Ouistreham / Caen

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  1. Edgie

    Edgie

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    I am planning a trip through France and our return port is Ouistreham / Caen ...

    have any of you used any of the campsites near by?

    what are they like?

    where are they?

    OR

    have any of you stayed overnight on the parking bays on the coast road? what was that like?

    Thanks

    Edgie
     
  2. Parcverger

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    Hi, Edgie

    We use Ouistreham for the 9am ferry when going back to the UK (southbound we use St Malo, as it is a better night crossing). Normally there is no problem in stopping overnight in the car parks in the town - we get there around 4-4.30 pm, and there are already some MH's parked up. There is an aire just along the road from the dock, but this is often full. As a last resort there is a campsite at the roundabout as you head towards the car ferry - never a problem in finding space there.

    If you are using Brittany Ferries, do you have a discount code? If not, pm us and we'll give you ours.

    Bob and Di
     
  3. evans88

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    I stayed overnight at the terminal car park in May. There was absolutely no problem but we were the only motorhomers there. As previously mentioned the Aire was full as it always seems to be as people seem to holiday on it.
     
  4. twooks

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    Agreed, and that was a few years ago.
    The campsite at the roundabout - Les Pommiers - I think , municipal site, is a bit basic and was popular withe ferry users so it could be disruptive at times.
    Go for the Aire - failing that the port / or street park, not so far to stagger back after your last evening :ROFLMAO:
     
  5. ocsid

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    We reguarly use Les Capucines at Ranville which is just over the Pegasus Bridge; about 8 km [11 minutes] out of Ouistrehiem port.

    Its a flat grassed site with a separate area for touring units. Simple clean ablution block possibly needing modernisation but always spotlessly clean with oodles of hot water. Its in an interesting area which includes the D-Day museum at the bridge.
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    Campsite Les Capucines France Basse-Normandie Calvados - ACSI Eurocampings
     
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  6. Edgie

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    Thanks for your advice and kind offers... :thumb:
     
  7. jaygee

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    Think you may find that the Aires will be choc a block!
     

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