It was our first time camping in France and we booked this site on a punt, attracted by the great location and the on-site fishing lake. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived at the park (at 6:30am...) we were made to feel very welcome and accommodated. The onsite Eurocamp representatives, Tony & Ann, had us in our tent by noon, even though check-in would not normally be until 3pm.
The on-site facilities were superb, kids-club, free kayaking, bike hire, excellent fishing lake (Common Carp up to 12lb), bouncy castle, cafe, restaurant, bar, games room, swimming pool, fooball pitch, volleyball, table-tennis, mini-golf (the list goes on). Toilets, shower blocks and dish-washing sinks were clean and the water was always hot.
The thing that struck us most about this park was how friendly and safe it felt. Full of families with children of all ages, it might not suit everyone, but we had no worries letting our nine-year-old run around the park all day, playing with the plethora of other kids.
The location is superb with plenty in the area to see-and-do including Cerza Zoo only a 10-minute drive, 40 minutes to Villiers-Sur-Mer beach, 50 minutes to Caen for the Memorial Museum and landing beaches, as well as countless local cider farms and idyllic French market towns to explore (and that's just for starters). More to see-and-do than we could cram into a week!
On our last day we realised we'd booked our ferry home a day late, having only booked a 6-night stay. With a 6:30am ferry to catch, we were set to leave the campsite around 3am, and with nowhere to sleep were not looking forward to the prospect of (half) a nights sleep in the car. Tony & Ann went above and beyond the call of duty offering us a vacant Safari Tent for a few hours, allowing us to get some well needed rest before our voyage home. We could not thank them enough.
I think personal recommendation says it all (that's why you're reading this, right?!), and one night over the communal dish-washing sinks we got chatting to a fellow camper. He told us the first year they stayed at Le Brevedant his son was nine-months-old. They'd been every year since, and the week we were there his son was now celebrating his 17th birthday...! That said it all to me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You can stay at Castel Camping Brevedent in Mobile home , Tent Lodge or just with your caravan, motorhome or tent . A small shop , a restaurant, a cafe open July and August, a bar in the Manoir , play areas for children, a heated pool with wading pool, a baby kitchen ... all services for a good holiday ! We organise “nature activities” and sense development for children for them to learn about the different species of birds and varieties of trees in a fun way. When the time of year is right, children have the opportunity to make their own apple juice after picking up the fruit from the foot of our trees. An orchard, a vegetable patch, a herb garden, butterfly trees are just a sample of the unique setting Le Brevedent campsite offers you… A kids club open in July and August offers nature activities , crafts and sports ! Our team is available to help you discover the richness of our region. You will also find all the necessary tourist information (places to visit, walks, cycling routes, curiosities…) Wander along Deauville’s famous seaside boardwalk and admire it’s multicolour parasols, go shopping at the renown fish market in Trouville or even stroll around the port at Honfleur while admiring the picturesque buildings… Le Brevedent offers the best of both worlds, being a peaceful and preserved domain but also being within twenty minutes (25 kms) from the touristic sites of the Cote Fleurie. You will find below a small selection of what is waiting for you. ... more less