Although lots of us like the idea of sleeping under the stars, some of us prefer to let others go first when it means spending the night in a tent in the middle of a field!

In order to combine our desire for a change of scenery with a minimum amount of confort, we decided to test the POD, a little Robinson Crusoe-style wooden cabin.

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But just what is a POD?

The POD is a new type of accommodation which has never existed up until now but which is becoming more and more popular in France. It’s a plain little wood cabin which is ideal if you’re looking for a couple of nights stay in a calm place with a change of scenery.

But what joy! For us who live in a large town it’s a pleasure to spend a night in the open countryside and to re-live simple sensations even if only for a week-end.

Do not be surprised if you are woken early in the morning by the sounds of nature or by the sunlight crossing the curtains. It’s a sweet way in to spending a pleasant day visiting the Portes de l’Eure area..

To start your visit here, we strongly recommend that you pass through the village of Saint-Marcel in order to become quickly familiar with the beautiful Normandy landscapes!

Practical information:

You can spend a night in a POD in Saint-Marcel’s village campsite, Les Fosses Rouges. The campsite has 3 PODS which are situated at a distance away from the rest of the site.

The accommodation costs 30 euros for two persons + 2.50 € per person for the hire of sheets.

The Les Fosses Rouges campsite is open from 1st March to the 31st October.

Contact details

Camping des Fosses Rouges
Chemin de Réanville 27950 Saint-Marcel
Tél. : 02 32 51 59 86 ou 06 22 42 19 11


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