In the southern part of Brittany you will find Camping Le Deffay, between the village of Sainte-Reine-de-Bretagne and the small town of Pontchâteau. The camping site is situated on the grounds of an 18th century castle in a green setting. In the old outbuildings of this castle you will find a snack bar and the camping site shop.
Camping between tall trees or by the fish pond
The spacious camping pitches are located between old tall trees and allow you to opt for a pitch with either lots of or somewhat less shade. The pitches around the small lake are sunnier and have a view of the water abounding with fish. In addition to camping pitches, camping site Le Deffay also has rental accommodation (mobile homes, chalets and bungalows). The accommodation units near the lake are generously spaced.
Covered or rather not?
There is a heated swimming pool with a toddler pool of which the roof is retractable, if so wished. There is a special chair to get into the pool for guests who require assistance to enter the water. Next to the swimming pool is a solarium where you can enjoy the sun in warm weather.
Pedal boating on the lake
There are opportunities on camping site Le Deffay to play volleyball, tennis and pétanque. There are trampolines and games for children. You can fish in the lake, but you may also choose to go pedal boating. Surrounding the lake is a fitness track, called: Body Boomer. Outside the camping site are pathways which are ideal for jogging.
Detail information about this campsite
"Beautiful and very quiet campsite, there is choice between marked pitches under the trees or a more sunny place around a small lake where one can enjoy free water cycling or fishing for carp or eel. Near the national park "de Briëre", wetland nature reserve with numerous bird species."
Average rating: 8.6
- Toilet facilities
- Price - quality comparison
- Child friendliness
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
Liked - Pitch excellent swimming pool very good
Disliked - Bar was expensive for food and closed when still in August
No evening entertainment but would have been good just at weekend
Liked - Peaceful, large pitch, not over crowded, close to naturw
Disliked - Lake had a lot of algee growing, didn't really look inviting to get in the pedalos
Liked - Facilities for kids
Disliked - Bar & restaurant closed for season on August 25th.
Liked - Relaxing campsite with good amenities
Disliked - Service in restaurant was a little slow
Liked - very quiet and friendly site
Disliked - lack of soap in toilets, you have to take your own
Liked - very family friendly site
Disliked - the restaurant staff seemed a little confused with what they were doing
Liked - overall feel of the site - laid back management style and friendly fellow campers. No noisy large parties. Close enough to Nantes (great city wide Summer activities/events esp. Isle of Machines) for day trips and also the beaches.
Disliked - Pool roof was closed throughout. Table tennis table (only 1) had seen better days and could be closer to the reception / bar - it was amongst chalets. Reception was closed when we got there after 19:00 and no information left for us re pitch - didn't realise it wasn't like one of the bigger sites we normally stay at. Managed ok via GCSE French and the restaurant staff and reception staff made special effort to come back to sort us out.
Liked - The campsite is in a beautiful location. There were otters on the lake in the evening and loads of wildlife. Staff were friendly. There is a great pool which is mainly covered so was great to keep out of the heat of the day. There is a small shop with fresh croissants and bread daily. Good facilities and kept clean and tidy. Nice play areas for the children and a restaurant. A lovely laid back stay.
Disliked - The shop doenst have any fresh produce which is a bit of a shame.
Liked - Lovely open site; pitch was especially large, which was good as we had our son and his wife and their young children staying with us. Very quiet site overall with plenty of space between units on our side of the lake.
Although our unit was a little dated, we were very pleased with the comfort and equipment within it compared with other sites we stayed on during our holiday in France.
The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful during our stay.
Disliked - Only very minor disappointment - unfortunately, we only found the information booklet in our unit (in a drawer) on our last day when we were checking through everything. Perhaps this should have been put out on the table for our arrival?
Liked - This is a wonderful place, and a world away from the typical French all-singing and dancing campsites with aquaslides and entertainment. It's much more low-key, more like a traditional British campsite (hence its popularity with Brits), and wasn't busy at all when we were there in early July. the facilities are a little old-school (jn a good way) but not out-of-date and spotlessly clean, even have two free eco dishwashers! The shop stocks the basics including wine, and the bar and restaurant is ok. The heated pool is very nice too. Only stayed for three nights, but could have stayed many more
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 20-04-2019 till 30-09-2019
- 13 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 171 (100 - 150m2)
- Number of camper pitches
- Number of permanent pitches
- Number of accommodation units for hire
- Campsite suitable for disabled persons
* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)
At the reception
Ground and vegetation
Washing, washing-up, cooking
Food, drink and groceries
Available to hire at the campsite
Water sports and recreation
Sport and games
Situation of campsite
Address & Route
Would you like to book Camping Le Deffay or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.
Camping Le Deffay
44160 / Ste Reine-de-Bretag./Pontchât.
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Coordinates: 47°26'27"N 2°9'35"W
N165/E60 Nantes-Vannes, exit 13 Pontchâteau direction Ste. Reine-de-Bretagne or Calvaire via D33. Campsite clearly signposted.
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