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Ille-et-Vilaine, camping in Haute-Bretagne

Vitré en Ille-et-Vilaine
Vitré en Ille-et-Vilaine


Situated in the east of the region of Brittany of which it is a part, the department of Ille-et-Vilaine has an important historical heritage with cities such as Rennes or Vitré, Breton culinary specialities and the famous oyster of cancale, a legendary nature with the forest of Brocéliande or the superb Emerald Coast and also its often very well preserved castles. The ideal cocktail for a successful camping holiday!

Campsites in Ille-et-Vilaine

As well as being numerous, the 79 campsites in Ille-et-Vilaine promise you a warm welcome. Everything is done to make choosing and booking your accommodation a pleasure and not a hassle. To help you make a choice, here are three campsites that might suit you: La Touesse campsite **** in Saint-Lunaire is situated 300 metres from a lovely beach and has a water park which is ideal in all weathers. Le Tenzor de la Baie campsite ** nestles between Saint-Malo and the Mont Saint Michel and has a covered and heated swimming pool. Le P'tit Bois campsite ***** in Saint Jouan des Guérets, you will enjoy its water park and its activities as well as its beautiful region, the Emerald Coast.

The must-sees of Ille et Vilaine

The medieval castle of Fougères, symbolic of the feudal era, is the town's landmark. But Fougères is also a particularly charming town of Art and History in which you will be amazed by its medieval quarter around the castle, the flamboyant Gothic church of Saint-Sulpice, the old timber-framed houses of the Place du Marchix, the superb view offered by the pretty public garden on the castle, or the walk along the river. A town that is well worth a visit.

Renowned for its seaside resorts, the Emerald Coast is home to famous towns such as Saint-Malo and its ramparts, remarkably rebuilt after its almost complete destruction during the Second World War. The Grand Aquarium will take you 20,000 places under the sea to discover 600 different species of fish.

Known as the pearl of the Emerald Coast, Dinard, a legendary resort, subtly combines water sports with walks along its seafront to discover magnificent panoramas. Dinard has been awarded the "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire" label and its elegant listed Belle Epoque villas bear witness to this.

Rennes, a privileged tourist destination and a must-see stopover in Ille et Vilaine, is also the capital of Brittany and a city of Art and History. It invites you to stroll around and discover the richness of its architectural heritage: its lively historic centre where you can enjoy a crêpe, Saint Peter's Cathedral, the Portes Mordelaises, the many squares such as those of the Parliament of Brittany and the Town Hall. The Pays de Rennes Ecomuseum and the Museum of Brittany are recommended, as is the Thabor garden, which includes a rose garden, a formal garden and a botanical garden.

Victor Hugo wrote about Vitré, about the "happiness of seeing a Gothic town, whole, complete, homogeneous, as some still remain". Having celebrated its 1000 years of Art and History, it is still possible to admire its rich architectural heritage in the historic centre. A town that flourished in the 15th century around its imposing castle and thanks to the hemp cloth trade. You are invited to stroll through the streets of the Poterie, the Baudrairie and the Rue d'En-Bas to observe the old and picturesque timber-framed houses.

And if you still have a few days of holiday left, make a stopover in Cancale, a fishing port and oyster farming centre, this pleasant little seaside resort will invite you to discover its famous oysters.

Finally, a few kilometres south of Cancale and located on the edge of the cliffs, the small town of Dol de Bretagne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It will seduce you with its beautiful heritage: Saint Samson's cathedral and its magnificent glass roof, its old houses and the Cathédraloscope to understand everything about cathedrals.


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