Chateau Des Ormes, Brittany, France
Chateau Des Ormes is set in the grounds of an elegant Chateau on a vast estate of wooded parkland and lakes, Chateau Des Ormes is the most famous campsite in Northern France and is the figurehead of the Castels chain. The campsite is surrounded by gently rolling farmland with pretty wooded areas. Chateau Des Ormes is a family run site ideal for families, especially those with teenagers, as the extensive facilities and nightlife are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained.
Chateau Des Ormes Campsite has two exciting pool complexes with waterslides, chutes and waterfalls. The largest indoor campsite pool in France and the only wave pool in Brittany keep Chateau des Ormes ahead of the competition. Domaine Des Ormes has its own riding stables which cater for beginners on ponies right through to experienced equestrians. A tree top adventure course with zip wires and rope bridges is available for the brave. Other exciting facilities include bungy wires, rock climbing, canoeing and paintball.
Golfers and fishermen will be spoilt by the 18 hole golf course at Des Ormes which winds around the fishing lakes. A practice range and pitch and putt complement the set up. The golf club has a separate clubhouse and restaurant which is open to campers. Throughout the estate there are many cycle tracks which lead through to pretty Breton villages.
As the sun goes down take a quiet and relaxing drink in the piano bar or sample the delights of the a la carte restaurant at the on site Hotel.
Brittany has its own distinctive character, it goes without saying that its also the perfect place for a brilliant family holiday. Sandy beaches, protected coves and lively resorts are all close by. Inland there are picturesque towns and villages, impressive chateaux and, wherever you visit, you'll find it rich in folklore, history and tradition. Throughout the summer there are many fetes and festivals where you'll see traditional Breton dress being worn. Seafood is the speciality of the region with lobster, mussels and oysters featuring on many menus. Brittany is also known for it's creperies serving savoury gallettes and sweet crepes. All served with local cider which can be bought direct from apple orchards for a few euros a litre.
Astroturf football pitch, minigolf, horse riding, archery, fishing, pedalos, golf, cricket pitch
Swimming pool, lagoon style pool indoor & outdoor, wave pool , Fishing Lake , Boating Lake , Supermarket, Restaurants, Bars, Take-away.
Chateau des Ormes is easily accessible by ferry from Portsmouth to St Malo (20 miles) or Caen (95 miles) or by low cost flight to Dinard (25 miles) & Rennes (25 miles)
www.flybe.com to Rennes (Chateau des Ormes 30mins)
Rennes - Belfast , Edinburgh , Glasgow , Manchester , Exeter , Southampton
www.ryanair.com to Dinard (Chateau des Ormes, 25mins)
Dinard - Birmingham , Bristol , East Midlands , Stansted
Lat: 48:30:08N (48.50218)
Lon: 1:44:01W (-1.73349)