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Bananec Lodge Tent - Safari tent in Finistère, France

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Bot-Conan Lodge

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

Children and well-behaved pets are more than welcome

A stylish and friendly family glamping escape in Brittany next to the beach. Anyone fancy a swim before breakfast?


Brittany is famous for its glorious sandy beaches, and Arnaud’s family site has two fabulous ones for you to enjoy, just minutes from your tent. Spend the morning paddling in the shallow waters or making a ‘sand château’ and then borrow one of Bot-Conan Lodge’s original postal bikes, tuck a baguette under your arm and explore the grounds and local area for the best picnic spot in suitably French style (the beret is optional).

The twenty or so safari lodge tents are authentic South African designs, while the spacious interiors have been decked out in a style that’s closer to home, with vintage fabrics from the château at Bot-Conan Lodge, and light drapes sectioning off the living and sleeping areas. Step outside onto the big raised deck which has an outdoor kitchen and dining table so you can eat dinner in the evening sun. With so much to do and plenty of space to play, your kids will have made plenty of friends in no time! Hot showers are in two communal shower blocks nearby, newly renovated with grass rooves that blend naturally into the green landscape.

Being in Brittany, a welcoming bottle of local cider is of course provided on arrival, and there are countless places to sample an authentic crêpe. The local village of Beg-Meil has a regular market where you can pick up fresh produce, as well as a mouth-watering selection of seafront restaurants and ice cream shops. Ask Arnaud for a top tip for lunch!


The important stuff

  • Check in is from 4pm
  • Check out is before 10am
  • There are 2 plug sockets per tent, and WiFi in the communal areas
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • One double and three singles

Extra space available

Space for 1 baby no charge. High chair and cot available on request

Space for 1 pet no charge.

Kids & Pets

Children and well-behaved pets are more than welcome


  • Fully equipped kitchen with 2 ring stove on private outdoor terrace
  • All crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment provided
  • Small fridge inside tent


  • Hot power showers, flushing toilets and in communal shower block
  • Sinks for washing up just outside shower block
  • Washing machines and dryers available

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Bedding provided, including warm duvets and extra blankets
  • Bring your own towels or hire them on arrival
  • There is no heating so we’d recommend bringing some warm clothes for if it gets a bit chilly at night!


  • Big box of games in the communal area (including Monopoly, Scrabble, Cluedo, Uno, Risk, Chess as well as kids’ stationery for crafty afternoons
  • Selection of books in your tent

Getting there

Bot-Conan Lodge, Lantecoste-Bihan, 29170 Fouesnant, FRANCE

By public transport

The nearest train station is Quimper, about 12 miles away. There is a bus from here that takes you 500m from the campsite - take the no.42 to Fouesnant, Lantecoste. Ask Arnaud for up to date bus timetables before you arrive.

By car

Brittany Ferries offers direct sailing into Brittany with their Plymouth to Roscoff route (6-8 hours, overnight crossing available.) Bot‐Conan Lodge is then a 1½ hour drive from Roscoff ferry terminal.

The site can also be easily reached via Quimper (20km) airport and train station. Paris is a 5-6 hour drive.

By plane

The nearest airport Quimper is 20km away. The site is located five and half hours drive from Paris, and one and half hours from Roscoff ferry terminal.

Food & Drink

At Bot-Conan Lodge

You'll be welcomed with a bottle of cider and some kiwi jam from the neighbouring producer.


Basics can be found in Beg-Meil, the local village, less than 10 minutes' away by bike. There's also a truck selling fresh fish every morning on the Church Plaza (Poissonerie C. Marrec)

Les Viviers Olivier in La Forest Fouesnant (Pointe de Beg-an-Aer) offer amazing oysters and seafood. They are open daily from 9am to 12pm; Friday and Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm (6pm on Saturday). Tel: 02 98 56 83 89

For more variety, there are bigger supermarkets in Fouesnant, such as E.Leclerc, Carrefour and Dia.

Pubs & Restaurants

Chez Hubert, Beg Meil - A must-go! Chef Hubert serves quality food in a typical French setting 

Café du Port, La Forêt Fouesnant 02 98 56 96 67 - Great authentic seafood restaurant


You can’t leave Brittany without sampling a crêpe with local cider! A few places that master this tradition:

Quartier d’été, La Forêt Fouesnant: 02 98 56 82 40 (on the old port)

Saint Nicolas, Fouesnant: 02 98 56 50 25 (in a lovely old stone house)

Ty Krampouz Nod, Beg Meil: 02 98 94 48 71 (accessible along the coastal path at low tide)

Crêperie du Sallé, Quimper: 02 98 95 95 80 (on a charming paved street in the heart of Quimper)


At Bot-Conan Lodge

There's so much to do at Bot-Conan Lodge. Children will probably want to run straight down to the beach, but there are also games and craft materials provided for a quiet afternoon in your tent.

  • There are two bikes provided per tent, and you can hire more on arrival.
  • Ping-pong table in a barn
  • Canoes or a stand-up paddle on request
  • Shared sauna and hot tub on a wooden deck with childproof lock.

Places to Visit

Beg-Meil is the nearby village, with a regular market selling fresh produce (including delicious fresh fish), lovely beaches and a whole range of restaurants and ice cream shops

A little further afield, Quimper is well worth a visit with its museums and ancient churches

Rainy Days

Saint Corentin Cathedral - Built on the remains of an old Roman cathedral in 1239, this breathtaking cathedral cannot be missed! Fully renovated, you can see the influence of the different architectural styles used throughout the centuries.

Museum of Fine Arts, Quimper - This museum is in a 19th century Italian Palace, presenting artworks of Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Flemish origin.

Breton Regional Museum - Placed in what used to be the Bishops’ Palace of Cornouaille, this museum serves as an introduction to the region of Brittany, displaying typical attire as well as the chronological evolution of the Breton people.

Media library - With over 30,000 books, almost 24,000 CDs and DVDs, 80 newspapers and magazines, as well as 3,000 videos, this library has something for everyone! Vinyl records are also available here.

Outdoor & Active

Tennis: In the town of Beg-Meil you will find five courts, four of them clay, where summer classes are available. If it rains, there are other courts in Fouesnant, the next town along.

Golf Course: The Golf de Cornouaille, right on the bay, is an 18 hole course. The Blue Green course at Golf de l’Odet is also nearby and is on a forested property of 130 hectares.

Sailing - At the Port la Foret you will find that the bay is shielded by the peak of the Beg‐Meil mount. There is a Sailing Club in Fouesnant Cornouaille that has catamarans, dinghies, windsurfing and kayaks.


Cycling - There are bikes available to borrow at Bot-Conan. This will allow you to get a view of the area while getting some exercise - the fresh air of the Breton seaside must be taken advantage of!

Fishing - There are many different spots where you can drop a line and wait for that curious fish to catch your bait

Swimming - The Bay’s shallow water allows you to take a swim whenever you wish, and its clear water will allow you to explore the underwater wildlife. There is also the option to go scuba diving and snorkeling at other surrounding beaches as well. The Bot-Conan beach provides a cool area to rest in the shade, before or after a dip in the water.

Walking - There are many trails and hikes in the surrounding areas, ranging anywhere between 1.5km and 20km.You can choose to take a walk on your own or sign up for a guided hike.

Meet your hosts

From owner Arnaud:


"Back when I was a kid, I used to spend all my summer holidays at Bot-Conan and play for hours with the kids from the campsite my father had developed. Years passed, the campsite closed, and nature quickly took over.

As I was raising my own kids and looking for a fresh start, I remembered all those magical summers and asked myself, why not revive the business?

Knowing the value of this pristine environment, I decided to make it a glamping site with a few canvas tents set up on wooden decks. My idea was to offer a one of a kind experience to my guests, in harmony with nature without sacrificing modern comfort. It was quite a challenge to revive the campsite, renovate the bath houses and find the best and most appropriate accommodation, but together with my wife and my two kids, we succeeded! It is hard work but I always look forward to meeting with my guests and sharing with them my knowledge and tips on the area. It is now a great pleasure to welcome families and couples from all over Europe and see them enjoy, as I used to, this unique campsite."

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Our guests say...

Amazing campsite, we loved everything: - the cool, dark safari tent, where we could cook and eat under the canopy everyday - the great location of the quiet, natural site just minutes from bot Cannan beach which is perfect for relaxing, swimming or rock pooling on a low tide.



We had an absolutely fantastic holiday. the safari tent was great and had everything we needed. A truly beautiful location right by a lovely beach with snorkelling and rock pools and sea that felt safe for the kids. Great area with plenty to see though when the sun shone the beach was a perfect place to spend the day.



Fantastic place and perfect location with a beautiful beach a short stroll away. We were met and shown around the site and later greeted by Arnaud to make sure we were happy with everything. Mostly families with younger kids so not sure my twin teens were overly enthusiastic but soon settled into the laid back life without all mod cons. To their delight there was a table tennis table and a very good wifi zone. Toilet blocks are lovely, clean and modern. The safari tents were perfect and comfortable. We were provided with extra blankets as it was a bit chilly a couple of nights. Beds very comfortable too! A lovely place which we would highly recommend!



Fantastic location by the beach with loads of room on the site for kids to play, excellent washroom and cooking facilities and great sauna and hot tub.



very enjoyable. Excellent tents and facilities. Arnold and his wife very helpful. Just finished installing sauna and hot tubs as our stay finished. We had a great tent position - would have been less happy with some others which seemed to be very shaded in the trees.



Everything about it was amazing! It was our honeymoon and we wouldn't have wanted to spend it anywhere else



We stayed for three nights and very much hope to go back for longer. We have recommended it to our friends and family. It would be fun to go back as a group. The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped. The shower and toilet facilities were modern and clean. The beach was very pretty.



We had a lovely relaxing holiday. The campsite and facilities were faultless and we would recommended to anyone who was interested in staying.



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2.2 Amendments and cancellations can only be accepted in accordance with the booking conditions of the Owner of your Arrangements. The Owner may charge the cancellation or amendment charges shown in their booking conditions (which may be as much as 100% of the cost of the Arrangements and will normally increase closer to the date of departure). The Owner may charge cancellation or amendment charges in accordance with its own booking conditions, however for the sake of convenience only, we have outlined the Owner’s charges at clause 2.3 and 2.4 below. Please note that these are the Owner’s own cancellation and amendments charges, not Canopy & Stars’, and therefore the Owner may vary their charges as they wish, without notice to us. The correct charges will be notified to you at the time of your cancellation or amendments.  


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2.3.1 Cancellation by you at any time will result in your deposit being forfeited, as all deposits are non-refundable.


2.3.2 All monies paid for a holiday (deposit and balance) are non-refundable within 10 weeks before check in date.


2.3.3 Cancellation of any holiday after it has been paid in full and at a date 10 weeks or more in advance of your check in date, will result in forfeiture of your deposit (or an amount equivalent where one was not paid as the holiday was paid in full) and the balance being returned to you. 


2.3.4  Cancellation insurance is available but will be a third party arrangement and not involve Canopy & Stars or the Owner in any way.


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2.4.1 Alterations to your Booking can only be made more than 10 weeks prior to the check in date, after which time alterations will be treated as cancellation. All alterations are subject to availability and may incur a £30 adminstration fee.


2.4.2 Differences in the total amount payable resulting from alterations will be refunded to you in the case of a decrease in price and paid by you in the case of increases in price.


Special note: Generally Owners will charge the above cancellation and amendment charges, however we must stress that these are a guide only and charges may differ from those shown here depending on the Owner. The exact charges will be notified to you by the Owner at the time of cancellation and/or can be found in the Owner’s own booking conditions which are available from the Owner on request.


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(2) subject to availability, change your booking dates to dates when the pricing can be honoured ad so no additional charge to you. In the event that a lower price can be offered for alternative dates then the difference would be refunded;


(3) cancel the Booking. If we do not receive your instructions within 5 days of contacting you, we reserve the right to cancel your Booking without liability to you.


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Your contract is with the Owner and its booking conditions apply. As Agent, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of the Booking. Our responsibilities are limited to making the Booking in accordance with your instructions and acting properly in accordance with our legal duties as an Agent. We accept no responsibility for any information about the Booking that we pass on to you in good faith. However, in the event that we are found liable to you on any basis whatsoever, our maximum liability to you is limited to twice the cost of your Booking (or the appropriate proportion of this if not everyone on the Booking is affected). We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury that arises as a result of our negligence or that of any of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.


8. Pets

Not all properties accept pets. If you wish to take your pet on holiday, please advise us before booking and we can check whether pets are accepted at the property. You must obtain the prior consent of the Owner before taking any pets to the property. A nightly charge may be made by the Owner for each pet and additional terms may apply.


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Unless you tell us otherwise, we assume that all members of your party are British citizens who hold or will hold full British passports valid for the entire duration of the Arrangements you chose to purchase. Information on visa, passport and health requirements, where given and applicable, is so given on this basis. Requirements may change and you are therefore strongly recommended to check the up to date position with the Owner of the Booking, Passport Office, appropriate embassy or consulate or your doctor as applicable in good time before the commencement of your holiday.


11. Insurance

You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday.


12. Special requests

If you have any special requests (for example dietary requirements, cots or room location), please let us know at the time of booking. We will pass on all such requests to the Owner, but unfortunately, we can't guarantee that they will be met and we will have no liability to you if they are not.


13. Group Bookings

Not all Owners accept Bookings for a single sex group (for example, a stag or hen party). Guests wanting to make such a Booking should check with us beforehand to enable us to check whether the Owner is prepared to accept the Booking. We will then advise you accordingly. In event that an Owner does not accept this type of Booking then it is with regret, that the Booking may be cancelled and cancellation fees may apply. It is the Guest’s responsibility to enquire with Canopy & Stars and/or check on our website beforehand to make sure that this type of booking is permitted.


14. Maximum Numbers

Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.


15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 


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