La Côte de Nacre, a 5-star campsite in Normandy
Less than three hours from Paris by car and close to the D-Day Landings beaches, the Sandaya La Côte de Nacre campsite is located. This campsite, located in Saint Aubin sur Mer, a charming seaside resort of the Calvados department nicknamed “The Queen of Iodine” between Arromanches and Ouistreham, is one of the most exclusive campsites in the region...
A high-end campsite
The La Côte de Nacre campsite is located immediately adjacent to Saint Aubin sur Mer, around 600 metres from the beach. It extends over a huge rectangular ground of which only one part is in contact with the city. The other part overlooks the fields of the hinterland. Part of the area is occupied by pitches to accommodate tents, campers and caravans. Small hedges, used to separate the pitches and provide a minimum of privacy, of course recall the landscapes of the nearby hedged farmlands of Normandy. A modern sanitary block of 300 m² equipped with underfloor heating for extreme comfort is also available to campers.
The other part of the campsite is occupied by modern and comfortable rental accommodations represented in the form of mobile homes. The most luxury ones, with a surface of 35 m², have a living room with sofa and TV, a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a bathroom, a separate toilet and three bedrooms. All feature a terrace equipped with garden furniture, a barbecue and sun loungers. A safe is also available in these lodgings.
The shops and services on this luxury campsite in the Calvados include a bar with a giant screen to broadcast major sports events, a restaurant whose menu proposes regional and international dishes, and finally a real grocery store, offering every morning fresh bread and warm croissants.
For a seaside holiday
Tourists who spend their holiday on this 5-star campsite in Normandy can take advantage of its proximity to the beach of Saint Aubin sur Mer to swim in the English Channel, go sand-yachting, make sand castles, relax in the shade of a beach hut or even wait for low tide to do shore fishing...
But there's nothing more fun than the pools of this campsite with a water park to relax and splash around. The water complex of La Côte de Nacre includes a swimming pool that can be covered when the weather is bad, an outdoor pool of 300 m², several water slides, an upstream river, a paddling pool and a balneo area with waterfalls, massage jets and whirlpool baths.
The Côte de Nacre campsite also features a spa where guests can relax, unwind, escape and forget the stress of everyday life. This is with the assistance of a hammam and a sauna but also a well-being area where you can enjoy massages and body and facial treatments...
On the Côte de Nacre
Having adopted the name of the coast with which it is connected, this exceptional campsite turns out be an ideal holiday resort for anyone wishing to discover this part of Calvados. This was, during the Second World War, the theatre for the largest military operation in history, the famous D-Day Landings.
That's why, at a few kilometres from the campsite, tourists can discover the famous beaches of Omaha, Utah, Gold, Juno and Sword, but also the remains of the artificial port of Arromanches les Bains, the blockhouse of the Atlantic wall, the village of Sainte Mère Église, the Pegasus Bridge and the many museums and military cemeteries that dot the region. In short, all of the most important sights of the Battle of Normandy.
Even if the coastline is nowadays fully oriented towards tourism and seaside activities, the Norman hinterland is also worth a visit. The city of Caen, and the towns of Bayeux, and Lisieux are just a few minutes from the campsite by road and some of them have a historical heritage of major importance. Notably in Caen, the “city of one hundred bell-towers”, where the castle of the dukes of Normandy (the Château de Caen) recounts the grandeur of the region during the Middle Ages...
Lastly, a stay on the Côte de Nacre campsite is the opportunity to discover traditions, a land and a cuisine that is still well entrenched in the local culture. Cider, calva, camembert or 'trou normand' are part of the regional specialities!