As you might expect, we stock a small number of items on the site. We carry most of the essentials such as milk, chocolate and beer!  Much of your shopping will be done in the supermarkets and this page lists the local, smaller supermarkets as well as the hypermarkets which are slightly further away. We can also guide you to tradesmen who can fix your car or repair your caravan as well as how to contact the doctor or dentist.

Le Molay Littry  a small market (Thursday) town about 1.5 miles east of Le Picard

Super U Super U
Medium size supermarket. Open Monday to Saturday until 7:00pm. Closed Sunday. Fresh meat and fish.  Petrol and Diesel (Gasoil)
Turn right at the top of the lane and head for Molay Littry. Cross the roundabout in the town centre and take the third exit. Super U is about half a mile on your right
Shopi Shopi
Small supermarket, about the size of a Tesco Express and carrying much the same items.
Open until 8:00pm Monday to Saturday Open on Sunday morning until 12:30pm
From Le Picard. head east towards Molay Littry. At the roundabout in the town centre take the first exit. Shopi is about 100yards on the left.

Bayeux - largest town in Bessin with good shopping centre. About 12 miles east of Le Picard
E Leclerc E Leclerc
One of France's leading supermarket chains. This is the largest supermarket in Bayeux and sells just about everything including fresh bread, electrical white goods and high tech products.
Turn  right at the top of the lane and head 12 miles east to Bayeux. At the first set of traffic lights in Bayeux turn left. The store is about 200 yards on your left. The most convenient entrance is the third exit on the roundabout. Open until 8:00 Monday to Saturday. Fuel station.
Carrefour Carrefour
Another large chain which has recently bought the Champion supermarket brand. This store, though slightly smaller than the Leclerc carries a good range of fresh meat and fish as well as the usual supermarket items. Bread and cakes are not prepared in the store, Fuel station. Continue on from the Leclerc and take the second exit on the large roundabout so as to remain on the ring road. The store is about half a mile on your left
Aldi As with Aldi in the UK, this store sells general foodstuffs at heavilly discounted prices. The store is located in the Distri Centre complex. Continue on the ring road from the Carrefour and in a few hundred yards you will come to the centre on your left. There is a McDonald's just inside the car park.
Lidl This is identical to the Lidl stores in the UK both in layout and in most of the items it sells. There is a good in-store butcher. the store is now open throughout the day. At the first set of traffic lights as you approach Bayeux right and pass the War Cemetry on your right. At the first roundabout take the second exit and at the second roundabout take the first. At the third roundabout (the Eisenhower) take the second exit and after the next set of light bare right. The entance is 100yards on the left

Intermarche Intermarche
Another large chain. This store is open on Sunday morning. As with the other large store, there is a good selection of foodstuffs as well as general housewares. Fuel station. Follow the directions for Lidl above but continue further along the road a few yards. The store is on your right.
Caen The nearest city to Le Picard has massive shopping complexes at Herouville and Mondeville as well as Cora in Carpiquet.
Cora Cora is the nearest hypermarket to Le Picard. Far larger than most British hypermarkets it sells just about everything you might ever need. You need to go east along the RN13 so about a mile before you reach Bayeux take a right turn onto the slip road. Take care, the turning is just after a bend and it is easy to miss it! Travel along the RN13 (beware permanent speed camera) until you reach the junction for Carpiquet. At the bottom of the slip road continue right to the roumdabout. Take the 5th exit and go back in the direction you came. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue on to Cora.



There is an Internet kiosk located next to the ladies showers on the main parking area, the computer is enabled by purchasing from the Cafe or House a Code Number which will allow you to use the internet at any time day or night until your code time has run out.

WIFI computers can connect direct to the internet via our free wifi system.

The Brasserie is located in the pool enclosure, and sells milk butter, sweets, ice-cream, In the evening a wide range of home cooked food is served.

Bread is delivered to the site each day from the local baker, croissants are baked on site in the cafe. Orders are taken for Croissants or Bread at the cafe or the house by 6pm for next day collection from 9am onwards from the cafe.

Table tennis bats and balls can be collected from the house.

Petanque balls can be collected from the house.

Golf, the nearest 18 hole golf course is located at Port-en-Bessin.

The Pond is full of carp and other fish, please fish the pond but do put them back afterwards.


English Electrical appliances All appliances will work.

Weather Report  A three day weather report is posted on a notice board at the main shower rooms.

Postal Service the nearest post-box is on Tournieres village main road. The nearest post-office is in Le Mollay-Littry. Turn right at top of lane and drive for 2 km. Main square, right of the water tower.

BEACHES The nearest beach is Omaha Beach,one of the invasion beaches.Take the route for Trevieres, Formigny, St Laurent or St Laurent Sur Mer.

MONUMENTS The nearest is at the top of the lane,turn left.Walk or drive half a mile.Eisenhower parked his tent here shortly after the invasion.Tournieres only claim to fame.

THE BRITISH WAR CEMETERY- BAYEUX Turn right at Bayeux traffic lights,also Bayeux War Museum.

THE AMERICAN WAR MEMORIAL & CEMETERY Direction Bayeux, Port en Bessin, left at Port en Bessin and follow the road for quite a while.

POINT du Hoc carry on past the American War Memorial.

TROUT FISHING Etangs De Planquery, direction Le Molay-Littry, Balleroy, right at the Chateau, carry on, look for the sign Etangs De Plaquery.

BUNGY JUMPING Good spectator sport,set in beautiful surroundings with a viaduct and river.Please ask at the house for a brochure with directions.

FESTYLAND A very large childrens park, a kind of mini-disney without the lights and ballyhoo.A good day out. Directions Bayeux, N13 dual carriageway to Caen,