Along the most beautiful coasts of France
Irregular coastlines, azure blue and turquoise bays, colorful lively fishing ports. We never get enough of it. And we're not the only ones, we're sure of that. That is why we have made this route through Normandy for all enthusiasts who travel by motorhome.
The route starts in Le Crotoy, actually still located in Picardy, but a shame to skip. Driving from north to south and then following the entire coastline, we have broken down the route into the following sections:
- The chalk cliffs along the first part of the Normandy coast. Surprisingly the highest in Europe. They are ideal for taking beautiful walks. We therefore devote a great deal of attention to this in this guide.
- The Côte Fleurie from Honfleur to Cabourg. A holiday coast with seaside resorts of former glory, with beautiful sandy beaches. Deauville is the most versatile and therefore the most attractive place.
- The landing beaches between Ouistreham and Pointe du Hoc at Grandcamp-Massy. The Bloody History of the Allied Invasion. We visit the ten most important sites, plus the large WWII Memorial in Caen. More than 75 years after D-Day you walk through museums and memorial sites with a lump in your throat.
- The Northwestern tip of Normandy, from Barfleur to Mont-Saint-Michel. Apart from the large port city of Cherbourg, it is mainly nature's turn here. It is a beautiful area for long (beach) walks and to eat delicious shellfish or lobster at harbors such as Carteret.
Camping sites or motorhome pitches
In Normandy, the choice is so large that it is difficult to choose. Sometimes we were on a motorhome site with a view over rocks and sea. And the next moment we looked out over a beautiful bay from our spot on a campsite.
Although we encountered some places where motorhomes are clearly not welcome (height bars on a main road to the coast), in both Normandy and Brittany we had no reason to complain.
We wish all users of this motorhome route a very nice journey and we are highly recommended for tips and suggestions for improvement.
With enthusiastic greetings,
Mike and Loes Bisschops