Home

   Log in or Register



Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Advertisement

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Caravanning and Camping Abroad
Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Campsites in Honfleur, France Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Platty196803/10/2006 at 11:09pm
Outfit:  Static Willerby Aspen Glan Gwna Park     Location:  Wirral
Joined: 21/5/2006
View Platty1968's Profile View Profile   Reply to Platty1968 Reply   Quote Platty1968 Quote  
Platty1968
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   237

Site Reviews Total: 6
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi all, its me again.  Saw a site in Honfleur called La Briquerie, 4 star with pools and activities. Also short stroll to hypermarket and centre of Honfleur only 2 kms away.  Reason we looked at this region is only a short drive away from Lehavre which we were thinking using.  Anybody been to this area or campsite for that matter?

First time driving abroad with van, although we have driven on the continent numerous times without it. I fancied the Atlantic Coast area but hubby says too far to drive what with the drive to Portsmouth with 2 year old and all.

Thanks in advance

 


Don't forget to leave a review of the French and other European campsites you have visited!


Message posted by kiev04/10/2006 at 7:49am
Outfit:  peugeot coachbuilt motorhome     Location:  West Midlands
Joined: 11/8/2005
View kiev's Profile View Profile   Reply to kiev Reply   Quote kiev Quote  
kiev
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1008

Site Reviews Total: 0
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi Cathyroboo- If your intention is to enjoy Honfleur itself, there is a campsite within 10mins stroll of the harbour, its called La Phare, Its O.K. about 3* ideal for 2-3 nights but its main strong point is walking into the town without worrying about parking. All along this section of coast is nice and Mont San Michell is also a view to die for. but like everything else, lots of other people think the same, take it easy and enjoy, dont try to see too much in one go.  kiev

-------------
kiev

Message posted by chrissie704/10/2006 at 10:02am
Outfit:  Car Caravan     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 27/7/2004
View chrissie7's Profile View Profile   Reply to chrissie7 Reply   Quote chrissie7 Quote  
chrissie7
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   676

Site Reviews Total: 9
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

We stayed at La Briquerie a couple of years ago, just as an overnight before catching the morning ferry. It was not a happy experience! Firstly, we were sent to a pitch that was already occupied, so we had to walk back to reception, queue again, then had to reverse the caravan along a narrow access road, in order to get to the alternative pitch we were given. This meant going over numerous speed bumps and manoevering round high hedges. Eventually we got on to a pitch which was quite pleasant.

Next thing was to try and find some food. As it was the end of our holiday, we were fairly low on Euros (we had to pay cash at reception - and it was the most expensive site we have ever stayed on in France, before or since). The restaurant didn't accept cards either, so we decided to get something from the take-away. The pizza and the burger we came away with were quite the worst food we have ever found in France! I deliberately do not say 'eaten in France', because they were inedible.

On the positive side, there did seem to be a fair number of children's activities, but as we were travelling alone, this was no compensation for the other elements. Sorry, but I can't recommend this site.

 


Message posted by Platty196804/10/2006 at 12:06pm
Outfit:  Static Willerby Aspen Glan Gwna Park     Location:  Wirral
Joined: 21/5/2006
View Platty1968's Profile View Profile   Reply to Platty1968 Reply   Quote Platty1968 Quote  
Platty1968
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   237

Site Reviews Total: 6
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Well we wont be going there then. Thanks Chrissie for that info, the thought of reversing down a small road with hedges etc fills me with dread as we are not great reverses only done it 6 times so far.  Will get back to looking elsewhere.  All we want is a decent site not to far a drive from Lehavre 2-3 hrs most. 

Any ideas anyone ?

Cheers


Don't forget to leave a review of the French and other European campsites you have visited!


Message posted by Boo104/10/2006 at 1:27pm
Outfit:  Abbey Lancaster and Montana Lake     Location:  Nottingham
Joined: 14/8/2006
View Boo1's Profile View Profile   Reply to Boo1 Reply   Quote Boo1 Quote  
Boo1
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   38

Site Reviews Total: 16
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Hi Cathyroboo. I can echo Chrissie's views on La Briquerie. Stayed for three nights this september and I found it quite wierd. To me the whole point of camping is sitting outside the tent being nosey and making small talk with other campers, but at La Briquerie all the pitches are surrounded by tall hedges on 3 sides, so the only interaction you get is when you walk along the paths. even my hubby commented on it and he's not the most social person in the world! We only stayed there because of it's proximity to Honfleur, but even then the walk into town was 2 and a half kms down a hilly, very busy road. The campsite I really want to stay at is called Camping la Columbier. It's a Castels site and I've been eyeing up it's website now for months! Have a look through google and see what I mean! I think you could probably do Le Havre from there within your time limit. If you do stay there I want a detailed report on what it was like!

Advertisement


Message posted by Platty196804/10/2006 at 1:32pm
Outfit:  Static Willerby Aspen Glan Gwna Park     Location:  Wirral
Joined: 21/5/2006
View Platty1968's Profile View Profile   Reply to Platty1968 Reply   Quote Platty1968 Quote  
Platty1968
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   237

Site Reviews Total: 6
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Thanks for info Boo1. Deffo not staying there but I will have a look now at the Castels site you are saying and will let you know.

 


Message posted by Andy R05/10/2006 at 12:37pm
Outfit:  Outwell Montana 6P     Location:  Brigg North Lincolnshire
Joined: 20/9/2004
View Andy R's Profile View Profile   Reply to Andy R Reply   Quote Andy R Quote  
Andy R
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1177

Site Reviews Total: 16
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Have you considered going on the overnight P&O from Hull to Zeebrugeg instead?   We have given up driving to Dover now after too many stressful journeys round the M25 - guaranteed to ruin the end of a great holiday.   The boat leaves at 7pm (you can board several hours earlier) and you get family sized ensuite cabins.   There is a small soft play area on board too and a brilliant self service restaurant.  You arrive at 8am the next morning, ready for a stress-free day's journey on the French autoroutes - far more relaxing than a long UK drive.

We alwaysd go to the Atlantic coast near Royan - you'd need an overnight stop around the Loire valley area ideally as it is about 600 miles from Zeebrugge (mind you, we've done this distance in a day before in France and it's been fine - not towing though).

The big advantage of this area of France as opposed to Normandy is that you'll get much better weather.  Having said that, we did Normandy around Honfleur area 2 yaers ago with our children (then 3 and 18 months) and had a great time.


Don't forget to leave a review of the French and other European campsites you have visited!


Message posted by Platty196805/10/2006 at 1:36pm
Outfit:  Static Willerby Aspen Glan Gwna Park     Location:  Wirral
Joined: 21/5/2006
View Platty1968's Profile View Profile   Reply to Platty1968 Reply   Quote Platty1968 Quote  
Platty1968
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Forum Posts:   237

Site Reviews Total: 6
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Thanks Andy we are looking at different options. We may go on that route Zeebrugge. Hull is a hell of alot closer to us than Dover/Portsmouth.  We really do fancy the Atlantic Coast but maybe abit far to go on our first trip with van.  We even looked at the Roschoff port but Brittany Ferry prices are a joke.  We are still deciding what the hell to do, we may even go to Holland if we use Zeebrugge. 

When you stayed in the Normandy area which campsite did you use and would you recommend it.

Thanks


Message posted by Pixie_Hez05/10/2006 at 9:35pm
Outfit:  Swift Challenger 560     Location:  Liverpool
Joined: 05/7/2003
View Pixie_Hez's Profile View Profile   Reply to Pixie_Hez Reply   Quote Pixie_Hez Quote  
Pixie_Hez
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   1565

Site Reviews Total: 76
Site Reviews 2021: 10 
Site Reviews 2020: 8  
Site Reviews 2019: 17 
Site Reviews 2018: 8  
Site Nights 2021: 53
Site Nights 2020: 39
Site Nights 2019: 68
Site Nights 2018: 44

We did an overnight at La Briquerie and found it ok for that but we would not stay there for a holiday. The facilities were not very clean, the pitches were small and the whole place was unkempt and noisy.

-------------
Pixie

Message posted by HarryB05/10/2006 at 9:39pm
Outfit:  Mondeo Zetec 2.0TDCi Lunar Clubman CK     Location:  South Notts
Joined: 17/4/2002
View HarryB's Profile View Profile   Reply to HarryB Reply   Quote HarryB Quote  
HarryB
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Forum Posts:   1817

Site Reviews Total: 17
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

If you are looking for a site near Honfleur there is a site called Domaine de Catiniere http://www.camping-catiniere.com/ at Fiquefleur Equainville. Which is a small village about 2 miles from Pont du Normandie. It's only 15mins from the port. When you come down off the bridge leave at junction 3 and turn left follow this road, D580, until it forks, go right, site is signed.

A medium sized site with a fair share of statics but plenty of space for tourers. Good toilets/showers a small shop and take away (peak season) and a reasonable sized swimming pool. Site is a straight drive into Honfleur with a supermarket enroute.

harryb


Advertisement


Message posted by vw kid05/10/2006 at 9:52pm
Outfit:  None Entered     Location:  None Entered
Joined: 05/10/2006
View vw kid's Profile View Profile   Reply to vw kid Reply   Quote vw kid Quote  
vw kid
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Forum Posts:   1

Site Reviews Total: 4
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

I agree just had 3 days there st catarine good for short stay and nice 5 min bike ride into honfluer just watch the main road outside the campsite can be like a race track

Don't forget to leave a review of the French and other European campsites you have visited!


Message posted by Andy R06/10/2006 at 1:57pm
Outfit:  Outwell Montana 6P     Location:  Brigg North Lincolnshire
Joined: 20/9/2004
View Andy R's Profile View Profile   Reply to Andy R Reply   Quote Andy R Quote  
Andy R
Avatar
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Forum Posts:   1177

Site Reviews Total: 16
Site Reviews 2021: 0  
Site Reviews 2020: 0  
Site Reviews 2019: 0  
Site Reviews 2018: 0  
Site Nights 2021: 0
Site Nights 2020: 0
Site Nights 2019: 0
Site Nights 2018: 0

Quote: Originally posted by cathyroboo on 05/10/2006

Thanks Andy we are looking at different options. We may go on that route Zeebrugge. Hull is a hell of alot closer to us than Dover/Portsmouth.  We really do fancy the Atlantic Coast but maybe abit far to go on our first trip with van.  We even looked at the Roschoff port but Brittany Ferry prices are a joke.  We are still deciding what the hell to do, we may even go to Holland if we use Zeebrugge. 

When you stayed in the Normandy area which campsite did you use and would you recommend it.

Thanks


We didn't camp!   We stayed at a very good (but expensive) Pierre et Vacances resort at a little village called Branville.   I did see a site which I think is reviewed on this site at Houlgate which isn't far away which I have read good things about.

We haven't even got our caravan yet but are thinking of doing a big trip down Eastern France to the South next year - have done lots of camping there before.   I don't know whether you've driven in France before or not, but if you haven't, there really isn't anything to worry about.   It's so much more relaxing than driving in this country, and I haven't yet found a poor campsitein France.

If you do opt for Normandy, you won't be disappointed though - we found loads to do - a visit to a Calvados and cider farm is a definite must!  



In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

Prev       Next
Quick Links - All Forums - Caravanning and Camping Abroad - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version      Share   Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Email


Latest News, Discounts and Competitions  see all...





3660 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews



Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy and terms and conditions here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2021


Advertisement


Advertisement