So much to see, so many things to do in Brittany, France
France's top western corner, with steep cliffs, dramatic rock formations, coves and tiny harbours to the north, wide estuaries and endless sandy beaches to the south, Brittany is a region steeped in Celtic myth and legend.
Here the locals speak their own language (Breton) and remain loyal to their ancient customs and ways, often wearing traditional dress, proud to play their own style of music and share the wonders of their wholesome brand of delicious cooking. The fruits de mer are fabulous and the crepes absolutely cracking.
A magical place, in every sense of the word, Brittany is peppered with deep forests, grottos, rocks and streams, ideal terrain for giants, fairies and goblins. It's small wonder that King Arthur, on his search for the 'Holy Grail', encountered Merlin the wizard here in the Foret de Paimpont.
The people are still profoundly religious though, which means that throughout the Summer there are many pardons, colourful village processions and festivals, filled with costume, dancing and pipe accompaniments.
One of Al Fresco's family holiday parks in Brittany (Chateau des Ormes) is close to the northern 'Emerald Coast', within easy reach of the lively seaside town of St Malo (with its awesome aquarium), the medieval, walled 'metropolis' of Dinan and the saintly majesty of Mont St Michel. Similarly outstanding is the Isle du Grand Bé, a mighty fortress reached by causeway, and the luxurious lakeside chateau at Combourg.
Our other two family holiday parks in South Brittany (La Grande Métaire, Le Conguel) are close to the historic harbour town of Auray, cobbled fishing village Concarneau and regional 'capital' Vannes. The kaleidescope pottery and embroidery of Quimper is only a short drive away too.
Also, when on your family camping holiday in Brittany, try not to miss the weird and wonderful Stones of Carnac, older than Stonehenge, and the breathtaking Pointe du Raz - Brittany's equivalent of Land's End.