What to do in Brittany: 7 Breton destinations to discover

Discover our Top 7 places to visit in Brittany on your next Sandaya camping holiday! On a romantic weekend or a long family break, join us as we take you on a tour of the region’s most beautiful spots to help you make the most of your holiday. Well-known seaside resorts, hidden coves, sites steeped in history... Brittany reveals all its secrets for you!

Brittany from north to south with Sandaya campsites

What is there to do in Brittany this summer? A plethora of activities! Its amazingly diverse landscapes, from its peaceful fishing ports to its string of idyllic islands, provide endless inspiration for your excursions.

Follow the guide and tailor your own camping holiday agenda: from a romantic weekend on the Côte de Granit Rose to a meander around the inlets of southern Finistère and outings in the salty sea air of the Gulf of Morbihan... here are the most beautiful spots you simply must see in Brittany!
 

A campsite holiday in the Côtes-d’Armor

Saint-Brieuc

Our journey starts in Saint-Brieuc in the Côtes-d’Armor, renowned for its bay and its delicious scallops. You won’t resist the chance to explore its amazing nature reserve, the largest in the region, harbouring no fewer than 110 bird species. 
Enjoy a break in Le Légué harbour before setting off to conquer the many beaches that stretch westwards from the headland of Le Roselier to Le Petit Havre. The bonus? A stunning all-round view of the whole of Saint-Brieuc Bay!

Perros-Guirec/Ploumanac’h

Voted France’s favourite village, Ploumanac’h is found in Perros-Guirec, a popular seaside resort in the Côtes-d’Armor. It’s easy to see why the area enjoys such success: both villages overlook the spectacular Côte de Granit Rose, the jewel in the department’s crown! 
And your Sandaya campsite is set against this stunning backdrop, sculpted by the elements. Come and explore its every corner!

Follow the Customs Path to reach the family-friendly beach in Trestraou, or those in Trégastel, or the Mean Ruiz lighthouse. This affords a breathtaking view of the archipelago of Les Sept-Îles, the largest ornithological reserve in France! Head there for a day and meet the northern gannets, puffins and cormorants.

A campsite holiday in the Finistère

Bénodet

If you pick one of our campsites in the Finistère for your holiday, it’s almost certain that Bénodet will feature on your list of places to see. Situated on the mouth of the Odet, known as “France’s most beautiful river”, this seaside resort on the “Breton Riviera” is reputed for its four superb beaches: le Trez, le Coq, Saint-Gilles and le Letty. Which one will be your favourite?

At any time of day, you can cast off for the Glénan islands. White sandy beaches edge the crystal-clear waters, giving the area an entirely tropical feel!

Concarneau

The fortified town of Concarneau is a must for anyone holidaying in southern Brittany. The impressive ramparts of the walled town shelter some superb half-timbered houses, authentic old shops, and former chapels converted into cafés and restaurants. Your day out will turn into a journey through time! 

And on its marine front, Concarneau alternates family-friendly beaches and unspoilt coves sure to win you over! They are all havens for watersports enthusiasts who will introduce you to sailing, kayaking or stand-up paddling, to enjoy as a couple or as a family.

Pont-Aven

A short distance from Concarneau, it’s Pont-Aven that will draw gasps of admiration! This gem of South Finistère is particularly renowned for having welcomed artist Paul Gauguin who, after falling in love with the place, settled here permanently and founded the now famous Pont-Aven school of painters. He certainly had an eye... the village is like something out of a fairy tale!

The best way to explore it is to follow Promenade Xavier Grall along the river Aven. It is lined with washhouses, mills and secret footbridges, and leads to the Aven granite blockfield.
 

A campsite holiday in the Morbihan

Quiberon

Now let’s head to the southern tip of Brittany and the famous Quiberon peninsula with its rugged coast sculpted by the ocean. The area is a mecca for hikers, cyclists and watersports lovers alike, while nature reigns supreme in an otherworldly atmosphere that is just the incentive you need to relax and truly unwind. 

Families will enjoy the vast beaches of the Penthièvre spit, while couples will love to wander along the cliffs up to the Le Conguel headland. There, they’ll be treated to a stunning view of the La Teignouse lighthouse!

La Roche Bernard

Our journey ends at La Roche-Bernard, a picturesque village in southern Morbihan, just minutes from your Sandaya campsite. Overlooking the thousand-year-old port, the old town, which has been awarded the “Small Town of Character” label, beacons you in to explore its winding narrow streets. It harbours some imposing 16th-century buildings steeped in charm, but is also home to countless workshops of potters, sculptors, glass spinners and ceramists. Plenty of choice for your holiday souvenirs!

Portside you’ll discover the traditional Basse Vilaine Flotilla, the largest concentration of old rigs in Brittany. Meanwhile, the Vedettes Jaunes will take you on a river cruise, or you can opt for the popular Circuit of Bridges walking trail (6.5 km) to discover the river from its wild banks. Finally, learn about the area’s eventful history at the Vilaine Maritime Museum, built into the side of a rock!

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