You'll find almost 800 campsites in Brittany, one of the most popular destinations in the country - not only for Brits ! The campsites of Brittany - 2 to 5-star sites - are overwhelmingly located by the sea. The region is divided into 4 departments : Côtes d'Armor, Finistère, Morbihan and Ille-et-Vilaine, that all have access to the ocean. To put it in numbers, Brittany can boast 3,000 kilometers of coastline with astonishing views made of rocks, cliffs, dunes, marshes etc. The mild temperatures and proximity of the ocean helped create forests and green pastures. Blend all this and you get the perfect holiday destination.
Camping in Brittany : our picks
Obviously, you can enjoy the beach and the ocean anywhere you're staying. It is also worth keeping in mind most campsites of Brittany have a water park and/or covered, heated pool. Water activities such as sailing are also available almost anywhere, not to mention hiking - many bicycle paths also, or equestrian centres. Thrill seekers can enjoy many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, adventure theme parks, paragliding etc.
Brittany has a long ad turbulent history which helped define its strong cultural identity. Traditional language and traditions generally speaking are maintained - go to a fest-noz (which translates as "night parties" for example, you won't regret it. If you want a softer taste of Brittanny weather-wise, head to the southern part of the region.
Activities for great holidays
Below are some must-sees and must-dos during your camping holidays in Brittany:
- Pointe du Raz, the most western spot in France
- Megaliths, citadels, medieval towns, castles, mansions and churches. The Gulfs of Morbihan and Brière
- Major music events: Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix-Plouguer (midJuly), Transmusicales de Rennes (early December)
- Fishing (fish, crabs, oysters, shells etc.) and local dishes (crêpes, shortbread, "far")