Aquarev is a wonderful park just outside the small town of Loudeac in the centre of beautiful Brittany. This 30 hectare green space is set around a lake and offers so many opportunities for exploring and relaxing while on your Brittany holiday. My parents live just down the road and we went for a wander on a very grey afternoon in October. There were approximately 4 other cars in the car park and we didn’t come across many other people in the park.
The park is run by the local council and is immaculately maintained. There’s a fantastic play area for kids and loads of other sports facilities, including archery and fishing. The play area said it was for kids over 6. There was no stated upper age limit so we took advantage of the fact that all the kids were are school and had a good play! The slide was hard work though as the inside of the tower was designed for little ones to climb not me and Marc!
I bet in the summer Aquarev would be packed. It’s a lovely place to come while on holiday in Brittany. It’s totally free to get in and parking is free too. During the summer they have a tea room and you’ll be able to get ice creams and chill out on the permanent, metal sunbeds. There wasn’t much call for either of those things during our visit! We still managed to enjoy ourselves though.
Aquarev doesn’t just have to be a day out. It’s home to Loudeac’s municipal campsite. This 90-pitch site offers camping emplacements for bringing your own tent or caravan and static caravans for those who like a few more creature comforts. In low season, these holiday homes start at €270 per week, it works out much cheaper to stay for a week than a night or two. At less than €40 a night it’s cheaper than a budget hotel and you can self-cater. There are plenty of supermarkets within a 15 minute drive to make your self catering holiday easier. The campsite is open from the beginning of April until the beginning of November. If your French isn’t up to much you can also book the “cottages” on Hostelworld.
Aquarev makes for a relaxing afternoon in the fresh air with diversions-a-plenty for kids of all ages! Next time you go to Brittany and are staying near Loudeac you should pay a visit.
By Rachel Birchley