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Visitor Reviews - Castel La Grande Metairie

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Castel La Grande Metairie
Route Des Alignements De Kermario
Carnac
Brittany   (Browse area)
56342   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 02 97 52 24 01

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Pitches: 574
Open: 27/03 To 06/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 25 Reviews
              8/10 from 25 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Shastings 11 reviews from this member

Depending upon what you look for in a site you'll either love or hate this place! We spent three weeks here in the summer and we're booked in again for 2017, so I guess we fall into the former category.

This is a very large, full blown holiday park with extensive pool complex, pony rides for the kiddies, bar, restaurant and so on. It is situated conveniently close (5 min drive) to a selection of beautiful sheltered beaches and the town of Carnac. This is great family holiday territory with a whole host of other attractions such as a zoo, high ropes centre and so on within easy reach. If you're interested, the standing stones of Carnac are literally outside the entrance.

Facilities are good, with sanitation blocks that are large, quite luxuriously fitted out and kept very clean (at least they were throughout our stay of three weeks in peak season). Demand on these blocks is low because, as with a number of French sites these days, most of the park is given over to static caravan type accommodation - more on. This later.

Touring pitches are reasonably generous starting at 80 square metres and going up to 120 square metres. We were a little cramped on our pitch (80 sqm), but we do have a very large tent, trailer and estate car, so I can't really grumble. For 2017 we've requested a specific, larger pitch and paid the extra cash to give us more room. All pitches are bordered by waist high hedges on at least 3 sides, so there is a decent level of privacy. Water access is frequently spaced around the touring areas. There are a number of trees around for shade, which was most welcome during August 2016. Vehicular access is good to all pitches and although you're welcome to park on your pitch, there are also car parks around if you'd rather have the space. As far as I could tell, all touring pitches have electric hookups and some have water/drainage for caravans/motorhomes.

On site entertainment is excellent: stunning pool complex, tennis, pony riding, fishing, play parks for the kiddies, bar, games room, outdoor theatre space (entertainment nightly), etc. There was even a visiting circus during our stay. The restaurant is decent enough, but a little pricey and needs to be booked in advance. There is Alsop a takeaway with chips, burgers, pizza and so on. There's also a good kids club.

The on site shop is quite large, with all the essentials, but with the usual premium prices. Croissants & bread, etc are baked on the premises daily and well worth the extra cash over local supermarket offerings. Access to local towns and supermarkets is good, with a very large E Leclerc in nearby Auray (20 mins by car).

The site is big enough to warrant taking bikes to get around.

Service is pretty good and staff polite. Our only gripe here was that some of the services (pony riding for example) weren't always open at the stated times due to staffing issues? A bit puzzling peak season but there you go. Nightly patrols ensured that the noise curfew was kept, so by 11. 30 the site was very quiet indeed and neither of our two young children were disturbed during the night on any occasion. There was a little noise later from a neighbouring site on Friday and Saturdays, but nothing incredible and pretty much finished by midnight.

I've read several reviews of this site complaining of its noise, general busyness and high kid population, but it is a holiday park. Yes there are lots of kids around as this is very much a family site and to be fair, everything about the advertising for the place screams family holiday. The trick here is to research where you're going and if you want somewhere quiet, then give this sort of place a very wide berth.

Having spent three weeks on this site in peak season I can thoroughly recommend it. Having said that, touring is quite clearly giving way to static caravan type accommodation run by people like Eurocamp and there are precious few touring pitches remaining. Unfortunate, but a sign of the times I guess.

Finally - expensive, but well worth it for a great family holiday in our opinion.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Ammdkids 15 reviews from this member

This was a nice site with an amazing pool- both outdoor and indoor. The kids loved the slides and lazy river and the indoor pool was lovely and warm. We stayed in a mobile so didn't use the toilet facilities. The park was a little disappointing and the bouncy castle wasn't free as on most sites. Pizzas were okay. The bar was nice and had a light show on which the kids enjoyed. The site although large was quiet by about 11pm. The mobiles were a little squashed together. The area is lovely and Carnac beach worth a visit. We would do a short stay there again but it was a little too cramped for a longer, relaxing stay for our liking.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Rachel68 4 reviews from this member

We've just returned from 2 weeks at La Grande Metairie. As 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 dogs, we all give the site a big thumbs up - we had a lovely holiday. There's plenty of entertainment if that's what you're looking for, a great pool complex, bar, okay restaurant (pizzas etc), well stocked shop and plenty to do off site - Carnac, it's beaches and the surrounding area is gorgeous and I'd definitely recommend a visit. Also great for cycling. The site has a free bus service to Carnac and Carnac Plage which was great for us and our children to use with their friends. We were glad we'd ordered a larger pitch as the normal pitches weren't that generous. Wifi was rubbish but they were fixing it the day we left. This is the standard and type of site I would expect from Les Castels and Eurocamp Independent - a great family holiday enjoyed by all!

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Russjmills 2 reviews from this member

Visited this campsite in 1975 when it was a pretty small site with a small pool and bar.

I was amazed when I went back last year to see that it had grown in to a massive city of mobile homes caravans and tents.

Whilst I was a bit upset at what used to be a charming little site changing in such a grand scale. If you like big sites with all the facilities and entertainment for the kids, then this will tick all of those boxes.

The pitch was smallish but well serviced and the staff were efficient.

Whilst I wouldn't go back, this is purely because I don't like holiday parks, but if that is your thing then there is little to dislike.

The surrounding area is still fabulous and the are some great places to go for a day out. This beaches and weather were lovely

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ljhomer 3 reviews from this member

Picked this campsite based on Castels reputation and having used Domaine les Ormes several times. On arrival the staff weren't as friendly but the reception was very busy, although going back to ask questions at any other time of day the reception staff didn't seem to be overly helpful.

Unless you book a premium pitch then you will get a pitch of around 100m2 - it was a bit of a squeeze for my tent and only just managed to get the car on too, had to park the trailer up in the reception car park. We booked with friends and paid extra to have 2 pitches together - their tent only just fit too (an outwell florida 8) so there wasn't an awful lot of room outside the tents for socialising - they were also on different levels so it wasn't like we could combine using both pitches.

Evening entertainment was okay and our combined 4 kids seemed to love it, we were pleased we were pitched away from the main bar etc as it could be very noisy. Kids loved the pool but take your own chair/lounger - people seem to lay out towels and disappear!

Weather was great, can't have wished for better.

Surrounding area was really nice and we had some good days out.

In all we had a great holiday but I don't think I'd go back mainly due to the size of the pitches, I guess we've been spoilt with other campsites!

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Foxinfrance 22 reviews from this member

Did not research before arrival entirely my fault. Visited on the strength of Castels reputation

Ideal for families, everything you could ever want from take aways to entertainment, very much like the costas, reps and kids clubs. Too large and commercial for me. Lots of letting units and ready assembled tents, e. Touring pitches were in the least popular spots of this busy site. ARRGH - Children, teenagers, noise, dust and this was early season. Dread peak time. Took the hit as I had paid for a week, packed up after 2 days and transferred to Les Druids, busy but more sedate. Stay away if you want relaxation and quiet.

Use this website to research as much as you can before you go.

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