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Message posted by wendle28/2/2007 at 9:49am
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Can you reccommend a good family orientated site near to the Normandy beaches, D day landings. A friend would like to visit next year.

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Message posted by Valk_scot28/2/2007 at 10:08am
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Chateau Martragny is nice...we end up there almost every time we go to France as Hubby is a WW2/ D-Day landings fan. It`s a fifteen minute drive to the sea and the route goes past...err...can`t remember the name, but somebody-or-other`s command headquarters, plus a lot of other things. (You can tell I`ve blanked this out, I`ve seen so much D-Day stuff...) Certainly Hubby thinks it`s a good central site to be based on.

Plus it`s in the grounds of an old chateau, very clean, pool, bar, good kids club for the smaller kids etc etc. Run by a very nice family too, who all speak immaculate english. It`s not a big commercialised site but there`s plenty to do and Bayeaux is only ten minutes away. Handy for Caen and the ferryport as well.

http://www.chateau-martragny.com/


Message posted by happybonzo28/2/2007 at 10:08am
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Camping Municiple, Arromanches les Bains

It's the site of the Mulberry harbour and makes a good base for St Lo, Pegasus Bridge etc - also it's very reasonable with its prices

http://www.arromanches.com/uk/camping_accueil.htm There is also a cracking webcam so that you can watch the comings and goings of visitors, locals, tourists and Stigs


Message posted by wendle28/2/2007 at 10:48am
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Thanks, i'll have a look at those, Anymore please,they'll probably do the Dover to Calais crossing so a site between the port and the Normandy beaches would be great, or a site up to an hours drive from the beaches would be ok

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Message posted by happybonzo28/2/2007 at 11:22am
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better if they can do the Portsmouth-Cherbourg or Portsmoth-Caen. This would save them nearly 500 miles of driving

If they book their ferry at around November or December 2007 they should get a stonking good price. This year for the M/home and myself 79 return Portsmouth-Cherbourg


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Message posted by wendle28/2/2007 at 12:10pm
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Thanks happybonzo, as they have a limited budget , a low cost ferry is ideal

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Message posted by clarybel28/2/2007 at 9:51pm
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Calais is a simple drive, about 3-5 hrs to Normandy depending on where, car, towing, breaks etc. Had a super 2 weeks camping in St Aubin sur Mer, very handily placed for all the beaches, history and exhibitions, and a nice little town to come back to at the end of the day.


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Message posted by floppy0101/3/2007 at 8:12am
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you can find a municiple site at bayeaux, local to the town 1/2 a mile of walking and your in the town square,and a big aldi i think it is across the road. its a nice site and cheap. hope that helps.

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Message posted by happybonzo01/3/2007 at 8:27am
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You know the best thing about UKCS? People actually make worth-while suggestions. The St Aubin site is brill and I had forgotten about the Bayeaux site by the Supermarket: Is it a Municiple? It was very cheap when I last used it

Let's face it, as long as you are out of the July / August months then it's all good. The trouble is that some of us are tied to going at that time of year

The only bad thing is when you have been and you get back you realise what a bad deal we are getting in the UK on costs for Campsites.


Message posted by billie01/3/2007 at 8:49am
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Quote: Originally posted by clarybel on 28/2/2007

Calais is a simple drive, about 3-5 hrs to Normandy depending on where, car, towing, breaks etc. Had a super 2 weeks camping in St Aubin sur Mer, very handily placed for all the beaches, history and exhibitions, and a nice little town to come back to at the end of the day.


St Aubin sure Mer is my favourite town in the whole of France - love it.
The campsite there has been taken over by Yelloh Village now so it's not really my cup of tea anymore, it used to be a family run site - although it's probably great if you've got kids with you. Lots of entertainment and a fantastic pool area.



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Message posted by twooks01/3/2007 at 5:40pm
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check out the Dieppe - Newhaven crossing, a good compromise and a much shorter drive.

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Message posted by happybonzo01/3/2007 at 7:15pm
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Quote: Originally posted by twooks on 01/3/2007


check out the Dieppe - Newhaven crossing, a good compromise and a much shorter drive.

I don't think that anyone is doing this any more since Transmanche turned it in. LD Lines, they took over Transmanche, only seem to be going to Le Havre and a few other places

But you are spot-on about that drive. People say that it's only 200 miles but that doubled is a day out of your holiday just getting a numb bum



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