What to do during your holiday in south Brittany?
Between walks along the sea, touring fishing villages and discovering the Marais de Sene nature preserve, south Brittany will show you its thousand and one wonders for a holiday full of discovery. 10 minutes from the beaches of Sarzeau in the Gulf of Morbihan, in a lovely quiet and green setting, the Rhuys peninsula campsite*** is an exceptional place to discover unspoiled nature and the pleasures of life in the open air.
Let’s start with the river network. A few steps from our campsite in the Gulf of Morbihan flows the Marle, along which you will find the fortress of Vannes and one of the region’s old wash houses. More to the north, there is the Ria d’Etel (literally river of Etel), leading to the Atlantic ocean facing the Ile de Groix. Then go to the resort town of Ambon towards the south to find the third river, the Penerf.
Now let’s talk water sports. In 15 minutes by car, you can go to the Conleau peninsula, between land and sea, and enjoy the scenery of the Gulf of Morbihan where you can play sports such as paddleboarding, sailing or canoeing or kayaking. It is home to the Ile d’Arz and the Ile aux Moines. Every two years there is the Gulf week during which hundreds of sailors meet up for a trip between the islands. In 2017, it ran from May 22-28.
Beyond sporting activities, go discover the towns of the region and their rich cultural heritage. Step away from the edge of the sea to find Rochefort-en-Terre a half hour drive away. If you prefer, take a tour of the Gulf by the north in the direction of Trinite-sur-Mer and pass by Crac’h, or Saint Philibert. Continuing on your way, you will come face to face with the famous Peninsula of Quiberon from which you can see the Ile d’Houat and Belle Ile en Mer. Along the fabulous Bay of Quiberon, wander the wild coast and follow the trail for an unforgettable hike.
Heading south, you can find the pier of the Port of Crouesty, the biggest marina in the region, close to the Moulin de Pen Castel. On the way, you will discover Saint Armel, the Tour du Parc, Sarzeau, Muzillac, Arzon, and Saint Gildas de Rhuys. Don’t miss your chance to detour by the Chateau de Suscinio, symbol of the local architectural heritage. It is one of the historical sights in the region where the Dukes of Brittany once lived.
Other activities are less than an hour’s drive from our Theix campsite in the Morbihan. Enter the legend of the forest of Broceliande by visiting the Paimpont forest, the place that gave birth to the stories of the wizard Merlin. There you will find the stone menhirs counting not less than 4 aligned megaliths, a legendary sight! There are other dolmen and menhirs to admire in south Brittany, which is one of the most beautiful megalithic sites in France.
Finally, for something different, you can visit the animal and botanical park of Branfere, go to a rock concert at the Lorient Interceltic Festival 45 minutes away by car (August 4-13 in 2017), or go see the spectacular La Gacilly photography festival that displays photographs throughout the city. A special word for the Ker cultural space in Vannes, that will allow you to discover the history of Brittany and immerse you in a variety of exhibitions, a real Breton futuroscope that will delight the whole family!
Our Vannes campsite (Brittany, France) is open from March 31st to October 28th. Feel free to contact us by phone or email for more information. You can also view and download the booking contract online and the brochure for our Vacaf campsite for basic information (cancellation insurance, rates, holiday vouchers, etc…)
We’ll see you soon at our Rhuys campsite *** in the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan!