Normandy June 6

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  1. RogeTeri

    RogeTeri Read Only Funster

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    Are there any Funsters planning to visit this year during D-Day Week? If so, can anyone advise of good sites to stay around the Normandy coast? Planning to travel Portsmouth to Caen around the 4 June and stay for 4 to 5 days.
     
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    If you like free camping there are lots of places along this coast:thumb:
    There are also lots of commercial campsites and a few municipal campsites in the bigger towns.
    If you go to Bayeux the municipal campsite is very central to the town.
     
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    I admit it was late August but I stayed overnight in the car park at Arromanche by the 360° cinema. You can then walk to the Museum.

    There is a grass/stone car-park opposite the Pegasus Bridge Museum.
    I stayed there overnight and was in the museum as soon as it opened!
     
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    If you are in the Arromanche area for June 6th it is a brilliant day, The town is beautiful and the museum is also very good, they usually have a remembrance and an air display as well.

    If you are not aware (which I am sure you will be) Arromanche is where the mulberry harbour was built and remnants of it are still there, also it is where the invasion took place

    If you are looking for an Aire there is one just after Arromanche (Heading West) right at the top of a cliff which over looks the town and harbour, If you are wanting a Campsite there are numerous there and the signs are all on the main road into and out of the town.
     
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    Was there last December full of "Traveling Folk" :Eeek:
     
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    We stayed at both of these as well!
     
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    Fantastic wild spot on the cliffs at the gun battery at Longues sur Mer just west of Arromanches.
     
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    Yes thats the one that overlooks Arromanche and the mulberry harbour, brilliant spot. :thumb:
     
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    Yes it is a good walk down to the town, If you are ok to walk it's good as it is a very steep descent and obviously a climb on way back, If not there is a little "Train" that will take you down and bring you back when you have done. :thumb:
     
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    We have done the D Day landings, brilliant atmosphere, lots of old english soldiers in uniform, marching and holding their flags, we went to a museum and all of a sudden old jeeps and motorbikes turned up all dressed in uniform, really get into the spirit.
    Pegasus bridge was good too, signing old war songs outside the museum, very emotional
     
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    Camping Normandy

    We stayed here. A brilliant little site and right on the Juno beach, great to go around the museum. Nice little town with a good fish market and restaurants. If you don't want to use the campsite an Aire is at the gate and than you can use the facilities. Well sign posted from Caen and not far.

    http://www.campingcourseulles.com/

    A very French site but we really enjoyed it! From here we went on to Bayeaux, well recommended and a great municipal just a short walk into town. Enjoy :Smile:
     
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