Brittany is a firm family favourite camping destination. It's not suprising that Brittany campsites are so popular, not only is Brittany easily accessible, but Brittany really does feel like a home away from home. The vibe is more Celtic than French, and the weather is similar to that Southern England.
Brittany has a fascinating past, just waiting for all of you history buffs to explore, there are also many modern day attractions in Brittany too. With sandy beaches, rugged cliff coastlines and pretty fishing harbours, Brittany is the ideal family holiday destination.
There are many fabulous campsites across Brittany that offer an abundance of activities. Take Ty Nadan campsite for example. It is set in an old Breton forest and boasts the biggest zip wire activity in Brittany! Other activities hosted on Ty Nadan campsite are: horse riding, mountain biking, quad circuits, indoor rock climbing, waterslides, swimming, canoeing and Paintball, making it the best park for the adventurous type. But don't just take our words for granted, view Ty Nadan holiday reviews set by past family campers.
The campsite rated number 1 in Brittany by independent campsite reviews from myfamilyholidays.com is Chateau Des Ormes. This campsite is set in the Chateau grounds of a beautiful woodland meadow. The campsite has it's own 18 hole luxury golf course and club house, pony and horse treking, a underground disco (wouldn't want to keep the oldies awake now would we!), a tree adventure course, a water park with a huge wave machine and much more! View Chateau Des Ormes reviews here.
The third campsite to feature in our Brittany hall of fame is the fantastic Le Grande Metairie. This campsite has many exciting activities as well as a small farm hosting pigs, rams, pony's and many more animals to delight little one's. The Le Grande Metairie also has a large swimming complex with a indoor and numerous outdoor heated pools and fun slides. Read family reviews at Le Grande Metairie or see all camping holiday reviews for campsites in Brittany and across France.
The weather in Brittany is strongly influenced by the Atlantic, so even in July and August, the weather never gets too hot, and in the winter months, the weather in Brittany is generally much milder than the rest of France.
With mile after mile of coastline, it's not surprising that Brittany specialises in seafood. One of the most popular dishes is ‘Fruits de Mer’, which usually consists of freshly caught mussels, lobster, crab, scallops, prawns, winkles, oysters and clams. In the North of the region, Roscoff is well known for it's succulent lobster, and to the East, Cancale is famous for Oysters.
Galettes and crepes are another speciality of Brittany, both are a form of large pancake, galettes usually have a savoury filling and crepes have a sweet filling. The locals love to wash them down with locally brewed cider (Brittany is a large producer of cider, in the surrounding countryside you can see orchard after orchard of apples).
Amongst Brittany’s many famous ancient monuments is Carnac, which is famous for it's standing stones.
Oceanopolis is a fantastic sea life centre, with 50 aquariums, divided in to 3 climatic zones (polar, temperate and tropics), and stocked with over 1000 different varieties of fish and marine life.
Le Mont Saint Michel is one of the most visited tourist sites in the France. It is an island, just off the Northeast coast of Brittany, which accessed via a causeway from the mainland. Sitting at the top of the 80-metre high island is an exquisite gothic monastery.
La Bourbansais Zoo, set in the grounds of a large chateau (which can also be explored), the zoo has a wide variety of animals, from baboons to birds of prey. There are also play areas and a café too. Make sure you set enough time aside to explore the extensive grounds.
The historic centre of St Malo is also worth a visit, particularly the castle (known as the Bastille of the West) and the Cape Horn museum.
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