Admire the landscapes of Cancale
At 5 minutes from the campsite le Village Insolite, come and discover Cancale, this beautiful Breton village, so famous for its oysters that you will taste on the port of La Houle. Don’t hesitate to take the route that takes you there by the coast, this road offers many magnificent viewpoints on the Emerald Coast with the Mont Saint Michel in the background.
Various stops are proposed to observe the beauty of the Breton landscape and you will then see the particular color of the water which inspires its name: the Emerald Coast. Then, don’t forget to make a detour to the charming district around the church. Tourism in Brittany, leads us straight to the tip of Grouin to take a breath of fresh air while discovering the steep coast.
A beautiful village not to be missed, if you book in your camping in Cancale at Village Insolite.
Top 5 things to see near Cancale:
- Grouin Point
- Port de la houle : tasting seafood and Breton specialities
- Gourmet break : tasting of the famous mille feuilles and “vanilla bean” ice-cream at Rollinger’s
- The visit of the marine farm
- Walking on the shore at Saint Benoît des Ondes while observing the Mont Saint Michel on the horizon
Dinard and the Emerald Coast
Discover Dinard near the campsite
Less than 30 minutes from the campsite, the Village Insolite, discover the jewel of the Emerald Coast, Dinard renowned for its mild climate. A seaside resort that took off in the 19th century with the arrival of English bourgeois families. Its aristocratic villas and the exotic gardens surrounding them are sumptuous. Start your visit by the Priory beach with the view of Saint Malo on the horizon, stroll in the park of Port Breton before starting your walk in the moonlight, lined with splendid palm trees skirting the sea to the beach of l’Ecluse.
This beach is surrounded by two famous peaks : the pointe du Moulinet and the pointe de la Malouine where the villa des Roches Brunes (Brown Rocks villa) is enthroned and houses beautiful exhibitions. There is also the district of Saint Enogat where, near the fountain, many local families meet to eat a good ice cream or have a drink in the small square.
Then, continue your Tourism in Brittany further west towards Saint Lunaire and Saint Briac sur mer, beautiful Breton villages, not to be missed during your stay at the campsite near Dinard. If you have time, continue the journey in Brittany towards Saint Jacut de la mer to the bedside to observe the island of the Ebihens. And finally finish with an excursion to the Cap Fréhel at 70 meters high of its pink sandstone and schist cliffs, you will observe one of the most beautiful views of Brittany offering you a vast panorama of the whole Emerald Coast.
Top 5 things to see near Dinard, Emerald Coast
- Beach of the lock : its villas, its casino, its spikes, the family atmosphere
- Promenade du clair de lune and the parc de port Breton : a pleasant walk to take your eyes away
- Saint Enogat district : its village, its fountain, its “hidden” merry-go-round for children
- Saint Lunaire : la pointe du Nick, la grande plage ,la pointe du Décollé
- Saint Briac sur mer : La garde Guérin, L’île du Perron, la petite salinette and le Château du Nessay
- The Cap Fréhel and Fort La Latte, a must-see site on the Emerald Coast
Visit Saint Suliac
From the unusual village, your Saint Malo campsite, located in Saint-Benoît des ondes, join another village bordered by the Rance river, Saint Suliac.
17 km away, 15 minutes from your unusual accommodation, discover this beautiful old village of the “terres neuvas” located on the estuary of the Rance river. Remarkable site preserved since 1999, it is part of the most beautiful villages of France. Stroll through the narrow streets, whose granite stone houses are decorated with old fishing nets. Numerous hikes are offered to you to discover the Moulin Bauchette, old tide mill, the saltworks of the watchtowers, the menhir called “Gargantua’s tooth” or the fortified church housing the tomb of the Welsh monk founder of the village.
Take advantage of your stay in a yurt at the Village Insolite de Saint-Malo to attend the St. Suliac Festival in the first weekend of August to relive traditions, or at the end of August, the festival of the Doris, old boats used to fish cod in Newfoundland. Finally, on the port all year round, come and admire the chippe Maria, an old rigging used for fishing with sand eels. Then return to your seaside camping, the Unusual Village, the eyes full of beautiful images and the imaginary turned towards past times, inviting you to dream well settled in your Yurt.
Dinan, city of art and history
At 20 km from the Village Insolite, Dinan is certainly one of the most beautiful medieval cities of Brittany. This fortified town steeped in history, will delight you with its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses, churches and its parapet walk. Located on the heights of the Rance, it revolves around the Place Duguesclin where the famous statue of the knight is enthroned. On Thursdays, a famous market settles there very famous by locals and tourists.
Then stroll towards the Jacobins theatre and the Clock Tower and then towards the old streets in the name of ancient trades such as the street of the fishmonger’s, shoemaker’s, tanners… Then extend your walk to the Basilica Saint Sauveur and its park which will offer you an exceptional panorama on the port of Dinan.
For the bravest, descend to the port by the street of Jerzual, which will offer you a trip back in time where jewelry shops still exist. You can then either start a superb stroll to the port of La Hoise, along the Rance river or have a drink and a pancake in the many restaurants along the river. Then, you will be able to return to the unusual Village, a campsite close to Dinan.
You will leave the Côtes d’Armor to join the department of Ille-et-Vilaine by the pont Saint hubert which overhangs the Rance and will offer you a breathtaking panorama. Back to the unusual village, you can enjoy the calm that reigns there to recharge your batteries and prepare your new tourist adventures in North Brittany.
Top 5 things to see near Dinan
- Descent to the port by the Jerzual and stroll along the Rance river.
- Stroll in the old Dinan : see the castle of Dinan, the Basilica and the park Saint Sauveur
- Eating pancakes in one of the creperies in the pedestrian paved streets
- Go to Léhon to see the village and the Saint Magloire abbey.
- In July the festival of the ramparts, a return to the medieval era, exceptional !