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La Grande Metairie Reviews

La Grande Metairie Reviews

La Grande Metairie Holiday Park

In sunny Western Brittany in the Carnac area is La Grand Metairie campsite. This four star site is great for younger families in early or late season while high season with its lively entertainment programme, will suit the most active of families. There are local festivals occurring regularly during the summer 5 – 8 May, 22 -23 July and 12-14 August in different local communities. Hooking up with these for your holiday will give the family a great idea about Celtic culture in Brittany.

The site is situated in stunning parkland with the rugged Brittany coast a few miles away. There are 575 pitches on a variety of surfaces, some shaded and some with hedging for privacy. You can always enquire about these when you make your booking.

If you want to commune with nature you can stay in a two or three bedroom tent with separate sleeping and living space. Tents will all have new canvasses for 2012 and you will be able to unzip your tents windows during the day to let all of the outside in. Cracking! All tents have cooking facilities but you’ll need to be thinking more Delia than Gordon Ramsey here.

There is a great choice of two or three bedroom chalets varying in size from 25m2 to 40m2. They all come with outside space and some even have external decking. Kitchens come fully equipped with fridge/freezer oven gas hob microwave and all the utensils you’re likely to need on holiday. The living space is comfortable and laid out well. Put simply, the range of chalets here is wide enough to suit all needs and pockets.

The camp site has its own reception where they are happy to parlez en Anglais to your heart’s content but they just love it if you have a try at French. Either way they are very helpful should you want to book internet facilities’ or buy stamps or phone cards or even cash travellers cheques. The camp site is happy for you to bring up to two dogs with you for your holiday – why should our four-legged friends miss all the fun after all!

Laundry facilities are available on site and the camp does offer disabled access. We’d suggest you chat about that when you book.

Facilities & Activities at La Grande Metairie

There an unbelievable seven kids clubs at La Grande Metairie. Ranging from Fun Station to Base, Mini Fun Station and Tumble Tots there’s something for everyone. These clubs offer the chance for the kids to run riot safely (how good does Pirate Mayhem sound) and give Mum and Dad some quality down time. Some clubs are arranged where Mum and Dad bring the little ones along and wait while staff on site keep them amused. Base is really worth mentioning. It’s a club aimed at 12 to17 year olds – that age when they’re to grown up for a kids club – with activities such as Shipwrecked and Pizza Evening to convince them that kids clubs ain’t so bad after all.

You’ll be swimming whatever the weather is as there are four pools, all heated including one indoors. The various pools contain sections for toddlers, water slides, plunge pools, whirlpool and Jacuzzi and sun loungers on a great non slip surface. Best of all you can book scuba lessons in the pool if you want to (go on you’re dying to give it a go!)

On site activity is non-stop, particularly during high season. Tennis, table tennis, football pitch, volleyball, gymnasium, archery (between 21 May and 10 Sept) and of course, boules will make even the most active kids exhausted at the end of each day. Pony trekking and mini golf are also available on site. Mountain bike tracks (bikes of all shapes and sizes available for hire) are also located in the park.

Working up a thirst? There are three bars to choose from. The Bar with its modern decor is housed in traditional buildings, Bar Open – is located by the swimming pool and great for mid afternoon refreshment and finally “Bar Bar” for the youngsters where a selection of non-booze drinks are available on selected evenings during the week.

Family discos between take place between 21 May and 10 September. There are also Children’s Discos which are great for getting some quite down time for Mum and Dad.

Offsite activities are great as well. Windsurfing, dingy sailing, kayaking, canoeing, badminton, beach volleyball, quad biking, horse riding, fishing and boat trips are all to be had within 8 miles of the camp site. Golf can also be found a little further out. This region of Brittany also has a number of attractions to choose from. In Carnac you should visit the centuries old Standing Stones to get an idea of real history. The local town of Auray and the aptly named Belle Ile are all great chances to experience the French way of life. More organised attractions can be found with sea life extraordinaire at Aquarium de Vannes whilst animal life abounds at Parc de Branfere. These are just a selection part of the wide variety of attractions in the local area,

Back on site after a hard day, if you need a night off kitchen duties then there is a great restaurant in a well positioned new building that serves local specialities and has a children’s menu. Day time hunger pangs at can be dealt with effectively at the snack bar. It serves salads, sandwiches, pizzas, chicken and chips (oops sorry Frites!).

The site also has a number of domestic facilities including laundry and hot showers and will offer you a babysitting service. Facilities for the disabled are provided and you can ask for more details when you book

For evenings there is also a great games room with pool, table tennis, table football, and arcade machines. It’s a great chance to meet kids from other countries so why not organise your own mini Olympics.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to La Grande Metairie

  • High season activity and entertainment programmes
  • Great pool complex
  • Easy access from channel ports
  • Stacks of attractions in the area
  • Lovely rolling countryside

Family Travel Guide to Brittany – France

Brittany is part of France very popular with us Brits. There are probably two main reasons, getting here is easy as you are within easy driving distance of channel ports and the great similarity with our own Cornish countryside. You can find out more about the area by clicking:

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  1. Isabella McPherson

    We’ve been here three times and it’s always changing for the better. The kids are really spoilt here, so much for them to do from the kids clubs to the cool onsite facilities – I wish my parents took me here when I was youngster. We’ve stayed with both Al Fresco and Keycamp, not much between them really – check special offers from them both.

    I can’t under estimate just how much you can do onsite (I don’t want to write an essay), it really is just great family fun with something for everyone.

    Brittany is lovely not just for the adults but the kids who will love exploring the rocks on the beaches and will be mesmerised by the photogenic towns and villages, Carnac is just a short drive/cycle…just go, you won’t regret it.

    Lots and lots of great memories – I look forward to many more.

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