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Camping Holidays in Brittany

There can be few places on earth so charming and unspoiled as Brittany. Yet for all its natural appeal, there is more to the region than simply endless miles of sandy beaches, hidden coves and picture perfect rock pools. Take a little time to explore and you will find that Brittany also offers you historic sites that pre-date the pyramids, picturesque villages by the dozen, charming old towns such as St Malo and Quimper, and of course, the timeless grandeur of Mont St Michel.

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Brittany is made up of the four departments of Finistère, Côtes-d’Armor, Ille-Et-Villaine and Morbihan that are all really individual. It has a rich history and is proud of its seafaring roots. It’s a popular holiday destination for us Brits with more than 600 km of stunning coastline with long sandy beaches, quiet undisturbed coves that enclose the north western tip of France and 27,500 sq. km of green and rolling countryside with quiet market towns. The Breton people are very similar to our own Cornish. They are hardy, down to earth and friendly and are closely involved with both sea and land which remain a strong part of their culture. You can still hear Breton being spoken in some parts and many a local tradition is celebrated at the many lively festivals held throughout the year.

Breton culture has deep roots and connects it to a long and lively past. Standing stones can be seen around Carnac and legend links the young King Arthur to the forests around Paimpont where he is said to have received Excalibur, his famous sword. Many bustling medieval towns such as Vanes, Dinan and Rennes, all have half-timbered buildings and well defended sea ports such as St. Malo, Fougères and Vitré show the strategic importance of the region throughout history. The natural beauty has been important to many artists in the past and the Pont-Aven has a large number of galleries showing the work of today’s artists.

When you are in France you have to think of food and the region is known for its excellent seafood Concarneau is very well known for the quality of its oysters and mussels but crepes, both sweet and savoury, are local specialities. Of course, local cider and the famous apple brandy that’s made from cider, Calvados, is also worth tracking down. Rich dairy produce including creams and soft cheeses are also local high points so it’s just as well there’s a great choice of activity to work off all those calories. Activities include sailing, windsurfing, fishing, golf, hiking, and mountain biking and horse riding.

Holiday Parks in Brittany

Brittany has some lovely family campsites that really do put the best of the area at your finger tips. Whether you are looking for a long weekend, a half term break or a summer holiday then check out our selection of campsites. Just click on the images below to see what’s on offer.

ty nadan campsite reviewsTy Nadan Reviews

This holiday parc in Brittany is unique in that the setting is very tranquil but onsite you will find actioned packed family fun, the kids will love it and so will you.

Raguenes Plage Campsite ReviewsRaguenes Plage Reviews

A family run campsite perfect for young families, the campsite includes a great pool complex. If you’re looking for a holiday park that’s perfect for your young families then this campsite is ideal.

La Grand Metairie CampsiteLa Grande Metairie Reviews

A lively holiday park in the heart of Brittany perfect for younger families due to its great facilities, kids clubs and ideal location meaning you don’t have too far to travel.

La Plage Reviews

Small and peaceful with direct access to the beach make this campsite a firm family favourite. While not having all the bells and whistles of other holiday parcs in Brittany La Plage is a pocket sized treasure to many.

le ranolien holiday parcLe Ranolien Reviews

Historic towns on your door step and great onsite facilities means that the family will never be bored, although you might have trouble getting the kids off the swimming pool slides.

Les Mouettes Carantec CampsiteLes Mouettes Reviews

A fairly peaceful campsite set right on the beach with a great pool complex complete with a large chute the kids will love. The onsite activities will keep the whole family entertained.

chateau-de-galinee-brittanyChateau De Galinee Reviews

A family run campsite that has oceans of space for the kids to explore and play and is very close to the ferry ports. Ideal for those not wanting long drives.

Chateau Des Ormes Reviews

Fun and lots of have it at this family friendly campsite just North of Brittany. Great transport links, even better transport links and amazing onsite facilities – it’s got something for everyone.

l'Atlantique CampsiteL’Atlantique Reviews

Close to the ferry ports and beaches make this campsite perfect for younger families, hop right off the ferry and you’re there, you might not want to leave.

Les Deux Fontaines in BrittanyLes Deux Fontaines Reviews

A campsite with great kids activities including a great pool complex and slides, like many other campsites in Brittany it is ideally located for younger families.

Pointe St Gilles Reviews

A great pool complex, close to the beach plus a wide range of onsite activities and accommodation to match.

Independant campsites in Brittany

Things to do in Brittany

Carnac

Carnac is a pretty Breton town with markets, fantastic food shops and lovely street cafes. The surrounding countryside is famous for it’s standing stones, megalithic rock formations that are so old that no one can really agree on exactly how old.

Saint-Malo

St Malo is one of the most important towns in the area. It is a sea port and throughout history has been strategically important for defending the area. The walled part of the town is full of lovely street cafes and that make walking the ramparts a great way to spend the day.

Oceanopolis

A huge maritime themed park with pavilions dedicated to different climate regions in the sea. It also explores biodiversity and will keep you busy all day long. Situated close to Brest transport links are plentiful and included buses and trains

Getting to Brittany

Getting to Brittany is really easy. The vast majority of people will travel to the area via the channel ports. There are great connections with the UK from a number of UK ports including Dover, Folkestone, Newhaven, Weymouth and Plymouth. French ports served include Calais, Dieppe and Cherbourg as well as Le Harvre which puts you within a short journey of Brittany.

Of course there is also the Channel Tunnel which has the benefit of making the crossing under the channel in less than 30 minutes. There is also a small regional airport in Brest bit with all these ferries and channel tunnel crossings why would you bother?

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