Parking overnight at Caen/ ouistreham port

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  1. Howard H

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    I am just planing next years French trip Portsmouth /St malo but coming back we sail at 8.30 am from Caen/Portsmouth my question is can I park overnight at the port in France or is there somewhere very near ?
     
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    Thanks Nick,that's great will look that up.(y)
     
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    We stayed there a few weeks ago, before taking the early ferry. It's OK. Entry using credit card at barrier. Room for around 30 vans, at a guess. It fills up in the late afternoon, so probably best to get there in good time.
    There are lots of restaurants in Ouistreham, so it's no hardship spending your last evening there, and it takes about 5 mins to drive to the ferry terminal in the morning.
     
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    Excellent Bellabee ,thanks for that I think this is where we will head for and this will be a new experience for us as we have never stopped at an aire .first time for everything .(y)
     
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    Its next door to the ferry terminal,,,very handy. BUSBY,,
     
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    Is the barrier new? I don't remember one being there last year.
     
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    Agree ,,i didn't see one,,,,BUSBY.
     
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    pm d you,,BUSBY,,
     
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    You can park in the ferry loading area after the last evening ferry has gone, we were going to do that a couple of years ago but paid around £20 extra and went on the evening ferry instead.
     
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    We use villers bocage aire about half hr from port. It's free and quiet just on the edge of the village very good aire(y)
     
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    Most ports I've found let you just park up there for free

    Dunkirk port had an excellent secure parking area next to check in that we overnighted in for free a couple of weeks ago, maybe something similar at Caen?

    Turned out it was much better than Dunkirk Aire that was rammed full and next to a dodgy looking block of flats
     
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    How long since you parked at Dunkirk Nick..Some friends told me they have reduced the size of the car park and there is very little room now,,,,BUSBY,,
     
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    Just 3 weeks ago, we got there around 9pm on a Monday night and there was loads of space, only a handful of motorhomes there that were mainly small PVC's and maybe 20 cars
     
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    Thanks,,,i was misinformed,,,,,,BUSBY,,
     
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    I don't think there is a parking area at the Ouistreham ferry port, but I could be wrong. Although, I imagine you could park on the street, if you wanted. Personally, we prefer the aire.
     
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    Riva Bella Campsite...just a mile from the Ferry Terminal.:)
     
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    Not been but the web reckons there is short and long term parking on-site albeit another site says its for cars only
     
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    Have seen cars parked but not vans,,no problem with an aire next door,,,BUSBY.
     
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    Riva Belle was Pommiers. Some hard standings quite expensive at 26 Euros but you can get out from 6.30am with the barrier code. Easy walk to town and 5 mins from ferry.
     
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