The Brévedent campsite is located in the Pays d’Auge, a region steeped in tradition!
The Brévedent campsite has large pitches located around the lake and manor. The restaurant, three toilet blocks and service area for motorhomes blend in with traditional Norman buildings.
A destination to suit all tastes couples or families: Culture, History and Ecology.
The team of Le Brévedent
Although most of the Brévedent campers would like to keep this magical place secret, Jess and Raphael want to make you discover it and will be delighted to welcome you to tell you everything …
He is THE GARDENER, but it is especially the craftsman of all the beauty of the campsite
She is THE RECEPTIONIST, and especially the smile of the reception and the answer to all the problems
He is THE COOK of the restaurant, it is with generosity that he will make you discover the flavors of Normandy
He is THE PIZZAIOLO. Fast and talented, it seems he makes the best pizzas in the region
He is THE WAITER at the restaurant, smile and efficiency are these natural assets
Then each season, different personalities come to reinforce this “base” team and each season, the atmosphere is pleasant and benevolent.
Each member of this wonderful team does its utmost to make your stay a pleasant one.
The Camping Life
The manor plays a key role at Le Brévedent!
Brévedent is one of the historic campsites belonging to the Les Castels chain, which has always welcomed campers to the grounds of the Louis XVI hunting lodge.
During your stay, you’ll get the chance to have a drink at the bar on the ground floor of the manor, where you can discover the family’s ancestors in the period lounge, spend time with friends in the pool room or go to the milk kitchen available 24/7 for families with young children.
The manor has its history!
During the Second World War, there were many German troops in our militarily strategic region. This went on for 4 years. The Pays d’Auge was not spared and the manor itself was also occupied.
Years later, Mrs Gurrey told campers that a British pilot dropped a shell on the fish lake in front of the manor a few seconds before he crash-landed.
A Family history !
The Marquis de Chabannes founded the Brévedent campsite in 1960 to restore the hunting lodge after the Second World War. It has been in the family for 4 generations. Geneviève Gurrey, the Marquis’s daughter, was the head of the family business for a few years, then Anne Bony-Gurrey, the Marquis’s granddaughter, took over. She gave it its rightful place as one of the most beautiful campsites in France, creating services within the site to make life easier for families.
Today Raphaël, the Marquis’s great-grandson, Jess and their children welcome tourists from all over Europe to spend their holidays in this place, steeped in history. Their priority is now ecology, sharing and music, but the founding values of hospitality and family live on.
The Brévedent philosophy: Brev’maculture
At the Brévedent campsite, Jess and Raphaël have come up with the concept of Brev’maculture. It’s a philosophy based on well-being, sharing and respect for others and the environment. Brev’maculture is an open access permaculture vegetable garden, 100% natural washing-up liquid in the toilet blocks, nature workshops and discovering wild plants along with open mikes, musical experiences and the chance to take a step back from our hectic lives.
At the beach or in the countryside, with your family or on your own, you’re sure to enjoy the many attractions that Normandy has to offer!
The Brévedent campsite is an excellent starting point for travelling all around Normandy. Brévedent is located on the border between Eure and Calvados, 40 minutes from Caen and Le Havre, 1 hour from Rouen and the landing beaches and 2 hours from Mont-Saint-Michel.
You’re looking for a mobile home to rent for the weekend. You want to visit Honfleur and have breakfast in the old harbour area while watching the painters who have set up their easels on the cobblestones. You want to continue your journey and stop off at the seaside resort of your choice to go for a swim at high tide. Brévedent is the perfect place to stay. You’ll get peace and quiet less than half an hour from the hustle and bustle of the Côte Fleurie. We recommend taking the country roads to discover our beautiful region, leading you to the seaside, passing through the distinctive villages of Beaumont-en-Auge, with its timber-framed houses, Saint-Etienne-la-Thillaye and Tourgéville.
The reception rivals a tourist office. There you’ll find all the information you need and the team will be happy to help you plan the best couple or family holiday.
You’ll go on a 40-km tour of the Route du Cidre, passing through the Pays d’Auge villages. You’ll experience the hospitality of producers in an authentic setting, passing through flower meadows, manors and stud farms.
You’ll take a day to go to the landing beaches, rediscover the key milestones of the D-Day landings and the battle of Normandy and salute the bravery of the soldiers who fought for our freedom. If you have the chance to visit around 6 June, commemorations take place all over the coast. They’re not to be missed.
Maybe you’ll choose a day of outdoor adventures. The Suisse Normande area is the ideal place for leisure activities, climbing and canoeing.
Or you’ll go to the seaside resorts – Deauville-Trouville, Villers-sur-Mer, Houlgate – where numerous activities are offered for both children and adults.
And maybe, if you have time, you’ll stop by to visit our neighbours Jérôme and Françoise Spruytte in Saint-Philbert-des-Champs to buy the best Pont-l’Evêque cheese in Normandy, which they make with love.
Whatever you choose, you’ll always be happy to return to the beautiful valley of Brévedent, far from the hustle and bustle, to enjoy both the idyllic scenery and the services offered by the campsite, as simple as they are: the restaurant, the shop, the manor bar, etc. Holidays are also about relaxing on your pitch or the patio of your mobile home or furnished lodge tent and enjoying a great evening of music in the manor lounge.