Nice Aires in Brittany

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  1. Dorset Diver

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    Been going to France regularly since the early 70's but have never "done" Brittany. Can any of you more widely travelled folk recommend nice coastal / village / farm Aires in the region. We will be in and around the area throughout May. Our passions; lovely walks and views, good local food (mine seafood), and wine. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    Nice aire in my town Port Louis , Morbihan looks out over the Petite Mere Du Gavre. Some nice aires all along the south coast which will be warm and pleasant in May. (I'll be there at home)

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    We liked Port de Dinan 48.454285 2.038393

    There are no facilities but it's a very short walk to the port with plenty of bars and restaurants and a slightly longer one up the steps to the old town which is well worth exploring.

    EDIT: There are no facilities at the aire but there is a service point fairly closeby in Dinan itself.

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    Hi dorset diver,
    Here's some we visited back in sept 2015
    some photos of our trip in the showcase section
    FOUGERES
    N48.35517 W01.21105
    free & free services next to nice castle , a must to visit (not sure about dogs)


    CAMPENEAC N47.95519 W02.28958
    free aire , services chargeable & they are up in the village, lovely lakeside aire rural village.


    ST GILDAS DE RHYS N47.52282 W02.85811
    6 euro's parking , services extra, lovely beachside aire


    CAMARET SUR MER N48.27421 W04.60834 large aire 6 euro's, services extra , well worth a visit just outside the aire an up to the right, 300 yrds from hilltop view of fab bay, nice walk down to deserted beach

    LOCRONAN N48.09826 W04.21257
    4 euro's , well worth a visit
    really nice old town with beautiful church town a bit touristy


    Plogoff N 48.03277, W -4.66231
    rural free aire no services , a little bit out of village, sea views , services back in village chargeable

    BOURG BLANC N48.49208 W04.50184
    lovely free lakeside aire , free water


    Lampaul Plouarzel N 48.44690, W -4.77744 6 euro's services extra showers & laundry on site + wifi
    beachside aire, sort of terraced on sand , bit out in the sticks


    TREGUIER N48.78944 W03.23163
    riverside free aire no services

    St. Cast le Guildo N 48.64316, W -2.24625 free aire on top of hill over looking harbour no services

    ST ANDRE DES EAUX N48.38098 W01.99758 nice free lakeside aire
    free water + toilet on site


    Hope these help
    Terry

    ps sorry about large print , couldn't get rid of once started in error
     
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    La Turballe - nice small town with a Marina & fishing harbour.

    Arzan - close to beach. Not far to town (10 mins bike ride) with ginormous Marina. Boat trips around the gulf of Morbihan from Port Navalo.

    Carnac - if you like stones:LOL: (and lots of them):D

    Quiberon area - a couple of aires. Next to no facilities but a pleasant area. (The Savage Coast and it lives up to it's name).

    Pointe du Raz - Very end of peninsular. Expensive aire with no facilities but an interesting place.
     
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    Landerneau is a favourite of mine, 3 minutes to the town on an old municipal site so you get your own pitch and electric for €6 a night.
    Port Plerin is also very pleasant to stay at, if you're at the front good river views.
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    Just been around the coast from Roscoff to Piotou, now back home in Brittany.
    We found a few nice Aires that we hadn't seen before, favourite one was at Nevez, Raguenez Plage. Tarmac parking for 10 vans ( may need chocks as its a bit sloping) overlooking the sea, lovely beaches to walk on, rock pools a plenty and an island to walk out to at low tide. Also a very nice but pricey restaurant a few yards away.
    I'll try and post a couple of pics. There was one other van there when we were there on Saturday, who had a strange way of using his levelling chocks!
     
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    Had to post this picture of the French van on levelling chocks. People were walking past and taking photographs!
     

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    I expect he noticed when the liquid lunch had worn off :D.
     
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    And here's a view from the edge of the aire itself.

    Lots of walks along the beach and coastline, the end of the car park fills up with walkers in the early mornings.
     

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    Agree nice aire close to town.
    See pic of prices at dinan aire
     
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    All good advice (y) but you'll be out of luck with local wine, they don't really grow vines in Brittany :(
     
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    No problem as I'm sure I will find some somewhere and if not local I will just have to rough it :D.
     
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    Not quite.... Gros Plant de Nantais or Muscadet are produced in the area of Nantes which although not now in the administrative region of Brittany is still considered as part of Brittany by the locals.....and the road sign writers:)
     
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    Nice cider though.....
     
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    If using this aire ( as said before no services ), we use the aire in Lehon only 1.5 miles away , reasonable car park free services (personally I wouldn't spend the night unless desperate but ideal for water etc.
    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: FREE

    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

    GPS CO-ORDS: N48.44195 W02.04262

    DIRECTIONS: From DINAN take D12 SOUTH to LEHON. Turn RIGHT @ LES OURS bar to AIRE (signposted) on RIGHT .

    SITE DESCRIPTION This municipal aire is located on the southern edge of Dinan, on the western side of the small village of Lehon -- close to the Abbey & the river. The aire is in the large tarmac parking area outside the Tennis Club
     
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    We used a different service point, closer than that. It was just that though, service only with no parking. I can't remember exactly where it was though and our book is in the van in storage.
     
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    Thank you all for your helpful replies. It's wonderful to be able to ask almost anything on this site and get some help. :smiley:
     
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    Helpful for us too as we plan to go back to Brittany later in the year. We only touched on the area around Cancal and Carnac on our last visit in '14 we spent more time in Brittany as we were engrossed by the WW2 museums and memorials
    Chris
     
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