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Camping Holidays in South Brittany

MYSTERIOUS & CELTIC SOUTH BRITTANY

Bustling market towns, traditional fishing ports, medieval villages, ancient stone circles and obelisks are dotted all over this magical Celtic corner of France.

Carnac

Famous for the largest collection of standing stones in the world, Carnac-Plage is a family seaside resort with five sheltered beaches backed by attractive 19th century villas. Buy your fresh shellfish direct from the local oyster farmers.

Auray

This medieval town retains its charm of the old city with its cobbled streets and half timbered houses which have remained mainly unchanged for centuries. Visit the picturesque riverside Port de Saint-Goustan for cafés and excellent seafood and don’t miss the Biscuitier Chocolatier just before the bridge.

Fête des Remparts

Every July the inhabitants of Dinan gather in their medieval attire for one of the biggest medieval festivals in Europe. With jousting, medieval markets, open-air dances and a great parade this is a perfect opportunity to discover the town from a new angle.

Cider & crêpes

Brittany's probably most famous for its cider (which has its own appellation d'origine controlée) and of course is the perfect accompaniment to its equally famed crêpes or galettes - wonderful sweet or savoury pancakes packed with anything from seafood to apples and fruit.

Julie says

“Brittany is great for first timers to France with short driving distances from the ferry ports. Breton parcs are always geared up for Brits with fantastic animation, excellent pool complexes and boasting a “Breizh” holiday attitude.”

MORE ABOUT SOUTH BRITTANY

Beautiful Brittany truly caters for all tastes and has a wonderful laid-back pace of life, a near relative of our own Cornwall but without the crowds. Bustling market towns, traditional fishing ports, medieval villages, ancient stone circles and obelisks are dotted all over this magical Celtic corner of France and are there for you to explore on your mobile home holiday. While camping in south Brittany hunt down a local festival, such as July's Fête de la Cornouaille which is Brittany's biggest celebration of Breton culture. For the more active, seek out some of Europe's top (and uncrowded) surfing and bodyboarding beaches and head for South Brittany's most thrill-a-minute family parks at Le Conguel and La Grande Métairie.

 

What to eat and drink in South Brittany

Although the Breton regional identity is very strong, their obsession with great food is pretty much totally Gallic: langoustines, crab, lobster and yummy prawns are the mainstays. Crisp, dry Muscadet is the only wine produced in Brittany. Lively and acidic, it goes fantastically well with seafood, especially oysters from Cancale and all the varieties of the famous moules frites. Brittany's probably most famous for its scrummy cider (which has its own appellation d'origine controlée) and of course is the perfect accompaniment to its equally famed crêpes or galettes, wonderful sweet or savoury pancakes packed with anything from seafood to apples and fruit.

 

What to see and do in South Brittany

Concarneau: old cobbled streets and a lively fishing port not to be missed. Auray: a delightful medieval town with a famous market. The Pointe du Raz: France's version of Lands End. The country's most westerly point spectacularly lashed by the might of the Atlantic. It genuinely feels like the edge of the world. Stunning!