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Camping in Brittany

Escape to Brittany for your next camping adventure and experience the beautiful French countryside.

Travelling to Brittany from Calais

Home of the Breton striped shirt, picturesque villages, and miles of coastline, Brittany is a fabulous place to take a camping holiday at any time of year. Warmer months by the beach or cooler days taking in the towns and fields, there’s plenty to enjoy.

From Calais to Brittany by car takes around 6 hours via the A29, allowing you to set a leisurely pace and take in the sights as you go. Unsure of places in the area you’d like to stop at or see more of? We have a Driving Tour in Brittany that is sure to inspire you.

Camping by the beach in Brittany

Sand between your toes, morning walks along the shoreline to watch the sun rise, sound good? Then you need to choose a campsite by the beach. You’re in luck, as much of the coastline here is idyllic (not to mention there’s 2,800km of it!).

Two colourful boats on blue waters in a pretty, sunny port

Camping des Abers

This campsite has so much to offer. From French lessons and bikes for rent, to an on-site grocery shop and traditional Breton dance classes, you are spoiled for choice. Of course, you can also set up on the white sands of the nearby beaches and soak up the atmosphere. This site is nestled between the l’aber-Wrach and l’aber-Benoît on the Sainte-Marguerite Peninsula meaning undulating dunes and various islands available to visit at low tide.

Camping de la Baie

Sitting on a small and quiet peninsula between two sandy beaches of the port of La Trinité sur Mer and Carnac Plage, Camping de la Baie is in the middle of the bay of Quiberon in the South of Brittany. It’s a little slice of paradise, with a variety of pitches, plus activities like kayaking and walking tours when you tire of the beach (but how could you?).

Camping de la Cité d'Aleth

Offering gorgeous views of the Emerald Coast and close to one of Brittany’s best-loved hidden gems, Dinan, this unique campsite has an 18th Century fort at its centre. You can walk to the bay of Saint-Malo or stay onsite and take part in activities from bike rental to swimming in the pool.

A birdseye view of the French coastline with green fields and blue waters stretched in a curved bay

Family-friendly campsites in Brittany

Camping is a great way to spend time as a family. You can take everything you need in the car with LeShuttle and Camping in France is incredibly popular thanks to the range of sites available.

Camping l'Eden - Camping La Baule

Family-friendly campsites don’t get much better. The pool complex and beautiful natural surroundings are always a huge hit with little ones who love to play and keep busy. You can take a horse-riding lesson on the beach here, or take a trip to a nearby town like Piriac Sur Mer for a glimpse at traditional French life.

Camping Le Clos Tranquille

The clue is in the name – this is a very relaxing campsite. Close to Vaux Beach and only half and hour’s drive to Dinard, spend your days soaking up the sun or meandering cobbled streets of one of Brittany’s most-treasured villages. Back at camp, enjoy table tennis, shuffleboard, or a traditional French game of Pétanque.

Black French bulldog in the arms of its smiling owner enjoying camping

Camping de L'Île Percée

A must for water babies of all ages, Camping de L'Île Percée overlooks Trénez Beach in Moëlan-sur-Mer, meaning a dip in the sea (weather permitting) is easy. There is no swimming pool on this site, but plenty to offer hikers and bicycle fanatics; follow paths that lead from the camp site to Kerfany-les-Pins with picturesque houses, or the charming little ports of Doëlan and Belon.

Luxury camping

Luxury camping, sometimes referred to as glamping, is for those who love the great outdoors, but also appreciate some home comforts. From rustic cabins and yurts to bell tents and unique spaces, take a look at these campsites in France that offer a touch of glamour to your next adventure.

Campsite Le Ty Nadan

Offering luxury mobile homes and glamping safari tents (particularly beautiful wooden structures), this is the perfect place to balance camping and luxury. Onsite there are pools and sporting grounds to keep you busy before you sink back into a comfy bed under the stars. Quimperlé is a lovely little Breton town, just 10 kilometres from the campsite, featuring a 13th Century Gothic church and some excellent bars and cafes if you fancy a day trip.

Beautiful French architecture village square with people wandering cobbles streets past shops

La Grande Metairie Carnac

Set just a little way back from the beach (you can cycle in under 5 minutes), this is a beautiful campsite to spend your next Brittany break in. Local cuisine is at its finest in the onsite restaurant and accommodation and some of the mobile homes offer hot tubs for an added touch of class. There’s a mini zoo and disco to entertain you as well as beautiful scenery.

Camping Le P'tit Bois

Heated pools, a nearby beach, and Coco Sweet tents (beautiful rustic tents with a twist) makes this a luxe campsite you should definitely visit in Brittany. When you’re finished with the pool, sports facilities and want to head to the beach, there’s a shuttle available for a small fee to get you there. Nearby attractions include the former pirate stronghold of Saint Malo.

Camping in southern Brittany

To the south of Brittany lies the Blavet and Scorff rivers, the Gulf of Morgihan, and islands ripe for exploration. Head here for traditional French architecture in half-timbered houses and even prehistoric stone structures. Campsites here are quieter and for those who like a relaxed break.

Discrete cove by crystal blue waters and white sands

Camping les Genets d’or

This campsite is just 1km from the centre of the small town of Bannalec, which has a few small shops, bars, and cafes. Be sure to sample local dishes as much as you can in Brittany, it’s a gastronomic haven! Bannalec is surrounded by green countryside with woods and rivers. The area is also famous for its many chapels, delighting lovers of both history and architecture. On site you can relax in peace as this is a quieter site set against the backdrop of riverbanks and fields.

Camping Deffay

This lakeside campsite lies in the sprawling grounds of a classic 19th Century Breton château, 4km outside the pretty commune of Pontchâteau. It’s also in the heart of the Brière national park, so you can explore 154 acres of marshland lakes and islets. Pick a glamping spot or bring your own caravan or tent – the luxury element here is the surroundings.

Camping Golfe du Morbihan

Set against the backdrop of this stunning natural harbour, spend your next trip to Brittany camping in style here. Stay in a safari tent or traditional wooden caravan surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. There are also a number of gîtes available – small traditional strong cottages. Among the must-sees of Morbihan are the Carnac Stones, the world's largest collection of megalithic stones and islands including Ile aux Moines, and the Glénan islands, which, amid the turquoise water and white sand beaches, has a tropical vibe.

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