Want to discover the best of France without venturing too far from home? Normandy makes the perfect location for a family camping break and Siblu’s Domaine de Litteau holiday park is just 35 miles from Caen ferry port (approximately a 50 minute drive). Normandy is rich in culture and history, its past has been intertwined with that of the UK right through from the days of William the Conqueror to the famous D-Day landings of World War II meaning there are plenty of fascinating ruins, museums and historical sites to discover. Your fun-packed family camping holiday in 2023 will be perfect set against the backdrop of Normandy!
Top things to do in Normandy
Visit pretty Rouen
Walk the harbour of Honfleur
Discover the World War II Museums
Culture & Activities
There is no shortage of culinary specialties in Normandy. In this region renowned for its gastronomy, it is impossible to leave without having tasted the famous cider, camembert, Pont-l’Évêque, scallops, oysters, Calvados…
There is so much to visit in this region but don't miss Bayeux, Monet's gardens, Mont Saint-Michel, and the famous D-Day landing beaches and museums.
Beaches & Sports
The long sandy beaches along the Normandy coastline provides the perfect environment for paddling, swimming, sandcastle building or beach sports.For something more adventurous, try kite surfing or sand yachting. Plus you'll find horse riding, golf, sailing, hiking, cycling, karting, rowing, hang gliding all in the local area.
Le Domaine de Chambray
Take a step back in time and explore this old Norman chateau. Take a guided tour inside and enjoy a picnic in the gardens!
The small town of Bayeux features the Notre Dame Cathedral was consecrated in 1077 by none other than William the Conqueror himself. And it was even home to the Bayeaux tapestry for hundreds of years, before it was moved to its own museum. The incredibly detailed, Bayeaux tapestry is a 1,000 year old, 70 metre long embroidered cloth which tells the story of the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. It is now on display in the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeaux.
D Day landing pages
Not far from the ferry port at Caen are the D-day beaches where the famous ‘Normandy landings’ paved the way for the end of World War II. Today, these long sandy beaches are calm and beautiful: they seem ideal for taking a dip, a stroll or for enjoying a crêpe while gazing out to sea. It’s almost hard to believe that less than 80 years ago, this peaceful shoreline was the site of brutal fighting during the largest seaborne invasion in history. At Arromanches you can visit the D-day museum to gain a greater understanding of the operation and its context within Second World War, or immerse yourself in the moving 360 cinema experience which really brings the events of 1944 to life.
Places to visit
Le Mont Saint-Michel
This world-famous emblem of Normandy will amaze you. Wander through the quaint medieval streets, all lined with boutique shops and ice-cream vendors until you reach the top where you can visit the abbey, a real architectural gem. You can also explore the bay around Mount St Michel with a guide.
Deauville and Trouville
These pretty seaside towns are divided by the Touques, a coastal river. With a seaside resort on one side, popular and romantic city on the other, it is good to walk there with a book or a camera in hand.
This popular seaside resort is also the leading shellfish port in France: the boats it shelters supply the surrounding towns and regions with crustaceans, shellfish and fresh fish. You can visit the home of Christian Dior, stroll in the upper town and in the alleys, walk on the port, and enjoy the tasting of typical dishes.
Regional foods to try
La Teurgoule desert
Not to be missed...
This chalky Normandy coastline is perfect for hiking and enjoying the stunning views over the sea. There are various hiking trails in the area, from easy routes to more challenging ones.
The village of Barfleur is considered one of the prettiest in France. Explore the old streets with the houses built on granite, the Gatteville lighthouse, the fishing boats, the Saint-Nicolas church, and the sights and smells of freshly caught fish.
Les îles Chausey
Enjoy a boat trip out to the Chausey Islands and spend the day relaxing on one of the white sandy beaches. Perhaps you could also do some dolphin spotting!
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Domaine de Litteau
- Spacious campsite to suit all ages
- New pool
- Calm and relaxing
- Near the D Day landing beaches