Stay in a campsite at the Pointe de Barfleur, at the end of the Cotentin peninsula.
Just 15 minutes from our campsite, Barfleur is an essential stopover for your holiday in the Cotentin region of Normandy! Nicknamed the “Pearl of the Val de Saire”, this pretty Norman port at the tip of the Cotentin peninsula lives to the rhythm of the tides of the English Channel and is a jealously guarded secret for campers in search of unspoilt natural paradises.
Take advantage of this remote location on the borders of France to stay comfortably in pitches for motorhomes and tents or in mobile homes or chalets in a family campsite with swimming pool near Barfleur and you are guaranteed an unforgettable holiday! Check availability at Camping**** La Gallouette and book your holiday rental in the Cotentin region now!
Ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages in France
Barfleur is one of the smallest villages in the Manche department (50). However, it is home to many treasures…
First of all, the small fishing port with its anchored boats will attract your attention during your walks along the quays. Along the water, at the end of the quay, you will arrive at the 1st SNSM station open in France.
There, you will have the opportunity to take a sea trip aboard “La pointe de Barfleur”. You can also go sea fishing or watch the sunset with oyster tasting… A nice moment to share with the whole family!
When you have had enough of the salt water of the English Channel, all you have to do is plunge into the fresh water of the heated swimming pool at our Barfleur campsite!
A Norman heritage steeped in history
Visit the church of Saint Nicolas, a proud 19th century monument which seems to protect the entrance to the port of Barfleur. As you walk around the church, your gaze will be directed towards the Gatteville lighthouse where you can read the history of the White Nave. This Norman ship was wrecked on the reefs of the Barfleur Raz, a few metres from the Normandy coast in 1120, and on board were the sons and grandsons of William the Conqueror.
The streets of Barfleur are home to a typical architectural heritage with the picturesque Barfleur houses made of granite and with slate roofs. Raise your head and admire the handcrafted finials of the Barfleur Pottery, located in the rue du Vast. The oldest house in Barfleur is located in the cour Sainte-Catherine and dates back to the Middle Ages. Will you be able to find it?
Once you have finished your peregrinations, all that remains for you to do is to return to the entertainment of our 4-star campsite near Barfleur to make way for a festive and friendly atmosphere, unless you can only think of one thing: to find the great comfort and tranquillity of your 4-star campsite rental…
The GR 223 from the Pays d’Auge to the Cotentin region
How to get from St Vaast to Barfleur ? By car (or even by 2CV!), by bike or even on foot, by taking the long-distance footpath n°223. This is your best option to contemplate the landscapes of the east coast of the Cotentin: Jonville, Réville, Monfarville, Barfleur harbour, Gatteville lighthouse…. between the bocage and the seaside.
If you prefer to choose a shorter route, leave from the port of Barfleur to take the footpaths of the customs officers’ path. This 3.6 km walk linking Barfleur directly to Gatteville le Phare will be the perfect walk to do with family or friends, accessible to all.
With all these possibilities of holiday activities, you will probably want to come back more than once to this atypical village. That’s why La Gallouette, our campsite near Barfleur (only 11 km away) is the ideal option to enjoy this charming and authentic Normandy village!
- Every Wednesday in the summer, the Cotentin Tourist Office offers guided tours of the town. You will be able to discover the history of this Normandy port.
- In July, take part in the Pointe de Barfleur marathon through the Val de Saire. A route with terrains and landscapes as different as they are breathtaking: paths, beaches and roads between land and sea.
- In August, stroll through the Antique Dealers’ Village with more than 40 exhibitors.
- In September, attend MusiKenSaire, a festival of the Normandy music scene (Pop, Rock, Blues, song…) on the quays of the port of Barfleur.