Camping In Brittany

Camping In Brittany, The Cornwall Of France

Camping In Brittany can be viewed as a French version of camping in Cornwall. A rugged coastline interspersed with lovely sandy beaches, picturesque fishing harbours, historic towns and villages, plenty of tourist attractions and perhaps the same unpredictable weather. Yes, as with Cornwall, it can rain rather a lot sometimes in Brittany, although it also has it’s fair share of warm sunshine.

Camping in Brittany can be the first tentative step to enjoying a family, camping holiday in France, as it was for me back in 1999, before venturing further afield in subsequent years, in my case as far as Portugal and Italy. It can also be a happy destination to return to year after year, leading perhaps to buying a holiday home there, or a destination to combine as part of a multi-destination holiday, perhaps with the Dordogne, so you have a beach and an inland river holiday all in the same camping trip.

As it is a busy destination, booking in advance is advisable in peak periods. Here are a few of my favourite destinations for camping in Brittany. Just like Cornwall, roads can be congested and busy at those times too.

1) La Trinite Sur Mer

La Trinite-sur-Mer, South Brittany

Enjoy these beachside views by staying at La Plage Campsite in La Trinite-sur-Mer. Click Here For More Details

La Trinite-sur-Mer was my first destination for a family camping holiday in France back in 1999 and where I caught the Continental camping bug that draws me back year after year. As well as a superb location overlooking a sandy bay, to which there is direct access, there are plenty of amenities. The restaurant and bar overlook the beach, the pool has waterslides and there are also two tennis courts and three table tennis tables.

The chic resort of La Trinite-sur-Mer itself is just a short walk away. Facilities are also available at the neighbouring campsite of La Baie and vice versa.

2) Camping L’Atlantique, Beg-Meil

Beg-Meil Camping L'Atlantique South Brittany

As well as the pool facilities and water slides, Beg-Mell is close to a lovely beach with rock pools. There is also a tennis court & 3 table tennis tables. Click Here For More Details

Camping L’Atlantique in Beg-Meil is another highly regarded camping park in South Brittany, though more to the western end. As well as enjoying the excellent range of facilities, including direct access to the local beach, it is just a short drive away from popular Breton towns such as Concarneau, Quimper and Benodet. It is probably better suited to families with young children rather than teenagers and is regarded as a medium sized campsite with 432 pitches.

3) Domaine des Ormes, Dol-de-Bretagne

Camping In Brittany

Treehouses are one of several accommodation options at Domaine des Ormes, along with Safari Tents, Chalet Bungalows and pitch spaces for tourers. Click Here For More Details

Being less than 30 minutes drive from St.Malo, less than 2 hours drive from Ouistreham or Cherbourg if traffic is light and not much more than 2 hours from Roscoff, Domaine des Ormes makes for a convenient first stopover after arriving at one of those ports or to stay before the homeward ferry journey. Many use it for that purpose but it also has a lot to offer in it’s own right and is very much worth a longer stay.

Domaine des Ormes is a large site with over 700 pitches. As such, it has plenty of facilities, including heated swimming pools, both outside and under cover and waterslides. There are two tennis courts, three table tennis tables, a basketball court and plenty of other sporting facilities. There are two restaurants, a takeaway facility and two bars. There is plenty to do here to have a memorable family holiday. The nearby town of Dol-de-Bretagne is an attractive town to visit and explore. The famous monastery Mont St. Michel is less than half an hour’s drive away.

Places To Visit

There are plenty of sightseeing options in Brittany including historic towns such as Vannes, Auray, the city of Quimper and the fishing ports of Benodet and Concarneau. Mont St.Michel is one of France’s leading and most visited tourist attractions. The megalithic stones of Carnac are another attraction known throughout the world.

There are also plenty of historic forests to enjoy if you love country walks or more serious hiking.

Many visitors love Brittany so much that they return year after year. It’s also a leading area for buying a second home or relocating to France permanently.

Vannes. Camping In Brittany

Historic Vannes is one of many towns in Brittany worthy of a sightseeing trip. Click Here For Further Details




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