Raguenes Plage campsite is a friendly and relaxing French campsite on the West Coast of Brittany. The campsite has access to the lovely Tahiti beach (300 metres away) by foot along a private, direct and with no road to cross. I would say the campsite is ideal for families or couples. It has a good range of facilities yet is not too large and impersonal.
From early April onwards you can enjoy swimming with the family whatever the weather, in the 120m² circular indoor pool. Heated to at least 28°, it also has a paddling pool with fun fountain, and an infinity pool.
From June to September the outdoor water park opens. This is designed for young and old. With a 95m² paddling pool with a gentle sloping access, the little ones will discover the joys of safe bathing. Explore the island in the middle with its specially-designed slide, but look out for the crocodile! Adults will appreciate the large 21m long outdoor infinity pool with massage jet. Three slides or a spiral flume will take you into another pool.
There are more than 50kms of marked and unmarked footpaths and circular walking routes nearby, along clifftops or seashore, through sunken lanes and hedged fields. The Brittany Coastal Path Long distance footpah GR 34 goes along the coast eastwards from Raguenes to Pont-Aven and beyond, and westwards it leads to the Pointe de Trévignon, Trégunc, Concarneau and further...
Booking Your Holiday
- • Roscoff: 133km
- • St Malo: 227km
- • Caen: 373km
- • Calais: 713km
- • Lorient airport: 40km
- • Brest airport: 110km
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 :
- • Quimperlé, 30km : Services to Rennes, Auray and Paris
- • Bus Station 5km : Services to bus Concarneau
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 and the Eurocamp reps can give you details of cycle routes.
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.jardinsderospico.fr/
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 Raguenes Plage 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 may also want to visit the very quaint small town of Pont Aven, famed for its art and artist's and also as the Home of Crepes !