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