Camping La Bien Assise, 62340 Guines, Tel 03 21 35 20 77


To find site:-  From all directions follow signs to Guines, campsite is situated on western edge of the town on the D231.  Best to avoid approach through the town of Guines, the D215, almost opposite the campsite will take you to the A16 as will the D231.  Going east from la Bien Assise the D231 will take you to the A26.

This busy campsite is part of the Les Castels group and is popular with those staying overnight to and from the ferries at Calais, although it is worth a longer stay.  It is nicely landscaped and despite its size it does not really feel crowded. Reception is open until about 8.00pm in the evening for late arrivals. If you arrive later than this you can go to the Bar. Otherwise a notice on the door of reception says to find a pitch and settle up in the morning. There are some mobile homes and permanent tents on site but these don't intrude into the atmosphere of the site. Pitches are quite generous in size and handy for electrics and water. When you arrive you are taken to a pitch but they seem happy to find an alternative if you if the one allocated does not suit. There are several toilet blocks dotted around the site all of which are to a good standard with seats and toilet paper. Most seem to have been updated since out last visit. There is a shop and a takeaway plus a site restaurant/bar. In addition there is another restaurant which seems to be run as a separate concern called La Ferme Gourmande  which is popular with campers and locals. It is not cheap but makes a nice end of holiday treat. The site also has a nice covered pool complex and a good play area for children.  We have used this campsite many times over the years but our visit of September 2006 was the first since 2000 and we were pleased that we had decided to revisit. Out of the main season they give a discount to holders of the ACSI Card and they also accept Touring Cheques.

The town of Guines is a couple of minutes walk away. This would be a good site if anyone wanted a taste of France without a long journey or of course a convenient overnight stop. There are many places to visit near to the campsite, including the coast with it's dramatic cliffs. Of course a lot of people staying here will want to incorporate some last minute shopping before they return to the UK. Calais and the Cite de Europe are only a few miles away. Click on the thumbnails below for a larger picture.

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