Easily accessible via the ferry ports of Roscoff and St Malo, with Cherbourg, Caen or Le Havre in the neighbouring region of Normandy, it’s little wonder that so many people choose to camp in Brittany.
Brittany is perhaps the most unique French region, with a geography all of its own, and three very different coastlines.
The northern coast is lined with magnificent beaches, jutting headlands and seaside resorts, while the south is a place of river valleys and woodlands, with a milder climate and perhaps slightly gentler swells on the many fine beaches.
To the west, the coastline is all crashing Atlantic waves and dramatic rocks. To see it just once is to understand why it is called Finistere, or the End of the Earth.
Yet whichever of Brittany’s coasts you choose to discover with Eurocamp, you will quickly see why it is one of France's most popular holiday destinations. It’s simply impossible not to be captivated by its charm, and its seemingly endless coastlines of fine sandy beaches and historic fishing villages, nestled side by side with renowned seaside resorts.
Brittany is also a region with a great pride in its own history, and it remains steeped in a host of charming Breton customs and traditions. This popular Northern France holiday destination is also blessed with numerous picturesque towns and cities, with St Malo, Quimper, Dinan and Rennes all particularly worth visiting.
Looking to the cuisine, the fact that Brittany is most famous for cider and crepes doesn’t mean that you won’t also find many fine restaurants in the grand French style here, but the Breton crepes really are something special.
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Brittany offers a host of fabulous cities and tourist attractions for every visitor. These are just some of the most popular places to go, though there are literally hundreds more:
Mont St Michel
Just across the border with Normandy, this magnificent Benedictine abbey dates back to the eighth century and offers a blend of Gothic and Romanesque architecture as well as a simply stunning location atop a rocky outcrop in the sands.
The Carnac Stones
Close to both Carnac and La Trinité-Sur-Mer, this unmissable sight comprises of more than 3000 standing stones or Menhirs erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany, some dating from 4,500 BC.
This wonderful old naval port enjoys a perfect location on one of France’s most glorious natural harbours. Yet while the sea views from the bustling quays are amazing, you’ll also want to see the impressive Pont de l'Iroise Bridge and visit Océanopolis.
Taking a fascinating look at the flora and fauna of Polar, Tropical and Temperate oceans, this stunning centre offers you 50 different aquaria and thousands of sea species to discover; from sea lions to sharks, penguins to puffer fish.
With its picturesque streets of medievalt, half-timbered Breton buildings, the fortified city of Quimper is a wonderful place for simply strolling, though it is also home to the magnificent Cathedral of St Corentin and the unmissable Musée des Beaux-Arts.
Musée des Beaux-Arts
This wonderful museum features a superb collection of paintings and drawings by a wide variety of artists from across Europe, including Francesco Albani, Paul Serusier, Rubens and Max Jacob.
This ancient port remains key to the fishing industry in France; and visitors here may still join sardine boats for a real adventure. Its main attraction however is the ‘ville close’, the old walled town, where the streets are narrow and the restaurants are a delight.
Best-known for its wartime history, St Nazaire is still home to France’s ship and plane-building industries. So it is a fascinating place to visit for boat and plane buffs, as well as those with an interest in the famous world war two raid, Operation Chariot.
While St Malo is a busy and popular ferry port, it is also one of the prettiest and most charming cities you will ever see. The old town inside the walled part of the city in particular is a maze of lovely cobbled streets and towering granite buildings.
Zone de l’hippo
Close to Quimper, this indoor centre offers a host of activities for babies and toddlers right up to 12 year-olds, including trampolines, ball pools, bouncy castles, electric go-karts, pedal cars, table tennis and amusements.
Offering a host of indoor and outdoor activities including pedaloes, water slides, foam ball cannons, trampolines and bouncy adventure centre, Odet Loisirs is the ideal place all young children to spend the day, and all within 15 minutes of Quimper.
Adjacent to Mont St Michel, Alligator Bay offers them 10,000 square metres of adventure that includes the largest collection of alligators in Europe, not to mention a host of turtles, lizards, reptiles, scary bridges and wobbly pontoons.
Site de l’Etang de Boulet
When you want watersports, you’ll find them all at the fabulous lake. Beginner or advanced, you’ll find kayaks, dinghies, pedalos and windsurfing here, complete with expert instruction if you need it.
With parcs close to both Carnac and Rennes, Foret Adrenalines are the ideal places for children and teens to enjoy high adventure, climbing and zip wires in the midst of stunning woodland.
Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing
You will find watersports activities dotted all around the coast of Brittany. Just look out for the Point Passion Plage signs to find ready-rigged watercraft and qualified instructors.
The waters around Brittany are ideal for surfing and you will find superb surfing beaches, and schools here, especially around the Pointe du Raz and Pointe du Van.
There are more than 120 miles of dedicated mountain-biking trails to enjoy in Brittany, accessible through a host of specialist centres. Variation Tout Terrain in Rennes and Station VTT at Arguenon-Hunaudaye are among the best.
Brittany’s lovely countryside is the perfect place for equestrian activities. Enjoy trekking and riding at a host of centres, including La Foucherie in Cardroc and Haras de la Mer Blanche in Fousenant, close to Benodet.
While there are few places in Brittany that aren’t worth exploring on foot, you might like to explore the designated hiking routes that criss-cross Brittany. Look out for Promenades et Randonnées (PR), circular walks marked with a yellow line that last anywhere from an hour to a day.
The rich waters of the Atlantic mean that there are 1700 miles of fine coastal fishing in Brittany. Yet inland you will also find a host of lakes and rivers that make Brittany a favourite spot for fishermen the world over.
Spi Ouest-France - Every April in la Trinité-sur-Mer
If you like sailing, you’ll love this spectacular regatta which takes place in the clear waters of Quiberon Bay every April, where all classes of single-hull yacht have been coming to race since 1978.
Jazz in Vannes - Every July
For more than 30 years, Vannes has been playing host to the Jazz world’s biggest names every July. From Taj Mahal to Stephane Grapelli and Buena Vista Social Club. If you like your jazz hot, you’ll love it here.
Festival des Arts de la Rue - Every August in Morlaix
If you like street theatre, jugglers, acrobats and strolling players, this annual festival in Morlaix should be right up your street.
Route du Rock- Every August in StMalo
Every August for the last 20 years, the best new British pop and rock bands, including the likes of Radiohead have played stages throughout St Malo. A world away from the mud of Glastonbury…
Every region of France takes pride in its own cuisine, and Brittany is no exception. These are just some of the culinary delights that await you here:
St. Cast offers an attractive location with wide grassy pitches and a soft, sandy beach nearby. This is also a great area for walkers, with many coastal paths to discover.
While this beautiful parc has a tranquil atmosphere, it also offers you plenty to do. A giant wave pool and an 18 hole golf course are just two of the attractions.
This absolutely pristine parc offers you direct access to a sandy beach and a lovely village nearby. There’s also lots to do here and a really superb pool complex.
Carantec is a lovely parc, with a fabulous setting and very friendly owners. There’s also lots to do here, with the pool complex and spa particularly worthy of note.
The superb pool complex is the centrepiece of this popular parc, but the adjoining beach and lovely resort of Benodet nearby are also excellent reasons to come.
While the parc itself offers a great pool complex, lots of activities and a lively atmosphere, the surrounding area offers you an unspoiled and tranquil contrast.
With a host of activities including indoor climbing and a great pool complex, plus a riverside setting that allows fishing and kayaking, this is a very popular parc.
Centred around the superb pool complex, Nevez also offers a beautiful beach within walking distance and lots of spacious and often quite secluded pitches.
With a wonderful beach nearby and delightful countryside to explore, this quiet, family-run site is a big favourite, particularly amongst those with young families.
Offering close proximity to the delightful town and beach of Carnac Plage, this parc is also popular with young visitors who love the pony rides they can enjoy here.
Carnac offers a delightful pool complex with waterslides and lots of activities, as well as farm animals and a zip wire, with lots of water sports nearby.
While there are plenty of activities to enjoy on parc, many visitors will find themselves drawn to the delightful sandy beaches that are just a short walk away.
With a truly beautiful rural location, La Plage offers you plenty to see and do nearby, and is also close to a sheltered, sandy beach.
A modern marina created within a natural hook in Brittany's wild coastline, Port Du Crouesty should be high on the holiday list of those who love the sea: whether it's sailing, beachcombing, fishing or simply enjoying the fruits de la mer.
Rising from a sandy spit of land, which almost feels like an island, Cap Coz is perfectly placed to enjoy a spot of sunbathing on the pine-tree backed beaches, or a boat trip to the wildlife sanctuaries of the Glénan Islands.
A 19th century creation, La Baule once rivalled Biarritz with its glamorous villas and its fashionable hotels. Tradition is still very important around here – the lively health resort of La Baule has a reputation for recharging even the weariest of traveller.
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