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Camping La Porte
Normandy   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0033 02 31 68 04 43

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Pitches: 6
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 12 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: KFME 2 reviews from this member

Stayed at Camping La Porte on 2 occasions as a stopover from and to the Ferry. Chris and Sharon could not have been more welcoming and accomadating. Arrived close to midnight on the outward journey due to a Ferry delay then needed their help to jump start the camper at 6 in the morning on the outward journey. A nice site that is well equipped and run by really nice people. The campers breakfast is a must have and great value. Thanks Chris and Sharon.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Matthewj 6 reviews from this member

We caravanned here for a single night as a stop over from Dunkirk ferry to southern Brittany, we booked via email and got prompt and friendly replies from the site owner.

The site was easy to find although we followed sat nav via single track lanes but would have been much better taking slightly longer route via the local town. There was carefour and fuel close by, so perfect as a stop over site.

Chris was very welcoming on our arrival and after pointing out the best pitches for us, left us to set up after giving us directions to the town and supplies.

The site is well maintained and very level if you manoeuvre on the levelest sections.

We booked for the full cooked breakfast as the lazy option to our second day's drive to our final destination which was a great decision. The breakfast was really good with as much juice, tea and coffee as Sharon could make while chatting to Chris about their move to running a campsite in France and his many years playing in a band.

A great site with lovely owners and well worth a visit, even if it's only short like ours.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: RangerGT 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from France and used La Porte for a stop over for the outward and return journey. The site is a quite and tranquil site ideal to unwind and recharge your batteries. The hosts Sharon and Chris made us most welcome and have thought of all the little extras you might need, have even installed a sky run TV in there information hut. Intend to stay a little longer when travelling through Normandy in the future.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MattDodsley 1 review from this member

Just got back from a fantastic 8-nights' relaxing stay in our tent at La Porte.

We like a quiet campsite, and La Porte certainly suited us. We were the only people staying there for the first few nights.

Chris and Sharon could not have been more friendly and helpful. (The cup of tea when we arrived was very welcome, thanks!) They have a good knowledge of the surrounding attractions and restaurants, which was useful, as this was our first trip to Normandy. Also, going to watch Chris play his drums with a local band at a bar is St Sever was great fun!

The campsite was clean and tidy. There is a toilet, a shower, another toilet/shower wetroom, a washing-up area and a washing machine. These were basic, but clean and tidy. I don't know how busy the site gets, but you might have to queue for the showers if it was busy. There is a small kid's playroom, with things like a swingball, basketball, some games and a TV (although we didn't try that). There is also a fridge-freezer, which we found useful for storing our food in, as the weather got up to 35 degrees on one day.

The pitches are level and flat, with plenty of electric hook-up points. The site is very peaceful. There is a railway line a few hundred metres away, but there only seemed to be a few trains a day passing, and I didn't notice any at night, so we weren't disturbed by that. We also tried the Camping & Breakfast, which was very nice, and great value.

There is plenty to do nearby. In Villedeu, the copper workshop is worth a visit (although no English-speaking guide), as is the bell foundry (however, the English-speaking guide seemed to leer at the ladies!). We had a pleasant bike-ride around the St Sever forest, although the signs and arrows marking the paths were a bit vague, and we resorted to using our phone's GPS to find our way back.

The Vire viaduct is worth going to, for some excitement. We had several rides on the luge, but weren't feeling brave enough for the bungy jump or the zip wire. Watching other people throw themselves off a 60 metre high tower was enough for us.

La Porte is about an hour from Bayeaux, and seeing the tapestry was one of our highlights of the week. On the same day, we went to Arromanche, to see the remains of the D-Day Mulberry harbour, and the '360 degree' cinema at the top of the hill shows a short but moving film about the D-Day landings and the Normandy invasion.

We also enjoyed visiting the castle at Falaise, the birth place of William the Conqueror. This is a really impressive castle, and our 10 year-old son particularly liked taking the interactive 'I-Pad' around with him.

La Porte is about 90 minutes drive from Cherbourg.

It is also about 40 minutes from Granville, on the coast. The old town was very pretty, and if you want to see something 'unique, ' go to the aquarium!

There is a supermarket a few miles away in St Sever.

All-in-all we had a fantastic holiday, and it was always nice to come back to La Porte at the end of the day, get the barbecue going, and open a bottle or two of the local cider!

Thanks again, Chris & Sharon!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Thomo newbies 4 reviews from this member

We only stayed for 1 night as a stopover on our journey back from Vendee to tunnel. Welcomed by Sharon and offered tea or coffee. Flat camping area and pitched easily next to electric hook up. Basic but clean toilet, accessible shower and toilet and another shower cubicle. Free wi fi available. Good value for pitch with electric 20 euros - no additional charges for children / dogs / awnings etc. Great idea to provide breakfast for campers which we made the most of before we set off for the tunnel. Cereals/ tea/coffee/toast and cooked breakfast for 7. 50euro. Lovely peaceful area with the only sound being the cockerels! would definitely stay again.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Trisha M 3 reviews from this member

We have just returned from our second visit to la Port this year and agree with the other reviewers, the only thing Chris and Sharon cant do anything about is the weather(so they need to get that sorted out before our next visit!) Anything else they can help with, they certainly will(we actually had our first taste of Mars Bar ice cream from their freezer, thanks!) We are storing with them now, so will go back as soon as we can, we love the surrounding areas, friendly and peaceful and if you want hustle and bustle you don't have far to go to find it. We agree with review regarding Mont st Michel, but it comes down to personal taste and there are many things to see and do that don't cost anything apart from your petrol of course (we found a beautiful park called Mont Cerisey tucked away near Flers, lovely just to sit or they have tennis courts, table tennis, crazy golf, paddling pool etc and even a bar, but its vast and not a bit commercial.

We are sure there are many more places we havent yet discovered, usually we find the best places by accident!

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