Choose from 3 camping holiday parks in Brittany

 

If you’re a fan of Cornwall, you’ll love Brittany! For a family camping holiday in France with hidden coves and gorgeous beaches, traditional seaside towns, incredible food, and fewer people than its neighbour across the sea, it’s little wonder that Brittany is so popular. 

Another big plus is the ease of access from the UK, with ferry ports at Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo and Roscoff all giving easy access to families travelling with their own cars.  A quick, easy journey to northern France!

You can choose from three superb Siblu holiday parks that are perfect for a relaxing family camping holiday in BrittanyDomaine de Kerlann, Le Conguel and Les Pierres Couchées. Aside from its gorgeous beaches and hidden coves, Brittany is also known for its Celtic culture, its delicious regional delicacies and its mild climate. So much to explore! 

 

Our Holiday Parks in Brittany

Situated just a few kilometres from stunning sandy beaches, Siblu’s Domaine de Kerlann is the perfect holiday park for soaking in the beauty of southern Brittany. On-park, family members of all ages will love camping near the giant splash zone, indoor and outdoor pools, kids' clubs and evening entertainment.

pool with retractable roof
Indoor and outdoor heated pools
pet friendly accommodation
Pets allowed in some accommodation
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5km from the beach
£455
28-May -
04-Jun
Quiberon

Located only 10 metres from the beach on Brittany’s Quiberon peninsula, Siblu’s Le Conguel is the perfect family holiday park for a stunning seaside getaway. Indoor and outdoor pool complexes, waterslides, free kids’ clubs and evening entertainment promise hours of fun on-site at Le Conguel.

near beach
Beach 10m away
slides
Pool complex with slides
tents and caravans allowed
Touring pitches available
£1736
06-Aug -
13-Aug
Loire Atlantique

Looking for a beach holiday where you can more or less hear the waves lapping on the shore from your mobile home's terrace? Situated just a two-minute walk from the beach, Les Pierres Couchées holiday park on the Loire Atlantique coast (just south of Brittany) might be the place for your family camping holiday in France!

near beach
Beach 300 m away
slides
Waterslides, paddling pools, spa baths
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300-seater entertainment venue
£875
£743
20-Aug -
27-Aug

Brittany’s Holiday Highlights

 

As we’re talking camping holidays, let’s start with Brittany’s gorgeous coastline of craggy cliffs and hidden coves that shelter sandy beaches and tiny, traditional fishing villages. There are ports where you can watch yachts bobbing off the coast, beaches boasting rock-pools which beg to be examined, and stretches of pale sand that are as exotic as anywhere along the south coast.

There are lots of must-see cultural highlights too. The region is home to the incredible megalithic standing stones at Carnac, the world-famous island abbey at Mont St Michel, the vast L’Orient Celtic Festival and the Festival de Cornouaille in Quimper, and fascinating attractions that include Océanopolis, one of France’s biggest and most fascinating aquariums. 

 

Where to find them: Siblu holiday parks in France

Siblu holiday parks in France


 

Brittany History

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The Megalithic Complex at Carnac
Thought to be the largest collection of standing stones in the world, this series of megalithic sites just north of the Breton village of Carnac consists of stone alignments, burial chambers and individual standing stones spread out over an area of 4km. Take your time to wander amongst them and marvel at the fact that some of these structures date back as far as 4500 BCE!
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Puy du Fou
Somewhere between theme park, historical re-enactment and massive spectacle, Le Puy du Fou in Les Epesses transports kids and adults alike back into a larger than life version of the past. Step into the Medieval City, experience the Circus Games in the amphitheatre, or watch as Viking warriors launch their attack on Fort de l’An Mil! It’s worth staying for the evening to experience the night time spectacle: hundreds of actors, fireworks, water features and projections. An experience like no other!
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Pornic
Pornic is the perfect example of a charming Breton seaside town. Take a seat at one of the bars or restaurants scattered along its pretty fishing port and watch the world go by as you tuck into some of this area’s regional delicacies. Pornic also has its fair share of history, look out for its 10th century castle and its megalithic structures.
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Concarneau
The seaside town of Concarneau has two parts to it: the modern mainland town and then the fortified medieval old town, the ‘Ville Close’ which is situated on a long island in the middle of the harbour. Take a boat trip across the harbour and gaze at this unique floating town from the water or wander its streets and explore the fishing museum.

Brittany Culture

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Lorient Interceltic Festival
If your holiday dates coincide with the town of Lorient’s Interceltic Festival in August, it’s well-worth experiencing. Brittany is a region that is proud of its Celtic heritage, and every year this huge festival welcomes participants from Galicia to Scotland for a celebration of Celtic culture and music. Get ready for a feast for your eyes and ears in the form of concerts, parades and dances.
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Nantes
The city of Nantes on the Loire river is also well worth a visit during your stay in Brittany. There’s plenty of historical interest here: take a guided tour of the imposing ‘Castle of the Dukes of Brittany’ which was the Breton residence of the French monarchy for many years. The castle is just a stone’s throw away from the Historical Museum of Nantes which explores Nantes’ rich political and maritime history. Kids also love letting off steam in the beautiful Jardin des Plantes botanical garden right in the city centre.
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Pont-Aven
Pont-Aven is picturesque little town just next to the Domaine de Kerlann, famous for having inspired a series of painters (particularly the famous impressionist Paul Gaugin) with its charming streets, rich vegetation, waterways, boats and windmills. You can take tour along the river and discover the town from the comfort of a boat or enjoy discovering the quaint streets at your own pace. There’s nowhere quite like Pont-Aven!
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Quimper
Quimper is an ancient Breton town known for its rustic riverside charm (the town is criss-crossed with footbridges spanning the River Odet) and its amazingly well-preserved ‘Old Town’ area (think charming half-timbered houses and cobbled streets). It’s also home to museums (on subjects ranging from Breton history to fine art), Roman remains, a gothic cathedral and some beautiful parks and gardens. A great choice for a day out away from your Siblu holiday park!

Brittany Nature

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La Presqu’île de Crozon
The Crozon peninsula (presqu’ile de Crozon) is a protected nature reserve in the Finistère area of Brittany, famed for its creeks, jagged headlands and glittering ocean. Its also home the 17th century Tour Vauban, a fortified garrison which is now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perfect for long walks and picnics.
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The Gulf of Morbihan
The beautiful Gulf of Morbihan with its 42 islands (many of which are owned by celebrities) is a bay like no other. Take a boat over to the Ile aux Moines or the Ile Arz to enjoy scenic walks and dips in the creeks and coves, or to the prehistoric island of Gavrinis, home to a number of ancient megalithic structures.
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Salt Flats at Guérande
The medieval village of Guérande is famous not only for its incredibly well-preserved walled ramparts which have survived from the middle ages but also for the high quality ‘fleur de sel’ salt which occurs naturally in its square marshes. Take a guided tour of the salt marshes to learn more about traditional salt-harvesting techniques and to learn and about the diverse birds and plants that live there.
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Ile de Noirmoutier
Known for its unique microclimate and salt-water wetlands, the Ile de Noirmoutier is an ideal place for a day out in nature. With over 25 miles of beaches it makes a brilliant spot for water sports. It is also a great place to eat well: Noirmoutier boasts some amazing fresh seafood as well as an interesting delicacy in the form of its ‘bonotte’ potatoes, which are believed to be the most expensive in the world!

Travelling to Brittany from the UK

 

There are lots of options if you and your family are travelling to Brittany by ferry. Brittany Ferries offers several routes, which we have outlined below. For up-to-date information, prices and to book, please visit their website, at https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/.

Route options are:

  • Portsmouth to Caen
  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  • Portsmouth to St Malo
  • Plymouth to Roscoff
  • Poole to Cherbourg
 

Distances/ approximate driving time from Roscoff ferry port

Domaine de Kerlann

81 miles/ approx 1 hr 45 minute drive

Le Conguel

122 miles/ approx 2 hrs 55 mins drive

Les Pierres Couchées

178 miles/ approx 3 hrs 35 mins drive

Distances/ approximate driving times from St Malo ferry port

Domaine de Kerlann

137 miles/ approx 2 hrs 40 mins drive

Le Conguel

139 miles/ approx 2 hrs 50 min drive

Les Pierres Couchées

127 miles/ approx 2 hrs 30 mins drive

Best of Brittany! Don’t miss these highlights

 

Brittany Beaches

Brittany’s coast is filled with stunning, little sandy coves that are surrounded by handsome cliffs, and most are quiet, even in the heat of summer. 

Domaine de Kerlann is within a few minutes of five fabulous beaches. They are Tahiti Beach, which is a beautiful stretch of sand at the bottom of a hillside path. Port Manec'h is an estuary beach that is great for young children, and you can hire paddle boards, canoes and dingies. Rospico is a white-sand beach with a shallow river running into the sea - great for paddling children. There are also sandy stretches at Trevignon and Raguénès. 

Le Conguel is located on the narrow Quiberon Peninsula, with sandy beaches all around. The closest is Plage du Conguel, just metres from the park. The area’s most popular beach is the Grand Plage at Quiberon, but the bay side of the peninsula is dotted with lots of sheltered coves and beaches to discover. The ocean side of the peninsula is known as the Côte Sauvage and strong ocean currents mean that swimming is not allowed from these beaches, but the coastline provides a stunning backdrop for walks.

Pierres Couchees is lucky enough to have a beach on its doorstep, and it’s a stretch of sand that is perfect for relaxed walks, wind surfing and kite flying. For bathing, we suggest heading to Porninc for lots of small and beautiful options. 

 

Brittany Attractions

For those who love to explore, Brittany is packed with cultural highlights and attractions. Perhaps the most famous site is the 3,000 standing stones at the small town of Carnac. The stones were erected between 6,000 and 2,000 BC and stand in perfect alignment. 

Much of Brittany's history and tradition is closely linked to the ocean. Oceanopolis, in Brest, is home to 50 aquariums with over 1,000 varieties of fish living in polar, temperate and tropical zones. For a historical view of the region's nautical past, go to the Musée National de la Marine, which is located in Brest's castle. And for yet another view of Brittany's sea links, the Keroman submarine base in Lorient was built by the Germans during WWII, but is now the resting place for La Flore, a French submarine that you can tour.

 

Brittany Towns & Villages

Brittany is filled with wonderful small towns and seaside fishing villages, but there are also walled medieval citadelles, built to guard against invasion from France, that make for fascinating day trips. 

One to build into you journey to or from the ferry ports of Cherboug and Caen is St Malo, once a stronghold for pirates. Vannes, in the south of the region, is another that takes visitors back to ancient times. Concarneau is also a spectacular walled town and one of Brittany's most important fishing ports, drawing huge numbers of visitors in the summer.

Away from the imposing walled towns, pretty Pont Aven is famous for inspiring the artist Paul Gauguin to create a whole new painting technique called 'synthetism'.

 

Brittany Festivals

Brittany is blessed with a series of brilliant festivals throughout the holiday season. They start with the Festival of Brittany, in May, with a whole host of event and activities taking place across the region. 

In July, the town of Vannes spend three days bringing its medieval past to life in the Festival of Vannes. Later in the month, the region's links to its closest English neighbour are celebrated with the Festival Le Cornouaille in Quimper, where competitions to find the best bagpipe players, bell-ringers and dancers are among the attractions. 

Brittany's most famous event, Lorient's Celtic Festival, takes place over 10 days in August, with more than 700,000 visitors attending.  One of the region's most famous attractions, the megalithic standing stones at Carnac, is made even more impressive in August, when they are illuminated every evening and there are night-time walks to discover their history.  

August also sees the annual Les Filets Bleus celebration in  Concarneau, named after the blue sardine nets that play such a traditional role in the fishing village's past.

 

Brittany Food & Drink

Brittany's greatest food specialism is the crêpe, and you'll find both sweet AND savoury options on the menu (we wholeheartedly recommend one of each to balance things out). The sweet treats continue with the Breton Far, which is a creamy dessert made with egg yolks, and galettes, which are small, rounded biscuits made of salty butter. If this all sounds delicious, they are best washed town with a glass of the region's famous cider.