20 m from the sea, on the beaches of the Normandy landings, in the heart of the Marais regional natural park, almost an island in Normandy, lies "Le Cormoran".
On your programme: hiking and relaxing at the beach.
4 swimming pools, bubble bath, sports fields (soccer, basketball, beach volley, tennis court), trampolines, inflatable games, pedal karts, goats park... lots of fun activities for kids directly on site.
Summer activities are organized in July and August: horse riding on the beach, kids club, concerts, shows, aquabike, fitness, zumba, paddle and canoe...
Quality Campsite Certificate.
tourist information point
Near Ste Mère Eglise (where the landings started on 6th June 1944) in the protected Cotentin Marshes Regional Natural Park.
Le Cotentin : Normandy peninsula.
Cherbourg: city of the sea (45 km)
The five ports, fishing, sailing, military,commercial, and cross-channel, give Cherbourg a dynamic diversity that makes it a unique port.Visit the Sea City and the submarine Le Redoutable
Tonneville-Lucliver: observatory, planetarium
Isle of Tahihou: a fine example of the architecture of Vauban.
Azeville-Crisbecq battery of heavy artillery: the firing command post, now laid out as a belvedere.
Urville - Nacqueville castle park and gardens.
Mont St Michel: a wonder that is part of the world heritage.
A rendezvous with the sea and the land in regions rich in history and tradition. From Mont-St-Michel to the cliffs of the Pas de Calais through the Baie de Somme, there is an amazing variety of coastlines. Here the waves roar as they carve out the cliffs, sometimes plunging inland, or lapping gently on vast beaches. Visit also further inland, countryside for all your holiday activities, brisk and tonic, calm and relaxed, cultural or gastronomic.
Around 6th June, Memorial celebrations at Ste Mère and Utah-Beach, Airborne museum at Ste Mère, Normandy landings museum at Utah-Beach, Farm museum at Ste Mère, Church (country traditions), Museum of Freedom at Quineville. Cherbourg, the port of call for the last great ocean liners. The Ste Mère Eglise area is the
cradle of the French saddle horse. See the many horse rearing and stud farms at St Lo. Sand-yachting
Everything the sea provides; fish, shellfish, crabs, lobsters, and also the famous salted lamb...
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Hampshire 09 May 2010
Normandy and the Cotentin Peninsular tend to get overlooked as a holiday destination, but it’s a fascinating area to explore, ideal for a first visit to France.
Camping Le Cormoran is near Utah Beach. Pitches are level and spacious, mostly separated by hedges, and with 6 amp electrics – or there are larger serviced ‘Superpitches’ with 10 amps. Even with most pitches occupied the site never feels crowded. Four immaculate toilet and shower blocks provided ample facilities. There are two heated swimming pools and a paddling pool - since our visit one has been enclosed to provide all-weather bathing. A bar, games room, restaurant and pizzeria are all clustered around the entrance, with entertainment in high season. Bikes and pedal karts can be hired at Reception, and bouncy castles, trampolines and such games as ‘Billiard Golf’ should keep the children happy. The Sunday mini-market includes a handy meat stall. Select your joint of meat, and they will spit-roast it for you to collect, piping hot, at a prearranged time – brilliant!
The beach opposite is good, although for swimming and sunbathing Utah Beach, about 2 miles south, is better.
The nearest town is St. Mère Eglise. Typically French, it is dominated by a lovely church in the town square, and has a welcoming atmosphere, and a market twice a week. The ‘Super U’ supermarket is well signposted, where after shopping you can fill up with fuel– the automatic pumps take Visa ‘Chip and PIN’, especially useful on a Sunday!
Exploring the area is a delight. The towns of Bayeux and Cherbourg (so much more than just a port!) are within easy reach, as are lovely villages such as Barfleur – a fishing village with a lively waterfront and great restaurants. Tour the towns and villages, the locals take such pride in them. Drive along the D-Day beaches, visit the museums and exhibitions – those at Arromanches are particularly good, as is the one at St. Mère Eglise – the first town to be liberated. Utah was the northernmost of five landing beaches between Ravenoville and Caen. This is history within living memory, and is exciting to investigate.
We’ve been to Le Cormoran twice, and we will return – there really is something new around every corner.
Camping Le Cormoran, Sainte Mère Eglise, France