Can anyone tell me about Eurocamps in France? We want to take our DS for a weeks holiday in September -he'll be 9 months old. I'm thinking Northern France would cut down the travel time in the car but am a bit overwhelmed with by the choices on the website. If anyone could recommend a nice site I'd be grateful. It doesn't need to be full-on exciting but some places nearby to visit (for us) and maybe a beach would be good.
Ooh, thanks I hadn't thought of that. We live just outside London so assumed we'd go from Dover but my mum (who'll be coming with us) lives on the South Coast so we could pick her up and go from Poole. I'll get back on the website and have a butchers, thanks!
Brittany tends to close down in the holiday areas in September - Normandy is a better bet.
We have stayed with Eurocamp in Houlgate (Camping de la Vallee) which was great, a reasonable walk to a lovely sandy beach, & a nice town too, but that was with older children, not just a baby.
Also if you're going to do Poole-Cherbourg it's a bit far the other side; Portsmouth-Caen is handy though. Be aware that the morning crossing Poole-Cherbourg is a fastcraft & is known affectionately as the Vomit Comet . The standard ferry is 4½ hrs; Portsmouth-Caen is around 6 hrs so not that much in it - but Brittany Ferries are v expensive, you have to weigh up driving distances/times/fuel v fares.
Eurotunnel is wonderful (& you can pay with Tesco vouchers if you happen to have any!) & it's motorway most of the way from Calais to Caen - 4-5hrs. It sounds a lot but French motorways have rest stops every few miles.