Posted on 15 March 2011 by Dan Johnson
Want to hit the right note with your summer holiday to France? Well how about Brittany in August?
Brittany is an ideal family destination for camping in France. The region has the longest coastline in France, so there are white-sand beaches, serene harbours and craggy coves to discover.
Plus, camping doesn’t have to be under canvas. You can enjoy all the luxuries of a mobile home holiday by staying at one of our best-known siblu holiday villages. Four-star Domaine de Kerlann has free children’s clubs, indoor and outdoor pools, a splash zone and sports pitches, and is located close to the pretty town of Pont Aven.
And why is August such a great time to visit? Well, there is the Lorient Celtic Festival (5 to 14 August 2011), a 10-day celebration of Celtic culture includes more than 250 events for 700,000 visitors taking place on stage, in the street and under tents. There’s a diverse collection of musicians from across the world and headline events including Pipe Band and Bagpipe Championships, instrument master-classes and dance competitions. About 60% of the events are free to watch, so there is amazing amount to see and experience at no cost.
For those seeking some solitude from the Celtic clamour, Brittany beaches are superb. The fishing port of Trevignon has a huge beach with lots of smaller bays. Port-Manech is a pretty harbour town with a large sandy beach that is rarely crowded and has plenty of rocks pools for inquisitive kids. La Grande Plage in Carnac is south-facing, sandy and the ocean is calm and suitable for youngsters.
Carnac is also the site of France’s version of Stonehenge. For 6,000 years more than 3000 standing stones, some more than 20m high, have stood in perfect alignment for more than two miles. Local myth has it that the stones are a legion of Roman soldier turned into rocks by the magician Merlin.
If you have visited Brittany or been to the Lorient Celtic Festival, please tell us about it in the comments below.