This small campsite at Saint-Jean-de-la-Rivière is only a 10 minute walk from sandy Carteret beach. It is situated on the Cote d'Iles area of the west coast of Normandy. The site itself has a covered heated swimming pool with a water slide and sunloungers. There is a playground. Adjacent to the site is a golf course. The site is bilingual and is a friendly and immaculately kept site. From Carteret you can take a ferry to Guernsey or take a journey to the south to Granville to take a ferry to Jersey. The nearest town is Barneville at 2.5 km.
If you are going to drive then here are the distances from the Channel Ports :
Local town of Carteret has a fete de la mer in August. Also Ferries to Guernsey with Manche Iles (Website)
The “Sentier des Douaniers” coastal path follows the Côte des Isles around Cap Carteret to the north.
A magnificent abbey on an islamont st michelnd. One of the first sites to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This is busy but well worth a visit if you haven't already been to this most visited Tourist Attraction in France ! The narrow streets can get busy in high season and you may find them difficult with very young children and buggies. If you have young children and are desperate to see it then it might be a good idea to try and get there as early as possible to avoid the crowds.
At Villedieu-les-Poêles in Normandy, this is an excellent zoo with 50 different species in 7 hectares. To visit the website Website
A lovely small town, famous as a yachting centre. It is just five and a half miles north of the Campsite. Here you will also find the Christian Dior and Richard Anacreon Museum.
An interesting village or small town to visit at in central Normandy. An American paratrooper landed on the steeple during WW2 (and survived !). To this day a model of a parachuting soldier hangs from the steeple in the town centre. There is also an excellent military museum to visit, the Airborne Museum, dedicated to American Paratroopers - Website. There are also a few excellent take-away sandwich shops and restaurants!
Worth a visit. Website
Takes place every May in Coutances. Jazz lovers from all over Europe flock to this festival where they will enjoy eight days of music and partying. It is now in its 34th year and the bill is bursting at the seams with music greats as well as plenty of up-and-coming talent. There will be promenade concerts and jam sessions as well as ad hoc performances where the music literally spills out onto the streets. Information can be found on the Coutances Tourist Office Website.
Many local producers of cheese, cider etc can be visited throughout Normandy.