Les Menhirs reviews
This is an excellent site with a good selection of facilities for the whole family, safe clean and very close to a beach and local town. The best French market can be found in Auray and if your taking children then they would love the ice cream parlour ‘Igloo’ which boasts over 100 different ice cream flavours in Carnac, the local town. Carnac and Quiberon square also has some great fish restaurants (try the Oysters, a local delicacy) and Vannes has a huge hypermarket for a great selection of wines and other beverages.
There is plenty of activities on the site from a gym and solarium for the adults to snooker, games rooms, pools and a variety of sports for the children. Brittany is a great location to explore, offering alot of entertainment for families but if you want a warm sunny holiday then I would venture further South as the weather is unpredictable at times.
This was our second time to this campsite, previously we went with Keycamp and this time we stayed with Mathews. The mobile home was dirty and had fairly old and the pitch size and location wasn’t the best. This was the only negative from the holiday as we love this area of Brittany and the rest of the campsite is clean and well looked after. I would disagree with the comment regarding the food from the take-out hut as we found it all fine, hot and tasty.
We stayed at Les Menhirs in early September and found it to be a great campsite for families in a lovely area. It was a very clean, safe campsite with lots of pools for all different ages and even a sauna and jacuzzi that I certainly got full use from. The childrens pools had various slides and the outdoor and indoor pools had a designated lifeguard on watch though out the day.
There are lots of activities for the kids to take part in from kids clubs that my 7 and 10 year old loved, pony riding, tennis, volleyball and a family disco in the evening with various entertainment laid on each night. The food at the bar and take-away wasn’t great so we ended up eating out in Carnac which is only a 10 minute walk from Les Menhirs campsite. My other half loved the pizzas from La Terrase which made it difficult for me to tempt him into any traditional French cuisine but I got my way and had a seafood platter at La Calypso on the last night which was delicious! If you don’t want to eat out every night there is a supermarket only 5 minutes from the site that is very reasonably priced.
Our mobile home we stayed in was very spacious with three bedrooms and a proper toilet and shower. It even had a on-suite which made it better than most apartments we have stayed at in the past. We stayed with Eurocamp but most of the main holiday agents looked impressive, although Mathews and French Freedom accommodation did look outdated compared to the rest.
The kids thoughly enjoyed the holiday and I would recommend it to any family who want lots of fun with no real need to drive anywhere in order to keep the kids entertained.
We visited Les Menhirs on a Eurocamp holiday in July and had a fantastic time. The campsite was rather large which made it difficult to find the Eurocamp couriers but if we ever needed them, we tended to leave messages at their hut and they got back to us in good time. The mobile home we booked was fairly clean but the gas cylinder had run out just as we arrived which was annoying as we had to wait for a replacement before we could have a refreshing shower after the long journey. We ended up taking the Plymouth to Roscoff overnight Ferry which was great as it ment less travelling by car and therefore less tantrums in the back.
The local town is really nice but a bit touristy, we took a trip to Cote Sauvage and Quiberon which are definetly worth a visit! The Quiberon Peninsula is great for cycling and watersports, we enjoyed windsurfing but there was also Kite surfing and sand yachts available to hire. The currents are fairly strong so keep a close eye on little ones.
The campsite itself is kept really clean and tidy and we noticed staff cleaning the shower blocks constantly. In the main section of the campsite there is a large swimming pool complex with large pools for teens and smaller pools for toddlers. There is also a gym near the complex which is monitored to keep any young kids out. A small convenience shop is on the site but the grocerie shops outside the campsite are cheaper and stock a better selection of food and essentials. The staff on the site was very helpful and went out of their way to please. The weather was touch and go but nicer than England so can’t complain too much.
Overall, fun quality site run very well.
The campsite's location is its main selling point. It is close to the beach, a touristy town, a supermarket, many eateries, crepe stalls, bars, and restaurants. Local villages including La Trinite sur Mer, Auray and a bit of a drive but worth a visit is Quimper, the capital of Breton. Auray in particular has a place called Le Galion which has a selection of miniature historical and fairy tale scenes, including Cinderella going to the ball. What is truly remarkable is that they are all created from sea shells! It's a bit pricey but definetly worth a visit.