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Chateau De Galinee Reviews

Chateau De Galinee Reviews

Chateau De Galinee Holiday Park

Brittany is where the English really started their love affair with France and Chateau De Galinee sits right at the heart of the region. A stone’s throw (well, less than 20 miles actually) from St Malo, it’s perfect for family access as it won’t take forever to get there after your ferry journey.

This family run park that has oceans of space for the kids to really stretch their wings in provides a wealth of kiddie focussed and grown up activities to make the most of your holiday. As well as the oceans of space there are play areas and play rooms where the kids can really let their hair down. A busy schedule of painting, treasure hunts and many other activities ensure the kids are amused as well as looked after.

Accommodation at Chateau De Galinee has been really thought through with families in mind. You have a choice of either tents or chalets. For a back to nature approach you can stay in a two bedroomed tent sleeping up to four people and whilst it’s not glamping you won’t feel anything like Scott of the Antarctic either! Mobile homes are either 2 or 3 bed roomed and they all come with the facilities you’d expect. Fridge freezers, ovens, grills and gas hobs along with less expected but very welcome extras such as hairdryers and stereo iPod docks mean you’re well set for a truly “bon vacances”. It’s also worth pointing out that pitches here are wide and spacious.

The site has a reception where they speak English and where you can get online (for a small charge) if you get internet withdrawal symptoms. There is also a mini-market for your foodie essential needs as well as a shop for your more holiday purchases.

Facilities & Activities at Chateau De Galinee

Let’s talk swimming pools, and more pools and even more pools and still more pools. The site boasts a complex of six pools. They are well laid out with water slides for a whole host of ages. It’s worth pointing out that two pools are indoor, perfect for those rare days when you might not get all the sun you’re dreaming of. Of course we’re not all drawn to strenuous water based activity so there are plenty of sun loungers if the pace just gets too much for you.

You’ll also find a very family focussed entertainment programme during July and August that includes discos, sports competitions and locally themed evenings. On site activities also give you a wide variety of choice from tennis, table tennis (OK, OK Ping Pong then), footie, badminton, basketball volleyball, fishing and boules. Many of these are included in the price of your stay but some may carry a small charge.

If you’re happy to venture further afield you can find horse racing, golf, mini-golf and boat trips all within easy reach. Being so close to the cost you’ll also find windsurfing, canoeing and dinghy sailing. St Cast is the nearest town, only a mile and a half away and it has some lovely sandy beaches and best of all a lively market. What better way to introduce the kids to the French way of life than a trip to market to buy dinner. Beats JS or M&S any day!

There are plenty of local excursions in the area to keep your little ones amused if the sun don’t shine. St Malo (a stones through back as well) has its own aquarium with an interactive fish pool and the Brittany Planetarium puts on regular shows throughout the summer – just check what language the show’s in before you pitch up. Travel a little further afield (still only 50 miles) and you get to show the children the magical site of Mont St Michel – well worth the journey.

Whilst you’re in France you can always use that local market to try and buy local food. However if you are looking for a break from the routine of family catering then the modern on-site restaurant will help out. For something more familiar the kids will be really pleased with the menu at the Take-away – pizzas, chicken, burgers and fries – spot on! There is also a modern bar overlooking the pool that is perfect for some quality grown up time yet perfect for the kids as well as this is where the entertainment takes place during high season.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to Chateau De Galinee

  • Close to ferry ports
  • Great swimming on site
  • Local beaches and attractions
  • Space for the children
  • Local markets
  • Family Travel Guide to Brittany – France

    Scenery in Brittany is often said to resemble our own Cornish countryside. Stunning beaches, a lovely rural atmosphere, fantastic local food and rolling green countryside all make this an area that is perfect for family holidays. While you stay in such a French part of France make sure you try out local delicacies such as the local crepes. The kids will love them though you might wish to avoid letting them sample the other local favourite, the cider!

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  1. Roxie

    The site is lovely as is the local area. So much to do for the kids, we spent 80% of our time onsite and the rest doing day trips visiting local attractions – St Malo is a lovely place to visit you can easily spend the entire day there.

    We booked a cabin for a family of four with 2 young kids, all of us absolutely loved it – the site is also very clean and secure. The pool is great and the beach is nearby. We were lucky with the weather most days were very sunny although a few days prior to us arriving it had been poor and a few people onsite were clearly dishevelled, to visit most local attractions you will need a car not much going nearby.

    Contemplating going back or trying our luck somewhere else.

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