Castel Camping Le Brévedent

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  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Amiable lakeside lounging in the grounds of a Calvados chateau

In the heart of Calvados country, near the idyllic village of Blangy, is the friendliest chateau- camping experience you can hope to find in France. Camping at Le Brévedent was first set up to pay for repairs to the Louis XVI hunting lodge after the Second World War. Fortunately for us it was the only way that the Marquis de Chabannes La Palice could afford to stay on the land, which had been in his family for 350 years. He also planted an orchard across the site. Now his great- grandson, Raphael Bony, heads up the operation and considers sociability to be a major aspect of his job – apples play a large part in this. Every night Raphael opens the bar in the main house so that guests can drink local cider and calvados, wander through the ground floor looking at oil paintings of his ancestors and shoot pool. Twice a week he hosts music sessions with his brother, Arthur, who plays the cajón, a Peruvian instrument. The Bonys are into French folk music, but they invite guests to play what they like. This year a Belgian family treated Le Brévedent to Mozart and Rachmaninov on the violin and piano. They were followed by a guy on the bagpipes.

Assumption Day on August 15th, is celebrated here, like many places in France, with fireworks. At Le Brévedent they host a spectacular display over the lake, BBQ, and an impromptu jam session. Any excuse for a party, Raphael now winds up the season with an official music festival. It might be far smaller than the Big Chill, but the line-up is just as eclectic.

Plastic bags have been outlawed on site and each guest is given a reusable green Le Brévedent sac to carry their morning croissants home from the shop. Living in sync with nature extends to the free kids’ club in July and August, when they take advantage of the apple season. In the morning the children gather windfalls and hold apple-and- spoon races before pressing them into juice after lunch. The delicious results are distributed among passing campers at the end of the day. Teenagers are the only group who aren’t specifically catered for at Le Brévedent, although they’d probably dispute this if they could get their hands on the cider.

In Cool Camping terms Le Brévedent is a big site, but its canny design results in a beautifully chilled atmosphere. The play areas are handily situated by adult distractions such as the restaurant, café terrace (with free wi-fi), and lake, where huge carp can be caught. The heated swimming pool and paddling pool have been tastefully cut into the slope in front of the main house. From here there’s a spectacular view of the lake, which is where most people choose to camp. Behind the lake is a stream, the banks of which are populated by a community of guinea pigs. Elsewhere ducks and chickens meander about the site among the apple trees and herbaceous borders.

On Sunday evenings, in the salon, Madame Gurrey (Raphael’s granny) recounts tales of aristocratic eccentricities. She maintains that Raphael has inherited the relaxed charm of his great grandfather, who often failed to charge campers. Today you can hire a canoe for a scenic glide across the lake; the small fee should be per hour, but Raphael is laid-back about counting minutes. After all, there’s no reason to rush here.



Campfires allowed off the ground. One hundred and forty pitches with hook-ups. Several brand new 24m² Lodge tents. Three wash-rooms. The showers are strong and free. Baby-change in each wash-room. Disabled facilities. Free activities include 3 playgrounds, heated swimming and paddling pool, games room in the lodge, fishing on the lake, boules, volleyball, badminton, football, mini-golf. The games room on the ground floor of the house is open all day and has a pool table. Tennis €5 per hour. Canoe hire €3 per hour. Bike hire €4 per hour. The onsite restaurant serves pizza in high season. Steak and chips is €10.50 and the 3-course menu du camping is €15. They also do takeaways. The café has a sun terrace with free wi-fi. The shop is extremely well stocked and sells local produce. Recycling facilities.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, large groups, young groups – yes. Dogs – no.


What could be better than a ramble or cycle through gentle, rolling fields full of sturdy cattle and traditional, timbered Normandy farmhouses? Each camper is given a map detailing 3 local walks. Hire a pony from the horse-riding centre 1⁄2 mile (1 km) away. Or, for wilder animal thrills, go on safari at Parc Zoologique Cerza, which has 700 animals including tigers, alligators, and a rare Indian rhinoceros. Pont-l’Évêque 6 miles (10 km) away, which retains period charm despite taking a pounding in the Second World War. Apart from being home to a deliciously stinky cheese, the restored Mont St-Michel cathedral is worth a look. Art fans love the picturesque port of Honfleur, 151⁄2 miles (25 km) away.

Food & Drink

Thursday is the day for foodies, starting with the morning market in Blangy-le-Château. It might be small, but it’s incredibly charming and has a fine fish van selling oysters and mussels. Soak up the atmosphere and treat yourself to a coffee or cassis in the bar-tabac opposite. On Thursday afternoon the campsite organises a trip to Les Bruyères Carrées, a small distillery, which produces top-notch Calvados and cider. For a fancy meal head 1 mile (2 km) further along D140 to the delightful Le Mesnil-sur- Blangy, where Le Restaurant de la Galerie (00 33 2 31 64 77 13) serves seasonal food (foie gras €14, duck €19) and doubles as an art gallery. Check out the cows at Ferme Spruytte (00 33 2 31 64 71 99), which makes and sells the local Pont-l’Évêque cheese. It’s walking distance along D284.


Late April – mid September.

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****May Half Term Break****

If you are thinking of going away next weekend but not sure where or what to do... look no further! At Le Brévedent we have a fun-packed week ahead of us, starting Sunday May 28th. For more info, take a peek at the schedule in our Cool Camping photo album or call/e-mail us. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

We also organise a Music Festival the Last Week-End of the season.


Grass pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 8 15 Available
Our lovely and spacious grass pitches overlook the rest of the park and are all equipped with power sockets. Visit the grocery shop in the morning and collect your fresh pastries and baguettes for breakfast. In the garden enjoy our heated swimming pool, a spot of fishing in the lake, a stroll through the forest or hire a bike to visit the surrounding villages.

Premium Grass pitch

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 8 4 Available
Our premium pitches includes a garden shed where you'll find a table and six garden chairs, two deckchairs, a Weber barbecue to cook the culinary specialities of the Pays d’Auge and a fridge to keep your cider cold. Be sure to visit the reception team to help plan your day!

Lodge Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 3 Available
Our luxurious lodge tent has everything you need for your stay. Beds are made on arrival, there is a double bed (bedding provided) and two single pull-out beds. You will also find a dining table and all the utensils you'll need including a coffee maker, electric kettle and a small fridge. Sit out on your own patio hammock and also a barbecue!

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Contact Castel Camping Le Brévedent, 241 Route du Pin, 14130 Le Brévedent, Calvados, France

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Getting There

From Rouen take A13 to Pont-l’Evêque. Head 1⁄2 mile (1 km) south on the D579 towards Lisieux before joining D51 to Blangy-le-Château. From Blangy take D98 south 1 mile (2 km). The site is on your left before you reach the hamlet of Le Brévedent.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 33 reviews


Full of positive vibes

Beautiful campsite that offers something for everyone. I was looking for a quiet place to embrace nature while at the same time get some work done (read needed electrical hook up). This site has options for all and the people managing it are amazing. Go visit and be.

A wonderful campsite

We had a wonderful time here and loved everything about this campsite. The pitches have stunning views, the staff are friendly, there are lots of free activities to keep children amused, facilities are clean, onsite restaurant is great with good take-out options ... the location is great with many activities available nearby (horse riding, Normandy museums, great cheese). We will definitely look to stay here again.
Aug 30, 2021 by Aiden Verified Review

Lack off communication

After many years off stopping here we have tried to contact the site and even mailed the owner direct but no response and after reading the WiFi now even has to be payed for it seems they are after every reason to get some euros out off you .we won't be stopping there again if this is how they treat past customers and as for the pool its only warm wen they want it plus there is alot off wild duck mess on the grass that you can't help tread into your accommodation. There is other nice sites locally with free WiFi that works..all they seem to care about is cash now and have list the personal touch they used to have..shame it was a nice site
Aug 1, 2021 by Michael Nelson

Just a very special and cozy place!

Highly recommended to stay for a couple of nights when you’re on a roadtrip like we are or for families with kids it’s also very nice. Super friendly owners, staff and the place is just very special. The fresh bread in the morning, the shop with local and bio products is very nice and the castle, cafe and restaurant are good and have stable WiFi (I’m working remotely so this is always a big plus then!). Enjoy when you go there!

Nice campsite with a fun, relaxed vibe

We really liked this site, lovely laid back vibe, felt the pitches were too close together though, we were next to some smokers which wasn’t great other than that it was a nice place to stay.
Sep 2, 2020 by Emma

A fabulous place with lovely people

We had such a great stay at Castel Camping Le Brevedent. The location was beautiful and most evenings we saw swifts and swallows flying around the camp. We loved the fresh bread and croissants for breakfast and the bar and restaurant were great. What really made our stay was the people running the camp. Thank you very much!
Aug 19, 2020 by Kate Fisher Verified Review

Great camping experience

We had a lovely stay at this campsite, the staff were extremely helpful and the shower blocks were clean with warm showers. Fresh baguettes and croissants were available every morning from the shop. Live music was great fun in the evenings and the children loved the playground. We will be returning here for sure. I will check direct with the camp site next time they received the booking from cool camping as l when we arrived they had received the booking for the wrong month, luckily they had space for us.
Jul 22, 2020 by Karen Langley

Great start to our holiday.

We had a couple of nights here at the start of a 2 week trip and it was an ideal start. Incredibly friendly and helpful staff on arrival, we were given a canvas bag for shopping and a recycling bag too and given a few options of where we could pitch. We chose a flat grassy area behind the restaurant (which did have extractor fans which were off by ?midnight, but otherwise quiet), with lots of fruit trees but easy ground for pegs. Surprisingly no wasp issues while we were there despite plenty of ripe fruit. Kids (8 and 6) loved the pizza, playground and pool, we loved bar, cafe and eco friendly ethos to site. Loos were a bit wiffy, but it was busy and they were being regularly cleaned. All in all, very relaxing and friendly and plenty to do locally too.
Sep 4, 2019 by 4_under_canvas

Great blend of nature and amenity

We were lucky enough to bag a lakeside pitch, which is backed by a beautiful woodland area. Located in a valley the mornings were a touch chilly and plenty of dew on the grass (which appear to help keep the site so verdent). We enjoyed 30+ degree weather. But respite was found from the midday sun with plenty of fruit trees giving shade to our tent/pitch. Our toddler enjoyed both swimming pools. All staff were friendly and attentive. Restaurant was well thought out, with the childrens' playground adjoing the terrace. Pizzas, salads and ice cream were good, the other choices less so.

Small, bustling, friendly

Just back from three nights with our young son. Highlights were the incredibly friendly staff, really clean showers and the grounds themselves. Top tip when choosing your pitch is to get a little towards the back of the site... the music from the Restaurant on a Friday can go on til midnight. My son slept through it but we were kept awake for a while.
Aug 27, 2019 by anne sheedy Verified Review

Family Fun!

Just back from 9 brilliant nights camping here with husband, daughter (7) and son (3). What a fantastic place! Pitch was great, loved the heated pool, childrens play areas, new shower block, kayaking on the lake, restaurant, cafe and fresh bread/croissants daily in the shop. Staff were very friendly and our children loved the free roaming chickens and cats! We appreciated how well the site was laid out with the cafe next to kids activities and the restaurant overlooking a play area. Lots to do nearby - Honfleur and Deauville were beautiful and the zoo at Cerza was amazing. Would definitely recommend and the kids are very keen to return!!

Tranquil, safe, clean, therapeutic living.

As a single parent this was a refreshing and revitalizing place to stay. We went to sleep to the sounds of owls in the trees and awoke to the ducks on the lake. The environs are simply stunning. I felt safe and comfortable with my Tweenagers. We loved exploring Pont L'Eveque, Honfleur ( where we hired bikes) and reflecting for a moment or two on the D Day Beaches. The glamping was fantastic from the comfy double bed to the clean showers always with hot water. You HAVE to give it a try!

Great stopover

Great campsite for kids, good pool and playgrounds. The restaurant was good but a little pricey. The communal freezer for ice packs was much appreciated. The showers and toilet facilities were clean and well maintained. The only negative was the pitches are on the small side and very close together. Lovely campsite for a few days, many people used it as a stopover enroute to destinations further south. There are many places to visit in the surrounding area.
Aug 4, 2019 by Lisa

Great campsite

We have just enjoyed 4 days at Le Brévedent. We had a lovely time, very clean facilities. Our children enjoyed the swimming pool, a canoes across the lake and feeding the chickens. The playground was a nice distance from restaurant so you could keep an eye on little ones and an opportunity for our girls to make friends. Kids club was good and the children enjoyed whilst we had some rain. Restaurant was very good, we always got table even though some had reserved, the food was good. The site felt safe for our children. Our pitch was spacious but it was close to one of the safari tents so when the guests came home very late it was quite noisy as you could hear foot steps as they walked across the decking and they put lights on which shone through our tent and woke us up. If we returned I would ask not to be too near the road which was not terrible but a bit noisy first thing. The staff were friendly and super helpful. Supermarket 10 minutes away. Honfleur was beautiful and def worth a visit. Campsite had a lovely vibe and we would like to return but would be fussy where we pitched due to potential noise .. plus road. Shop on site was very expensive so we just ordered baguettes and croissants. Overall it was a very nice place to be and we will miss the sound of owls at night and cows and the bells from the church in the morning. The showers and toilets were clean and hot. Def worth a visit ... Happy holidays!
Aug 1, 2019 by Bear

It is a hidden gem!

It is a great campsite, simple pleasures, friendly atmosphere, clean and not rowdy. Just what we wanted.
Jul 31, 2019 by bugeja73 Verified Review

Absolute gem

This is a hidden gem in Normandy, it’s the perfect balance of having everything you need for kids - 2 pools, kids club, bouncy castle, animals to feed, mini golf, 2 playgrounds, pony riding, a stream & lake to canoe without feeling at all corporate. They are eco friendly but without the compost loo & solar shower element. Toilets/ showers were always clean. The restaurant serves great food at great prices. Nothing is a rip off and it’s 30 mins to the pretty towns of Honfleur & Trouville. We couldn’t of asked for more from the staff, they let you know all the local markets each day and encourage car pooling for day trips. We have already recommended to so many people and will be back next year for sure.
Jul 27, 2019 by Hannah


A good balance between a quirky eco camp site and the traditional huge French campsite. Our lodge tent was well equipped and extremely comfortable. A little niggle was that they were squashed in a bit. Three tents would have been fine but instead there were five. The restaurant was great with homemade food and pizzas to eat in or take away. The pool was amazing- not busy and just the right temperature. Kids loved it. We only stopped one night but next time we would like a safari tent as they looked very smart. Staff were very friendly and helpful too.
Jul 17, 2019 by Emily

An Absolute Gem

What an absolute gem of a campsite. Tucked away from busy noisy roads, this campsite offers cosy shady camping pitches in the grounds of a Louis XVI Hunting Lodge. Three great shower & toilet buildings with nice family shower rooms. A decent amount of space to shower and change without getting your clothes wet. Some cubicles even have a tiny bath for bathing babies and toddlers. There is a nice swimming pool and shallow toddler pool which was a real bonus as during our stay France experienced a record breaking heat wave. You can fish in the small lake or use one of the canoes. This site is really proud of its eco credentials. They serve staples, like rice, pasta & cereals from dispensers to reduce use of plastic packaging. In fact the use of plastic carrier bags is discouraged, as you are handed a bag for file as a welcome gift. There is also a Tesla destination charger for those arriving in an electric vehicle. There are rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs. Be aware there is a cockerel so if you don't like being woken up early thats something to consider. But what do you expect when staying in a really rural setting? Pastries and baguettes can be ordered the day before for collection in the morning. My only negative remark would be the strict closing of the swimming pool at 7pm which considering there was a 35 degree heat wave. It would have been nicer to cool off later into the evening. This site is handy for Deauville if you find the campsites nearer the coast are full. The owners serve drinks in house's own bar. There is also a restaurant which is really good value. Wifi in the cafe and bar areas. We would definitely stay here again. Probably the favourite of the four sites we stayed at on our recent holiday in Normandy.
Jul 7, 2019 by Peter Grant

Beautiful setting and great for kids!

My husband, two yr old son and I stayed in a lodge tent by the lake for three nights in mid June and had a lovely time. The tent is well equipped (we brought our own travel cot), and we all slept well (layers were definitely the answer for varied night temps for the little one). Everything you need is at the site, including a little shop for groceries, showers, including little baby baths, washers and driers, and entertainment for kids, inc bouncy castle, playgrounds and heated pool/paddling pool! Everything is clean and well kept and the staff (French and English speaking) are amazingly friendly and helpful. The food at the onsite restaurant was great as well. We did have one washout rainy day but there is plenty to do within approx 30 mins drive inc Honfleur (beautiful seaside town with amazing cafés /restaurants / victorian carousel/ butterfly house), a dinosaur museums and planaterium. We would definitely recommend this camp site for all the above and it's amazingly peaceful and pretty setting. One thing to be aware of with little kiddies is, there's no fence around the lake!

Normandy tranquility (with lots of ambient chatter)

Everything about this campsite murmurs 'laid back'. There's lots here - and for people who are more used to tiny campsites able to accommodate just a handful of tents we were a little apprehensive what this 'larger' site would be like. The 100 or so pitches are well distributed throughout the grounds (let's tell it like it is: we're in the shadow of a former hunting lodge after all) and we were given the option of half a dozen or so pitches, all with different characters. We opted for a quiet spot around the lake and feel we chose well. Despite its undeniable laid-back ambience, everything runs well here: the staff are helpful and knowledgeable, the owners friendly and approachable. Music night in the salon was a treat, the daily bread delivery a lovely ritual and the gentle murmur of enjoyment super. There is a Eurocamp presence here (as well as some pre-pitched tents and mobiles from Castel Camping), but they are well distributed throughout the site and add to the variety of campers here. We spoke to a lot of people who were return visitors - and many said they chose to use Le Brevedent as a two-night stopover to farther flung parts of France. It's a jolly nice way to break up a journey and we may well do the same next year. The shower blocks are perhaps due an upgrade, but that was really the only niggle in an otherwise fabulous stay. Thanks, Le Brevedent!
Aug 28, 2018 by fukuokagirl

Best campsite we visited

This really was a perfect place. The pitch was between the lake and the lovely pool. There was always somewhere to eat, something to do and everyone was so kind. We had an amazing meal at the restaurant on our last night, and whilst in the other sites, we went on trips during the day, at Brevedent, we didn't leave! Thanks to everyone for a great end to a great holiday.
Aug 9, 2018 by Jake


We stayed at this site in July 2015. From the moment we were shown to our picturesque lakeside pitch by owner Raphael to the point we left to take one of the many beautiful local woodland walks, our stay was perfect. The campsite was full but didn't seem crowded, there were lots of children but it wasn't overcome with noise or mayhem. The chateau bar and cafe were lovely to relax and have a drink in with incredibly friendly staff. I fell in love with this campsite, I will be back and recommend to all.

Aug 10, 2015 by Debbieanne

Lovely campsite

It was busy but they found a pitch, with electricity, for out camper van on the edge of the lake. Loved that. 

Good bar in the house, restaurant served tasty food with a modules frites special night (gets busy, book)

Nice pool, if a bit cold, with various levels for kids of all sizes.

Lots of English people 

Lots of stuff for kids to do.

Would go again.

If full, try Le Colombier, about 10 minutes away, for the most amazing & beautifully set pool you will ever see on a campsite. Outdoor & heated to 24+ degrees. Oh my flippin' gawd.

Jul 12, 2015 by Telboyofpeckham

Dream camping holiday

What can I say, best campsite ever.  On arrival we discovered our pitch would be too small for our tent, not a problem, the owner soon for us an amazing unofficial pitch by the lake.  Great pool, though a bit chilly but the kids didn't care.  3 shower blocks, one could do with updating.  Great little kids club morning and afternoon.  We had trouble getting the kids away from site to to other activities.  Large hyper/supermarket 15 mins away.  We will return next year, its a great family site.

Aug 28, 2014 by jenilyb

Definitely not cool camping worthy

We are a small family who have camped for a while. We had high hopes for this site as we have used many cool camping recommendations and each one has been good. I think they seriously need to reconsider their endorsement of this site, certainly pay a visit and see how well the site has ‘aged’

The site is great if you want Eurocamp on the cheap. It’s great if you like being crammed into a small space in regimented rows. It’s great if you can’t be arsed to travel more than 45 minutes from the port. Its great if you think being ankle deep in pee is rustic. Its great is you think that being over charged for everything it part of the holiday experience - (5 euros for a beer)

The site can only be described as a go-outdoors favela. You are really crammed in. there are 3 male toilets and 3 female with a further 4 shared, the same number of showers and 4 washing up sinks. This includes the family bathroom which everyone seems to use. For a site with 130+ pitches this is inadequate, even if they were cleaned frequently they would get dirty with such heavy usage, only, they were cleaned daily and so by 0930 everything was disgusting and you had to queue for a while.

The Eurocamp brigade seemed to rule here with kids clubs, activities and the general chaos that they bring, far from the idyllic picture portrayed in the review. If you like that sort of thing then you will love it, and people do - speaking to a number of campers they have returned year after year.

We spend the best part of a week here and will never go back, overall the campsite is a series of nice ideas badly executed and it needs some money spending on it go get the basics right - clean toilets, hot water, cut grass and someone to take charge to keep the noise down after midnight.

It’s all well and good the owner serenading a bewildered group of toddlers on the bouncy castle with his guitar but I’d much rather he picked up a mop or pushed around a lawn mower.

So in short if you wear a straw trilby, like Eurocamp, don’t really want to travel too far into France and can tolerate noise, lots of children and chavy parents then this if for you. 

For everyone else find somewhere else. 

Aug 5, 2014 by Fitz Linson

wonderful stay

We stayed for almost a week early June 2014 & had a wonderful time!  The cafe wasn't open yet, but we enjoyed the restaurant & we were able to use the wifi in front of the cafe while our daughter played on the bouncy house.  It was also start of the world cup & the restaurant showed games every night.  We were so pleased with the family bathrooms... spacious, clean, nice water pressure.  All the staff were so friendly & helpful & let us pick our spot when we arrived.  We had a beautiful spot right on the lake.  Our 3 year old had a great time at the pool & the playground & loved walking around the lake & watching the fish & ducks.  There are some very nice day trips close by (but lots of toll roads, so plan for that).  Overall we had a very enjoyable & memorable time & hope to one day make it back!  

Aug 2, 2014 by amy

We will be back one day

We stayed here august 2013 for two night. Great campsite, really easy to find. Staff very welcoming and helpful. There is a great restaurant on site, they do a moules and frites evening and we got a takeaway steak to take back to our tent which was delicious. There is also a nice bar in  the chateau and there was a music night when we were there but get a seat early. There is a lovely lake and lots to do  on site. We took one of their maps and went for a long walk  around the countryside which was fun. There is also a great shop  with local produce  and bread and pastries  delivered in the morning.  The only thing that could be improved are the showers however we were there in peak time so .... Didn't affect our enjoyment at all. Definitely recommend if exploring Normandy 

Apr 29, 2014 by Gelato

Brilliant Brévedent!

Our family of six stayed here a couple of weeks ago (August 2013) and we all loved Castel camping le Brévedent. I do agree that the pitches are rather closely packed, but that’s a small bother. How many campsites have a chateau in their grounds? The bar here in the chateau itself is far grander than many I have visited and Raphael and his family really do make the effort to ensure you feel welcome. And speaking of the family, Raphael’s grandmother holds a weekly talk with guests about the colourful history of the chateau and Raphael and his troupe entertain the crowds in the grandeur of the house with toe-tapping, unbridled enthusiasm! 

Our teenage kids enjoyed their first forays into the local cider but the beer au pression was a bit steep at €2.50 for a demi (33cl) or £5 a pint, more than you’d pay in London, but ‘essentials’ tend to be steep in France ;-) We were blessed with hot weather and the kids were much cleaner than usual with twice-daily dips in the swimming pool just across the grass. I also dipped my rod in the carp lake, very almost catching one off the top with my fly rod. (Another angler caught five common carp on floated dog biscuits, so it can be done). On our penultimate day Raphael and I made a ‘creative swap’ - I gave him a small painting of the chateau and he gave me a CD of his band in return. All in all, a very memorable trip and only 5 hours drive (plus ferry) from our front door in mid-Kent.

Aug 19, 2013 by PeterGander

Nice owners bit cramped

We thought this a very well run camp site with friendly staff and owner. However they really pack em in! Not comfortable for more than 2 nights. Also be specific about what pitch you want or you may end up in a muddy corner like us! Does not deserve  it's place in the France Top 5 Campsites in the book.

Aug 13, 2013 by Pinny Crane

Castel Camping Le Brévedent

We stayed here for an overnight on our way south. I was worried as we were arriving quite late at about 9.30pm but when we got there we found a very relaxed Raphael who greeted us with warmth and told us to set up anywhere. We chose a spot by the lake which was perfect.  My island, who had been itching to do some fishing, got his wish in the morning and caught a carp. My (then) six month old daughter was fascinated by the extensive guinea pig community that lived on the other side of the brook and enjoyed the play area. The shop was well stocked with necessities and specialties. Really lovely site, really lovely staff. Would definitely stay again.

May 28, 2013 by Thomkat

Castel Camping Le Brévedent

my husband and I were really looking forward to arriving at this site as we headed for home last August.  When we arrived we realised at once this was not the campsite for us.  Too many people, too small pitches so people were literally on top of each other. There didnt seem to be any respect for personal space as we had continuous traffic through our pitch.  We are londoners and it seemed as if the whole of london middle classes in their 4x4 had descended. then all by the cafe with their i pads and i phones and that was only the children!!!

I am sure for some people being with their own kind is appealing. We go on  holiday to mix with all kinds as we normally experience in your campsites.  Needless to say we left the next day having planned to stay 4 days and went further on down to the municipal campsite, which was delightful.

May 15, 2013 by willow

Castel Camping Le Brévedent

My girlfriend and I travelled around France last year, clocking up 2.5k miles in her fiat 500. We used this campsite as a 'one-nighter' stop before we headed to Calais to catch the ferry home. It actually turned out to be one of our favourite campsites and we wish we had longer there! Really beautiful site, we camped right on the pond and it was a beautiful view from inside the tent. The house itself had a really authentic French manor house feel to it (slightly falling to rack and ruin!) and a certain charm. Staff were very friendly and the fresh bread in the morning was superb. I'd love to go again, but for longer next time. 

Apr 15, 2013 by James P

Castel Camping Le Brévedent

Oh no, you have let everyone in on the secret! Now they will all want to come. Your description of Le Brevedent is so right. Have been going back for the last 5 years; booked again for next year on the day we arrived this year. Have to make sure we get a pitch. Agree with everything you say, you forgot to say how helpful and friendly Raph’s staff are. Think you forgot to mention the daily croissant delivery and the the lovely man who sells his honey and pate some mornings; he serenades you with his accordian while wating for customers.
Dec 19, 2011 by juliet1978

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