The most beautiful campsite on the Nantes Brest Canal
Set on the bank of the Nantes-Brest canal, Gouarec campsite is one of the prettiest in Brittany. Not only is it right on the canal towpath, but also at the junction with the V6 cyclepath (see map) – both being part of the Velodyssee/Eurovelo 1 cycle route and has been the base for our French cycling holiday company - Breton Bikes for over 30 years (when it was known as Camping Tost Aven). Our prices are simple - just 6€ per adult 3€ per child (under 18) per night. It doesn't matter whether you use electricity, or have five showers a day, arrive with a tiny tent or a 40' motorhome - the price is the same.
COVID - 19 Today we should have opened. So sad to see our beautiful campsite empty instead of full of happy campers... But we are ready to open as soon as we are authorised and look forward meeting our wonderful campers in the summer. For the moment we are taking reservations but we will not ask for deposits before we have an official opening date.
The campsite itself is large (8 acres for only 100 emplacements) and grassy with a real feeling of an old-fashioned 'campsite' rather than a parking lot for mobile-homes and chalets. To this end we have installed vintage caravans, canvas tents and shepherd's huts for accommodation a little out of the ordinary. For those looking for bricks and mortar accommodation there is the Lockhouse by the campsite which sleeps 10 and costs just 15€ per person and our two Gites in the village from 350€ a week in August. Besides all this there are acres of space for your own tent, caravan or camping-car.
Set on an island, bounded by the canal and the river D'Oree the campsite is perfect for relaxed canoeing, fishing or just watching the wildlife. Obviously many people will wish to cycle in the area and the campsite maintains a large fleet of cycles, electric bikes and tandems which are ideal for exploring the area. You also get the chance to hire a canoe or rowing boat, and uniquely we have a 2CV for hire that would make a very special day out;-)
Gouarec itself is a small Breton village which has all you might need – three restaurants, a small supermarket, baker, banks, garage, post-office and large swimming-pool – in fact all you need for your holiday and all within 500m of the campsite – you really don't need a car.
In the immediate area you'll find lots to do, and for those wanting to explore wider afield the fact that Gouarec is the geographical centre of Brittany means that almost every part of the region is within a 90 minute drive.
To much to list on this page, just follow the various links to see all the options and find out what a special place Gouarec campsite really is...