Advice please - Landing at Caen at approx. 2200hrs ???

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  1. themogs

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    Our first trip to France, in June, starts off by arriving at Ouistre-Ham (Caen) ferry terminal at approx. 2200hrs (their local time).:(
    Can any Funster recommend a place to stay for the first night. Obviously its got to be within 30 mins drive at that time of night(y)
    Thanks
    Viv
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    There is an aire near the port.

    I could not find it in the dark but you might.
     
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    There is an aire at Caen around the one way system which then brings you into a motorhome car parking space which is directly next to the ferry. You can be parked up with the kettle on whilst the ferry is still unloading.

    It's a paying aire ( ticket machine) and I think from memory your ticket gives you a code to buy water. It could not be more convenient especially given the time the ferry gets in.
     
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    Try les hautes de courtes.Dont know if spelling is correct.look on internet.About 10 mins from port.And they used to stay open for ferry arrivals.Sorry I can't help anymore.All my info is locked in motorhome
     
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    Boulevard Maritime
    14150 Ouistreham

    In all the Aires book and on campercontact.
     
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    I stayed at this aire a few years ago. I got a parking ticket timed at 5 minutes past midnight. I had seen the Bourne for water etc. But being dark I had not seen the payment meter underneath so had assumed someone came around to collect. No great problem as I posted a 20 Euro note to pay the fine when I got home.
     
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    We used Hermanville sur mer , about 4 miles west along the coast, nice small village aire ,when we were there last year there was about 7other vans ,it's just behind a small shopping area bread etc. nice quite night .
     
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    Many thanks to all Funsters above.
    It seems I have a choice of FOUR AIRES !! and they all look good.
    Thanks guys(y)(y)(y)(y)
    Viv(y)
     
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    Hi , check hermanville out on google earth
    GPS:
    N 49.28582, W -0.31289
    N 49°17'09", W 0°18'46"
     
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    If you want a camp site "Les Haute Couture" is a short distance from the port.
    They are used to dealing with late ferry arrivals and have a system in place.

    Book it in advance as at that arrival time, there will be no one to receive you, what they do is stick an envelope with all your details on the reception door, it will give you the barrier code to enter plus your pitch no.
    Generally there will be others with you off the ferry. Have a look on google earth, it will give you an idea of how to get to the site.

    If you stay an extra night, you can walk through the rear exit and along the canal and visit the famous Pegasus
    bridge, cafe Gondria and the museum. Liberated during the Normandy landings. Very interesting.

    I know some people fail to get to the Aire by the port, I think because of the one way system.

    Enjoy your trip.
     
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    Aire 500 yds from port. 10 euros...BUSBY.
     
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