This is a lovely campsite for those wanting some peace and quiet in the countryside.
A 20 minute walk from Josselin, along the canal, bike hire and kayaking available as you get to the town and a lovely medieval town to wander around, with some lovely cafes and restaurants.
The campsite is very popular with cyclists and walkers, usually those who are following the Nantes-Brest canal route. Many people passed through, throughout our 8 night stay here, giving the site a lovely atmosphere and constantly changing character.
The ground is quite firm in the summer so worth taking some strong pegs but there's plenty of choice for where to pitch, with some nice shaded areas if you prefer. The woods at the rear of the site are nice for a short stroll and the owners are currently developing a clearing there for some extra pond features.
The toilets are kept very clean and have separate 'suites' within them, meaning you effectively have a bathroom to yourself, with toilet, shower and sink. The block attached to the house is the nicer of the two but both are cleaned regularly.
One tip for those not used to camping in France - take your own loo roll!
The owners are lovely English people, who are happy to help out with anything and who will also cook burgers and chips in the evening to order or bring a breakfast to your tent, if you order the night before.
We had a great stay here, often preferring the peace and quiet of cooking by our tent, by the forest, rather than eating in town. However, the restaurants we did try in Josselin were lovely and the main square has a great atmosphere throughout the day. We were lucky enough to see an outdoor concert outside the town hall whilst we were there too, which was lovely.
Another tip - if you're going to walk home from town in the evening, be warned that there are no street lights! Either take a very good torch or take the car and drive back. We found out the hard (and scary!) way.
The coast is only an hour's drive away and there are also nice lakes nearby, with plenty of watersports activities to take part in.
We would definitely return if we were to go to this area again.
This is a very quiet and peaceful site, with very few children around and ideal for a chill out caravan week. I did not use the toilet block as the caravan does have its own facilities, the loo emptying point is around the back of the toilet block and campers could do with some guidance to find it.
The canal and lock is down the hill about 1Km away and if cycling there is a bit of a hill to get back to the site, having said that the towpath by the canal is well worth the trip and an easy cycle ride to the town of Josselin some two kms away. My trip to the area included the celebrations of Bastille day in Josselin where they party from early evening to several bands in various areas in the town. The evening culminates in a very good firework display over the river with the castle in the foreground.
There is a Carrefour supermarket on the far side of Josselin but the main shopping area is at Ploermel 15kms away.
There isn't a pool or children's play area on site, but this makes it a great place for a pleasant and quiet week.
Dick and Paula are very amiable people and welcomed me to the site on arrival, unfortunately the Wifi was not operational during my visit as the telephone engineers do not seem to put this as a priority, but Dick did offer me use of his own personal internet connection if I had urgent e. Mails to send.
I managed to get good TV reception on the small satellite dish that I have attached to the caravan, this I found to be a plus when the rain is persistent.
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Apart from the persistent rain that plagued Brittany for the fortnight I was there, my stay at Camping des Cerisiers was very pleasant and I would not hesitate to recommend the site to anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful stay.
Excellent value for money site, if you have bicycles highly recommend riding into Josselin and then along the river, beautiful scenery along the river as well as through the country farmlands.
The owners were extremely helpful and went out of their way to assist with any requests. We had run out of gas and they identified a store that stocked what we needed (Most stores have different gas & gas fittings).
Insider tip use the shower facilities next to the house rather than the main shower block they are much nicer. That being said all facilities were of a good standard and were cleaned regularly.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay at this campsite. There was a selection of pitches and we were able to get a fantastic one with shade and trees/hedges around it for privacy. The toilet and shower facilities were well-kept and very clean. The owners were away when we stayed but their parents were on site and they were helpful and friendly. They made us feel right at home and gave excellent advice on where to eat out in Josselin.
Josselin itself is a beautiful old town, with cobbled streets and fairytale wooden-framed houses, and is one of the loveliest places we visited whilst in France. In the town you can visit the top of the Church tower to get some spectacular views of the town below and, of course, the castle. We visited the castle too and enjoyed the tour of some of the selected rooms as well as exploring the grounds. There are plenty of places to eat, as well as wonderful boulangeries and a handy Super U. We also found a delightful English secondhand bookshop and stocked up on novels whilst there.
We would love to return to Josselin in future and if/when we do we will certainly stay at this campsite again.
Apart from about 6 static residential homes and 5 very old dilapidated caravans (these were let on a day to day basis to local workers), the place was deserted. We were greeted by the owner who was helpful and said we could pitch anywhere. As we didn't have a back up site to go to we decided to stay for one night at least.
The shower/toilet block was not a pleasant experience. You had to walk beside an open mens urinal to get to the showers which were unisex and the decide which shower/toilet was the least dirty. There was nowhere for emptying the chemical toilet and the fresh water pipe was a lot to be desired.
Apparently they cater mainly for cyclists who cycle the Brest to Nantes canal and we were the first caravanners he had seen for quite a while.
As it happened we eventually stayed for five nights. My visits to the showers were only made when needed (and then with my partner in tow).
Why did we stay you may ask - Well it was the perfect situation for us and Josselin is stunning. As we like peace and quite we couldn't have asked for more, and we didn't fancy the hassle of packing up and finding another site. The canal is a wonderful place to stroll along in the evenings. Josselin takes about 20 - 30 mins to get to but who's in a hurry, unless its to get to a bar and watch the world go by. Their market is on a Saturday and is well worth a visit.
This was our fist trip to France with the caravan and it hasn't put us off at all, but we have learnt a lot - firstly, have a back up site to go to.
We thoroughly enjoyed our ten-day stay at this site, although for the first few days a group of teenage scouts stretched the toilet facilities to their limit but after that things calmed down (thankfully)!
The site is generally quiet, with pitches for tents being moderately flat with some shade and the sites location, just outside Josselin, is ideal for exploring this very pretty area. A definite plus is the amount of wildlife (we saw a huge range from swallowtail butterflies through to buzzards whilst sitting outside our tent) and the woodland walk provides an interesting afternoon's diversion.
Josselin is a half-hour's walk from the site and is packed with interest as well as useful shops and a variety of restaurants.
All the people we talked to on the site were enjoying themselves and spoke very highly of the owners - we'd certainly recommend the site ourselves.
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