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 motorhomes. 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.