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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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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 8 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Thomo newbies 3 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!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JimunSylvia 1 review from this member

We spent 10 glorious days at La Porte. We wanted somewhere un-commercial and central to explore Normandy, particularly the D Day Landing beaches. We also wanted to take in a stage of the Tour de France (Avranches to Mont St Michel - Stage 11). We couldn't have picked a better spot.

We arrived late after a very wet night in Brugge and were welcomed by Chris and Sharon and looked after as if we were returning friends.

The site is small, quiet and very well equipped (if Chris and Sharon haven't got it, you don't need it!).

Add a horse, a donkey, a friendly dog and 5 free and happy chickens to make this a real chill-out place to be.

We will definitely be going back.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pinxton20 8 reviews from this member

Very pleasant site for 6 or so vans. Flat, spacious grass pitches at the end of a quiet lane. Easy access from the main Villedieu - Vire road - well signposted.

A very warm and relaxed welcome from the English owners - and friendly waves from the neighbours suggest a site in harmony with its surroundings.

Sharon and Chris offer meals and breakfasts which we didn't take advantage of this time - but might in the future.

We stopped 2 nights, and on Sharon's advice found a helpful vet in the next town who gave our dogs the injections for returning to UK. The main road passes through a forest with plenty of picnic places and dog walks only 5 minutes from the site.

The single toilet and shower are fine for a site of this size.

This is a site to relax and enjoy Normandy countryside, and to visit Villedieu, Vire and the beaches around Granville (40 minutes). A great place to slow down and recharge.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pedigree1 1 review from this member

We stayed at La Porte for 1 night whilst on a cycle camping trip from St Malo to Calais. Chris made us feel very welcome and even provided a fold up picnic table to save us our usual floor sitting.

The site and area are very quiet, despite being close to a rail line (trains are infrequent and don't run during the night). Facilities are basic but very clean and functional. We couldn't have asked for more. La Porte is thoroughly recommended.

Chris recommended a bar to us in Bayeux which was our next stop. We visited and it was very nice to be made similarly welcome there, despite our poor French.

We visited Mont St Michel the day before. This has been made into a huge tourist attraction of the sort you might expect at Disney World, Florida. It is quite hideous. My recommendation would be to photograph it from the coastal road east of Arromanches and give the visit a miss - unless you like that sort of thing.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Trisha M 3 reviews from this member

We stayed at la Porte in September, we were the only visitors in the field and although we only planned on staying for one or two nights, we actually ended up staying for about six! We had lots of peace and quiet (as well as lots of rain)but we have never seen so many stars in the sky, it was beautiful. We still managed a couple of lovely walks and collected some chestnuts which we enjoyed, you cant get much fresher than that straight from the tree! Toilet and shower basic but always clean (we understand some improvements are planned).

Top marks have to go to Sharon and Chris who went above and beyond in helping us when we arrived, this was due to a forgetful wife leaving necessary medicine at home in England! Thanks to Chris and his help with the local pharmacy and doctor. This actually saved the rest of our holiday and I actually ended up not feeling like too much of a nuisance!

We can recommend this site to anyone looking for a rest and a break from the hustle and bustle of city life!

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