Just Realised We'll Be In France On June 6th.............................

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  1. Mack100

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    We're crossing over on the 4th and although I've been here before on the D-Day anniversary I'd like to do it again.
    Last time we were tugging so it was easy to stay on a site (Bayeux) and just drive. This time it will be in the MH so we must be on top of any ceremonies etc.
    Any ideas on aires or sites close to the beaches will be most welcome, main concern is will they be full up.
     
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    Port Bessin(y) Arromarche
     
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    We didn't have any problems finding some where to stop last year & it was the 70th anniversary, there were thousands of Camping Cars about, don't know about sites, we don't do sites.

    At Arromarche they open up a field for Camping Cars on top of the cliffs on the east side of town, over 300 vans their last year, Sainte-Mere-Eglise is another town that opens up a field, Carentan opens up several parking areas for Camping cars.

    We have been the last two years and will be there again this year, the only area that can be a bit difficult is around Juno beach.

    Carentan has a Liberation ball last year it was on Sat 5th so assume it will be on the 6th this year, great time if you are into dressing up & dancing (jiving & lindy hop) we staggered out of there at 1:30 am last year defiantly will be there this year, entrance only €5, beer & wine €2, last year two British bands & a French band playing, a great night.
    Some photos from the last two years in my gallery link in my signature.

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    Arromarche also open up a field on the west side of town mainly for cars you will see a lot of vans there, but its on a steep slope the one on top of the cliffs is much better.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, I feel a little more confident in getting a place now. I'll now do more research on Port en Bessin and Arromanches although perhaps the US beaches may have fewer motorhomes.
     
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    We were over there a few years ago and left it too late to find an aire anywhere; tried loads of them. We ended up well away from any of the celebrations.

    I would suggest that you try to get there on the day of arrival and stay put for a few days and not leave it until the 6th like we did!

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    Sound advice, thanks.
     
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    Not necessary we were there last year one of the busiest years ever no problem finding somewhere to stop, like I said the French open up fields, one town they turned a pay & display car park into Free camping for Camping Cars. You would never see that in Rip off Britain.:)
     
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    Maybe it was just because it was the year Obama was visiting! All the laybys were closed as well with breakdown trucks in them ready to rescue anyone who needed to be moved.

    There were armed police on all the flyovers as well.

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    Obama & the Queen were there last year I even saw Kate, no problems at all. They said there was going to be a total shut down on all the roads in the area and you would need a permit for a vehicle. We applied for a permit didn't get one didn't have any problem driving about only closed the roads while the Royal visits were on.
     
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