A Road Trip exploring Brittany, France: The Camping and Caravanning Club

A Road Trip exploring Brittany, France: The Camping and Caravanning Club
Our road trip was organised by The Camping and Caravanning Club and we were provided with camping pitches for the duration of our trip. 

A Road trip exploring Brittany

With a camper van packed full to the brim, three very excited kids, two adults fuelled with coffee, and our passports at the ready, we set off for our Summer road trip exploring Brittany, France. We were really lucky to have the opportunity to work with the Camping and Caravanning Club during our Brittany trip who were invaluable in helping us to create a wonderful itinerary for our week-long road trip in our camper van, Otis.

Travelling to France from the UK

We set off early and travelled from our home in Staffordshire to catch the afternoon ferry over to Roscoff. There are so many options for ferry travel.  As this was our first time planning a trip to France we decided to travel to Roscoff to reduce the time travelling to our first campsite. If you followed our trip, you will remember the journey down to Plymouth was a little stressful – resulting in us checking in with just minutes to spare. Lets say the M5 was to blame. Thankfully we made our ferry and we had a really relaxing and pleasant journey that involved lots of coffee, downtime and we even managed to squeeze in a film in the cinema during the crossing.

Once we arrived in France we headed off on our road trip exploring Brittany. It was late in the evening as we set off armed with our trusty satnav, to find our first The Camping and Caravanning club campsite.

Le Letty

Le Letty was one of the first campsites that caught our eye when we planned our road trip to Brittany. It is in the popular resort of Bénodet and the campsite has direct access to the Plage du Letty (Le Letty beach). Whenever we plan a road trip we often look for campsites that have an abundance of facilities for families. We also look at what there is to do around the campsite that is within walking distance. Packing the camper van up everyday can be tiring, so it is lovely to have options nearby that don’t involve having to move the camper on a daily basis.

One mile from Bénodet, nine miles from Quimper, and with direct access to the beach, Le Letty is a wonderful campsite for families. In all honesty, we could easily have stayed longer than the three days we had planned.

There is a fabulous indoor and outdoor pool complex that has a jacuzzi, water slides, artificial river and sun loungers. It rained on our first day and we spent the afternoon in the indoor pool complex where there was a great size pool, jacuzzi and rapids along with a great toddler pool and slide. The campsite has a bar, a restaurant and there is a takeaway on site that serves starters and cooked dishes including a huge choice of quiches and pizza.

The campsite has a great mini market and bakery to purchase essentials during your stay. The site has a great play area, and fitness room and there is an activities room on site to book day trips, activities, sports and the kids club. There is also a new indoor play area for 2018, too (*payable). Our girls booked in to the kids club on two days for the bouncy castle morning, and the arts and crafts…they loved it.

Tip- the kids club  is very popular so do book on arrival to save disappointment

Chatting to a number of families during our stay – Le Letty is an extremely popular campsite that sees couples and families return year after year and I can see why.

Auray

Moving on from Camping Du Letty we stopped by in Auray. Auray is a pretty town to the east of Vannes and on an estuary to the north-west corner of the Gulf of Morbihan. You can visit the main town and the historical centre of Auray, and the port town of Saint Goustan on the bank of the Auray River. It is absolutely picture perfect. We stopped by in one of the restaurants in the cobbled square to enjoy a bite to eat and sample the most amazing profiteroles I have ever tasted. Seriously I still dream about those profiteroles.

Mané-Guernehué

After a day in Auray, we packed up Otis, waved goodbye to Le Letty and moved on to our next destination. Mané Guernehue is a 5-star holiday park in south Brittany, in the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan.

Mané Guernehue is an incredible family campsite with great size pitches and an abundance of activities and facilities to keep the whole family entertained. Now let me talk to you about the facilities for the children….

The pool complex has been extended in 2018, with the opening of the new  ‘2bis Fun’ water park. The pool complex is second to none, with heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, waterslides, paddling pools, a splash pool and spa wellness centre.

The kids absolutely loved it here. There is so much to entertain the children including a trampoline area, soft play, bouncy castle and play park. Although the kids didn’t try it here, there is also a kids club for ages 5-17.

During our stay here we booked pony trekking at the Riding school and the girls absolutely loved it! Meet Biscotte and Roger ..our little girl was completely taken with gentle Roger, so much so she has asked for Pony trekking lessons every day since we came home.

Top Tip – Some of the activities are pre bookable so do check on arrival to avoid disappointment during busy periods.

Mané Guernehue has a restaurant, bar and takeaway. We popped in to order takeaway pizza on our first night, but ended up staying in the restaurant to sample the food and enjoy the lovely views over the pool complex.

When we booked our road trip we were told that three days in each place just wouldn’t be long enough, and how correct this advice was. We actually moved on with a heavy heart……

 

Dinan

We stopped off to wander the cobbled streets of Dinan. With its half-timbered houses, picturesque streets, and charming cafes, restaurants and craft shops. We only stopped for a couple of hours to wander the cobbled streets and grab lunch, but I would definitely say that this walled town is well worth a visit.

Domaine du Logis

Our final stop of our Road trip exploring Brittany, France. Domaine du Logis is a five-star campsite situated between Rennes, Saint-Malo, Mont-Saint-Michel and near the village of La Chapelle-aux-Filtzméens. It was ideal for us heading home from St-Malo.

It took us a little while to find Domaine du Logis (our trusty satnav let us down) and in all honesty it wouldn’t be a road trip without us getting lost at some point. Domaine du Logis is an absolutely beautiful and charming campsite, located in the grounds of a 15th century Château. The staff are so very friendly and the site oozes peace and tranquility.

There is a lovely swimming pool, paddling pool, bouncy castle play park and games area making it an ideal choice for families.

There are around 240 plots so the campsite has a real ‘exclusive’ feel. We booked a table at the restaurant on site and it is absolutely beautiful. The restaurant is located in a former outbuilding of the castle having a wonderful authentic style and traditional Breton feel. The takeaway pizzas also seemed very popular.

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We ordered fresh croissants for the following morning to collect from the reception before leaving early to catch our ferry home……

 

Brittany you have given us sunshine, adventure, family time, and the most wonderful memories….until next time.

The Camping and Caravanning Club

The Camping and Caravanning Club has over 100 campsites (Club Sites) set in some beautiful and picturesque locations  across the UK. It is is a not-for-profit organisation meaning the Camping and Caravanning Club invest money back into the sites. Travelling abroad is also made easier with their Travel Service, providing customers with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for overseas camping and caravanning needs. The Camping and Caravanning Club can help you to select the best campsites to suit your needs and requirements and also arrange discounts on ferry and Eurotunnel crossings. They can also help you to arrange Travel Insurance cover

 

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Our road trip was organised by The Camping and Caravanning Club, and we were provided with campervan pitches for the duration of our trip . All thoughts and opinions are my own.

23 Comments

  1. October 1, 2018 / 9:40 am

    This sounds like such an amazing trip a dthe pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! It brings back many happy memories of travelling to Brittany in my parents’ caravan! #MondayEscapes

  2. October 1, 2018 / 10:16 am

    It’s been years since I’ve explored this area of France. Would love to take the boys and I know they will love those campsites – what awesome play facilities! #MondayEscapes

  3. October 1, 2018 / 11:40 am

    This sounds like such a fun trip. The swimming pools at the campsites look amazing and I love the look of Dinan. #MondayEscapes

  4. October 1, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Wow – those kids facilities! But I really love the look of Domaine du Logis. #MondayEscapes

  5. October 1, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    What fab photo’s! It sounds like you had a brilliant time and the campsites look brilliant. I’ve never been camping in France, but your post is certainly making me thinking about it! Jemma x #MondayEscapes

  6. October 1, 2018 / 6:30 pm

    This sounds like such a brilliant family trip, I’m so jealous of your campervan! Thinking as of next year when the school holidays hit for the first time that long French camping trips are the way forward. Will be saving these tips for the future! #MondayEscapes

  7. October 1, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    What a fun holiday for the kids, and glorious location for you!! #MondayEscapes

  8. October 2, 2018 / 4:38 am

    What an amazing trip! I have only been to Paris and Provence and I would love to visit more places in France.
    #MondayEscapes

  9. October 2, 2018 / 8:39 am

    Aww, Brittany looks like the best destination for a family holiday! Will absolutely remember this for when our little man is a bit older! MondayEscapes

  10. October 2, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    What a fab collection of family-friendly campsites. I bet you wished you had two weeks rather than one!! #MondayEscapes

  11. October 2, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I’ve never been! Looks like a great family destination. #mondayescapes

  12. October 2, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    This just makes me pine for Summer…and the open road! I’m really impressed with the camp sites in France. The pools in particular look fantastic on this trip. We visited Dinan a few years ago. Just beautiful! #MondayEscapes

  13. October 2, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Wow! That looks like an epic adventure. Reminds me of travelling round France when I was a kid with a caravan in tow. Such fun! x

  14. October 3, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    This sounds like a great trip. My boys would love these campsites! #MondayEscapes

  15. October 3, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    It sounds brilliant Katy! We’ve not ‘done’ France with our kiddos yet (and to be honest, camping isn’t really for us) but the areas you visited looked beautiful – such gorgeous little towns and so many places to explore.

  16. October 3, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I’ve never really explored France but your photos make me want to

  17. October 6, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    Never made it to Brittany, just did Normandy, which was great! #mondayescapes

  18. October 8, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Such gorgeous photos, we did a France trip a couple of years ago and had a wonderful time I so want to explore again its such a stunning country. Such beautiful photos xx

  19. October 9, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    I loved following your trip over the summer, and this makes a lovely read. French campsites can be amazing, and it sounds as though you picked some excellent ones here. Thanks for all the tips – we enjoy staying in campsites like this, so I’ll be checking back when we come to book our next French adventure. I particularly like the sound of Domaine du Logis. There’s something special about staying in the grounds of a chateau.

  20. October 9, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    This post just brings back so many memories of camping trips as a young teenager with my best friend and her family. Sounds like you had such a lovely trip! 🙂

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