Camping Merlin l’Enchanteur

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  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
Everyone is welcome at this campsite with a pool in Brittany's Forest of Brocéliande

An hour and a half south of the ferry port at St Malo and half an hour west of the French city of Rennes is the Forest of Brocéliande. It’s said to be as magical as it sounds, full of ancient sites, myths and legends; many associated with King Arthur. There’s Merlin’s tomb, beautiful châteaux and even the Fountain of Eternal Youth. If that’s piqued your interest, then how about a stay at Camping Merlin L’Enchanteur?

Situated on the edge of the little village of Loyat, the magic of this campsite is restricted to its name. But, and it’s a big but, it is well-placed to explore the region’s myths and legends — and it’s a perfectly pleasant campsite. It offers spacious pitches, easy access to village facilities and a swimming pool. And sometimes that’s all you need.

Whether you are staying for a few days en route to another location or camping out for a week or two, you’ll appreciate the size of the pitches here. There are 65 of them in a green part of the site that’s dotted with mature trees, while elsewhere there are rows of mobile homes. There are hot showers, flushing loos and a covered swimming pool — but there’s no kids club, shop or bar. Instead, campers are encouraged to immerse themselves in French life and use local services. Just outside the site is a bar, Tabac and shop offering basic provisions and the rest of the village, though small and quiet, provides everything else you should need: a bakery within walking distance for your morning croissants, a Boucherie for barbecue supplies.

Bringing a bicycle here is a wise idea as a fantastic traffic-free cycle route that passes close by offers a link to lovely and livelier spots. After a few kilometres you can be at Lac Au Duc where swimming, watersports and lakeside walks are on offer. A few kilometres further and you’ll reach Ploërmel, a typical French town where there are plenty of places to eat out and to stock up on supplies. To find the magic of the region, you’ll need to explore further. Pick up a map of the Forest of Brocéliande and take a self-guided tour to Paimpont, to Josselin and, perhaps, to find eternal youth from that fountain. But before you go, a little disclaimer should be issued: according to legend, it’s only available to those who turn up barefoot at midnight on the summer solstice, having lived a perfect life. Good luck.



There are two toilet/shower blocks on-site including one accessible toilet and shower. There's also a laundry and a covered swimming pool, open from May to September. Electric hook-up (16 amp) is available at most pitches.

Suitable For

Everyone! Campers with tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, dogs on leads – yes.


The campsite is situated within the Brocéliande forest on the edge of the pretty village of Loyat. There are plenty of sites associated with Arthurian legend in the area including Château de Comper (25km away; +33 (0)2 97 22 79 96), Baranton Fountain (16km from site), Merlin's Tomb and more. It's a great area to explore by bike as there's a cycle track only 50 metres from the campsite; the Mauron-Questembert green route which offers traffic-free cycling on a 53km-long former railway line. It's also great for rollerblading or walking and can be used to get to the nearby town of Ploërmel (seven kilometres from site) or the Lac Au Duc which stretches towards the town. The lake offers opportunities for wild swimming and watersports. For a bird's-eye view of the area, head to Loyat Airport, just two kilometres away, for a glider flight with Planeurs de Brocéliande. The village of Josselin, with an attractive turreted chateau and doll museum (18km away) is a popular day trip from here. Further afield, but still within an hour's drive, you can reach the west Brittany coastline at Vannes and the Golf of Morbihan (approximately 60km away), St Malo and the English Channel are just over an hour's drive (100km) north.

Food & Drink

There's a boulangerie (bakery) a five-minute walk from site as well as a corner shop with a bar and butchers, all within Loyat. For lunch out, there's a restaurant a 15-minute walk along the cycle track (ask for details on-site). For a wider choice, head to Ploërmel, a five-minute drive (seven kilometres) away. You will also find a supermarket in town.

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The Merlin L'Enchanteur campsite welcomes you in a calm and natural setting at the gates of the Brocéliande Forest. Peaceful campsite sited in the town of Loyat in Brittany. Close to Broceliande for it's known Legends. Mobile homes and pitches for holiday lovers.


65 grassy camping pitches.
Flat Pitches with Electric Hookup i

Flat Pitches with Electric Hookup

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 40 Available
Pitches with electric hookup 16 amp

Flat Pitch with No EHU i

Flat Pitch with No EHU

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 25 Available
Flat pitch approx 100m2

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Contact Camping Merlin l’Enchanteur, Camping Merlin L’enchanteur - Camelot Park 8 rue du Pont 56800 Loyat Brittany, France

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Getting There

Approaching from St Malo or from Rennes on the N24, use the D766 to get to Loyat. Follow signs into the village (no the Rue du Pont) and you will find the entrance to the campsite close in front of the local bar "Le bout du Pont", close to Loyat bridge.
The closest train station is at Ploërmel (seven kilometres away) and there is an RIV bus service that links the town with the campsite (1 euro/trip) thanks to a bus stop right outside site.


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