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Visitor Reviews - Castel La Grande Metairie

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Castel La Grande Metairie
Route Des Alignements De Kermario
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 24 Reviews
              8/10 from 24 Reviews

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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.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stealthmackem 5 reviews from this member

We had a fantastic 10 nights at this site. The facilities are modern and clean, the shop is excellent and the pool complex the best on any site I've ever been to.

The pitch was a dustbowl, not a blade of grass on it, but that's to be expected at the very end of a particularly dry holiday season. My lawn is the same without folk camping on it! We had 24 hours of torrential rain in the middle of the holiday but the pitch was well drained and our kit kept us dry.

Vannes Aquarium and adjacent Butterfly Garden are good escapes from the rain.

Word to the wise, Sanitieres Block 1 was very busy, walk down to Block 2 for a much more relaxed and slightly hotter shower, only 1 min walk further from touring pitches toward statics (hence less useage I guess).

Pizzas, chicken, frites and crepes from the takeaway are all excellent, although the burgers were reheated and nowhere near as good. The bar is busy as you would expect from such a large site, and to be honest not my cup of tea. If you like line dancing and the songs from Grease, you may enjoy it more. Shame, as the setting and the drinks on offer are fantastic. I imagine out of season it's a great place to while away time and a welcome warm spot. The Blue Lagoon restaurant is very nice, good food and service and usually busy. Oddly, on special menu nights the usual menu is not available.

Plage de Men Du down the road is a beautiful beach and much quieter and closer than Carnac Plage. Take a windbreak as it's much more blowy than you'd realise from the sheltered campsite.

Carnac, Carnac Plage and Trinite sur Mer are all lovely places to go out for dinner with a good selection of restaurants. Carnac has a lively but civilised nightlife, great fun at weekends in particular. Locals are friendly and charming, although as always it helps if you at least try to speak French.

Quiberon is an excellent day trip (do the land train trip) and the beach and dunes around Locmariaquer are phenomenal.

Will definitely return to this site as there's a lot more to see than we could squeeze in during our short stay and I'm not convinced we would find better elsewhere.

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