We booked this trip via The Sun £9.50 holidays as a three night weekend break. The cost included a discounted ferry crossing from Poole to Cherbourg via Britanny Ferries - the crossing was good, and the prices on the ferry weren't extortionate.
The drive from Cherbourg took about 90 minutes and we passed through pleasant countryside. The site is well signed as you approach, even though our satnav tried to take us past the entrance.
We initially drove to the main reception, where we were greeted by a friendly and helpful receptionist, who despite our attempts at Allo Allo French, spoke very good English. She organised a personalised access code for the barrier, and we proceeded to the EuroCamp tent.
We were greeted by a couple from the North East, the lady's name escapes us, but the gentleman was called Maurice. They were very helpful and Maurice showed us to our accommodation (which was listed as an Horizon chalet, but was in fact a static caravan). Despite the difference in our expectations of the accommodation, it was clean, spacious and well equipped and this did not bother us. Maurice was very helpful in giving us some tips, such as free wi-fi at McDonalds in Granville, and the best place to get groceries and Kronenbourg 1664!
The caravan had a lovely decking area to the front, with table, umbrella, loungers and BBQ - It was a shame that the weather did not permit us to use this. We can imagine in the Summer, that this would be lovely. You also could park your car right alongside the caravan.
We settled into the accommodation and later in the evening ventured into Granville (about 15 minutes drive), where we enjoyed a meal near the harbour. This was our first impression of the town, but we later discovered further up the road, the town centre with more restaurants.
We ventured to Mont St Michel (about 45 mins away) and St.Malo (1 hr away) as well as various locations nearby. As it was April it wasn't really beach weather. However, we did use the indoor pool at the site, and it was warm, clean and very popular. MEN - please note that if you wish to swim in the pool, you are not allowed to wear shorts, and required to wear swimming trunks/Speedo's. I had to buy some at the shop at the cost of €15 The same shop also sells groceries and you can order your croissants and bread for the following day. It was a little expensive, but very convenient. .
Situated onsite is a takeaway (although you have to specify a time to pick up your food) and a pub. We ordered food one evening from the takeaway - the choice was a bit limited, the price reasonable, and the food okay. We ordered a pizza, fries and a Lez-Eaux burger (the bun was burnt).
The bar was reasonably priced, and you can eat your takeaway there if you wish. The service was good and friendly. We also popped into the adjoining games room, for a couple of games of pool. Our only criticism is that the bar closed at 10pm, although we acknowledge that this was because we were out of season.
Overall, we felt that this was a nice site, conveniently located as a base for exploring Lower Normandy and Brittany, and we would recommend and return again.
- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Lez-Eaux Hotel Saint-Pair-Sur-Mer
- Chateau De Lez-Eaux Saint-Pair-Sur-Mer, Normandy, France