The Les Deux Fontaines campsite is situated near Nevez in South Brittany. It is a wonderful quiet and spacious French Campsite, particularly in low season. However even in High Season as there is a lot of extra free space on this site, it shouldn't feel too crowded.
The site itself is in fact built on an old apple orchard. The owner is famous for his Calvados Brandy which he makes from the apples ! There are orchards adjacent to the site and it is possible to see these when you walk up some of the lanes next to the site. The campsite itself has been laid out with various themed areas, including a Breton theme and an exotic theme. So if you are taking your own tent you can decide which theme would suit you !
The Campsite is only a short walk from a beautiful sandy beach, aptly named "Tahiti Plage". By bike it is a 5 to 10 minute cycle and on foot, perhaps a 15 minute walk.
The facilities on this four star french campsite are fantastic. The site is situated in 9 hectares of wooded parkland and many of the plots are surrounded by hedges which offer some privacy.
Most of the mobile home and tent plots are a good size but there is a great deal of extra space on this campsite, including a massive field for games. There are various activities organised in the months of June, July and August, including archery, football tournaments and volleyball. There is also a small pitch and putt golf course adjacent to the site as well as a tennis court. You can hire bikes on-site as well.
Note that there is a lot going on on the campsite in June, July and August but by September you will find minimal activities and may prefer to find another campsite unless you would like a very quiet stay.
Booking Your Holiday
- • Roscoff: 163km
- • St Malo: 228km
- • Caen: 374km
- • Cherbourg: 407km
- • Le Havre: 466km
- • Lorient airport: 50km
- • Brest airport: 110km
- • Dinard airport: 211km
- • Nantes airport: 211km
Its possible to reach the local town of Quimper by rail from the UK. Take the Eurostar from London's St Pancras International, change at Paris and travel on to Quimper by TGV. There are various car hire firms at Quimper railway station, including Europcar and during high season there are possibly bus services from Quimper to Raguenes and Nevez. It would also be possible to take a taxi for this last leg of the journey.
- • Local Railway Stations :
- • Quimper, 30 Km
- • Rosporden, 18 Km
Things to Do in the Area
About 500m from the campsite, and maybe a 10 minute walk at the most is a beautiful beach called Tahiti Plage.
The area is fairly good for cycling.
Nearby it is a fairly quiet area of Brittany but notable places to visit include the scenic Breton village of Kerascoet, renowned for its thatched Breton cottages (chaumière is the French word for a cottage !). The village is car and cycle free so please walk through it. There is a very nice Creperie there called Ty Plouz, who make some delicious Breton crepes. The Creperie is not very large so may get busy in High Season.
Nearby as well you will see the ancient Church at Trémorvézen. If you are passing it, look out for the very old stained glass windows.
There is a gastronomic restaurant nearby overlooking Tahiti Plage, The Ar Men Du which has a Breton Chef Patrick Le Guen. We did not get a chance to try this restaurant but it gets some very good reviews online at http://www.linternaute.com/restaurant/restaurant/77177/ar-men-du.shtml. If you do eat there, then let us know how you get on.
Another place definitely worth a visit is the Pointe de Trevignon (photographs below). The beaches all along the coast as you travel to Pointe de Trevignon from the campsite are all lovely and when you reach the Port at Pointe de Trevignon there are a few restaurants and creperies. The village itself is a very scenic, traditional seaside village which is well worth a look round.
Les Jardins de Rospico
Another place we enjoyed visiting was "Les Jardins de Rospico" - The Gardens of Rospico. A wide range of beautiful flowering plants had been cultivated on quite arid ground. You may need to check their website as it was being renovated recently, to see if it has re-opened. http://www.jardins-rospico.com/
The Beach at Port-Manech is worth visiting and you will find a lovely Glacerie/Creperie there as well as a sailing school.
Nevez itself is the biggest village or small town near the campsite and you will find a very good supermarket there. There is a Tourist Information office at Nevez. There are also some restaurants - details are listed on the tourist office website at http://www.nevez.com There is also a market on Saturday mornings and in summer there is a craft market on Thursday evenings outside the church.
Those are the main things we found to do within the area around Les Deux Fontaines campsite. Many people will also venture further afield to, for example, the walled town of Concarneau, which is worth a visit if you feel like travelling further afield. You will also want to visit the artist's town of Pont Aven, which I have mentioned on the page about La Pointe St Gilles Campsite in Benodet.