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Camping les Hautes Coutures

Camping les Hautes Coutures

France, Normandy, Calvados, Bénouville

Tel:  
02 31 44 73 08
fax:  
02 31 95 30 80
Open (touring pitches):  
1 April - 30 October.

Ref: FR14060

Alan Rogers Review

Les Hautes Coutures is a pleasant site beside the Caen ship canal and a short walk from Pegasus Bridge. Being ten minutes from the ferry, it is very good for overnight stops although there is a minimum stay of two nights in the peak season. However, with the D-Day Beaches on your doorstep, one day is not enough. This well laid out site has 277 pitches, many occupied by mobile homes, both private and rental. There are 99 grassy touring pitches, all with 10A electricity; some are among the mobiles and are of variable sizes and separated by mature hedging, while those alongside the canal are larger and more open.

A gate at the bottom of the site leads out onto the canal path leading in one direction to Ouistreham with its shops, bar and restaurants, and to Pegasus Bridge in the other. The path is suitable for walkers and cyclists. At Pegasus Bridge, there is a historic café and an interesting little museum. The D-Day Beaches are all within easy reach, with Arromanches being perhaps the most visited destination. On the other side of the River Orne estuary is Merville-Franceville Plage, where there is an impressive relic of the war - the German Batterie de Merville, now an extensive open-air museum with the C-47 Dakota and bunkers recreating the sounds and atmosphere of trench life. The estuary is a protected wetland and a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. To the south is the bustling city of Caen, with Bayeux an easy drive west.

Facilities

Two main sanitary blocks include showers, washbasins in cabins (warm water). Facilities can be under pressure at peak times. A third small blocks of WCs serves the canalside pitches. Facilities for disabled visitors. Laundry. Motorcaravan services. Small shop and bar (all season). Restaurant and takeaway (July/Aug and Sat. pm). Outdoor heated pool complex. Small lounge/TV area and games room. Play area and outdoor fitness equipment. Multisport court. Children’s club (July/Aug). Fishing. Boules. WiFi over site (charged).

  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Camping Cheque
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Fishing on Site
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Golf Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Indoor Pool Heated
  • Indoor Pool Nearby
  • Indoor Pool on Site
  • Outdoor Pool Heated
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site

Location

Directions

From Ouistreham ferry, follow D84 towards Caen for 4.5 km. and take first exit (Z.A. Bénouville). At T-junction turn right and after 400 m. turn left and site is on right in 300 m, immediately before re-joining dual carriageway.