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Camping on the Emerald Coast

From the Pointe du Grouin to Cap Fréhel, the Breton shores of the English Channel offer a magnificent spectacle with a multitude of wild natural sites. Between Ille-et-Vilaine and Côtes d'Armor, manor houses, villas, malouinières and seaside resorts compete in style and elegance.

With beautiful views over the western part of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, the charming little port of Cancale lives to the rhythm of its oyster beds, which can be discovered as far as the eye can see at low tide. After a tasty tasting, stroll through the town which stretches between the Pointe des Crolles lookout point and the neo-gothic Saint-Méen church.

As in Port Briac, Port Pican and Port Mer, a few well-sheltered coves allow you to swim or moor your boat between capes, islands, reefs and rocky outcrops. With a characteristic emerald green sea.

The site of the Pointe du Grouin offers a grandiose panorama stretching from the cliffs of Cap Fréhel to the Norman town of Granville. A panoramic footpath faithfully follows the coast. Among the many surprises of the Emerald Coast, note the islet Du Guesclin, which belonged to the singer Léo Ferré, the sculpted rocks of Rothéneuf, or the manor house of Jacques Cartier, who discovered Canada in the 16th century.

From the towers of Saint-Malo to the villas of Dinard

Ideal for walking, the Sillon dam leads to the foot of the ramparts of the very dynamic corsair city of Saint-Malo, still marked by the exploits of Surcouf and the memory of the writer Chateaubriand which rests on the Grand Bé islet. In all seasons, life in Saint-Malo is very festive.

Passing over the tidal plant dam, you just have to cross the Rance estuary to quickly reach the four beautiful beaches of Dinard. It is from the Promenade du Clair de Lune, on the water's edge, that you will appreciate the variety of more than 400 classified seaside villas of all styles.

A beach festival

Belle Époque atmosphere in Saint-Lunaire on either side of the spectacular Pointe du Décollé. With its castle and colourful cabins Saint-Briac is very popular with holidaymakers. The mouth of the Frémur river marks the border between Ille-et-Vilaine and the Côtes d'Armor to give access to the seaside resort of Lancieux. With 11 beaches, the astonishing Saint-Jacut peninsula is well worth a visit. As is the peninsula of Saint-Cast-le-Guildo and the wild bay of Fresnaye.

The treasures of the moors

Visit the famous and strategic Fort La Latte, isolated and cramped at the end of its rock facing the waves. On the other side of the moor, finally discover the great site of Cap Fréhel. In the middle of the colours of heather, gorse and broom, stands a lighthouse. From there, the very extensive panorama leads to the Channel Islands, but also to the archipelagos of Bréhat and Chausey. Admire the spectacle of hundreds of birds, whose 70-metre-high cliffs are their favourite nesting places.

Campsites on the Emerald Coast

Among the fifty or so campsites on the Emerald Coast, from April to September enjoy the high level of comfort of the Château de Galinée campsite ***** in Saint-Cast-le-Guildo (Côtes d'Armor), with more than 330 rentals and pitches. In our selection, we also offer you the Domaine de la Ville Huchet campsite in Saint-Malo **** with more than 200 accommodations, lodges, chalets, cottages, mobile homes and a wide choice of pitches, around 2 swimming pools. Finally, two addresses are to be recommended in Saint-Lunaire (Ille-et-Vilaine) for the Longchamp campsite **** 100 m from the beach (almost 400 accommodation units from April to September) and the La Touesse *** campsite 300 m from the sea (around 250 accommodation units from April to September).


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