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La Ferme de la Folivraie, Calvados, Normandy

The farm's honesty 'larder'.The farm's honesty 'larder'.

In the Calvados region of Normandy, La Folivraie was the first Lit au Pré (Feather Down Farm) glamping site in France. A small organic dairy farm, it's located in a village just a mile from one of the most famous of the Normandy landing beaches, Omaha, in a meadow beside a river.

Staying here is a great opportunity for you and the kids to practise your French, although the friendly farming family who run it are also happy to improve their English skills. There are animals all over the place, including donkeys, goats, chickens, geese, ducks and rabbits. Kids love watching the cows being milked and collecting eggs from the chicken coop.

They also grow veg here, which you can cook over your log-burning stove in your safari-style tent complete with toilet but without electricity (you can store food for a short time in a cooking chest). The honesty shop also sells the farm's own milk, cider and apple juice.

Read our review of a Lit au Pré stay in Normandy.

What to Expect:
  • Self catering
  • Beach easy drive
  • Cots
  • Farm animals
  • Picnic areas

Accommodation

Tents sleep up to 6 in a double bedroom, bunkbed room and 'cupboard bed'.

Facilities

Baby equipment (cots, highchairs, playpens; extra charge).
Chicken coop.
Animal paddock.
Wood-fired oven.
Honesty 'larder' selling essentials and farm produce.
Farm tours.
Bike hire.
Ready Beddy service (beds made on arrival; extra charge).
Slow Food service (products for sale and recipes provided to make a farmers' soup; extra charge).
Towel hire.
Firewood (extra charge).

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Location

La Ferme de la Folivraie is about 2km from Omaha Beach, 30 minutes from Bayeux and one hour from Caen ferry port.

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