Escale St Gilles, Bénodet, Finistere, Southern Brittany
Nearest Airport, Brest 60 mls
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Camping Escale St Gilles is an impressive, family orientated campsite set directly opposite a sandy beach near to Benodet in the Finistere department of Brittany. A short walk along the coastal path leads to the popular resort of Bénodet, from where day trips to the popular Glenan Isles are available, as well as an excellent selection of bars, shops and restaurants.
Escale St Gilles is an exceptional site set directly opposite a sandy beach and close to the bustling resort of Bénodet. This is a lively site boasting impressive facilities including an exciting pool complex and relaxing wellness centre.
Most of the emplacements here are grassy and are divided by trees and tall hedges, which provide privacy, shade and plenty of space for children to play. The friendly atmosphere of the bar is a good place to relax in the evening and throughout the season you can join in with the entertainment programme, which caters for families of all ages. Venture off site to explore the hidden coves and rock pools which adorn this rugged coastline.
Facilities at Escale include:
access to Beach
Couriers on site
Places you may wish to visit during your stay at Camping Escale St Gilles
Pont l'Abbe 9 kms: Start your visit at the bridge in the centre of Pont l'Abbé, where you have nice views along the quais (Quai de Pors Moro is on your left and Quai Saint Laurent on the right). Both quais are pleasant to stroll along, with the most interesting parts of the town and most commerces being in the streets to the north and south of the quais.
Quimper, 13 kms: Although the history of Quimper dates back to roman times it was in medieval times that the town became an important regional centre. The town became wealthy from the 17th century onwards due to and the growth of the pottery making industry here.
Concarneau, 14 kms: Although Concarneau is the third largest fishing port in France tourism also now plays an increasing role in the economic life of the town, a listed 'town of art and history' with a historical centre that is among the most visited destinations in Brittany.
Pont-Aven, 26 kms: For several hundred years Pont-Aven was a quiet port town with an industry based around its watermills and port, then towards the end of the 19th century it also gained a reputation as an art town. A significant number of artists are still attracted here, with the town referred to by the local tourist authorities as a 'city of artists.'
Audierne, 37 kms: Within Audierne the centre of activity, and the focus of your visit, is around the estuary, the harbour and the sea front, lined with impressive 17th-18th century houses built by the merchants who once supplied arms to the French navy.
Last update: 15.01.2018
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