Camping in Brittany
Campsites in Brittany
Camping in Brittany is a truly unique experience. Nature lovers have always had a soft spot for the wild and spectacular Breton scenery. Superb sandy beaches that stretch for miles. Rugged cliffs jutting out of pristine ocean waters. Fancy resorts serving oysters fresh from the sea. The coastline is long and inviting, making it a paradise for water sports. It’s also as varied as it is beautiful. From the elegant resorts and towns of Dinard and St Malo to the family beaches of Fouesnant, Bénodet and Erquy.Read more
Many Breton campsites here are right by the sea. So you can feel the sand between your toes in a matter of minutes and cool off from the hot summer sun in the refreshing ocean water. Most beaches are both fun and safe for children and there’s always a cosy café or seaside restaurant close by to savour some fabulous local food.
Brittany’s Great Cuisine
Brittany is famed for its distinctive cuisine. Delicious crepes pancakes, Breton cider and of course its fantastic seafood and shellfish. You can buy your catch of the day straight from the boat and take it back to the campsite to make a lazy summer lunch.
There’s more than just Britanny’s beautiful beaches
Although its beaches are magnificent, Brittany has so much more to offer the nature loving tourist. Drive into the interior, just southwest of Rennes and explore the Arthurian legends that rest in the lush green forest of Paimpont. This used to be the enchanted forest of Brocéliande, where Merlin the magician lived.
For those looking for a slightly faster pace, head to the vibrant and exciting cities of Rennes, Brest or Nantes. There’s some excellent shopping, superb little restaurants and plenty of fun for the kids. Stop by the Océanopolis, marine wildlife aquarium, in Brest or the amazing museum of robots in Nantes.
Action packed outdoor adventures
Learn to surf in St Malo. Canoe along the River Elle. Go sand yachting in Kernic Bay or snorkeling in Plouguerneau. Looking for real thrills? Then visit the Karaez Adrénaline tree top adventure park. Alternatively, just take a leisurely hike or bike into the stunning countryside that surrounds you. Brittany is picture perfect for an active outdoor camping holiday.
From Rennes to Locunolé and Carantec
Brittany has a long, rich history and has plenty to offer culturally. Quimper, the oldest town in Brittany, is famed for its the Festival de Cornouaille, a celebration of Breton music and traditions in July. Rennes, the capital, hosts the famous Fort la Latte, built in the 13th century. Carnac is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe and fans of ancient monuments should visit Carantec, home to Europe’s oldest and largest Megalithic mausoleum, the Cairn of Barnenez. Dating from 4500BC.
France’s natural wonders
Nature is at its best in Brittany and there’s a treat around every corner for Eco-lovers. The pink granite coast at Pointe du Raz is a joy to behold and bird watchers can hike up the heather flanked trail to the top of the colourful bird sanctuary at Cap Fréhel.
Great family campsites
Camping with kids? Then Brittany will help create some memorable memories. The weather is influenced by the Atlantic. So not too hot in the summer and mild in the winter. And there is so much for children to do!
Take a trip back in time at Le Village Gaulois in Pleumeur-Bodou. Kids can learn the ways of the ancient druids in this traditional Gallic village, with lots of fun outdoor games and activities. For a monstrously good time, visit the outdoor dinosaur park in Malansac, with its life size triceratops, stegosaurus and brachiosaurus. Storytelling and nursery rhymes take centre stage in the delightful woods of Monts d'Arrée, where The Ribambelles et Ritournelles’ tour teaches children about local myths and legends and forest animals. Daredevils can get their thrills at the Adrenaline Forest, in the Parc de Gayuelles in Rennes. This amazing tree top adventure park has 8 routes designed for different age groups, with monkey bridges, barrels, swing ropes and zip wires. The Zoo de Trégomeur is always a hit, with its big cats, camels, flamingos, gibbons and red pandas.
With such a variety of beauty, fun and entertainment, Brittany is the perfect choice for a fun-filled holiday. An unforgettable stay at a campsite in Brittany is just a few clicks away!