Travel Review: Camping fun in French land of castles

Picturesque Granville with the old town at the top

As before we stayed at a Les Castels site, this time Le Chateau de Lez-Eaux, not far from the historic town of Granville.

The site is in Normandy at Saint Pair Sur Mer, a lovely coastside village, and very convenient for St Malo and Le Mont-Saint-Michel. So much to see and do on and around the beautifully-kept site, but first l must go back to our journey there.

For the first time we travelled with the ferry company DFDS and we were very impressed with the value and the service. It is cheaper than other ferry companies, particularly important in the current financial climate, and we had no problem finding a comfortable spot to relax during the four-hour journey.

And, much to the relief of my husband, the cars are well spaced, no more having to squeeze out of your car doors worried about catching the car door across from you.

We opted for the Newhaven crossing and from Dieppe it was a lovely scenic drive to our site. We avoided the toll roads and instead meandered through the lovely villages along the way, perfect for a picnic stop-off.

Arriving at Chateau de Lez-Eaux we were greeted with a tree-lined entrance, lovely grounds and chateau. We were made to feel welcome and escorted to our chalet – no getting lost trying to find your spot.

Called a chalet, but not how you would think of a chalet, this was a wooden-style large lodge with full cooking facilities, outside terrace with both a sunny and shady spot, gas barbecue and sun loungers. There is a wide choice of accommodation, even including treehouses and some lodges with their own hot tub.

A tree house at Chateau de Lez-Eaux

The site is well-equipped with lots for families, indoor pool with flumes and an outside pool, bouncy castles, play parks, games room for the older ones, a small animal park and various games areas, volleyball, table tennis, boules, fishing pool – the list is endless.

The outside bar sits nicely in front of the chateau close to the restaurant…


Read More