Camping la Bien-Assise
France, Nord/Pas-de-Calais, Pas-de-Calais, Guînes
- +33 3 21 35 20 77
- 20 April - 15 September
Alan Rogers Review
Le Castel Camping de La Bien-Assise is a mature and well developed campsite, the history of la Bien-Assise goes back to the 1500s. There are 198 pitches here, including 4 with hardstanding, mainly set among mature trees with others on a newer field. Connected by surfaced and gravel roads and of a good size (up to 300 sq.m), shrubs and bushes divide most of the pitches. Being close to Calais, the Channel Tunnel exit and Boulogne, makes this a good stopping point en-route, but La Bien-Assise is well worth a longer stay. It is a very popular site which is also used by tour operators, but is well managed and there are no adverse effects.
The château, farm and mill now form the focal point for the site. Former farm buildings house the facilities and pool complex, with the entrance to a more formal and excellent restaurant, La Ferme Gourmande, in the mellow farmyard opposite a dovecote. The courtyard also houses a small delicatessen style shop selling local produce. A local market is nearby and walks from the site include the ten minute walk into the village for a drink or meal close to the remains of ancient walls and a spring-fed pool in the centre. Reception opens for long hours to meet the needs of those crossing the Channel.
Three well equipped toilet blocks provide many washbasins in cubicles, showers and baby rooms. Laundry facilities. The main block is in four sections, two unisex. Two motorhome service points. Shop. Restaurant. Bar/grill and takeaway (all from mid April). TV room. Pool complex (mid April-mid Sept) with toboggan, covered paddling pool and outdoor pool. Play areas. Minigolf. Tennis. Bicycle hire. WiFi (charged, but free with a drink in the bar).
From ferry or tunnel follow signs for A16 Boulogne. Leave A16 at exit40 and take D215 towards Fréthun and Guines. At first roundabout take third exit (Fréthun, Guines). Follow signs for Guines at next five roundabouts. Site is at next roundabout, well signed.Link to campsite location map on google
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