Pointe St Gilles
Pointe St Gilles can be found in the Finistere region, on the south coast of Brittany. It’s a wonderful campsite which has a lot to offer all types of visitors, from families to couples.
The campsite boasts direct access to a lovely sandy beach which is perfect for relaxing and having fun. For those happy to walk or drive a little up the coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are a number of other glorious beaches nearby.
Why we recommend booking Pointe St Gilles:
- Direct access to a beach.
- More beaches within a short distance.
- Close to the popular town of Benodet.
- Great pool complex.
- Lots of places to visit nearby.
One of the great things about Pointe St Gilles is it’s pool complex. Boasting a jacuzzi, sauna, spa, 5 swimming pools including both indoor and outside pools and 4 superb water slides you’ll find that Pointe St Gilles really is a great place for a family camping holiday.
Point St Gilles not only boasts a superb location, great nearby beach and stunning pool complex but also offers visitors plenty of evening entertainment, places to eat and other activities and facilities ensuring you have a wonderful holiday.
Distance to the campsite:
- Zeebrugge: 822km
- Caen Ouistreham: 419km
- Calais: 747km
- Dieppe: 552km
- Le Havre: 485km
- Oostende: 842km
- St Malo: 246km
- Roscoff: 150km
- Santander: 982km
- Bilbao: 885km
Things to see near to Pointe St Gilles
Whilst staying at Pointe St Gilles campsite why not find out what the local area has to offer. Exploring nearby towns and places of interest is a great way of making the most of your holiday in France.
Concarneau is only 19km to the east of La Pointe St Gilles and is a city filled with culture, art and history. The city consists of two distinct parts, the medieval section of the city is surrounded by walls of stone called the “Ville Close”, whilst the newer area is has shops, galleries, restaurants and cafe’s. Concarneau attracts many visitors every year and the medieval city is one of the most photographed places in western Brittany.
Quimper is the nearest major city to La Pointe St Gilles located 19km to the north. The city was dates from Roman times and is lies at the junction of three rivers. Filled with history, Quimper boasts a great number of traditional Breton half timber houses and the cathedral and Church of Locmaria which dates back to 11th century are well worth a visit. If you’re looking for a place to go shopping, Quimper won’t disappoint. There are a great number of shops to visit with a variety of cafe’s and restaurants to relax in.
Benodet is less than 2km along the coast and is the perfect place for a family day out. Located on the mouth of the river Odet, Benodet is a very popular and fashionable seaside resort. It has plenty of beautiful sandy beaches to explore. The resorts main beach has a great number of facilities on offer including water sports equipment hire but the main draw is it’s soft, golden sand. If you have a little time to spare we highly recommend a cruise down the river Odet or a trip to the Pyramid Lighthouse which was built in 1872, both are well worth a visit!
Aquashow is a great attraction near Audierne, 45km to the north west of La Pointe St Gilles campsite. The park offers a rather unique experience with both an aquarium and a bird show. Approximately 160 different species of sea creatures including sharks, octopus and shellfish live within the 50 tanks that make up the aquarium and there are even touch pools where you can get up close and personal. The bird show features a variety of birds of prey and others that live by and on the sea but the most impressive part of the show is to watch the birds fly close overhead and seeing them at their best.
Locronan is a popular tourist destination and is one of the most beautiful villages in Brittany.
It lies around 36km north of La Pointe St Gilles, Locronan is a place that you should visit if you have the time. The town boasts some wonderful architecture with many pretty stone and granite houses along with the 15th century, Eglise St Ronan church. To compliment the history and culture of Locronan, the town also boasts a range of art galleries and shops to keep you busy.
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