Press Trip – We were invited to stay at Eurocamp for the purpose of this blog post Review Eurocamp L’Atlantique in Brittany – all words and opinions are my own.

Review Eurocamp L’Atlantique in Brittany – A couple of weeks ago we visited  Eurocamp L’Atlantique in Brittany in the middle of August in the middle of a pandemic.  We felt completely safe, I have detailed the Covid measures below to give you some peace of mind. Not only that but because of holiday restrictions, it was just me and the boys. Yet we still had a wonderful holiday, partly because we travelled with a holiday company that we trust and love.

Review Eurocamp L'Atlantique in Brittany

Travelling in a Covid World

Let’s talk about the virus first. While we were visiting the UK decided that we would need to quarantine on our return home. How long this restriction will last is anyone’s guess. We made the decision not to make the dash to the Eurotunnel to get home before 4 am on a Saturday morning. Currently working from home and the kids not starting back to school until the second week of Sept I appreciate we found ourselves in a place that allowed us to do this.

However, there were several other English families that made the same call as us while we were there. I think our decision was helped in part because we felt so safe. The park was not too busy which meant the pools weren’t either, face coverings were mandatory and worn by all in the communal areas and there was hand sanitiser everywhere.  With one way systems in the shop, bar and reception thought had gone into everyone’s safety. Plus the park had a huge beach within a five-minute walk where there was lots of room to enjoy the weather in an outside space.

Who are Eurocamp – Review Eurocamp L’Atlantique in Brittany

Before we had kids I wouldn’t have known who Eurocamp were. However, since discovering them four years ago they have fast become our go-to holiday provider.  There are many reasons for this but one of them is that fact that there is so much choice. With over 175 locations Eurocamp offer the largest choice of premium outdoor holidays in Europe. There are thirteen countries to choose from; France, Corsica, Spain, Italy Croatia, Sardinia, Sicily, Portugal, German, Switzerland, Austria, Holland and Luxembourg. Near beaches, forests, lakes, mountains and cities you can really choose something that is right for you and your family.

This time for us it was all about location. I knew it would be France and having spent a couple of weeks in Normandy last year Brittany seemed like a natural extension. We had not visited the area before but there is so much to see and do I am sure we will be back as we only scratched the surface.

At the time of booking the only mobile home available was an Azure 3 bedroom. They do also offer Comfort mobile homes on the same campsite.

What did we think of our Azure Mobile Home?

Things we loved:

  • Recently installed (in 2019) into the campsite our the Azure Mobile home felt brand new. Designed to sleep six they have three bedrooms and one bathroom with a separate toilet. Unlike others we had stayed in there were no bunk beds with two of the rooms having twins and the third having a queen-sized bed. This would make them more suitable for older families.
  • Maximum space is given to the living area. There is a table that seats four with two additional chairs available in the cupboard. With space to move the table into the centre of the room, you could seat six easily. There is also a modern corner sofa.
  • I much prefer to eat alfresco, especially when on holiday. Outside on the covered veranda, there is a larger table which seats six easily, we ate most of our meals outside. The veranda is gated at the end and runs almost to the end of the home adding a valuable outside space. Useful for drying clothes and storing the copious amounts of bodyboards, floaties and the bonus scooters.
  • The bedroom windows had mosquito nets over them which was nice to see but to be honest we did not struggle with mosquitos at all during the holiday. Despite being prepared for them. During our week stay, I only found one in our mobile home and we were not careful with keeping doors shut etc.
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  • Considering the size of the bedrooms there was a reasonable amount of storage with double cupboards above the beds and a small wardrobe at the bottom with two shelves. The master also had a larger hanging area.
  • The kitchen has everything you need to have a self-catering holiday. Including a large fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, electric oven and a gas hob. I found all the crockery and cutlery clean and ready to use. Outside of the fridge/freezer, there was not a lot of storage for other food bits.
  • The bathroom is a good size and much larger than other mobile homes we have stayed in. There is no bath but the shower is large and much easier to use with the kids. Having a separate toilet is also very handy.
  • You do need to book linen in advance and pay a little extra. This year both disposable pillow and mattress protectors were provided. All the windows were also open in the mobile home when we arrived so that it had aired for a minimum of 24 hours before we stayed.

Things we were not so keen on:

  • There is no aircon. Although Brittany is milder than other French destinations we did need it when we arrived. There is a fan which is provided which did help and I had brought mobile fans for the boy’s rooms in case they were needed. After the first couple of nights, we managed without them.
  • Parking – so we know the old joke about women and reverse parking. But being a competent driver I even struggled to get the car into the space between the mobile homes. Now my car is not the smallest but as the week progressed I noticed a lot of the other guests also found alternative places to park their cars. Although annoying, you did not feel as though the homes were too cramped. They all faced the same direction so there was plenty of privacy from that perspective.

We had a very comfortable stay in our Azure mobile home, it had everything we needed and I would not hesitate to book another of these in the future.

What did we think of L’Atlantique Campsite?

The L’Atlantique Campsite has classed as a medium campsite with 432 mobile homes an pitches. Although to be honest it felt a lot smaller. This could be because it was not operating at capacity during these uncertain times. We found the campsite quiet and we used all the facilities easily and without worry or extensive queuing times. The only thing which we prebooked was our meal in the restaurant on the last night.

Things we loved:

The pool complex

Without a doubt the pool area was a huge hit with all of us for different reasons. All located in one place there is a good size indoor (heated pool) which was hugely popular with both of the boys. Also inside there is a baby pool which is on 30cm and a toddler splash area. In the next room, there are indoor slides and a splashdown area for older children. Shaped like a ship the boys really enjoyed playing on its multi-levels and kept getting caught by its numerous buckets.

Outside there are four further slides, these did not open until midday. All four slides have runoffs so they were fine for Harry. Although he is a little bit of a daredevil. There is also an outside pool most of which is quite shallow and a lazy river. Since I was travelling alone with the boys and could not be in two places at once I was pleased to see that Charlie could touch the bottom of all of the pools. There were also numerous lifeguards that were very good with the kids and had no problem pulling them up for misbehaving. They also spoke fluent English.

Around the pool, there were plenty of sunbeds we did not have any trouble finding beds at any of the times we visited. I also really liked that the area around the pools was not tiled. Which meant the boys could run around freely without the risk of slipping over. In some places, it even felt a bit like the soft tarmac you get in playgrounds! It was really easy to spend the whole day in the area which we did several times.

Proximity to the beach

From our mobile home to the beach was between a five minute (if the boys took their scooters) and a ten-minute walk. We literally just needed to walk down the road next to ours and through a little wooded area and we were on the beach. The beach itself is long with beautiful white sand and even with the tide right in, there was still plenty to build a sandcastle.  It was like an untouched paradise.

Review Eurocamp L'Atlantique in Brittany

Lots of activities

In reception, there was a time table of activities. They included water aerobics, kids clubs and quiz nights. There was always something going on. But in addition to that, there were lots of other things to keep the kids entertained.

  • Outside play area – a super clean and what looked brand new outside play area is right next to reception. A huge pirate ship that had climbing nets, slides, captain wheels and telescopes every corner.  There was also a roundabout, swings and a younger kids climbing frame. There were also some spotless toilets which saved one of our trips!
  • Right next door there is a bike hire. With miles of pine forest to explore the bikes were popular and we saw a lot of them around the campsite. You can hire for half a day up to a week. They had electric bikes, karts and kids seats. Some of the smaller kids bikes also came with stabilisers and hire prices started from 9€
  • Minigolf – A firm favourite they have a short nine-hole course which cost an additional 2€ each. If I am honest it didn’t look much but it was pretty tricky and kept the boys entertained for a good forty minutes.
  • Inside play area – Being Brittany the weather is changeable and towards the end of our stay, we had a couple of big downpours. The inside play area was invaluable! There is a large climbing soft play area, a huge bouncy castle and a role play area. With plenty of seating, wifi and the opportunity to grab a coffee or something stronger from the bar for the parents. The boys enjoyed playing, it was spotless and only open at certain times of the day for cleaning. There is a morning session and an afternoon session. It costs 2€ per child per session or 3€ for both. The kids are given a coloured wrist band to allow entry.

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Other amenities – Review Eurocamp L’Atlantique in Brittany

In the centre of the campsite next to the pool there is the main building that contains a restaurant, bar, take away service and shop.

  • The shop – stocked a range of essentials both from a coking perspective but also things you may need if you are camping. There is also an area where you can buy pool tools and souvenirs. We managed to top up the food we had brought from home with fresh bits, but really you would need to visit one of the close by supermarkets to stock up. They also had a plentiful supply of fresh bread everyday and did lovely pastries in the morning.
  • Takeaway – operating throughout the day and until 10pm at night the take out service offered pizzas, burgers, paninis and kids meals. All at a reasonable price. We had pizza a couple of times during our stay and it was very nice and well priced.
  • Restaurant and Bar – The bar has an outside seating area and table service, plus you can buy ice creams from the takeaway window. We did eat in the restaurant on the last night of our stay and I am sorry to say we were disappointed. Service took a long time and our steaks were not well cooked. I think they were just overworked and perhaps if we had not had a starter our meal would have been more successful.

Cashless wrist bands

I was a little worried about these as they sounded a bit of a faff. However, they were really easy.  I wish I had got one for Charlie to, who would quite often go and get the bread in the morning. Lightweight, you wouldn’t have even known it was there. Top-ups are done at reception either by card or in euros. It was really handy. Especially when holidaying alone as it meant I didn’t need to take any money with me when I visited the pool. At the end of the holiday when you had your key back. You can get anything left on the card back by cash or put onto a debit card.

Things to be aware of:

  • There is wifi onsite you do need to pay extra for this but while we were there it didn’t work. And although in places you could get 4G it was quite often only 3G. I found that the network would get overloaded at a certain point in the day and nothing would happen. I do not think this is unusual we have found the same on many French campsites.

What we thought of the location – Review Eurocamp L’Atlantique in Brittany

There is a lot to do in Brittany, the trouble we had was narrowing it down. With miles of coastline and lots of French villages and towns to explore it is an area, we would like to visit again. As there is no way we did it justice.  Book mark this page as I will be updating it with links to the places we visited during our stay.

We had a great time at Eurocamp L’Atlantique in Brittany and would recommend it.  Thank you, Eurocamp for a brilliant holiday and all the wonderful memories we made as a family. You never disappoint.

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50 Comments

  1. Margaret Clarkson Reply

    It sounds like a lovely holiday. The photographs are great, it looks like a very nice site.

  2. It sounds like this was a good place overall. I’m not sure about how I feel about the lack of air conditioning though. I get hot! LOL

  3. Every place has its positivies and negatives. Overall, I think it sounds like an awesome spot for the family. I might have to bring my own fan to keep me cool, though. I run hot. LOL

  4. thehappymommie Reply

    This sounds like a fun place, my kids wud really enjoy the pool side . beautiful pictures

    • Margaret Gallagher Reply

      Joy laughter fun sunshine and smiles- love love love – amazing place

  5. Ah this reminds me if when I went to France with my friends as a kid. I loved the eating out outside and just so much to do! Glad you had a brilliant trip x

  6. This is such a great idea. I’ve made notes and will revisit this post. We had planned to travel to Europe back in June but of course Covid and travel restrictions SO we are now planning for our return when possible. I really like this idea and I feel like it would give us so many opportunities while meeting all our needs. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Priscilla Stubbs Reply

    So pleased you had a lovely time, and the weather was brilliant, high always helps

  8. Tee Simpson Reply

    Really want to take my girls to a Eurocamp. Thank you for this review it has answered so many questions.

    • Catherine S Reply

      It looks as though you had another great holiday! Fantastic pictures 🙂

  9. Cynthia M Woodman Reply

    Sounds like an amazing place to take a family on vacation!

  10. Anthea Holloway Reply

    It is good that you felt safe and that they took adequate precautions. It did look sparsely populated which was good too. No air conditioning is not so goo though!

  11. This is a perfect getaway for family! So many amazing things that families can enjoy! Hope to visit it one day

  12. Oh my, Brittany looks like such a wonderful place to visit! I’d love to go there soon and explore the area for myself. 🙂

  13. I’m currently sat in my rented caravan in Skegness and listing after the luxury of yours.

    It sounds like an amazing place for a family holiday x

    • Looks like you had a great time. What an amazing place for kids – so many facilities!

  14. Sounds like quite an adventure and fun to do with the family! I’m impressed with how much space there is!

  15. Wow, this seems like a great place to vacation as a family! I’m impressed with how nice it all looks and I wish we had something like this in the states. It’s perfect for these COVID times.

  16. MELANIE EDJOURIAN Reply

    It is worrying letting children play in the outdoor play areas. I’m glad to gear that they kept it very clean and that it was in good condition. Sounds perfect for a family visit.

  17. Marta Skeledžija Reply

    Sounds like an amazing place to have a family holyday. Love the pool aria.

  18. Ivana Mearns Reply

    How nice for the kids to be at Eurocamp. They seem to be having so much fun. Shame about all the restrictions and the quarantine.

  19. I have always fancied Eurocamp but never been. My girls are 14 and 12 now and my son is 8. I still need to sort their passports out but think that something like this would really suit us.

  20. Such a fab experience! It’s great that there are a myriad of activities and amenities that the whole family can enjoy.

  21. Jasmine Martin Reply

    This looks like it would be such a lovely trip to go on. I am going to have to add this place to my list of places to visit. The rooms are beautiful.

  22. Hayley Todd Reply

    This looks like such a lovely holiday! I have always loved the idea of Eurocamp holidays and this place seems to have something for everyone!

  23. Theresa Thomas Reply

    I would never have thought of going to a beach holiday in France

  24. How great that you managed to get away. Our (self organised) holiday to Oslo was sadly cancelled – we’re still trying to get back the money from our flights – and we spent the entire summer at home. We did a few nice local day trips though.

  25. Tracy Nixon Reply

    Sounds like you had a great time ! I look forward to your next adventure!

  26. Ursula Hunt Reply

    I used to take my children to Eurocamp when they were little they still recall the holidays with much affection and now take my grandchildren

  27. Anthony Harrington Reply

    looks perfect for families, lots to keep everyone busy

  28. Lyndsey cooksey Reply

    What an amazing looking place! Fantastic photos and I’m glad you enjoyed it with restrictions in place.

  29. Ruth Harwood Reply

    What a fantastic-looking place to use as a base to explore and to spend time relaxing too!

  30. Vikki Bowker Reply

    It looks like you had an awesome holiday. After seeing all of your posts it’s definitely high on travel list!

  31. A.E. ADKINS Reply

    Looks as though you had a fab and more importantly, in these times, a safe time. Unfortunately we were not comfortable enough to go on our booked UK break, let alone abroad.

  32. Jenny McClinton Reply

    This campsite looks perfect for family holidays with lots to do and nice accommodation. I liked the look of the outside seating area, and it is also good that they have camps around Europe.

  33. Megan Adams Reply

    I’ve briefly heard of Eurocamp, so its wonderful to read a full review. It looks lovely!

  34. YOLANDA DAVIS Reply

    Great post & photo’s. I’d love to be able to take my family.

  35. Charlotte C Reply

    That looks a great place, my daughters would love it there! Hopefully next year things will settle down so we can go on holiday!

  36. Emma England Reply

    We went on holiday in August too and felt really safe also. Euro camp looks fantastic and I hope to check it out soon.

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