Carnac, the ideal holiday destination!
A camping holiday in Carnac is perfect for anyone who loves the seaside because the town is lapped by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean all year round. You can choose a different atmosphere every day you spend here: a sporty day with the numerous water-based activities, a chilled time with the sandy beaches, or a bucolic interlude with bike rides through the surrounding countryside.
With your children, just the two of you or with friends, we’re sure that you won’t be able to resist the idea of walking among the age-old menhirs and dolmens. They are what make the area famous and the sheer number of them is awe-inspiring!
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Visit Carnac with the family
Book a camping holiday near Carnac and you can be sure that your children will sleep well at night! With so many unusual activities on offer, they’ll have plenty to do to burn off any excess energy during your seaside stay.
So, what’s on the agenda? Sandcastles on St Colomban beach, mountain bike rides, early morning crab fishing on Le Men-Dû beach ... and at the end of the day, what better way to unwind than with a lovely ice cream at the town’s harbour, Port-en-Dro, as you watch the fishing boats come home?
Visit Carnac as a couple
Carnac is also an ideal destination for a romantic getaway. The many facets of this delightful seaside resort in the Morbihan are sure to appeal.
Are you sports fans who love action-packed holidays? Here, an array of nautical activities await: kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, and more. Everything you need to have a blast and enjoy a few thrills! Or perhaps you’re keen on culture and exploring? Then for a memorable holiday for two, opt for Carnac to delve into prehistory and all its mysteries at the many megalithic sites.
What is there to do in Carnac?
A whole range of unusual and enjoyable activities await you during your holiday. The Morbihan town offers the ideal blend when it comes to relaxation, sport and local culture.
Bask on La Grand Plage beach in Carnac
If you love building sandcastles, swimming in the Atlantic and sunbathing, head to the Carnac’s main beach, La Grande Plage. Stretching more than two kilometres long, this superb sandy beach is within easy reach, ideally located in the town centre. It is bordered by the dunes that separate it from the road, and by a path where you’ll love to stroll. It’s a real haven of peace, gently soothed by the constant back-and-forth of the waves.
Sample the culinary specialities
Brittany is famous for its culture and especially its rich and generous cuisine. Its food is popular with young and old alike, so it would be a shame not to give it a try during your camping holiday in Carnac. The town is teeming with characteristic restaurants, with something for every budget. Take this opportunity to savour a Carnac buckwheat pancake, served with a local cider. And for dessert? A home-baked kouign-amann cake – what else!
What is there to see in Carnac?
Carnac is famous the world over for its menhir alignments dating back to prehistoric times. And right beside the standing stones, don’t miss St Michael’s tumulus: it’s older than the pyramids of Egypt!
The Carnac menhir alignments
The Carnac alignments are one of the Morbihan’s main attractions, comprising 3,800 standing stones! They can be freely accessed from March to October, so you can stroll among the megaliths at your own pace or go accompanied with a guide. You’ll be able to learn about how people brought the stones here, using their own strength in a time well before machines. We promise – it’ll be much less strenuous for you! At a 5 star campsite near Carnac, you’ll have nothing to do but relax!
Saint Michael’s Tumulus
Located between the coast and the Carnac alignments, Saint Michael’s tumulus is another well-known tourist attraction in Carnac. Here, you can contemplate seven millennia of history. Impressive enough for you? Built during the Neolithic period, the tumulus is a tomb covered with more than 35,000 m3 of stones and earth. Today, the mound is topped with a chapel which, according to legend, was built in honour of Saint Michael. Until the early nineteenth century, it was known as... Saint Michael’s Mount (or Mont Saint Michel in French).