We've stayed in many areas in France over the years and lots of different types of accommodation from chateaus, chain hotels, to gites, chambre d'hotes and camps. This is one of the best areas, campsites and holiday letting agencies that we have ever stayed with! We stayed in this area last year & spotted the camp as we passed & took our 8 year old niece on its treetop zip-wire course. We checked out its website once home & decided to book for this year, we happened upon Jantom Holidays in the info & and reviews.
We booked with Jantom and got a REALLY good price comparing them to the likes of Keycamp , Eurocamp etc. They were friendly and efficient and helpful without being intrusive. They also have some of the best pitches on the site in my opinion, we had a large pitch at the back of the site facing the ponies on the field and we were furthest away from the bar /club which always inevitably has disco/music in the evening on all sites. We had lots of room, a really sunny spot and some land/tree screening. we were next to a camp 'road' - used as a thoroughfare for others to get to their pitches but people passed infrequently, drove slowly and we enjoyed saying 'bonjour' to passers by and playing guess the nationality :)
The mobile was very clean and everything operated as it should(not always the case with Keycamp etc) and the beds were comfy, there was a pack with info re the site, places to visit, walks, good restaurants, supermarkets, petrol etc and it was comforting to be given their personal mobile should we need them. They were visible around camp and always accessible. They also let us stay until whatever time we wished on our last day as no-one else was arriving in our mobile that day. It was lovely not having to rush out at 10am.
Benodet and the surrounding areas are breathtakingly beautiful, unspoilt and not too touristy.
We would recommend visiting Concarneau, Quimper, St Marine, beg Meil, and Cap Coz and you are spolit for beaches.
The main beach in Benodet is just lovely, it's about a 10 minute stroll ( although we mostly drove there) and has a Mickey Mouse kids' club - trampolines etc. You can hire stand up paddles, boards, kayaks and so on. It was gorgeous swimming here during the day to cool off - we were lucky enough to have nearly three weeks of red hot weather. The water is lovely and clear too. The next beach to the left is Point St Giles, full of rocks and mussels, take a net - great for kids, and slightly further to the left is Letty beach - my personal favourite. Go from around 2 pm as the tide is out & there are many huge pools, lovely and warm and big enough to swim in, filled with crabs, starfish of differing sizes , fish and other fascinating marine life, stride across them to the dunes and over to the beach front proper and there is the most beautiful sandy beach & clear sea. Lots of boats and surfers/windsurfers. I watched a swimmer catch a 2 foot long fish and gut it at the water's edge! When the tide is in, in the evening go back and swim to 'the island' a strip of long dune that separates the two sandy shores. I was in there at 11pm and it was still warm enough as it was a red hot day.
There are many many beaches, also great were Cap Coz, Kermoor beach and Mousterlin.
The camp was really good - friendly staff, a HOT indoor pool, with slides, bubbles, jacuzzi, palm trees etc and a nice warm outdoor pool and a couple more slides and baby/toddler area.
The reviews about the pool were one of our reasons for booking as our niece is really 'mardy' when it comes to cold water but loves swimming but it really was nice and hot.
The zipwires are fab, ( 10 euros) with 3 courses -1for little ones, 1 from age 8 and one for 12 plus, (suitable for adults - my sister did it and was knackered at the end!) they even did it near to midnight with helmets with lamps on and they slid along wires over the lengtht of the pool. Ponies were on site, bikes and karts were available for hire, seating from 1 to 4 people and it was all 5 euros per session. They had a little office where you could borrow scrabble, books in various languages and could book local boat trips, they were very friendly and clearly fluent in several languages. the bar areas were nice - next to pool and you could dine inside and out - cocktails and bar food were available and the restaurant really was good and competitively priced(not always the case on campsites), we ate there twice and weren't disappointed.
We didn't use the kids' club as our niece made some friends an they spent the whole time in the pool, playing ping-pong, air hockey and dancing.
The shop stocked bread, croissants, groceries, swimming aids, toys, suncreams souvenirs etc.
We didn't really bother with the entertainment in the bar in the evening as we went out to restaurants and ate late in the eveing, followed by ice creams and walks to the beach / nightswimming. We were in there a couple of times and it seemed like standard fare - Breton song night and underground euro disco music, karaoke etc.
There was also a gym and a pampering suite - you could have a massage, reflexology etc should you wish to.
There's a Carrefour supermarket almost next door which has everything you'd need and a petrol station (cheaper than any around) the area.
There's a go - Kart and paintballing place a short drive away for adventurous adults, although the most taxing thing that I did was to walk 307 steps up the lighthouse near Penmar'ch ( I think it was in St Pierre, approx 20 mins away by car) I got some beautiful photos.
recommended places to eat are - Cafe Foutou (all u can eat seafod buffet 25Euros)La Croisette (Port De Plaisance) L'alhambra and Sans Souci (ice cream to die for!)
We had a small bump in our car (followed by a trip to BMW in Quimper for a repair) and an unrelated hospital trip (thank god for the fantastic French healthcare system!) during the holiday and it still didn't spoil our enjoyment - it was such a nice place!
This is the longest piece that I've ever written on Trip advisor! Sorry to wax lyrical but I really can't recommend the place enough! I would definitely return to beautiful Benodet and would book again with Jantom! Thanks for a fab holiday x
Just returned from two weeks fantastic break with JANTOM holidays. My other half and 5 yr old daughter wanted to holiday with my parents and close friends and family and so decided to take them to stay where we have spent the past 5 years on holidays. We contacted the owners(who live on site) and they made the booking process very easy and the best price for outstanding accommodation. We had four cabins and all were very clean and spacious, they were all well equipped and the owners Mo and Dan were always on hand to cater for everyones needs, from advice on days out and places to eat. I would definitely recommend booking with JANTOM
We stayed in late May. The first weekend was a French Bank Holiday - pretty crazy but they were all polite! Thereafter a very quiet resort (in May). Caravan was 3 bed, clean, and very functional. We were 1st time caravaners and it was surprisingly quiet even with a 9 month old and 3 yr old (and they do not sleep well!). Indoor pool was fantastic as were outdoor pools and bouncy castles etc. The French lifeguards are not obsessed by Health and Safety which was a pleasant change! The Jantom caravans seem to be on the edge of the huge site and get the late evening sun. Trust me, I wouldn’t want to be right in the middle where they are rather crowded!
Benodet itself and the local area are stunning. Easy to access and free parking everywhere in France - a lovely change from the fleecing UK towns who then wonder why no one visits!
Jantom were helpful but non intrusive. They let us stay on later as no one was moving in on our day of departure.
We have stayed on this site 5 times the last two times with Jantom Holidays because of their personal service. We found Maureen and Dan always willing to assist with any small queries. Their rates are good and their mobiles are well maintained.
We have used other companies on the site but found them impersonal very precise when charges were involved and they also beleived their mobiles were far superior to any others which we found debatable.
The site itself has all the requirements to keep a family of four busy for 3/4 weeks which is a fete in itself.
We would definitely consider going back again for the 6th time and to Jantom !!!!!
Arrived in the last week of June for an 8 night stay with Jantom Holidays. After a long journey from Lancashire by car and ferry we recieved a warm, friendly welcome from Dan and Maureen who showed us to our 2 bedroom mobile home. Our mobile was placed on a great emplacement that had the sun all day with a large grassy area, great for our 3 year old to run around and play on. Inside the mobile was well maintained, well equipped and clean and there was even a bottle of red waiting for us! If we needed anything Dan and Maureen couldn't have been more helpful.
It had been 12 years since we'd last stayed at Port du Plaisance and although the campsite has expanded, it has lost none of it's charm and the new facilities and improvements are great for families. The indoor pool is a great addition to the site especially in the morning when our little one couldn't wait to get in the pool and the sun hasn't quite warmed up. Other things we enjoyed were the children's playgrounds, the bouncy castle, the restaurant and take-away (their pizzas are delicious and HUGE!), the bar and the children's pony rides around campsite.
In the local area there's a great beach in Benodet (a15 minute walk from the campsite or a 5 minute drive) with free parking along the front. There we also visited a great creperie situated on a street corner as you head towards the harbour and had a look round the market on market day. We did find the market expensive for souvenirs but good to try and buy local food. Conarneau is a beautiful place to visit and great for eating out and shopping. Quimper was nice and have a look round the shops, it's a larger town steeped in history, well worth a visit.
All in all, we can't wait to visit Port du Plaisance again and would not hesitate to book again with Jantom Holidays.