubes. Resounding names like Renoir, Gauguin, Degas and Monet. He once spent a whole winter here, working in the snow. In six years he painted as many as 150 canvases of the Normandy coast.

Arques – la – Bataille

Embedded in the greenery, Varengeville sur mer is a beautiful small village. It is therefore not surprising that you will also find a beautiful visiting garden here, Le Bois des Moutiers. The design is by the English landscape gardener Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932), one of the most famous gardeners of her time. The garden is located by a beautiful old country house with tearoom and extends all the way to the cliff coast. A well-known and much visited site is the enormous ruin of the 15th century castle of Arques, in Arques – la – Bataille. Much rougher than the lovely Bois des Moutiers, not much is left of it. But the castle has earned its spurs. The village is named after the battle that took place here in 1589, when the Protestant Henri IV pushed back an army of 30,000 Catholics with cannons atop the castle walls. An association of volunteers is trying to restore the castle, as it is a beautiful example of military architecture in the Middle Ages.

Bells ring in Normandy

A little further vin Arques – la – Bataille is another castle: the 16th century Château de Miromesnil. You can buy tickets here in the small, attractive souvenir shop. The castle derives some fame from the fact that the famous writer Guy de Maupassant was born there on August 5, 1850. It is an intimate castle and the estate around it is also special. The kitchen garden is still surrounded by a high brick wall. Especially the 16th century chapel Saint-Antoine-l'Ermite, on an avenue in a beautiful old beech forest, makes the visit very special. Enthusiasts can ring the bell here themselves. Beech forests such as that at Château de Miromesnil are typical of the Pays de Caux. Further north you will discover the Forêt d'Eu, a former royal hunting estate, as can be seen from the old signposts at the crossroads. You look out over the Vallée de l'Yeres and walk on winding paths between blue fields full of forest anemones. Are you hungry for this cultural tour? A piece of fish in a restaurant on the harbor in Le Tréport is an absolute must.

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85 recommended campings in Normandy

Camping Le Haut Dick is located in the village of Carentan. You can find it right next to the marina. It is a beautifully landscaped and cared for site, as befits a municipal site. The welcome is friendly and the whole gives a good feeling. The spots are neatly arranged. It is a nice starting point for excursions in the a ... SHOW MORE
Camping Chateau de Matragny is, as the word says, a castle site with allure. A beautiful castle dominates the terrain. Through a long driveway you reach the reception of the castle where there is also a restaurant and a bar. The park has a swimming pool, tennis court and mini golf. From here a visit to Caen or Bayeux is p ... SHOW MORE
The municipal in Bayeux is, as you often see in France, a very well maintained municipal site close to the town or village. Naturally, you should not expect any extra luxury or entertainment at a municipal site. But on the other hand, you are quickly in the place and they are very affordable. The municipal has very nice c ... SHOW MORE
The name Omaha Beach sounds familiar to everyone of us. The campsite is therefore located on this beach The camping Omaha Beach is very simple and all places are separated by hedges which are a good shelter from the wind. The campsite has a shop in the summer. From Camping Omaha Beach you can visit the various landing bea ... SHOW MORE
Camping Le Fanal has 95 tourist places. It is only partially sheltered from the wind and there is only partial shade. The campsite has an indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor pool with fun slides. Fishing is also possible in the lake at the campsite. The famous beaches Omaha beach and Utah beach as well as the beach ... SHOW MORE
Camping Le Cormoran is a beautiful campsite right by the sea. The facilities that Camping Le Cormoran offers are very diverse. There is a beautiful pool, covered and heated, a boules court, a tennis court and something very original, a mini-golf billiard. Furthermore, you can do horseback riding or in the gym. The terrain ... SHOW MORE
If you want to take the ferry to Ireland or England, camping Le Collignon is the best campsite to stay. It is namely close to the port where you have to board. Furthermore, it is a simple campsite. It has a swimming pool next door that the camping guests can use free of charge. For the people with a camper there is the po ... SHOW MORE
Camping Le Rivage in Quettehoue, speak al kethoe is a cozy family campsite with a friendly welcome. The number of places for tent and caravan or camper is not too big so you feel like you are at a cozy campsite. This is not quite so because they have besides the camping sites 100 more mobile homes as you see them so much ... SHOW MORE
Camping Le Grand Large is located on the beach. The beach is a fine sandy beach as we are used to in the Netherlands and Belgium. In a family-friendly environment you will feel welcome, especially because of the comfort and cleanliness that the campsite offers. The campsite has 4 stars according to a French system. It is ... SHOW MORE
L 'Ile des Trois Rois campsite is located at the foot of Château Gaillard, on a small island between the Seine and a small lake. The site is very spacious and offers good facilities. The bathroom is clean but a bit old style. The area around Camping offers many opportunities for cycling and hiking, and there is much to s ... SHOW MORE