Experts on camping and caravanning holidays

Camping Barre Y Va

France, Normandy, Seine-Maritime, VilLequier

Tel:  
02 35 96 26 38
fax:  
02 35 96 26 38
Open (touring pitches):  
26 March - 22 October.

Ref: FR76280

Alan Rogers Review

Camping Barre Y Va is a gem of a site, close to the riverside town of Caudebec-en-Caux with its attractive promenade and landing stage for the passing cruise ships. Across the road, the River Seine is full of interest with all manner of shipping. Of the 70 pitches, there are 48 for touring spread along the length of the site, divided by small trees and bushes, and with 10A electricity. There is a special gravel area for motorcaravans. The owners take great care of their customers and have recently installed a very well designed covered pool complex with slides and jacuzzi chair. The road alongside the site does get busy on week days during the early morning and evening rush hours.

The origin of the site name relates to the tidal bore (known locally as a barre) which formerly reached this point on the Seine. Since more recent industrial development at Harfleur, the barre is no longer seen. On the other side of the river are open fields, whilst the steep slope behind the site is tree-clad and the woods stretch inland for some distance providing good walking opportunities. The whole area is part of the Parc Naturel des Boucles de la Seine Normande which includes, south of the river, the extensive Forêt de Brotonne. There is a bridge across the Seine at Caudebec (the Pont de Brotonne). The town has a number of sights, notably its 15th-century church and 12th-century Maison des Templiers as well as shops and a number of bars and restaurants.

Facilities

Two older style unheated unisex toilet blocks with washbasins in cabins, preset showers and British style toilets (no seats). Basic facilities for disabled visitors. Laundry facilities. Motorcaravan services. Fresh bread available (4/4-24/10). Bar and snack bar with small shop. Covered and heated swimming and paddling pools, slides and jacuzzi chair. Bicycle hire. Play area. Trampoline. Pétanque. Minigolf. Outdoor fitness equipment. Mobile homes to rent. WiFi throughout (charged).

  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • American Motor Homes
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Golf Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Indoor Pool Heated
  • Indoor Pool Nearby
  • Indoor Pool on Site
  • Restaurant
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable

Location

Directions

Villequier is 50 km. east of Le Havre via A131/D982. At Lillebonne head southeast on D81. Site is east of the village just before Caudebec-en-Caux. From A13 at exit 25 head north on D313/D490 to Pont de Brotonne. After crossing bridge take first exit at roundabout D37A (Rouen). At bottom of hill bear right, then first exit at roundabout on D982 and continue ahead on D81 to site on right. The entrance is narrow and larger units may have difficulty. Late arrivals have a dedicated fenced area 50 m. west of main entry.

Accommodation

Mobile Home

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4: 1 double, 2 singles, pillows and blankets provided

Living heating, TV, shower, WC, separate WC
Eating fitted kitchen with hobs, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, freezer
Outside table & chairs
Pets not accepted
Charges Low Season (from) €302 per week
High Season (from) €603 per week
Season 26 MARS / 22 OCTOBRE

Chalet

2 bedrooms, sleeps 5: 1 double, 3 singles, bunk bed, pillows and blankets provided

Living heating, TV, shower, WC, separate WC
Eating fitted kitchen with hobs, microwave, coffee maker, fridge, freezer
Outside table & chairs
Pets not accepted
Charges Low Season (from) €357 per week
High Season (from) €707 per week
Season 26 MARS / 22 OCTOBRE