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Le Ranolien Reviews

Le Ranolien Reviews

Le Ranolien Holiday Park

Nestling on the pink granite coastline of Brittany is the small town of Perros-Guirec and the Le Ranolien campsite. Breton stone farm buildings converted into receptions, bar, pizzeria and creperie give this site the feel of merging into those pink granite surroundings.

Reception is a Europe in mini with English Spanish, French and German so it’s the best spot for you to practice presenting Eurovision 2012. Internet and WiFi facilities are also available. You’ll also find a newsagent, gift shop and well stocked mini-market on site. These little shops will soon become your first shopping destination of choice.

There is a choice of two or three bedroomed chalets all with great kitchen facilities (oven, gas hob, fridge freezer and grill) and with added home from home comforts such as hair dryers and stereo iPod docks included you’re set for a holiday to remember. With a location as close to a port of St Malo as this is, you’ve stumbled on an ideal location for family getaways of all types, summer holidays, half term breaks or even weekend get aways. La Ranolien is just perfect.

Facilities & Activities at Le Ranolien

There is a whole host of activity to keep you and the children amused everyday at La Ranolien. Table tennis, five aside football (why not get together your own Olympic 5 aside tournament), badminton, basketball, volleyball, boules (you really should give it a try – apart from 20 Gauloises ciggies there’s nothing more French than this), 17 hole mini golf course, 3 playgrounds, an mini cinema, and digital photography courses (where did that one come from? I’m on my way!).

Of course we need to mention the wet facilities. The kids will just love the four different pools, three outdoor and one covered, all heated so water fun is on every day whatever the weather. The covered pool is ideal for all the family while the outdoor pools feature water slides and chutes. Some of the slides are quite dramatic so really only suit children who are 10 years and above. If swimming, sliding chuting and diving is a bit too much like hard work there are plenty of sun loungers, a spa centre with sauna, Jacuzzi and spa for a very reasonable charge as well as a beauty treatment centre. Finally the white knuckle riders amongst you can take diving lessons in the pool or you can even attend water aerobics classes. (OK not exactly white knuckle but it got your attention didn’t it!)

If you are looking offsite for your activities there’s loads to do. You have the best beaches in Brittany on your doorstep and all the beach water sports to go with them. Windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving and boat trips to see the local sea wildlife are all available within a mile of the camp site. Get in there!!

Once outside the camp there are a number of visitor attractions in the area. Perhaps the best of all, a little further away in Brest (some 70 miles away but great for an all day adventure) is Oceanopolis. Great sights, four spectacular children oriented pavilions and great facilities with plenty of restaurants. You’re bound to have a great day out with the kids. Look out for the touch pools, shark tanks and seal pools that will keep even the most enquiring mind busy.

Back on site you can feed the family easily with all the self catering facilities however if you’re looking for a break from the kitchen routine why not treat yourself in the on-site restaurant which serves traditional local dishes. For those with less adventurous tastes there’s always the pizzeria. Day time hunger pangs can be kept at bay at the take away which has a kiddie friendly menu consisting of frites, panini, chicken, hot dogs and of course pizza. There is also a Breton creperie which the kids will just love. For a real French treat there is a market in Ploumanach which is within walking distance of the camp and no visit to this part of France could ever be complete without seeing the local market. Don’t forget it’s best to get there in the morning, the early the better.

Evening’s wise there is a bar that’s just right for the family with music, pool and football tables. Between Early April and mid September it’s DISCO! Children’s discos run throughout this time with Dads able to strut their funky stuff (oh lordy not that) during July and August when the adult disc runs.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to Le Ranolien

  • The market in Ploumanach
  • Beaches in Perros-Guirec
  • Local countryside
  • Close to St Malo
  • Swimming pools on site
  • Family Travel Guide to Brittany France

    Brittany is such a popular family destination for us Brits. With easy access using ferries and the channel tunnel holidays is such lovely locations as Le Ranolien become the stuff of family holidays.

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  1. YD & RD

    Incredible views, in an awe-inspiring location, just a short distance from the extraordinary pink granite coast line. The site is simply brilliant, the pool complex lived up to its legendary status, huge slides and lots of fun plus its heated however it is smaller than I expected, more splashing than swimming.

    We used the camp shop daily which is well stocked and reasonably priced, we cooked our food on the BBQ most nights in the glorious Brittany sunsets. While we never used the onsite restaurants people we spoke to spoke highly of it, like I sad we would BBQ or if we were on a day trip we would eat offsite.

    The kids have so much to do here, the site caters for all ages. Depending on your operator the kids clubs might not be available we booked through Canvas and wasn’t able to use the kids club, a slight disappointment as the downtime would have been greatly appreciated.

    Just a great campsite and thankfully we got lucky with the weather :)

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