Toasting marshmallows at La Ferme de la Folivraie.
Toasting marshmallows at La Ferme de la Folivraie.

La Ferme de la Folivraie, Louvières, Calvados, Normandy

In the Calvados region of Normandy, La Ferme de la Folivraie was the first 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.

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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.

La Ferme de la Folivraie

What to expect

On-site shop
Cots
Beach easy drive

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Feeding goats on La Ferme de la Folivraie.

Feeding goats on La Ferme de la Folivraie.

Fetching water on La Ferme de la Folivraie.

Fetching water on La Ferme de la Folivraie.

Accommodation

6 tents.

Canvas Lodge sleeps up to 6 people (5 adults and 1 child up to 12yrs) in master double bedroom, bunk bed room and cupboard bed (for 2 kids or one adult), with toilet and cooking stove. All cooking equipment, plates, cutlery, etc. Cook chest also provided in the tent. Picnic table.

Canvas Frills Lodge with en-suite bathroom also available.

Canvas Lodge for 10 - as per canvas lodge but with extra sleeping for up to 10

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La Ferme de la Folivraie honesty shop.

La Ferme de la Folivraie honesty shop.

Facilities

Cots and highchairs.

Animal paddock.

Wood-fired pizza oven.

Honesty 'larder' selling essentials and farm produce.

Farm tours.

Bike hire (extra cost).

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).

Communal hot showers.