Driving and parking in Normandy is easy.  There are lots of camper vans and motorhomes touring around, do you wont feel out of place. There are designated rest areas and car parks.

D-Day beaches

The D-Day beaches offer a place to reflect on the efforts of the Allied forces in WWII.  Perhaps the best site is the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches beach.  Navigating the region with a motorhome is easy enough.  There are designated rest areas.


The Bayeux Tapestry is very impressive, being over 70 metres in length, and 1000 years old. There are many large out of town supermarkets. There is a free car park at the Tapestry site, which is right in the town centre. Owners of larger vehicles may wish to park a little further our of town and walk in.

Mont St-Michael

There are several campsites near Mont St-Michael.  The closest of them are in amongst the many hotels and restaurants closest to the causeway to the Mont.  For a quieter stay try the 3 star Camping Saint-Michel about 9km outside the Mont, when coming from Caen.

Mont St-Michael rest areas

There are several road side rest areas approaching the Mont.  They have no facilities and are right by the roadside. 

Mont St-Michael camp sites

Camping Saint-Michel

35, Route du Mont-Saint-Michel, 50220 Courtils
Tel: 02 33 70 96 90
A modern campsite , of a good size and with good facilities, about 9km before the Mont when coming from Caen.  The owners are friendly and helpful.

Mont St-Michael parking

Parking at the Mont causeway costs €8 for a motorhome, €4 for a car or camper.  You may wish to park on the mainland and enjoy the walk across the causeway.  Finding an appropriate place is difficult, with the hotels and restaurants not permitting motorhomes in their car parks.

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