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Camping Le Ty Nadan
Route D Arzano
Brittany   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 4 30 05 15 19
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Pitches: 325
Open: 24/05/2024 to 04/09/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 21 Reviews
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 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   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   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding On Site   Cycle Hire On Site   No Golf   Tennis On Site 
 No Beach   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: August 2018 Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Devondad 1 review from this member

 We stayed at Ty Nadan in August 2018 as a stopover on our way further south. We loved the great range of activities available on-site. Our holiday was with Eurocamp and although the static home we stayed in was ok, it was a little dated and could have done with being replaced with a newer model. One of the best things about the site is the river that runs through it. Our kids had a lot of fun just playing and messing around in the river.

The games area for us was the only disappointing thing about the campsite as it is quite small and is joined onto where they have some of the entertainment. This makes it a little awkward with table tennis balls flying all over the place. Although we didn't stay for a whole week, we would certainly return for another stay.

We travelled from Plymouth to Roscoff and so the travelling distance to the campsite from the port is quite short and straightforward. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Nellie72 16 reviews from this member

 We booked for 7 days and had a caravan pitch overlooking the river with the plan being that if we didn't need to get back home for work, we'd extend our stay by a further week. Needless to say that we didn't extend our stay.

Thankfully I booked an extra large pitch as some of the pitches offered, (which will supposedly take a twin axle caravan, ) had the rear of the caravan rammed in the hedge whilst the hitch was sticking out into the road, leaving the occupants to hope that passing car drivers were paying attention and didn't drive into the front of their unit.

There were some really inconsiderate campers, both in the pre-erected tents and those with their own units. Raucously yelling at gone midnight, and then giving your young children bang snaps to play with before 8am seemingly being the done thing.

The site is advertised as having wifi. It does NOT. Even though staff were well aware of there being no wifi, they still sold us 20 hours worth, although in fairness this was refunded without question. The phone signal is also non existent, so those of you who like us who HAVE to work whilst you're on holiday (answering emails and the like) stay elsewhere or you'll be tearing your hair out. Or twice daily driving to a lay-by 4 miles away where there is a mobile phone signal, in order to reply to emails.

Perhaps we've been spoiled by other Castele sites such as Bien Assise in Guinnes and we were expecting the same standards of care, quality and general condition, especially with Ty Nadan being more expensive. We were not expecting to scratch the sides of our caravan in getting to our pitch thanks to the over grown trees and hedges, neither did I expect to have to tramp through stinging nettles in order to access the electricity hook up.

Simple things such as being able to turn a tap off for the caravan water supplies rather than it continue to flow all over the ground resulting in a muddy quagmire could be so easily remedied, but nobody seems to care.

Shower pressure left a lot to be desired. Out of eight showers in a block with only two in use, there was not sufficient pressure to wash soap suds out of my hair.

The pool complexes were fabulous but seemingly run by rowdy (and downright rude)gangs of British and Dutch teenagers making everybody elses' life a misery should you dare to encroach on their turf.

Bins were few and far between and always seemed to be overflowing.

Pitches near the breathers for the septic tank reeked of sewage, thankfully we were far enough away for our pitch not to be affected.

The reception staff were very helpful and friendly and managed to solve our issue with not being able to work (albeit the issue shouldn't have arisen in the first place) The lady teaching Segeways was very funny and supportive of my pathetic beginner status, thank you for your patience!

Perhaps our experience is influenced by having left Ty Nadan and found ourselves the next night on a small family run site which is both immaculate and with relatively modest but immaculately presented facilities. In short, for half the price of Ty Nadan, Camping Le Balcon de la Baie provided all the facilities we had expected (pool, showers, space, peace and tranquility) and failed to receive from Ty7 Nadan. Quimperle was a long way to tow a caravan for a week we didn't particularly enjoy.

The campsite is in the middle of nowhere and there's no opportunity therefore to stroll into a nearby village for tea or a quiet drink of an evening. The setting is lovely, but facilities and the environment could be so much better, and for the money I would expect it to be a LOT better.

However, a visit to Doelan just south of Quimperle is a MUST if you like seafood and sea views.

Pitch 400 is ideal if you are traveling with a dog as half the pitch stays in shade, but you'll be inundated with children at the front of your pitch accessing the river. 

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Rethomas 6 reviews from this member

 Just returned from a two week stay at Le Ty Nadan from the end of June through to the beginning of July. We chose this time as it was out of peak season knowing the site would be that much quieter and altogether more relaxed. This was our first time to this site although we are quite familiar with the Castel chain of sites and the surrounding area.

Our touring outfit is quite large and we arrived with family in another touring outfit at the same time. It quickly became apparent on arrival that space was pretty much wherever you could find it and at busy times would become a bit of a nightmare. I think they need to develop an arrivals procedure and mark out at least a couple of bays for outfits to pull into.

Check in was simple and we were greeted by very friendly staff. As our outfit was quite large, we were escorted to a large open playing field down by the river and taken via buggy to our pitch. This was a nice touch as it allowed us to plan the route through the site ensuring that we were properly able to negotiate any tight spots.

Pitching up was relatively simple and we had chosen a premium pitch with its own private sanitary facilities which included a separate shower and wash basin cubicle, kitchen sink and fridge as well as a separate toilet. All in all it was a really nice touch.

A couple of hours after we'd pitched up, we were asked by a member of staff if we'd like the grass on our pitch to be cut! This should obviously have been done in advance of our arrival and as we'd booked this specific pitch months in advance, there were no excuses as to why it hadn't been done! We did notice this recurring theme throughout our stay and found the ground keeping to be really quite poor considering the site is part of the Castel group. On other sites of this standard we have experienced finely manicured pitches, hedges and trees which makes a big difference to the overall appearance of a site and is something you come to expect.

Site facilities are fairly typical for a site of this nature and there are loads of activities available to chose from. This site is a haven for kids (young and old) although it would be quite easy to spend more than budgeted with the vast number of things to do costing extra. That said, with a bit of forward planning there should never be a dull moment at Le Ty Nadan!

There is a small grocery shop on site which has all the basic essentials and more although we didn't really use much of this as there are numerous supermarkets only a short drive away. The takeaway served some delicious snacks and the large cheeseburgers were a real treat! There was a nice but fairly basic selection of food on the menu in the site restaurant and the quality of the food was superb. The scallops, seabass and steak were firm favourites!

The Euros were on whilst we were there and a great atmosphere surrounded the bar area for the Wales games with a strong Irish contingent on site bringing some Celtic camaraderie to the proceedings! Very sad to see Wales knocked out!

The pool complex on site is great featuring a couple of small outdoor pools for young kids which had water slides as well as a deeper outdoor pool for adults. There was also a heated indoor pool with it's own slide and a few water jets dotted around the edge as well as a separate jacuzzi. Everything was kept spotlessly clean.

There are some lovely places to visit nearby and some worth a mention are the beach resort of Le Pouldu, Concarneau and Pont-Aven.

All-in-all we had a great time at Le Ty Nadan and I would recommend it to others. We felt it was let down by a lack of ground care and maintenance. Much more could be done to 'grade' the ground on the pitches, making them flat and level as well as trimming hedges and trees. We've seen this in other sites and there's no reason it shouldn't be done here. With more effort, care and attention to detail, this site has the potential to score 10/10! 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: CJ75 3 reviews from this member

 We spent a week at Ty-Nadan at the end of August which worked well as the French were back to school therefore the campsite was quietening down and coming to the end of season. The site was easy to find only taking 2. 5hrs from St Malo, upon arrival staff were helpful and pointed us to our pitch which although was not what we paid for 'Castel Premium' near the river, we stuck with it as it was plenty big enough for our 5 man tent + a car. The staff also brought along a table with chairs, a bbq as well as a full size fridge which was a blessing!

The site is very good for younger children, we had a 9 year old in tow whom was kept busy with indoor & outdoors pools as well as the play area opposite our pitch. There are plenty of activities that are an additional cost, we only did the kayaking which was excellent!

The facilities were clean, the shower block had plenty of hot water although were unisex which we weren't too comfortable with.

The grocery shop on site was well stocked though on one occasion ran out of croissants? The wine was incredibly cheap though. There is one restaurant that only opened in the evening so there wasn't much for lunch only a takeaway doing greasy junk food. We ended up making our own sandwiches from food bought at the grocery store. We had takeaway pizza one night which was splendid and just what you need after a busy day.

The bar is open all day & evening and puts on entertainment for kids, we made it to bingo one night which got particularly busy.

The beach is about 20mins by car, they are well worth visiting as there are many coves with idyllic quiet beaches along the coastline. Overall this was a good campsite, one we would recommend for definite! 

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 14 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Chinster1957 34 reviews from this member

 Ty Nadan is a 5-star site situated in the south Brittany countryside a few miles outside Quimperle. Some of the roads around the campsite are narrow, not really squeaky bottom narrow, but it is worth planning your route properly before making the journey. For the record, we came along the N165 and then took the D769 and the roads were ok on this route. Take care as you approach the campsite as the entrance is not very well signed and is easy to miss.

The first building you will see on arrival is the site reception. Out of season you are able to choose your own pitch. They vary in size between large and obscenely large (extra charge), some also have a water connection (extra charge), most are level. The Camping Cheques book suggests you book but out of season the site is virtually empty and there are hundreds of pitches. You can buy Wi-Fi time which is supposed to be available site wide, we managed to get a signal from our pitch but it wasnít very strong. You can use the computers in reception and in the bar if you have trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi on your pitch. Tourist information leaflets are also available at reception.

Ty Nadan is part of the Castels group and is classed by them as a CLUB site. This basically means that they have lots of activities available. I wonít mention all the activities, there are simply too many. The more unusual ones on the site are Paint Balling, Segways, Horse Riding, Quad Bikes, a ďGo ApesĒ type Adventure Course, a Zip Wire Course, Canoeing and Underwater Diving. They also have a fantastic swimming pool complex (both indoor and outdoor), football pitch, tennis courts and undercover table tennis and badminton. All these activities are open throughout their season.

In May the site was very quiet during the week days but was a lot noisier at weekends when groups occupied the siteís own mobile homes and visitors came for the activities.

Ty Nadan has a small grocery shop, a takeaway (the pizzas are excellent), a restaurant and a bar together with a games and tv room.

I felt the toilet blocks were the main disappointment with this site. Poorly designed with few menís toilets, slippery floors, irritating lighting and freezing cold (the weather was particularly cold when we were there but external doors may have helped keep the wind out). There are three blocks on site, one at each end and one in the middle. When we arrived (mid May) only the middle one was open. The ladies have plenty of cubicles; however, the men only have three (one of which is a disabled toilet without a seat). For our first few days on site, one of the menís cubicles was permanently locked which meant that the men had only one proper toilet for the whole site! Later in our holiday they opened the toilet block down by the river, but this isnít very big either, having just two menís and two womenís toilets (plus two disabled and two childrenís toilets). It does have external doors on the shower section though. The third block was permanently locked so I donít know what it is like. I canít help feeling that in peak season these facilities are going to feel the strain.

There are a reasonable number of showers. These are operated by push button and have no temperature control. The main problem with the showers is the lighting which is activated by someone entering the block and goes out after a few minutes. This may be ok when there are plenty of people about but out of season the lights tend to go out mid shower.

Southern Brittany is a fantastic place to holiday. The beaches (around 25 minutes away) are really good and there are some lovely villages to explore. It is also a fantastic area for walking (we bought a book from the Tourist Information in Quimperle). Some of the best walks follow the coastal path. The coast is very rugged here and very picturesque. Another good walk is at the Roches Du Diable which is only a few miles from the campsite. These are large rock formations that are in and around the river and well worth seeing (especially as they are free). If you like biscuits or paintings then a visit to Pont Aven is a must. It is very picturesque with its river and harbour. If you are at Ty Nadan during May on an odd numbered year then be sure to visit Scaer for the Carnivale. The floats are enormous and elaborate; the whole thing is very French with plenty of street food, music and drink.

In summary, Ty Nadan is a good site with plenty going on to keep everyone amused. The toilets / showers could be improved but at least they were always clean. Out of season it is quiet but I suspect it becomes a whole lot livelier and noisy as the season progresses. If you like a site with a lot going on, then this site should be near the top of your list. 


Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Olliethedude 2 reviews from this member

 Very clean site, we had a great pitch 329 with the river running behind, the boys spent most of their time in it both age 14, great site for activities but you need to pay extra for these, archery paintballing zipwire adventure park with zip wires ropes extra, BEWARE the sat nav's have hissy fits after Rennes and send you towards Nantes, just put in ARZANO and you will find site

Only downside is it is remote but if you happy to stay on site there is plenty to do at a cost but very enjoyable and would go back again 

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 14 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Lynn_brighton 11 reviews from this member

 We have just returned from a rainy 10 days at Ty Nadan. Having expected variable June weather we chose Ty Nadan because of the excellent facilities and we wern't disappointed. We stayed in our own tent on a superior pitch with electricity. It was right on the river and a really beautiful location. It wasn't that near to the facilities but this didn't bother us because we took our bikes and cycled everywhere.

Good points

Excellent value for money. I thought that the pitch fees were very reasonable given all the on site activities included. Free activities included heated swimming pools with very good slides, Badmington courts all over the site, ping pong tables and more badmington in an covered barn area, bouncy castle and evening entertainment. Paid activities were also very reasonable. We did the adventure rope activities, canoeing and pony treking. The quads and segways also looked great fun but our kids weren't old enough for this.

The site was clean and well laid out. It is spread over a large area so if you are a long way from reception there is a lot of walking (as I say we used bikes)

Reception were friendly and helpful but there wasn't much tourist information available or weather updates provided which would have been useful.

Showers and hot water were free in the toilet blocks but the swimming pool showers were so hot and lovely we did all our showering there.

Grocery store was well stocked and reasonable. We did a big shop in L'Clerk for most of our food/drink but for the odd bit and daily baguette it was a good little shop.

Evening entertainment was friendly, relaxed and well thought out.

The site is well situated for Brittany. We visited Quimper, Quimperele, Carnac, Concarneau and Pont Scorff Zoo. All within 45 minutes drive.


The shower/washing up block near us was large and functional but it wasn't cleaned as often as I would have expected and the washing up sinks were often blocked with water being very slow to drain away. Also no toilet paper on occasions.

We wanted to use the restaurant on the last night but they couldn't fit us in. The takeaway service was good though.

Rain. But I can't really blame Ty Nadan for that :) 

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Acea 20 reviews from this member

 We booked a fully service pitch with drainage and water which despite being half empty we could not locate and were left to locate on our own. Our pitch with Water only was in a beautiful spot opposite the river but its disappointing when you expect and pay for drainage and water only getting one. The pitches are not well maintained and I would call them Rugged !

The kids facilities are amazing and not too expensive, you need to plan well but they can have a great time.

The on site restaurant is just not French quality, not having to keep up standards with an ever turning clientŤle. Cold and problematic food.

Showers lovely and hot and indoor pool also very nice.

Port Scorff is a good little trip out.

This camp-site could be sensational with some better pitch allocation and maintenance. 

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Lou bee 9 reviews from this member

 Whitsun week holiday booked through Canvas, should have been in pre-erected tent but offered upgrade to mobile on site for £20. 13 year old daughter nearly bit their hand off while waving her hair straighteners in the air !

Site is fantastic for kids from about 7 years up as so many activities to do, mine enjoyed quad biking, paint balling, horse riding and archery.

The pools were great, slide pools outside and a huge indoor pool with slide and jacuzzi. The river on site was beautiful and the we spent our evenings paddling and fishing for tiddlers, this was the highlight of my holiday so peaceful and such good family time.

The weather was great so we didn't try the restaurant or bar as it was all about the barbecues at the caravan.

We had a good look at the touring facilities and hubby used showers as at 6' 4'' found static shower a bit claustrophobic. All good and clean.

Nicest pitches those overlooking the river, would definitely go for one of these if we ever take our tent although unlikely as it was cheaper to book a tent/static in June than take our own and we have booked again for next year.

Bit of a drive for days out but worth it, we did Pont Aven and Quiberon peninsula (absolutely beautiful reminds me of Cornwall without the rain), to be honest so much to do on site didn't really do much else- if you are non sporty like me take a good book buy a good bottle of wine and enjoy the peace and the fact that the kids are having a wonderful time and aren't glued to the playstation.

To sum up although activities not included we thought reasonably priced and worth it, we booked everything at the beginning of the week and then did a big shop at the local E LeClerc (10 mins away) then sat back and relaxed whilst kids (and occasionally us) wore themselves out 

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Devonfletch 2 reviews from this member

 Returned from a two week stay yesterday - and loved it - we were travelling with our twin axle tourer along with 3 teenage boys - and Ty Naden delivered! The site itself was tight in places when getting the unit to the actual pitch but with a motor mover we managed fine. The pitch was almost level with water/waste and was large and private. The staff were all helpful and polite.

Activities for the boys were awesome they didn't stop - from the swimming pools, quad bikes, canoeing the river or archery etc made it difficult for us to even get them sat long enough to feed em! Quimperle and Quimper were within easy driving distance when we needed a break from the site. All the activities were reasonably priced and we could pick and chose what and when.

The guests were mixed european - a lot of dutch - which made for a very friendly and polite atmosphere. My only negative view was of the toilet/shower block of all things - often found to be grubby, no hot water in the showers and several were caught out because they had sat and started before realising there was no toilet paper in the dispenser!

But overall - for an active family holiday - I would recommend it. 

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