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La Groudiere
14350
St. Martin des Besaces
Calvados
France

Telephone
00 33 (0) 2 31 67 80 02
e-mail

English Speaking campsite in the Heart of Historical Normandy

Welcome to 'le Puits'

CAMPING - Open 1st March to 31st October Inc.

Camping Le Puits is a family run campsite in the village of St Martin des Besaces, Calvados, offering camping / caravanning and Bed & Breakfast. Perfectly situated for exploring the undulating picturesque countryside, tasting renowned cheeses, sampling sparkling cider and of course, the famous Calvados.

Once a working farmstead, the grounds (9 acres) have been re-designed with 30 large individually marked pitches, hedges, apple trees and borders overlooking lush green fields. The farmhouse, which has been tastefully renovated, retains its country charm with 4 elegantly decorated en-suite rooms providing comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodation with pleasant views.

Link to Memorial Site

To the North of St Martin des Besaces are the D-day Landing Beaches, where they recently celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the landings, and Bayeux with its famous tapestry. To the South is the historic and pretty village of Domfront, within Normandy's large regional park. To the East in Suisse Normand (little Switzerland) is Clécy with a miniature railway and the River Orne for canoeing and fishing. To the West lies the breathtaking Le Mont St Michel and the beaches along the Cotentin shoreline. Within the village, there is a Museum dedicated to the liberation of the Bocage Region and for the more adventurous - nearby Bungy Jumping.

catdogWe accept domestic pets on the camp site (not in the B&B), so long as they are kept on a lead at all times. There is a vet in the village capable of dealing with the necessary injections for return to the UK. Please see the new Government information, which was changed with effect from 1st January 2012.

Peter and Fran offer all visitors a warm, friendly welcome and endeavour to make your visit to Normandy as enjoyable and memorable as possible.





This year, the area will be commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, have a look at some of D-Day celebrations 2014.




**** IF YOU ARE A "NEWBIE" *****

(IE: First time driving or camping / caravanning on the continent) you will find us welcoming with ENGLISH spoken. Ferry ports are within easy access and we can assist you with any issues you may encounter in a new foreign environment.

So, GO ON! give France a try this season with us here at Camping le Puits

Facilities
En Suite Rooms (Tea/Coffee Making Facilities)
Spacious Bordered Pitches
Electric Hookups
Free Hot Showers
English flush toilets (with toilet paper)
Camper Van Service Area
Dish Washing Area
Washing Machine & Dryer
Lakeside Picnic & Barbeque Area
Rallys welcome
Recreation Areas
  • minigolf
  • table tennis
  • American pool
  • volleyball
  • swings and slides
Small Licensed Bar
Book Exchange / Library
Walking, Cycling & Equestrian Trails
Fishing within 10 miles
1 Hour from Mont St Michel
1½ Hours from Cherbourg
45 minutes from Ouistreham (Caen)


Fresh bread each day


REFLECTIVE JACKETS & WARNING TRIANGLES IN FRANCE

A law concerning the compulsory carrying of a reflective jacket (EN471) and a warning triangle (ECE R27) in France came into force on 1st July 2008. The fine for non-compliance will be between £90 and £135.



LEGISLATION change regarding breathalyzer kits

This became a legal requirement on 1st November 2012.

Motorists heading to France for holidays this summer will have to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicles, it has been revealed.

The warning from the IAM comes as drivers in France prepare for rules meaning they'll have to carry one of the kits by July 1.

Drivers not complying by November will be handed an 11 euro fine.

Motorists heading into France for holidays will be able to pick up a breathalyser kit from ferry and tunnel terminals. They should cost no more than £2.

Link to RAC page on the subject

Advice from the AA

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