Carnac, the perfect destination for a camping holiday in southern Morbihan
Carnac is a charming coastal resort in southern Brittany situated between the Gulf of Morbihan and the bay of Quiberon. It is very popular with nature lovers and is very family-friendly. It’s really quite simple. Once you have enjoyed a camping holiday in Carnac, there will be only one thing on your mind… planning your trip for the following year !
Carnac’s beaches, the most beautiful beaches in southern Brittany !
Huge sandy beaches where the sea meets the sky, a gentle slope leading into the sea, a sailing school for navigating around the bay of Quiberon… what more could you ask for during your camping holiday in Carnac ! There are no less than five beaches in Carnac. Saint Colomban beach and the south facing Grande Plage (main beach) have been awarded the « blue flag » label and are both lifeguarded in the summer. Carnac also offers a range of watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, paddle board, kayaking and diving to get your adrenaline pumping ! And or course you mustn’t miss your chance to enjoy a spot of shellfish gathering at low tide. Beaumer is a particularly popular spot for fishing for clams, winkles and cockles.
Carnac stones, menhirs as far as the eye can see !
A land steeped in legends and history, Carnac boasts the largest collection of megaliths in the world. It is thought they were erected between 4500 and 2500 BC. The most impressive sites are Ménec and Kermario which are home to over 3000 menhirs erected in lines over 4 kilometres. The largest menhir in Carnac is a short walk from Kermario and is known as the Géant du Manio (giant of Manio) which stands 6 metres tall ! The mystery of the standing stones still remains today. It is thought they served for ceremonial purposes and for worship. If you want to find out more, stop off at the Maison des Mégalithes which organises numerous activities and entertainment around the prehistory theme. Maybe you will be able to solve the mystery of the Carnac stones !
- Admire the impressive villas along the seafront in Carnac-Plage..
- Visit the village and chapel of Saint-Colomban (16th century).
- Try some oysters at Anse du Pô, a small harbour, home to Carnac’s oyster farms.
- Treat yourself to a day at Carnac’s thalassotherapy centre.
- Enjoy an evening out in Carnac’s town centre and soak up the festive, family atmosphere that reigns in this coastal resort.