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Camping Municipal du Château

Camping Municipal du Château

France, Normandy, Calvados, Falaise

Tel:  
02 31 90 16 55
fax:  
02 31 90 53 38
Open (touring pitches):  
1 May - 30 September.

Ref: FR14100

Alan Rogers Review

The location of this site is really quite spectacular, lying in the shadow of the Château of William the Conqueror, within walking distance of the historic town of Falaise in the heart of Normandy. The site itself is small, with only 60 pitches (most with 10A electricity) either beside the little river, on a terrace above or on gently sloping ground. There are plans for some new terracing which will provide more level pitches. With trees and hedges providing some shade as well as open grassed areas, this site has a pleasant, rather intimate feel about it. Charges are reasonable and the reception friendly.

Apart from the well-known castle, Falaise was a famous place during WW2 when the Allies virtually surrounded the German army here. A unique new museum (Mémorial des Civils dans la Guerre) is opening in June 2016, in an historic building next to the château, commemorating the civilians who suffered and died during this period. The town has two other interesting museums, including one dedicated to automatons, and also offers a range of shops, bars and restaurants. The area is also famous for its cheeses (notably Camembert, Livarot and Pont-l’Evêque) and its apples – especially those made into cider, pommeau and Calvados. Nearby lies the green countryside of La Suisse Normande which can be enjoyed by walkers, cyclists and motorists alike. Days out further afield could include Caen, Pegasus Bridge and the Normandy beaches or Lisieux with its impressive basilica.

Facilities

Although the sanitary facilities are dated, they are of good quality and kept clean. Some Turkish-style WCs. Free hot water to preset showers, washbasins (some in cubicles), laundry and dishwashing sinks (all closed overnight). No provision for disabled visitors. Motorcaravan services. Excellent play area. Tennis courts and boules pitch. TV room with free WiFi (in and around it).

  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Riding Nearby
  • Indoor Pool Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site

Location

Directions

Falaise is 40 km. southeast of Caen. Site is on western side of town and, to avoid driving through the centre, it is advisable to approach from the north. From north on N158 or south on A88 leave at exit 10 for Falaise and head south on D658. Cross large roundabout and in 600 m. at second mini-roundabout bear right onto Voie Panoramique (D243B) signed to château and site. In 800 m. turn sharp left down to campsite on right in 200 m.

At A Glance

Staying at this site

60 pitches

Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar
  • Fishing
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Beach
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Riding
  • Pool
  • Shop
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi
Awards
Inspected & Selected
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Reviewed by Alan Rogers

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  • De beste campings in Frankrijk 2015
  • The best campsites in France 2015

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