Brittany

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  1. mickcope

    mickcope Read Only Funster

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    Just had a great trip back from Spain in our new camper. Went across the pyranees and via Le Mans stopping at two sites.

    Am keen to get back down there again and fancy Brittany. I have never been there and wondered what it is like and also any recommendations on sites. I am looking for small sites, dog friendly and with a good wifi set up

    cheers
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    We stayed at Camping de la Plage in Trinite sur Mer a few weeks ago. Its Southern Brittany.

    Reasonably priced - c100 euros for the week.

    Not sure about dogs though.
     
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    great cheers
     
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    Most french sites seem to be dog friendly as indeed cafes etc, much more enjoyable taking your dog to places than over here. On a warm day if you sit at a cafe table with a dog they usually bring a bowl of water for the dog along with your order.
    Just be careful on some of the beaches if your dog likes to root in seaweed etc they sometimes suffer from 'toxic seaweed' which is harmful to humans as well as animals, and it has been known on occasion to be bad enough to kill our furry friends.Saying that the french as soon as they are aware of it close off an affected beach
     
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    didnt know about the seaweed ta

    been really impressed with the french view with dogs - so nice not to be an outcast

    ta
     
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    We recently spent five weeks touring exclusively in Brittany.
    It has the most aires of any other French region and many, many campsites of all grades.
    Most of the coast line is very attractive but don't neglect the inland areas either.
    The Finisterre (end of land) region is great. Much rugged cliff scenery, some WW2 relics and also prehistoric standing stones (megaliths).
    In fact there is so much for tourists that it would be superfluous for me to name any where specific as you will be spoilt for choice.

    However.....if there is one place I would name it would be La Roche Barnard. The aire is attached to a campsite, (you get full use of all campsite amenities) adjacent to the yacht harbour which has an attractive quay with many eating places. The town is also interesting with an active artisan quarter.
     
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    lots nice places in brittany .its the best part of france .but they arent french they are breton .bit like cornwall not part of england . but we do get on well with bretons .
    lots nice places and very nice people .just use aires you wont need campsites unless you go in the very peak season. love it there . nearly moved a few years ago. but too cold in winter.
     
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    Camping Yelloh Village La Plage near Penmarch'h (Google Maps 47.803326,-4.312885) has wi-fi included. We've stayed there a couple of times.

    Good aires can be found at Concarneau (picturesque walled town in harbour), Carnac (multiple rows of prehistoric standing stones), and Tregastel-Plage (pink granite coast). A little way along from Tregastel is Camping Le Ranolien (48.828453,-3.476079) if you'd prefer a campsite - the pink granite coast is well worth a look.
     
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    Just over a week ago we were in the Cote d'Amour department visiting friends. It's the first time we had travelled west of St Malo (which we love).

    Our friends drove us around some of the costal areas and a little inland, we were continually surprised at the lack of tourists even at one or two of the main coastal towns, it felt a bit like British seaside towns in late March.

    Our friends explanation was there are a large number of Parisien holiday homes there and the Parisiens as we know don't arrive until August.

    Must say we wanted to like this area but found it a bit dead with so many locked up homes.
     
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    because its quieter than other parts of france thats what makes brittany so nice . but come a few weeks time it will be full. thats why there are so many aires . in summer the french crowd the west coast from top to bottom .rest of the year everyone goes south . dont know why i,m saying this you lot will go and make it busy .hee hee. but its lovelly .quite alot of car rally,s and bike meetings in the summer as its a nice driving area.
     
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