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Camping Le Ranolien
Boulevard Du Semaphore
Ploumanach
Perros Guirec
Brittany   (Browse area)
22700
Tel: +33 02 96 91 65 65
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Pitches:
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 6 Reviews
                8/10 from 6 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach 1 mile   Watersports 1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mitzionline 9 reviews from this member

We are a family that usually prefers small campsites but decided to book this larger site for the middle of our holiday to France primarily for it's location and with the added bonus of pools and activities. We weren't disappointed.

Reception staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. So great first impression.

Even though the site was fully booked it didn't feel too crowded and because of its layout and trees/hedges it didn't feel to us like a large site helped by the fact our pitch was a nice large corner spot and felt quite secluded some other parts of the camping/touring areas did feel a little busier. Some of the pitches did look a bit tired since we were at the end of the summer school holidays but they were all clean and well maintained. I would advise to take very sturdy rock pegs. The ground was so hard we could only get our standard pegs in half way.

The pools were smaller than they looked in the brochure but were lovely and never overcrowded. Always plenty of sunbeds available which was surprising being that the site was booked up. Speedo trunks are compulsory for men and it was monitored.

The on site supermarket, although small, stocked all that's needed food and drink wise and the prices really were reasonable. For a charge, they will freeze cool blocks.

We only went to the club house entertainment a couple of times and it was fine. Onsite you could buy pizzas/fastfood/bar food and there was one small sit down restaurant. I did expect a little more variety for a site this size.

Beauty this site, and main reason for us going, was the location. 5 minutes walk to a rocky beach - great for rock pooling - and right on the famous 'Sentier des Douaniers' coastal path - stunning walks in both directions along well maintained easy paths. 45 minutes walk one way takes to to Ploumanac'h, and 30 minutes in the other direction takes you to Perros Geurrec with a lovely sandy beach - both lovely towns with nice restaurants. The coastline along here is stunning. 3 days was not enough for us to appreciate this area.

The showers and toilets and washing up area, were the best I've ever seen on a campsite - immaculate and very modern. There is a laundry with loads of coin operated machines and dryers if needed.

Memorable was an evening when we ordered a stone baked pizza from the pizza parlour at the campsite and took it down to the beach at sunset for our evening meal.

We loved it at this site although it was on the pricey side. With all it's facilities it provided us with very easy camping for a few days in a spectacular location.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Gazrow 5 reviews from this member

This site is in a wonderful location near the pink granite coast. A real treasure of spot. However, although this site is ideally located and the facilities are excellent, I'll not be staying here again. Forgive me bitching, but I'm giving an honest opinion of what I found.

The principal reason for my dissatisfaction comes from the terrible state of the ground for use with a tent. The millions of camper vans touring Brittany have destroyed the pitches for tents. I was offered a choice of three large pitches and struggled to find a spot for my 2. 5x1. 6 metre tent on any of them. The ground was completely bare and rutted and where there was grass enough for my tiny tent it was pot-holed right by the hedges. In the centre of the pitch there were sludge stains where a camper van had let it's waste overflow. It's obviously a very busy site and there are others in the area I'd choose next time. Noisey late on as holiday makers continued their BBQ's until near midnight.

The facilities were excellent and clean. I think there is a shop there, but I never saw it. Very good security and free wifi near the office. There was none registering near my pitch.

It's a short walk to the beautiful coast and there are several car parks that serve the route to the light house. I've never seen such terrific rocks. Big as houses, next to houses and sculpted by the wind and rain into all sorts of shapes. Magnificent.

If you have a camper van, this could be an excellent stop, although for my tent it was 18 a night.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Sableaubeurre 4 reviews from this member

Beautiful area of the pink granite coast with lovely walks accessible directly from the site. An unfortunate side effect of this is the proliferation of large rocks on the campsite, they look lovely but are dangerous for equipment and small children! Our kids loved the pool but I was on edge all the time watching them on the rocks. One of the slides at the toddler pool is actually built into a rock and I saw numerous children falling on it. The pool felt a bit small for the size of the site, and was chilly but the weather though sunny was quite cold for a lot of the time we were there.

The playgrounds and mini golf were a hit with our kids (again not very relaxing as a parent due to the large rocks!). Restaurant was fine but quite expensive for a campsite. The creperie was good. You could sit outside the bar (more rocks, even inside) and drink a coffee while watching the kids play. We found the site a bit impersonal in comparison to other sites we have stayed at. Some of the evening entertainment was a bit Butlins style but there was a good magic show which the kids loved. The bar gets very busy in the evenings when the entertainment is on.

The camping pitches looked attractive with trees and rocks etc but I could imagine it would be tricky positioning your tent.

Fantastic beaches all around the area, we loved Tregastel and Ploumanach itself. It's also worth driving along the coast as there are lovely little coves and beaches. Took a trip to Ploumeur Bodou to see the radome, our eight year old loved this.

All in all a good trip, we will definitely revisit the area.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Rachieb 17 reviews from this member

We had a very enjoyable Mon - Fr of may half term at Le Ranolien ( 2ad and 2 boys aged 15 and 9)

We went with the SUN newspaper 9. 50 holidays ( Eurocamp accomodation) and so got a fab bargain!

It helped that the weather was fab! but there's a small cinema on site and a games room, and the indoor pool ( quite small) for wet days

The all day / every day football suited the boys ! the pools too were good ( they are refurbing them for next year)

Crepes were lovely ! shop well stocked and not all that expensive either

Prices in the bar quite high for spirits / cocktails etc but local beers etc quite reasonable

The gym is free and reasonably well equipped.

Lovely area and scenery.

Definitely recommend for older children

( although there are playparks and areas for younger ones too ) and we intend to return next year.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Brian / KK 10 reviews from this member

We have stayed here three times.

The first time, we spent a week here (camping with French Life) then a week at Le Manoir de Kerlut. The Le Ranolien site was 10 times better.

Second time, also went here, then La Pointe St Gilles site at Benodet. Again, Le ranolien best by miles. La Point St Gilles is right on the beach, but the noise was awful at night. Again we were with French Life, and their caravans were right next to the club. Le R better by 500%

Third trip, we decided to book directly with Yelloh, which worked out great, again went to le Ranolien, before going to the Les Mouettes site. Again L R better, maybe only twice as good.

We have been to this site each time, because it's great, kids have a great time, on the coast, and there is a brilliant water complex.

Booking directly with Yelloh was easy. I emailed and they reserved the booking while I made a booking with Condor Ferries from Poole. Obviously no point in booking a site without getting the ferry crossing that suits. Site 9/10 Yelloh 10/10

Only slight problem, only a stoney beach nearby, but that wasn't a problem for us in any way

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: BigKid 4 reviews from this member

See also review of Camping Haliotis as this was also part of our trip. Stayed here as main camping holiday of just under two weeks - Mum,Dad amd 3 children (3,5 and 6). Difficult call reviewing this site. If you want somewhere with lots of things for the children - playgrounds, bouncy castles, swimming pools with slides and kids clubs this is brilliant as long as the weather holds. Unfortunately we had mixed weather and most of these facilities were either unuseable or over subscribed.

The site is huge and continually busy. Unless it was a really hot day - the outdoor pools and slides could only be used for a short period before the children started shivering. The indoor pool could range from warm to cool and on a rainy day very busy with no lifeguard controlling the antics of some idiots. In regards to the camping site - we had a large uneven grassy pitch with patches of bare earth and sharp bits of gravel. Fortunately, I had a protective ground sheet otherwise I could have ended up with holes in the main tent. The site was on one of the higher levels and exposed to the constant wind.

The only toilets\showers were a 6 minute walk down a hill and did not appear to be cleaned regulary for a site this size. Some cubicles had graffiti on the walls and none of the toilets had seats or were designed to have seats added. The whole holiday we only ever had luke warm water for showers and for washing up. There is a large indoor laundry area but it is 4 Euros for a small load and a further 3 Euros for drying The site has a shop but you do pay a premium. We used to do a shop at the end of each day at the brilliant Super you at Tregastel a short drive away (8 croissants 3 euros, great bread, amazing fish counter, wines, etc).

The evening entertainment was good but usually started at 9pm. Most families took even the very young along so we did likewise and had late mornings. The sandwich bar was poor but the pizzas were good (6.30pm onwards) but can get busy with over an hour wait. The best bits were the granite coast.

You can walk from the campsite along the coast. 1:25000 maps available from Super U. The best beaches we found were at Tregastel and just outside Perros Guirec. Mind on rainy days we found other places just driving down side roads heading to the sea. Head towards the airport near Lannion and in that area of roads you will find a Decathlon (reasonable priced outdoor gear - shorty wetsuits for children as sea is not warm, fleeces, sun tops, snorkelling gear, etc.), a Buffalo Grill (American themed restaurant) and a MacDonalds with small indoor play area.


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