Things to do when camping in Ille-et-Vilaine
When you book a
camping holiday in Ille-et-Vilaine, you’ll be visiting a diverse destination with so many possibilities. There’s so much to see, do, experience and taste in this wonderful corner of France that you’ll have to plan your sightseeing itinerary wisely.
In St. Malo, visitors will be treated to lovely beaches and a good selection of historical and contemporary tourist attractions. The Grand Aquarium is a wonderful marine life centre that’s ideal for the whole family, while Fort National, St. Malo Cathedral, the 18th century Demeure de Corsaire mansion and the Jacques Cartier Museum are perfect for cultural insights.
The coastline around St. Malo is blessed with lovely beaches, namely Plage du Mole, Plage de l'Écluse, Bon Secours beach, Plage des Bas Sablons and Beach Nicet. There is a scattering of tiny islands off the coast worth visiting such as Cézembre, Grand Bé and Petit Bé.
The far-reaching shores of the emerald coast are home to more blissful beaches, with many found in the pretty seaside resorts of Dinard, Saint-Lunaire, Saint-Briac-sur-Mer and Paramé.
When you walk into the well-preserved medieval town of Dinan you will be instantly transported back in time and find yourself immersed in history and heritage. The top attractions in this fairy tale town include Château de Dinan, Saint-Sauveur Church, Hôtel Keratry and the famous Rue du Jerzual medieval streets with artisan shops.
Another urban highlight of the region boasting history and culture is Rennes, the capital of Brittany. The best places of interest in the city include the Parlement de Bretagne, Parc du Thabor Public Gardens, Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes and Manoir de Bourgchevreuil castle.
There are several villages in the region showcasing beautiful architectural heritage, and the hamlet of Fougères is certainly one of the most alluring. Built on a rocky outcrop, Château de Fougères is the highlight of the day trip to this enchanting village. In Vitré, timber-framed houses and medieval ramparts whisk you back in time while Château de Vitré captivates visitors with its rich heritage and history.
For adventures in the beautiful natural surroundings of Ille-et-Vilaine, we would recommend a visit to Brocéliande Forest, a stunning expanse of woodland with walking and hiking opportunities. The forest is home to the fairy tale castle of Château de Comper and is said to be the forest of King Arthur.