BENOUVILLE Les Hautes Coutures


Selected as this site right next to the Pegasus bridge is an ideal spot for an overnight stop in low season for the Caen/Ouistreham ferry. A gateway at the bottom of the site gives direct access to the canal and a cycle track which takes you to the centre of Caen in one direction and to Ouistreham with its lively bars and restaurants in the other. Although the sanitary facilities need updating, it is definitely the best site in the immediate area. When arriving late off the afternoon ferry from Portsmouth it is essential to book in advance as the reception will be closed and the barrier down. The barrier opens early enough in the morning for the early ferry. From 10th July to 20th August, the minimum booking period is two nights but it is worth a short stay to visit the Caen Memorial museum and D-day landing beaches. The enormous number of residential pitches means that the site is only recommended for one or two night stays.

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Ouistreham 6km, Caen 9km

Grid reference

N 49° 14' 58 W 00° 16' 19





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Suitable for

For all especially overnight stops and short stays


Accommodation description

There are 124 pitches taken by privately owned mobile homes. The site has 54 of its own mobilehomes - 1, 2 and 3 bedroom mobilehomes for up to 6 persons. All have terraces and are under 4 years old. Nightly rates are available - minimum 2 nights in July and August. Special weekend rates are available. Disposable sheets can be purchased. Bring your own towels and pillowcases.

Pitch description

The pitches on the same level as the reception are not huge, suitable for an overnight stop without putting up an awning, and some slope slightly. The best pitches down by the canal are grassy and flat and much more generous up to 120m².

Pitch size

272 (99 touring)

Hook up

6 amps and 10 amps. No pitches with water & drainage.

Motorhomes information

Motorhome service point and cycling distance of both Ouistreham and Caen town centres.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Cycle hire. A good 18-hole mini-golf. Large multi-sports pitch for handball, football and basketball. Outdoor fitness area. Table tennis. Boules pitch. Fishing. Indoor games room with table football, pool and electronic games.


Children's club and some organised activities such as aquagym, sporting competitions and a disco twice a week in high season only.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Indoor/Covered, Waterslides, Baby Pool

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit


Caen, Bayeux, Pegasus Bridge, Deauville, D-Day Landing Beaches, Lisieux.

Sports and Activities

Mini-golf, Fishing

Nearby Attractions

Near the beach

1-10km from beach

Near riverside/lakeside


Walking distance from town


Campsite Rules

Pets allowed


Campsite Facilities


A small shop selling basics. Supermarket - 3km. Bread has to be ordered the night before from May to September. Bar open all season. Snack and take away from June to Sept. Restaurant in July/August only. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted.

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Swimming pool information

A small aqua pool with baby area fenced off at one end and a jacuzzi. Good for a dip but not swimming. A waterslide suitable for younger children. The small covered area of the pool is rectangular and ideal for a swim.

Sanitary facilities information

Two old rather basic unisex toilet blocks at top of site could do with renovating, although they are acceptable. Toilets without toilet paper. Push button showers - no temperature control with hook. Individual wash cubicles. The third block near the best pitches is just a small portakabin and not particularly well appointed. Chemical disposal point. Laundry room.

Campsite Directions


The site is situated to th enorth of Bénouville just off tye D35 and is well-signposted. From Ouistreham take the D514 towards Caen and exit at on th eD35 signposted to Saint-Aubin d'Arquenay and ZA de Bénouville. Turn right at the end of this slip road, and then left at the T-junction. The site entrance is 200m along this road on your right. From Caen take the D514 towards Ouistreham and continue past the exit towards Cabourg and Pegasus Bridge. Take th enext slip road off the D514 on your right which will take you to the campsite entrance.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

02 31 95 30 80


Camping Les Hautes Coutures, Avenue de la Côte de Nacre, 14790 Bénouville

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