The campsite at La Baie, Trinité sur Mer and its adjacent sister site La Plage are a couple of the best French campsites we have enjoyed. It is possible to stay at either site with the tour operator Eurocamp in either a tent or a mobile home. For details see below.
The La Baie site is one of the Best French Campsites we have been to and has a nice location right at the beach, is very friendly, has excellent children's clubs and runs various excursions. There is a friendly welcome at the reception and the site is beautifully laid out and well cared for with interesting trees etc dividing the various plots and has spotlessly clean washing and shower blocks. Some of the plots are on the small side but it may be possible to request one of the larger plots if booking with Eurocamp. As well as mobile homes and tents for rent through Eurocamp, this site is an excellent site for taking your own tent or caravan with well laid out emplacements for your own caravan or tent and excellent, clean, washing facilities.
The site is well located in the small holiday town of Trinite Sur Mer which has some fabulous old holiday villas as well as modern holiday houses as well as a yachting harbour or marina. La Baie campsite is also only a few miles from Carnac town centre. This is a good bike ride which we did a few times. View from bike ride is below:
You can also visit the famous standing stones at Carnac from here. There is a "Petit Train" which leaves from La Baie and will take you on a trip past the standing stones or you can take your own car.
The La Baie camp site has a very safe feel about it and children can play at the playground and basketball pitch which are situated right opposite the swimming pool near the entrance to the campsite.
There is a beach right across from the campsite, next to the restaurant and a further beach a 5 or 10 minute walk around from the back of the campsite. Both can be seen in the photographs below. It is also possible to walk right round the headland which makes a very pleasant evening stroll. In fact these paths can be taken right into Trinité Sur Mer itself which is maybe a 20 minute to half an hour walk away.
Booking Your Holiday
There are sailings by ferry with Brittany Ferries and other operators to some of the following ports which are the nearest ones to Carnac :
- • St Malo: 206 km
- • Roscoff: 206 km
- • Caen: 320 km
- • Cherbourg: 370 km
- • Le Havre: 415 km
There are flights by a variety of airlines from the UK and Ireland to the following regional airports.
- • Lorient airport: 59 kms
- • Rennes airport : 137 kms
- • Nantes airport:144 km
- • Dinard airport: 162 kms
- • Brest airport: 178 kms
It is possible to reach the local town of Auray by rail on the TGV which has services each day arriving from Paris.
- • Local Railway: Auray, 12 Km (please contact campsite for further travel details)
Things to Do in the Area
Trinité Sur Mer
A very scenic small town with a high percentage of holiday houses and villas, many from the turn of the century so this makes some entertainment in itself deciding which one you would like to live in if you had enough money !
Trinité Sur Mer has some lovely shops and restaurants along the seafront. The town is situated around the marina and port. There is a traditional market every Tuesday and Friday situated in the square next to the small supermarket. You will also find an excellent indoor fishmarket right next to the marina. This operates on market days as well and is well worth a visit even just to see the giant tuna fish and the fantastic selection of shellfish that are for sale.
The marina itself is famous for yachting and was where Dame Ellen McArthur was based for a while. I am not sure where she is currently based. But you will be able to see some large racing catamarans berthed in the marina
as the bay is a popular sailing spot on the estuary of the river Crac’h which is
ideal for water sports.
Many a big name in sailing has moored at its pontoons, and had their training base there. The marina of Trinité-sur-Mer hosts a number of regattas and nautical events like the SPI Ouest France, the Tour de Belle Ile and the Armen Race and the 8-meter World Cup.
Places to visit nearby can include everything listed for the Carnac La Grande Metairie campsite on this site, as Carnac is right next to Trinite Sur Mer.
Other places we visited from Trinite included the small town of Auray, with its shopping and restaurants and its scenic old port complete with tall ship!
Sainte Anne d'Auray with its cathedral is worth a visit. (It is 20 miles inland)
We actually visited this on the way back to the ferry port but it is worth seeing and is a site of religious pilgrimage.