A dream holiday on the most beautiful campsite in Brittany
More than a simple campsite, le Domaine des Ormes is one of the most luxury outdoor establishments in France. Member of the Les Castels-chain, this exceptional 5-star establishment is located in Epiniac, neighbouring municipality of Dol de Bretagne, between Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel.
Landscaped Park and Castle from the 16th century
The history of the Domaine des Ormes goes way back, well before 1977, year marked by the opening of the campsite. In fact, as from the Middle Ages the place serves as residence for the Bishops of Dol, who built a small castle in the middle of a 250-acres area property.
After the French Revolution, the bishops are forced to leave. Le Domaine des Ormes then passes in the hands of different owners. At the beginning of the last century, it is transformed into a farmhouse, the dependencies of the Castle serving as different parts of the farm.
After many transformations and investments, le Domaine des Ormes is today considered one of the most beautiful campsites in France. The evidence is that the establishment monopolises a great deal of camping and caravanning awards. In addition to the traditional pitches in the heart of a beautiful landscaped park, there are different types of rental accommodations. Among these, user-friendly, modern and very comfortable mobile homes, but also cottages, rooms, apartments and studios in the Castle and its dependencies, as well as a range of uncommon rentals: huts in trees, huts on the water or even barrels / Ca'huts! Unusual and high-end, these accommodations are perfect for a glamping stay!
At les Ormes, abundance does no harm
If people have such a good time staying at camping le Domaine des Ormes, it is also because of the quality accommodations and the abundance of equipments and services. Among these, no less than six places to eat: le Clubhouse, l'Oie Gourmande, Le Cellier, Chez Madeleine, l'Auberge de la Cour Verte and la Cabane Rose. The campsite also has its own grocery store, its souvenir shop, a nightclub, etc.
As for the equipments, five water parks await the residents: the first, heated to 25° C, is a 700 m² pool with giant waves. The second, also heated at the same temperature, is a beautifully landscaped lagoon, with a little bridge, artificial rocks, water games for the little ones and water slides for glide lovers! The third is located in a huge tropical greenhouse. Heated to 28°, there is a lagoon, bubbling baths, an upstream river, several whirlpools, water slides and a mini paddling pool for the first baby steps in the water! Finally, the last two water parks consist of swimming pools located close to the hotel and the clubhouse, for a more pleasant and quiet swimming experience!
Among the other facilities and recreational activities, le Domaine des Ormes has a wellness area with sauna and massages, a daycare and a children's club, an 18-hole golf course on approximately 7 kilometres, a mini golf course, various sports fields, an adventure trail, a zip line on the infernal tower, a paint ball field, a climbing wall, a water bike rental service on the pond of the property, etc!
An ideal location between Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel
Le Domaine des Ormes is located in the community of Epiniac, modest village in the South of Dol de Bretagne. This medieval village, still dominated by one of the oldest cathedrals of France, is located at equal distance from Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel, the two major tourist sites in the North of the Ille et Vilaine region.
Saint Malo, privateers and trading port, is surrounded by high city walls having resisted multiple English attacks. Behind the walls you find many restaurants and creperies, and its castle houses the city's Museum of History and of Pays Malouin. Around the city centre, forts and fortifications continue to bear the assault of the waves. At low tide, some of them are accessible on foot.
On the other side of the Rance estuary, Dinard is one of the most famous beach resorts of the Breton coastline, coastline which name changes into the Emerald Coast between Saint Malo and Mont Saint Michel. This wonder of humanity is located less than 40 miles from le Domaine des Ormes. Every year, millions of tourists and pilgrims climb the cobblestone streets of this medieval city to reach the summit of the Mont and its Abbey. Up there, you'll have a splendid view on one of the most beautiful bays of the world!