Family vacation with horses in Brittany
View from the caravan
On the road in Brittany
View of the caravan

Family holiday in Brittany

7-day Gypsy caravan trip in western France

  • Unique family holiday
  • Draft horses from local horse farmers
  • Individual or convoyed tours
  • Meet with locals & experience rural life in France
  • Dogs allowed

Discover Brittany in a truly unique way! A horse-drawn gipsy caravan will allow you and your family to get off the beaten track and experience Brittany’s beautiful countryside. On the road, you will be joined by up to four other caravans, each of them drawn by a Breton horse. Take advantage of your stays at rural farms to meet with locals and watch your kids help milk the cows. Every other night you will return to your base camp a short trip from the coast where you can enjoy a refreshing dip after your cruise. Feel free to bring your dog as well as up to two bikes for additional exploration rides and grocery runs.

Price from 1.079,- €

Gypsy style caravanning in Brittany

Self guided tour, 7 days

Difficulty level

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Gypsy style caravanning in Brittany

Period

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Itinerary

weekly rental only!

Day 1: Arrival
Your family holiday will start at 10am on Sunday. Following instructions on how to handle the horse and caravan and a short training tour with your host Pascale, you will embark on your first journey through Brittany’s countryside. In the evening, you will be expected at your first campsite.

Please note: We recommend that you arrive in Brittany on Saturday evening. This way, you will be well-rested as you head out on Sunday morning. You may take advantage of an additional overnight stay in your gypsy caravan free of charge.

Day 2-6: Cruising through Brittany’s countryside
Discover Brittany’s lush green countryside as you make your way from town to town on secondary roads. You will spend the nights on campsites or farms with access to sanitary facilities and meadows or stables for your horse. Your hosts may invite you for dinner, allowing you to taste their traditional local cuisine and experience rural life in France first hand.
The daily legs are between 10 and 15 kilometres long. The itinerary is planned by your host Pascale who will provide you with directions and a map (1:25,000) upon arrival.

Day 7: Departure
Say farewell to your horse and caravan and have a safe trip home!

Please note: All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road or trail conditions as well as availability.

weekly rental only!

  • Apr 01st, 18 – Jun 30th, 18
  • From 1.079,- €
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  • Jul 01st, 18 – Sep 01st, 18
  • From 1.199,- €
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  • Sep 02nd, 18 – Nov 03rd, 18
  • From 1.079,- €
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Indicated pricing per caravan (4 persons) per week

Pets considered!
Wheelchair inaccessible!

Optional arrival on Saturday – additional night free of charge!

Terms of payment:

20% of the total price within 7 days after receipt of the invoice
Full payment 21 days prior to departure without further request to pay
Payment via SEPA direct debit (Single Euro Payment Area) only!

Please fill in our enquiry form indicating the number of your party and your preferred travel dates.

If you would like to travel in July or August, we recommend booking early as this trip tends to sell out fast!

Includes/excludes

Price includes
6 nights in your Gypsy caravan, instructions and training, horse rental and horse food, use of sanitary facilities at the campsites, detailed information, directions and map (1:25,000).

Price excludes
Train or airfares to/from destination, campsite fees (if applicable, meals, final cleaning (if required), travel cancellation insurance.

Number of participants

Min. number of participant: 2 adults per caravan
This trip is perfectly suited for families. Pets are allowed.
If you are a single parent looking to spend your holidays with your children, we recommend that you book one of our guided Gypsy caravan tours in Burgundy or Périgord.

Accommodation

Your holiday home is either an authentic Gypsy caravan or a replica built with ecological materials, belonging to a local horse farmer. The caravan is equipped with 1 queen-size bed and 2 twin beds, pillows and blankets as well as a kitchenette with a sink, hot plates, an ice box, plates and silverware, table, chairs and storage space (fits 2 bikes).

Your horse

Your caravan is drawn by a Breton horse, specially trained for these tours. Breton horses are perfectly suited for drawing heavy loads. Their strength and sweet nature make them ideal companions for your caravanning trip.
Please avoid bringing heavy and bulky items to avoid burdening the horse and caravan!

On the road

You will tour Brittany eihter by yourself or with a maximum of 4 other caravans. At least 2 adults are required per caravan. Prior experience in handling horses is not mandatory but may come in handy.

Please keep in mind that your hosts are French horse farmers who may not speak English very well. Basic French skills may come in handy, for example to follow the instructions on how to handle your horse and caravan.

You will be asked to pay a safety deposit, to be refunded upon return of the caravan.

Caravanning spirit

Your caravanning trip is all about travelling light, basic comfort and shared sanitary facilities (and occasionally dealing with mosquitoes) – but also a unique holiday experience with horses and an escape from everyday life. Cruise through unspoiled landscapes, on paved roads but also in plain nature, without internet access. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to let go and reconnect with yourself and your family!

Discover the simple yet delicious self-made regional cuisine, purchasing local produce and specialties and enjoying them by the campfire with locals, fellow travellers and a glass of regional cider.

Be sure not to underestimate both the joys and pains of handling your horse and caravan!

Important note

Please keep in mind that your hosts are French horse farmers who may not speak English very well. Basic French skills may come in handy to follow the instructions on how to handle your horse and caravan among other things. The campsites are located on family-owned properties or public camping grounds. Dinner may be served at certain locations, however, you should make sure to bring food and supplies for the first couple of days. Site fees may apply. If you plan on arriving the day before the official start date of your caravanning trip, an additional overnight stay in the Gypsy caravan can be booked free of charge.

How to get there

You will be travelling in rural France and will depend on a car to buy supplies for the week. We thus recommend that you travel by car or rent one at the airport or train station. The point of departure of your trip is a remote horse farm near Lannion. The exact address will be provided upon booking.
For more information please read our blog getting to France

If you're travelling by plane, please consider offsetting your carbon emissions, for example through the atmosfair programme.

For detailed travel information, please download our info sheet.

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Reviews for Gypsy-style caravanning in Brittany

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche im Roulotte verbracht: die Pferde sind freundlich, sehr gut ausgebildet und kennen ihre Strecken "par coeur", die Familie auf dem Hof ist außerordentlich freundlich und hilfsbereit und die Roulottes sind sehr gut ausgestattet. Mit einer Zusatzmatratze im Wagen, konnten wir zu fünft übernachten, nur für den Hund wurde es dann zu eng ;-). Die ausgewählten und gut markierten Routen führen durch Dörfer und Felder, so dass man die Bretagne von ihrer ursprünglichen Seite kennenlernt.

Released on 16.08.2016 by Julia Heß

Super séjour en roulotte sur les routes de campagne.

Released on 14.08.2016 by Duperrier

Bravo à Jean-Yves, Pascale et Jean Pierre ! Nous rentrons tout juste de notre séjour breton et nous avons encore le cœur dans les roulottes ! 7 jours et 4 circuits au rythme du trait breton, ça vous marque pour un bout ! et dans le bon sens ! Ignorant tout des chevaux et encore plus des roulottes c'est avec une légère appréhension que nous avons débuté le séjour. Appréhension vite dissipée grâce à la pédagogie et à l'humour de nos hôtes ! Accompagnés sur une (petite) première partie de circuit, on se sent très vite à l'aise avec l'attelage. d'autant plus que tout est bien pensé et comme précisé dans quelques autres commentaires, les chevaux et les circuits sont adaptés au niveau de chacun. Nous avons donc commencé par Lili au pas tranquille et rassurant et fini le séjour avec Popeye dont la puissance n'a d'égal que sa sérénité (et son sens de l'humour car Popeye est assez farceur !). Nous étions avec nos deux enfants, Anatole (6 ans) et Maya (3 ans), et pour eux aussi le séjour a été génial : entre les trajets à roulotte, les soins au cheval, les copains le soir et l'exploration sans fin de la ferme je pense qu'ils se souviendront longtemps de ces vacances ! Et le tout avec un accueil et un support au petit oignon ! Jean-Yves est là au moindre soucis, et toujours disponible dans la bonne humeur ! Bref les 5 étoiles sont totalement méritées ! Encore bravo à toute l'équipe ! Anatole, Maya, Valérie et Timothée

Released on 12.08.2016 by Timothée Baret

Mit 3 Kindern (6, 10 & 12 Jahre) und Labrador aber ohne jegliche Erfahrung im Umgang mit Pferden hatten wir das Abenteuer gewagt, und sind eine Woche mit unserem hübsch gestalteten Roulotte „Parisienne“ auf eigens markierten Wegen durch die bretonische Campagne um Prat geholpert. Dank der tatkräftigen und geduldigen Unterstützung von Jean-Yves, dem hilfsbereiten und stets gut gelaunten Roulotte-Betreiber, konnten wir die 6 Tagesetappen mit den mächtigen bretonischen Rössern hervorragend meistern. Die ganze Familie war dabei auch ganz gut „eingespannt“. Denn aufgrund der immensen Gewichte von Pferd (1 Tonne) und Wagen (knapp 2 Tonnen) wirkten Kräfte, mit denen Mama an den Zügeln und Papa auf der Bremse ordentlich zu tun hatten, während die Kinder auch gern einmal herumspringen durften, um entweder am Pferd die Bremsen abzuklatschen oder kreuzende Straßen abzusperren. Die Abende konnten wir mit anderen Roulottiers gemütlich am Lagerfeuer ausklingen lassen und so ganz nebenbei sogar ein paar französische Chansons oder Zungenbrecher lernen: „Un chasseur sachant chasser doit savoir chasser sans son chien“

Released on 15.09.2015 by Christa und Klaus O

Die Zigeunerwagentour in der Bretagne war das Beste, was wir in diesem Urlaub gemacht haben: Spaß, Erholung, Spannung und Natur pur - für uns, unsere Kinder (6, 9 Jahre) und unseren Hund! Die Tour ist sehr gut organisiert und die Pferde sehr gut - mutig und stark. Auf die Sicherheit der Gäste und das Wohl der Pferde wird bei aller Arbeit sehr geachtet. Die Organisatoren sind unglaublich liebenswürdig und lustig. Da man jeden 2. Tag zum Bauernhof (und Auto) zurückkehrt, hatten wir auch Bauernhofferien mit Melken, Kälbchen melken und-geburten und jeden Morgen frische Milch. Bei Hortense bekommt man die besten und außergewöhnlichsten Crêpes der Welt in einem Ambiente von 1900! Die Roulottes sind hübsch eingerichtet und die Matratzen sehr gut. Merci Jean-Pierre et Pascale!

Released on 20.08.2014 by Susanne, F., Köln

Super Familienurlaub in der Bretagne. Organisation und Durchführung war klasse!

Released on 10.04.2014 by Helmut Grissol

Released on 14.03.2014 by Anonymous

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