Camping in Normandy makes for a great holiday in France! Normandy is rich in culture and history, and from the Siblu holiday park in Normandy you can discover the beaches of Deauville and Omar, to the white cliffs of Etretat, its past has been intertwined with that of the UK right through from the days of William the Conqueror to the famous D-Day landings of World War II meaning there are plenty of fascinating ruins, museums and historical sites to discover. Siblu’s 4-star holiday park campsite Domaine de Litteau is just 35 miles from Caen ferry port (approximately a 50 minute drive), and with cosy mobile holiday homes and great facilities, it suits both families and couples wanting to explore this historic area.
Normandy campsite with great pools
Looking for a great campsite in Normandy with a pool? Domaine de LItteau offers indoor and outdoor pools with slides.
Normandy camping with caravan accommodation
Our spacious camping in Normandy offers large pitches, with plenty of space to enjoy outdoor barbecues.
Campsite in Normandy with fishing
If you're a keen angler, then you'll love our Normandy campsite which offers not one, but two fishing lakes!
Culture & Activities
From your campsite in Normandy you can discover all the famous tastes of the region, from seafood such as oysters to the fabulous tastes of Calvados and cider obviously the camembert, which if you try wrapped in foil and barbecued, is an amazing starter to your evening meal!
From your Siblu campsite in Normandy, there's plenty to explore, from the D-Day landing beaches, to the pretty little town of Bayeux that holds the worlds most famous tapestry, to Mont St Michel, the famous abbey on it's own small island.
Mont St Michel
A tiny tidal island in Normandy, France is home to a beautiful abbey and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Mont St Michel. Outside of Paris, it's the most visited tourist destination in France. So it's a must-see place, but be prepared for how busy it can be in high season!
Normandy holidays for families and couples
Family camping in Normandy
Family camping in Normandy is perfect for a memorable holiday as there is plenty to do that will entertain children of all ages. Enjoy days out at medieval castles and the impressive Mont St Michel, or try adventure activities such as sand yachting or boat trips! For a taste of adventure you can enjoy bike rides and horseback treks and of course there are miles of long sandy beaches that will entertain children all day long. At our Siblu holiday park there are free children's clubs as well as evening entertainment that suits a family audience.
Camping for couples
The relaxed ambience of Siblu holiday park Domaine de Litteau, as well as it's perfect location for discovering Normandy, makes this this camping popular with couples as well as families. Open from Easter through to October, you can stay in one of our cosy mobile homes and spend days out discovering this beautiful region. Enjoy leisurely strolls through charming villages, hand-in-hand walks along scenic coastal cliffs, and visits to historic sites like Mont Saint-Michel or the enchanting town of Honfleur. For a touch of adventure, enjoy on-site activities like horseback riding or cycling. In the evening, discover the local restaurants, indulging in Normandy's famous Camembert cheese and apple-based desserts.
Top things to do in Normandy
Visit pretty Rouen
Mont St Michel
Normandy D-Day museums
Days out in Normandy
Le Domaine de Chambray
Take a step back in time and explore this old Norman chateau. Explore meticulously preserved 18th-century architecture, wander through manicured gardens, and savor the fragrant orchards that produce some of Normandy's finest apples. But what truly sets Domaine de Chambray apart is its exquisite Calvados production. Delve into the art of distillation, learn the secrets of crafting this renowned apple brandy, and savour its complex flavours during tastings.
The small town of Bayeux features the Notre Dame Cathedral was consecrated in 1077 by none other than William the Conqueror himself. And it was even home to the Bayeaux tapestry for hundreds of years, before it was moved to its own museum. The incredibly detailed Bayeaux tapestry is a 1,000 years old, 70 metre long embroidered cloth which tells the story of the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings. It is now on display in the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeaux, just half an hour away from the Siblu campsite in Normandy.
Normandy D Day landing beaches
Not far from the ferry port at Caen our Siblu campsite in Normandy are the D-day beaches where the famous ‘Normandy landings’ paved the way for the end of World War II. Today, these long sandy beaches are calm and beautiful: they seem ideal for taking a dip, a stroll or for enjoying a crêpe while gazing out to sea. It’s almost hard to believe that less than 80 years ago, this peaceful shoreline was the site of brutal fighting during the largest seaborne invasion in history. At Arromanches you can visit the D-day museum to gain a greater understanding of the operation and its context within Second World War, or immerse yourself in the moving 360 cinema experience which really brings the events of 1944 to life.
Places to visit
Le Mont Saint-Michel
This world-famous emblem of Normandy will amaze you. Wander through the quaint medieval streets, all lined with boutique shops and ice-cream vendors until you reach the top where you can visit the abbey, a real architectural gem. You can also explore the bay around Mount St Michel with a guide.
Deauville and Trouville
These pretty seaside towns in Normandy are divided by the Touques, a coastal river. With a seaside resort on one side, popular and romantic city on the other, it is good to walk there with a book or a camera in hand.
This popular seaside resort is also the leading shellfish port in France: the boats it shelters supply the surrounding towns and regions with crustaceans, shellfish and fresh fish. You can visit the home of Christian Dior, stroll in the upper town and in the alleys, walk on the port, and enjoy the tasting of typical dishes.
Regional foods to try
La Teurgoule desert
Not to be missed...
This chalky Normandy coastline is perfect for hiking and enjoying the stunning views over the sea. There are various hiking trails in the area, from easy routes to more challenging ones.
The village of Barfleur is considered one of the prettiest in France. Explore the old streets with the houses built on granite, the Gatteville lighthouse, the fishing boats, the Saint-Nicolas church, and the sights and smells of freshly caught fish.
Les îles Chausey
Enjoy a boat trip out to the Chausey Islands and spend the day relaxing on one of the white sandy beaches. Perhaps you could also do some dolphin spotting!
Campsites in Normandy
Siblu features one of the leading campsites in Normandy, Domaine de Litteau, which is located in the small hamlet of Litteau, close to Caen and Bayeux. This Normandy campsites offers a variety of amenities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool complex, playground, restaurant and takeway.
Tents, tourers and caravans
You can bring your own tent or touring cavavan to Domaine de Litteau, plus we offer a range of quality static caravans (or mobile homes), that mimic all the comforts of home. Our Siblu mobile homes offer comfy two or three bedrooms, one or two toilets and shower rooms, fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering and stylish areas both inside and out for relaxing. Find out more about our camping accommodation here.
How to get to Normandy
The easiest way to get to your Normandy campsite is to take a cross-channel ferry and drive - or ride your bicycle!
There are two main operators including Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries who operate crossings to Normandy. The shortest channel crossing routes from Dover to Calais means a quicker ferry crossing but a longer drive in France.
If you are a keen cyclist, you could take your bike only onto a ferry and then it's a short ride from Caen, or slightly more of a challenge from Cherbourg. You have everything you need at the campsite, from accommodation to food, restaurants and entertainment.
What are the different types of campsites in Normandy?
Basic campsites: there are many different types of campsites in Normandy, to suit all budgets and preferences. If you like getting away from it all there are basic campsites which have just the basic facilities, such as toilets, showers, and electricity. They are often located in more remote areas, and they are a good option for budget travelers.
Family campsites: these campsites are designed for families, and they offer a variety of amenities, such as playgrounds, swimming pools, and children's clubs. They are a good option for families with young children.
Luxury campsites: These campsites offer a high level of amenities, such as private bathrooms, hot tubs, and restaurants. They are a good option for travellers who want a more luxurious camping experience.
Siblu offers a little bit of all of these elements! Our Siblu campsite Domaine de Litteau is located in a beautifully quiet, rural area but has lots of facilities to suit both families with children and couples who are looking for a relaxing base to explore this lovely region. We don't have hot tubs just yet, but our modern mobile homes offer a touch of luxury to your camping experience, with very comfy beds, black out blinds, and outdoor terraces on which to sit and enjoy al fresco dining.
Holiday park or a campsite?
Most modern campsites in France now offer a mix of static caravan accommodation, various types of glamping accommodation including safari tents and pods, plus then a range of pitches available for you to bring your own touring caravan or tent. All Siblu holiday parks offer luxury mobile home accommodation and a selection of our site offer touring pitches.
What are the best times of year to go camping in Normandy?
If you're not restricted to the school holidays then it's great to go camping in Normandy in the spring (May-June) and in Autumn (September-October). The weather is mild during these months, and there are fewer crowds. However, Normandy is a very spacious area and even in the height of season you'll always find a spot on the beach or a quiet bit of woodland in which to lose the crowds.
What are some of the most popular activities to do while camping in Normandy?
We've highlighted some of the best attractions to visit above such as the famous D-Day beaches for anyone interested in World War II history. Plus of course the ability to relax on the coast with swimming, sunbathing, and maybe some water sports.
There is also exploring the Normandy countryside. Normandy is a beautiful region with rolling hills, forests, and authentic French villages. There are many opportunities for hiking, biking, and horse riding here.
What are some of the things to keep in mind when choosing a campsite in Normandy?
Your budget: camping can be a budget-friendly holiday option, but there are also some more luxurious campsites available. Decide how much you are willing to spend on your camping trip before you start looking at campsites.
Your group size: If you are traveling with a large group, you will need to find a campsite that can accommodate your group size. Some campsites have a maximum number of people allowed per campsite, so be sure to check the campsite's website before you book. With Siblu, you have the unique option to be able to choose your accommodation unit by looking on the campsite map. This is particularly handy if you are holidaying as a group - you can choose exactly how close (or far apart!) you want to be from your friends and family.
Your interests: What are you interested in doing while you are camping in Normandy? If you are interested in hiking, you will want to choose a campsite that is located near hiking trails. If you are interested in visiting the D-Day beaches, you will want to choose a campsite that is located near the beaches.
What are some of the things to pack for a camping trip to Normandy?
If you are bringing your own camping gear then you will of course need your own tent, sleeping bags, ground mats or blow up mattress, cooking equipment, and other essential camping gear.
Clothing: Pack for all types of weather, as the weather in Normandy can vary. You will also want to pack comfortable walking shoes or boots for hiking and exploring.
Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses: The sun can be strong in Normandy, so be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
First-aid kit: A first-aid kit is always a good idea to have on hand, especially if you are camping with children.
Bug spray: Always pack bug spray for a camping holiday!