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In beautiful La Roche Bernard, a holiday haven.



Updated: 24-Apr-2016
South Brittany, La Roche Bernard, a beautiful house close to old town. - La Maison Camille at the end of a quiet Cul-de-sac, close to marina and riverside restaurants.

La Camille is a modern house ideally situated in the attractive Vieux Port area of La Roche Bernard, famed for its marina on the Vilaine river, and its old artisanal quarter. The ground floor comprises a large lounge, open plan to dining area and modern kitchen, a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin. The integral garage incorporates a utility area. The first floor has three good sized bedrooms, 1 double, 1 large twin/upper lounge and 1 single, together with a fully tiled shower room. The property has an enclosed south facing lawned garden, patio and sun canopy. The beautifully furnished interior has every modern facility. Amenities including restaurants, cafes, and all commerces are within a few minutes walk. Wonderful beaches, coastal walks and interesting towns such as La Baule, with its fabulous promenade, medieval walled Guerande and picturesque Rochefort en Terre are a short drive away. A little further afield you can find the attractive cities of Nantes, Rennes & Vannes.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Over the years the extended Hodgins family has enjoyed holidays in many parts of France. Under the influence of the older generation who loved all things French, together we travelled widely throughout the country. We first came across the Morbihan and La Roche Bernard about 15 years ago. With a fairly young family and French speaking mum-in-law we spent a memorable few days on the town’s small campsite en route back home via Cherbourg. Many things struck us about the town, not least the friendly nature of the people we encountered. The town and the area grew on us and somehow or other we would visit it for a few days on almost every subsequent holiday. When the family decided to invest in a property in France some years ago there wasn't really a decision to be made - 'Bernard' had won our hearts!

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

All our guests have commented very favourably about La Camille, La Roche Bernard and the surrounding area in our 'Visitor's Book'.

Please check 'Tripadviser' under 'La Camille, La Roche Bernard' for on line comments.
Jan 2012
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent family stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with our 5 year old daughter and two friends at the end of August, a late booking which Sylvia dealt with promptly. She was able to accommodate our Saturday to the following Sunday stay, which meant some of the party could take a more convenient flight home from Nantes, less than an hour away.

La Roche Bernard turned out to be an excellent place to visit and La Camille an excellent place to stay. The house is very well equipped, well cared for and in a very quiet location, with the river, marina and good cafes/restaurants a few minutes walk away. A ten minute walk through a very pretty park takes you into the centre of town, with shops, small supermarket and lovely buildings around the square and artisan quarter. We spent days both locally and further afield, finding plenty to see and do - the coast, salt pans and the chocolate box beauty of Rochefort en Terre. A great break and a highly recommended place to stay - thank you. And if any future visitors find a cherry tree growing in the garden, that's from the pip our daughter carefully planted - please water it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great August holiday

  • 5 of 5

We flew from the UK to Nantes airport and then a very straightforward drive to La Roche Bernard in under an hour.

The house itself if situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The few neighbours we came across were very polite and always said hello. La Camille is instantly recognised by the beautiful flowers pots surrounding the front of the property.

The interior is spotlessly clean and has every possible provision you could need. The welcome hamper was extremely generous and the house is decorated and furnished very carefully to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There is a large selection of dvds and paperbacks for night's in.

The back garden although not huge is perfect and large enough for sun loungers, barbecues and some garden games. A real sun trap.

The river is literally a minute's walk away as are the restaurants and bars along the front. We enjoyed meals out or an early evening drink in the sun whilst watching the boats. Five to ten minutes in the opposite direction takes you into the main town which is great to stroll around, has a few shops, bars, restaurants and an artisan quarter.

We visited with two children aged 6 and 9 and the four of us enjoyed a great week. Communication with the owner was quick and efficient and every question answered. We would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last year and hoping to return soon. The house itself is very comfortable and has everything needed to make it a home from home. The location is great. A short stroll in the morning for the all important fresh bread and again in the afternoon for a relaxing coffee and walk through the old town. BBQ at the house or visit a different restaurant or bar nearby each evening for food and drink. Lots of interesting places to explore nearby when you want to get out and about.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

Nice house in good location. Good size living room and bedrooms with lovely garden. Right in the middle of things - not a long walk for anything really. Enjoyed!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Shaftesbury Dorset

Ashore and Afloat

  • 4 of 5

La Camille provided us with the perfect combination. A boat in the marina and a house with a garden for a week with friends who did not want to sleep on board. What a luxury. The house was perfectly situated for us and the patio meant we did not have withdrawal symptoms from our normally outdoor life. Everything worked well and it was great to be able to have feet firmly on the ground for a change. Our partially sighted daughter found it an easy house to get around and was immediately relaxed and "at home" Thank you Sylvia.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Preston Lancashire

Best ever

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a home from home with cafe's and shops within walking distance and we got it in abudance. La Camille is a lovely house fully equiped and in a super location.

We had two weeks here and wished we could have stayed longer.The house is clean and in excellent condition and has everything you could possibly need.

It is a two minute walk to the marina with its cafe's and resturants and lovely views and about 5 minute walk up the hill to the town full of individual shops, cafe and resturants. The house is in a quiet location with friendly neighbours.Would fully recommend La Camille to anybody wanting to go to Brittany.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

What was it that appealed to us about the place? Well we loved what we knew of the town, we loved what we knew of the surrounding area, the climate – this corner of Brittany enjoys a very pleasant micro climate –was delightful coming as we do from cooler more northern climes and we felt at one with 'la vie quotidienne'. We wanted to spend some more time here so it really just was a question of finding a property in the right location. In ‘La Camille’ we are satisfied that we have done that. It is in a quiet, end of cul-de-sac situation in a small development of similar houses just minutes away on foot from all the amenities of the town.

Activity and Interests


La Camille is ideally placed for those who want to spend time at the coast. Beautiful sandy beaches and some sectacular walking country are accessible within a short car journey. Amongst those that we can recommend are Penestin (15mins), Quimiac & Damgan (25mins) and chic La Baule (30mins). Convenient free parking exists adjacent to each location. Delightful Piriac sur Mer with its beaches is also well worth a visit. The coastal walk (c. 90 mins) from Quimiac to Piriac is a must!


La Roche Bernard is accessible from Nantes, Rennes, Brest and Dinard airports. Nantes airport is a 40 minute drive from the town, while Rennes airport can be reached in around one hour. Journey time from Brest or Dinard airport is a little over 2 hours. Several ports including Cherbourg, Roscoff, St Malo and Caen provide easy access by car. St Malo is the closest port, the journey time being around 2 hours 15 minutes, while Cherbourg requires just an extra hour on the excellent road system.


There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit within a short drive of La Roche Bernard. Amongst these are La Baule, the walled cite of Guerande, picturesque seaside villages of Piriac-sur-mer and La Turballe, the chateau at Rochefort-en-Terre, the Yves Rocher eco village at La Gacilly, as well as the splendid beaches at Penestin, Quimiac and Damgan. All of these lie within a 30 minute drive. The real jewel in the area is the Golfe de Morbihan, accessible by boat for day trips.

Further Details:

La Roche Bernard has a full range of commerces from artisans workshops to speciality shops, to charming bars and restaurants and local supermarkets. All are within walking distance of La Camille.

The not to be missed weekly market which caters for every need comes to town each Thursday morning when there is a really convivial atmosphere and the cafes are thronged with residents and visitors alike.

Suggestions for eating out include Italian style La Casa with its riverfront terrace, les Copains d'a Bord, floating restaurant located in the Vieux Port, Le Sarah B providing cafe style food in an unique, friendly, rustic setting often with live music, l'Auberge Bretonne, a magnificent restaurant boasting a Michelin star and le Panoramique with its spectacular vista across the river and excellent chargrilled dishes.

The town itself has an interesting history that can be traced on foot by following a mapped out trail. Information panels detail significant evnts in the development of the town.

The Vieux Port and marina area is a hive of activity throughout the summer with magnificent craft, ancient and modern, coming and going. All this in the lea of the grand rock which towers over the river bank, an ancient vantage point guarded by a canon!

La Roche Bernard is a haven for those who enjoy boating. As well as the marinas creating interest for onlookers, a sailing school - Ecole Francaise de Voile - is located a few minutes walk from La Camille. Tuition classes for all ages are available at affordable prices, while canoes, kayaks and motor boats can be hired for use on the river.

Sightseeing boat trips and restaurant cruises on the Vilaine between La Roche Bernard and Arzal towards the mouth of the river depart from the riverfront on Les Vedettes Jaunes.

In and around the town there are many opportunities for walking. Local walks are signposted and mapped. Moving towards the coast cliff top and coastal walks provide amazing scenery and the freshest of air.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
26 Mar 2016 - 27 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
28 May 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
2 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
1 Oct 2016 - 2 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
To book, follow the link to us on the Owners Direct web-site. We offer you a direct and personal service to provide all the information you may need. The house will be ready at 3.00pm. On departure day it should be vacated by 10am.
£100 deposit for each week is payable to confirm booking, the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit of £200 is required.
Laundry hire on request - £15 per person.
Property cleaning can be arranged on departure if required and at an additional cost.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Saturday, however during mid and low season we can be flexible about changeover day.

Notes on prices:
We like to offer a discount on a booking of two or more weeks.

Deposit £100 per week at time of booking.
Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.

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From the Owner

Many holiday properties lay claim to being 'conveniently located' but really the phrase was coined to describe La Camille. A wealth of restaurants to suit all tastes and sizes of pocket lie within a ten minute stroll, likewise cafes and bars where you can sit and chat, sit and watch the world go by, or be treated to sometimes delightful, sometimes quirky live entertainment indoors or out. All sorts of cultural, artistic and leisure activities go on in the town. For us the essence of a good holiday involves comfortable accommodation, good dining, good company, an affinity with the area and its people and the pleasures of new attractions and experiences. This corner of France provides all of that and more.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • First floor, fully tiled shower room with shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin. Ground floor, cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double, fitted wardrobe, bedside tables, bookcase. Bedroom 2 - twin bedded room, chest of drawers, open plan to upstairs lounge with twin sofas and coffee table. Bedroom 3 - single, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table, sofa.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: La Camille has an enclosed, secluded, south facing rear garden set in lawn and shrubs. The large patio area accessed directly through french doors from the living accommodation is comfortable for dining or lounging and can provide a sheltered area if desired with a retractable sun canopy. Dining table and chairs are provided. Beach chairs and umbrellas, hammock, barbecue and outdoor games are provided for the use of guests. The front of the house has a sunny aspect in the morning, perfect for leisurely outdoor breakfasts. A bistro table and chairs are available. La Camille has a dedicated parking space just outside. Utility Room: A Utility Room is located to the rear of the integral garage. It can be accessed from the main lounge. It includes sink unit, washing machine, freezer and ample additional storage cupboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels can be made available for hire for a small fee. Please let us know at the time of booking if this service is required. The property will be prepared prior to each tenancy and should be left as found. Other: Ample private parking is provided by the integral garage and dedicated parking area to the front of the property. Should visitors call with you there is excellent parking nearby on Chemin du Patis just by the campsite.

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