Welcome to Normandy

 

Normandy is an irresistible destination for discovering everything that’s great about France without having to venture too far from home! 

Normandy’s fascinating history ranges from the era of William the Conqueror right through to the famous D-Day landings of World War II. It’s also an area rich in natural beauty boasting spectacular cliffs, long stretches of golden beaches, lush green rolling countryside. With so much to discover, Siblu's charming holiday park, Domaine de Litteau, situated on the edge of the magical Cerisy forest, is a great base for exploring this stunning part of the world.

 

Our Park in Normandy

Litteau, Calvados

Domaine de Litteau, set in the heart of the beautiful Cerisy forest and orchards, is ideal for a chilled-out getaway or an action-packed adventure. The beautiful location makes it the perfect place to zone out and relax by one of the two on-site fishing lakes, while for more active family members the park boasts an indoor pool and a range of fun sports activities for kids and grown ups.

heated, covered pool
Covered pool with slide and spa bath
pet friendly accommodation
Pets allowed in some accommodation
tents and caravans
Touring pitches available

What to Expect from a Trip to the Region

  There are so many day trip options when you stay at Domaine de Litteau. Stroll along the the beaches that were so instrumental in the D-day landings (still littered with remains of the iconic floating harbour), wander the picture-perfect streets of Honfleur town, let medieval history come alive at Bayeux Cathedral or catch an unforgettable glimpse of the infamous Mont Saint Michel rising from the sea. Oh, and don’t forget that Normandy is also famous for its food and drink; no trip would be complete without sampling the local cider and cheeses… Bon appétit!   

Why choose Normandy?

Ease

Get the ferry from Ireland with your own car 

Relaxation

Beautiful rural peace and quiet 

History

Bring the history books to life

Delicious regional delicacies

The home of Camembert and cider

Explore other regions in France

Brittany is France's north westernmost tip that reaches bravely outwards to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a delightful area to discover, and being well served with ferry ports bringing it even closer to Ireland. And there are many other reasons to choose Siblu holiday park, Domaine de Kerlann, Le Conguel or Les Pierres Couchées as a base.

Discover the beauty of France's West Coast in one of our Charente-Maritime or Vendée campsites. This beautiful stretch of Atlantic coast is a holidaymaker’s paradise, suitable for families and groups of all ages.

The southwest coast of France is an incredibly diverse area, full of beaches, nature and culture. It is also home to four amazing Siblu holiday parks: Domaine de Soulac, La Réserve, Les Viviers and Les Dunes de Contis. Outside of the parks themselves, the South West boasts a huge range of things to see and do, which makes it ideal for all kinds of holidaymakers.

Nowhere is more synonymous with sea and sunshine than the South of France. Warm, iridescent Mediterranean location – tick. French Riviera glitz and glamour – tick. Authentic flavours and savours of Provence – tick.

The stunning Rhone Alps region stretches from Lake Geneva in the north to Provence and the Cevennes in the south. This eastern corner of France is all about forests, mountains, rivers and fresh air, and Siblu’s holiday park, Les Rives de Condrieu, is the perfect exploring base.

Normandy History

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Bayeux Tapestry
This 1,000 year old tapestry is an embroidery, 70 metres long, celebrating the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy or as he is more commonly known, William the Conqueror. Listed as a UNESCO “Memory of the World”, it is housed in the Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, open daily, and is a must see.
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D-Day Landing beaches from Domaine de Litteau
The D-Day landing beaches in Normandy attract visitors for their history, which is tied to the fighting that occurred between Allied forces and Germans during World World II. Fascinating remains still litter the landscape with memorials, German bunkers and gun batteries. Today you can enjoy these beautiful beaches during a quiet stroll, and immerse yourself into its history with a guide on-site.
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British War Cemetery / Bayeux War Cemetery
This site is a cemetery dedicated to the United Kingdom in recognition of the British sacrifices made during the two world wars. A lasting tribute to all those who fought, this provides visitors with a peaceful place of remembrance in pretty, tranquil surroundings.
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Château de Falaise - Calvados
This historic castle dominates the Calvados landscape as the former home of William the Conqueror. Immerse yourself into the story behind this colossal castle through film projections, which take you back to the 12th and 13th centuries.

Normandy Culture

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Honfleur
When we think of Honfleur the first thing that comes to mind is its picturesque port. This town has been an endless muse for famous French artists such as Claude Monet, and it's hardly surprising, as it looks like an impressionistic dream with colourful facades and glittering water. What’s interesting is that its roots that go back to English history, when the French king fortified this spot to try and prevent an Anglo Saxon invasion during the Hundred Years War. Check out the maritime museum, where you’ll discover the town’s fascinating history of explorers, and Naturospace, where you can see beautiful fluttering butterflies in the largest house of its kind in France.
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Mont Saint Michel
This holy abbey mount is one of the most famous sights in the whole of Normandy, and a real island of magic that will enchant all the family. Here, it is in this jaw-dropping location where vast numbers of pilgrims flocked to stay, and it was also a strategic site to keep away English forces. It really is a little town unto itself, with houses, shops, restaurants and museums encircling the abbey.
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Bayeux Cathedral
The Notre Dame Cathedral in Bayeux is an ancient and imposing architectural moment, renowned as the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry. This cathedral has bags of rich cultural history, as it was consecrated in 1077 by William, Duke of Normandy and is the site where Harold Godwinson swore an oath and subsequently broke it, leading to the Norman conquest of England. You’ll be absolutely spellbound by the medieval murals and underground crypt here.
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Food and drink
Normandy is France’s land of milk, cream and cheese: discover the true taste of Camembert! If you’re feeling brave, try andouillette – a tripe sausage that’s not for the faint-hearted. Easier on the palate, the region’s bountiful orchards produce sweet apples for juices, cider and the finest of tarts. Or regional tipples such as Calvados, an apple ‘brandy’, and Pommeau, an enticing cider-Calvados mix. Port-en-Bessin is a pretty fishing port – try lunching on the freshest of seafood – delicate Coquille St. Jacques (scallops) are a particular favourite and specialty of the region.

Normandy-Nature

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Suisse Normande
Further inland, the area south of Caen that locals call ‘la Suisse Normande’ has rolling hills along the River Orne. Whether you’re a fan of hill walking, fly-fishing or in need of buckets of fresh air, our holiday park in Normandy is the place for you to get in touch with nature!
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Beaches
Grandcamp, Omaha and Arromanches are synonymous with the D-Day landing sites, and to visit them is informative, poignant and thought-provoking in equal measure. And yet these are definitely must-see places in their own right with sandy Norman beaches just right for a spot of paddling and some sandcastle building. You can also get adventurous with thrilling water sports: from sand yachting to kite surfing the region’s long, glorious coastline offers it all. This panoramic cinema, perched on the Arromanches clifftops, will provide you with the chance to experience the Battle of Normandy as if you were really there through archival images. It’s another moving, pedagogic reminder for all visitors of the area’s historical significance and its impact on the world.
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Zoos and Aquariums
If you're looking for a more exotic day out, Normandy has many family friendly options. Alligator Bay in Beauvoir lets you meet and greet tortoises, snakes, alligators and crocodiles. If you're looking for an aquarium, you'll find one at la Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg alongside exhibitions on the Titanic, the second world war and a virtual underwater experience. A great place to make a stop on the way to or from the ferry port.

Travelling to Normandy from Ireland

 

Getting the ferry from Ireland is a particularly popular option for visitors to our park in Normandy. Cherbourg ferry port is easily accessible from Ireland thanks to crossings with Irish Ferries (from Dublin) and Stena Line (from Rosslare) and it's a mere 1 hr 10 minutes drive away from Domaine de Litteau.

Irish Ferries Irish Ferries have a number of crossings throughout the summer, running every other day of the week Route: Dublin-Cherbourg

Stena Line Stena Line run crossings 3 times a week Route: Rosslare-Cherbourg

Brittany Ferries Our partnership with Brittany ferries gives you a 5% discount on your ferry crossing! Routes: Rosslare-Roscoff Departs: Monday evenings. Returns: Tuesday evenings Cork-Roscoff Departures: Saturday nights

*Make sure to check the ferry providers' websites for the most up-to-date information about crossings

 

Cherbourg Ferry Port

Distance to Domaine de Litteau

92km

Driving Time to Le Domaine de Litteau

Approx 1hr 10mins

Roscoff Ferry Port

Distance to Le Domaine de Litteau

316km

Driving time to Le Domaine de Litteau

Approx 3hrs 20 mins