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Camping De Rodaven
Rocarde De Parc Bihan
Brittany   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 2 56 70 98 91
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Pitches: 89
Open: 01/05/2024 to 30/09/2024

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

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire On Site   No Golf   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <10 miles   Watersports On Site   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: September 2023 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: June19 19 reviews from this member

 Lovely site just 10 min walk alongside the Brest to Nantes canal to the pretty town of Chateaulin.

We paid €15 pn using our ACSI card.

The shower/toilet block were very clean (no toilet paper). It is a recently modernised municipal site with an English manager.

Unfortunately due to a very wet summer and a few days before shutting down for the season some of the pitches were out of bounds and we were asked (at 4.5 ton) to park on the paths, which was no problem. 
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Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: RMurchie 1 review from this member

 Lovely site only a 10min walk from the town centre.

Very quiet in early July when we visited just prior to French summer holiday time.

Ideal site for cycling along the bike routes adjacent to canal.

At time of visit a mere 20€ a night with EHU. 
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Date of Visit: May 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Calp26 1 review from this member

 Lovely place to base yourself to then explore either on foot or by bike.

The site is situated next to the Nantes Brest Canal à few minutes walk from the centre of Châteaulin.

Sanitary blocks clean - hot showers - friendly managers.

The site has just opened after a few years closed for refurbishment.

It’s a lovely quiet site. 
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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Seashell2 6 reviews from this member

 We were cycling the Nantes Brest canal path from Chateaulin so this campsite was in the right location.

It's in a park-like setting along the river with plenty of trees and hedges and the pitches are large with plenty of privacy.

Facilities are good and there is a terrace cafe which is a bit pricey but very pleasant. The town of Chateaulin is just about a kilometre along the river, however the supermarket is further away up a very steep hill.

This site was quiet even in August and we wished we could have stayed longer. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Piscator 3 reviews from this member

 A great campsite and one to add to our favourites: Clean toilet blocks and wash areas: super large flat emplacements: Site manager very friendly - allows barbecues too!

Biggest thing for us was a lovely walk / cycle along the canal towpath into the very attractive town of Châteaulin. It's not a 'honeypot' type town with thousands of tourists but more of a typical French town with all the specialist shops we English love that are disappearing in smaller places.

Cant remember how many Tarte au Fraise I ate. Very good fishing in the Nantes / Brest canal right next to the site. 


Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jjgderbyshire 8 reviews from this member

 We selected this site to visit the Finistere area of Brittany and stayed the whole of September and if it hadn't closed at the end of the month, we could have stayed longer.

Camping de Rodaven is ideally situated on the bank of the wide, slow flowing River Aulne, which forms part of the Nantes Brest canal.

It gives the impression of a rural setting, yet a 10 minute walk takes you into the attractive town of Chateaulin, where you have a good selection of shops, restaurants, a big Leclerc, an Intermarche and a Lidl.

The owner and the pleasant young lady who work there, both speak good English and will go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

The site has a number of different sized statics which look more like wooden cabins, a few 'cabannes', which are basically wooden tents, ideal as budget accommodation for passing cyclists and anyone wanting a holiday with a wooden roof in preference to a canvas one.

We had one of the three 'comfort' pitches, which, although reasonably priced, had their own water, drainage, electricity and wifi.

I can't say much about the shower/toilet facilities because we use our own, but they looked clean enough to me and the Cleaner was in attendance every day.

There was an inspection by the Tourist Board while we were there and the site gained an extra star, making it a three star site.

We went out most days and there are plenty of places to visit within easy reach - it's a really nice part of France and the people are noticeably different - in a good way.

For those wanting to fish, go for bicycle rides, walks, it's all there.

There is boat and cycle hire right next to the site and a municipal swimming pool a few minutes walk away.

French people are in the majority on the camp site with plenty of passing visitors and some who spend their entire holiday there - and I personally can't blame them as I will be returning next June.

I can't provide any valid criticism from my own point of view, but if you want somewhere with swimming pools, water slides to amuse your children and a bar that stays open until late, then look elsewhere, but for us, it was perfect. 

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Purplehat 30 reviews from this member

 We echo everything the previous reviewer said. This campsite is one of those rare finds and we just loved it. Walking along the canal was a delight and accessed via 'the back door' like the site in Bristol UK.

Not a single quibble. The village/ town is not very remarkable but walking across the viaduct and then back to the pizza restaurant kept us happy. Some important landmark features to the surfounding churches, crevettes are very cheap as are the moules. Perfect! 

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Hairywol 29 reviews from this member

 We stayed 6 nights in this delightful and friendly campsite and recommend it wholeheartedly.

This is a municipal campsite but run by a very cheerful and helpful chap with decent English.

The site itself is located within a meander of the River Aulne, which means there are no roads or noises on three sides of the site. It's accessed from a lane connecting to a very quiet road close to the centre of Chateaulin.

On entering the site one sees the reception area, which includes the site office, a bar/cafe area and slightly apart, the toilet block. The whole thing is attractively constructed from wood and complements the rest of the site.

Pitches fall into two main areas. Those closer to the reception have EHU while non-electric pitches are on the far side of a mature hedgerow. Pitches are grassy and demarked by mature trees and bushes - we had a beautiful silver birch to sit under - and nearly all are flat. Most pitches are not very big, around 80 sq m, but careful choosing will land you a bigger one. The non-electric pitches are less clearly marked and the site is happy for people to pitch where they wish within reason.

When we arrived we had a pitch reserved for us but were free to look around and change if we wished - which we did.

The bar/cafe area opens for breakfast, lunch, tea and early evening, but closes around 8. 30pm (which was fine by us). It serves drinks (Christophe again being the host) and snacky meals such as croques monsieurs and quiches, and an ice-cream can also be had.

Croissants and bread can be pre-ordered, and I have to say that I have never had croissants as delicious as those brought up from the local baker (80 cents each). If one can't be bothered a breakfast tray can also be pre-ordered for 5 Euros, consisting of a large cup of hot beverage, orange juice, a baguette, a croissant, jam and butter.

Toilet facilities are not the most modern but were kept very clean, and showers were lovely and hot and free. Bring your own toilet roll though.

The site has picnic benches one can use, and a playground for younger children (although there weren't many kids on this quiet site).

Campers were an eclectic mix of tenters, caravanners and motorhomers, mostly French but with a good smattering of Dutch, Spanish and British too. Most were mature couples but many were young, especially touring cyclists. Everyone without exception was polite and considerate, no late-night revelling or DVD playing (an increasing issue on many UK sites).

The pretty town of Chateaulin is 10 mins amble, down an incredibly pretty riverside path that is accessed directly from the campsite, so no walking on roads. The town itself is small and has a high street on either side of the river with bridges connecting. There is a selection of bars, tabacs and restaurants, and a half-mile drive gets one to a good-sized Leclerc supermarket.

Apart from being attractive in its own right, Chateaulin is ideally placed for touring Finistere and wider Brittany. 20 miles sees one in the the Breton capital Quimper, or any one of dozens of coastal ports with a plethora of visitor attractions and excellent restaurants (especially seafood - yum!) The Roscoff ferry to Plymouth is also only around 40 miles drive.

And to round off this picture - six nights with EHU cost us only 85 Euros - barely a tenner a night! Frankly this site is as cheap as staying at home, and we will make a point of making sure we visit again, as do several of the campers we met there. 

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