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Autumn cocooning and swimming funAn extension of summer

Autumn cocooning and swimming fun

Fancy an autumn dip? Here are five suggestions for a family break at the heart of nature. On the menu: heated pool, a breath of sea air, crêpes and seafood collecting!

1. A bubble of fun in Mont-Saint-Michel bay

Les Ormes – Domaine & Resort in Epiniac (35)

It’s the holidays, and children shouldn’t be hemmed in. Although, at Domaine & Resort Les Ormes, Brittany’s version of “Center Parcs”, with a 4,500 m² water park including a wave pool, all underneath a giant glass dome, we really don’t think they will mind. Where to sleep? There is a selection: hotel, guest house, gypsy vans and even tree houses. Children will love it! Have you got itchy feet? The 200-hectare playground will provide hours of entertainment. Choose from pedalo, horse riding, water skiing, golf, archery, treetop adventures and zip wires. Nearby, discover the charms of the half-timbered houses in Dol-de-Bretagne or set off to enjoy the sea air on the Emerald Coast.

Les Ormes Domaine & Resort

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2. A balcony on the ocean

Le Coteau et la Mer – Pierre et Vacances in Tréboul-Douarnenez (29)

Set off to the tip of Finistère, near Douarnenez, for a seaside break. In this residence dedicated to families, children will love the games area and the indoor pool. Nearby, a thalasso centre is perfect for parents seeking rest and relaxation! Your fully-equipped apartment with marine decorations and its terrace with sea view will soon become a second home. If the weather is right, pop on a pair of boots and walk to Tristan Island at low tide. You can also wander around Tréboul old harbour and even organise a day’s walk to Pointe du Raz.

Résidence Le Coteau et la Mer

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3. Relaxing break in Carnac

Thalazur Carnac Résidence and Hôtel (56)

Set off to Carnac for an autumn break. The famous seaside resort in southern Brittany has lots to offer for an off-season holiday. Amidst the salt marshes, now a nature reserve, opt for Thalazur Carnac in a residence or 4-star hotel. With 100% organic thalasso treatments for parents and a kids’ club, everyone can relax. You can’t go to the seaside and not swim! Here you have access to the salt water pool during your stay. While you are here, you can’t miss out on the thousands of standing stones and the museum of megaliths for a journey back in time. The five fine sandy beaches will also delight children for sandcastle building or a family game of football.

Thalazur Carnac

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4. Pastures and swimming between Rennes and Saint-Malo

Ty Kern in Longaulnay (35)

At the heart of nature, in the morning mist, listen to the birds singing and, in the distance, a bell tower ringing. This former farmhouse and long-house in local stone are now guest houses, Ty Lou and Ty Tan. Mega comfort guaranteed! There is a large covered pool heated to 28° all year round, a sauna and a hot tub, all within sight of the children. What to do? Take a little tour of Bécherel Book Town, just 4 km away, or visit the little medieval city of Dinan. The Emerald Coast is not far away either: stroll on the ramparts of Saint-Malo, and enjoy oysters at Cancale harbour for your evening meal. How about finishing off the evening by the fireside?

Gîtes Ty Kern

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5. A breath of fresh air before winter

Camping Bel Air 4 * in Pornichet (44)

Are you already missing summer, swimming and the freedom of the holidays? At Bel Air camp site, the season isn’t over yet! You can still put on your swimsuit and make use of the heated pool and sauna. Drop your luggage in a mobile home, a lodge tent, a safari chalet or a villa with jacuzzi. In Pornichet, it’s also the season to take advantage of the tides to collect seafood. Visit the market in Guérande, take a boat trip through the Brière salt marshes, breathe in the air on the wild Croisic coast, go shopping in La Baule and buy niniches lollipops for the children… It’s a beautiful life!

Camping Bel Air

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