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Caen, the ideal destination for your camping holiday
A visit to Caen is an immersion in the heart of history. Not only that of William the Conqueror with his mediaeval castle, famous abbeys and houses in Caen stone; but also the Battle of Normandy with its Memorial and endless sandy beaches where the legacy of the fighting can still be seen. From captivating walks to fascinating visits, let Normandy’s capital recount the epic story of its glorious past!
Make the most of your Sandaya campsite’s very special location to take a deep breath of fresh sea air. Facing out across the English Channel, you could hardly dream of a more invigorating spot! As the children are busy having fun with all the activities in the free mini clubs, kick back and relax around the covered and heated swimming pool. Whether you’re staying in a tent, mobile home or campervan, comfort is always top of the list at your 4 or 5 star Sandaya campsite!
Visit Caen with the family
Fancy a visit to Normandy with the family? Take the kids to discover Caen where they can slip into the shoes of a valiant knight! Conquer the imposing Caen castle, one of the largest mediaeval enclosures in Europe, and enjoy a sublime panorama over the roofs of the city.
After a tasty break on a café or restaurant terrace in the busy streets of Caen’s historical centre, head off to the Colline aux Oiseaux and its animal park for a rendezvous with its ducks, donkeys and goats. The little campers’ favourite spot? The park’s maze where they always adore getting lost, to have even more fun finding everyone again!
Visit Caen as a couple
Between nature, culture and fabulous buildings, Caen has so many wonderful surprises for you both to discover here on the Normandy coast! History buffs will have no trouble quenching their curiosity at the town’s Memorial, dedicated to the 20th century and the Second World War in particular.
Those who dream of wide open spaces will be lost in awe as they explore on foot, by bike or on horseback, the Pointe du Siège and the Orne Estuary, where freshwater mingles with saltwater. A unique landscape where dunes and marshes combine to create a beautiful patchwork in shades of green and blue. As night falls, head for one of the many good addresses in the picturesque district of Le Vaugueux. Settle yourselves comfortably at a table for two, and prepare to offer your taste buds a treat!
Camping Caen: our handy tips for a successful stay
Try land yachting on the beach at Ouistreham, pearl of the Côte de Nacre!
Take a stroll through the Michel d’Ornano park which offers a unique view of the Abbaye aux Dames!
Soak up the period atmosphere of the reconstructed Grand Bunker of the Atlantic Wall Museum in Ouistreham.
To the west of Caen, enjoy thrills and excitement at the Festyland theme park, the largest in Normandy!