40 years of history !

Over the years, Domaine de la Brèche has constantly changed its infrastructure to become the place that you love today.

But the older campers amongst you may say that things weren’t always like this. Let’s go back and take you through the history of our site.

1963

Jacques Saint-Cast, then Captain at the Long Cours Commanders group, and Mady started their dream and bought a romantic site with a ruin: a pond and about 5 hectares of land (not to mention the 3 hectares of brambles).

This place, abandoned for 40 years, was an old mansion called the Pinsonnière when in 1649, the plains of the Loire broke under the force of water and from this, our historic pond was born.

13th August 1973

Opening of the campsite “Etang de la Brèche”

It started out as a 3-star campsite in Maine et Loire and was also the first campsite in Anjou with 35 pitches and a small pool.

1976

Entered the prestigious Chains Castels and Camping Caravanning founded in 1954.

A chain whose motto was heritage, quality, hospitality and family.

1978

The Etang de la Brèche becomes the first 4-star Maine et Loire with 95 pitches.

Construction of the reception building and the mini grocery store begin.

1980

Creation of the second swimming pool, the tennis court, the second sanitary and the new bar.

1991

Construction of the grocery store, the new reception, the restaurant in the bar area and the third swimming pool and sanitary.

175 Pitches become available.

2000

Construction of the water slides.

2002

Swimming pool roof cover installed.

2005

Purchase of an additional 10 hectares and construction of a multi sports area including tennis, mini-golf and the Poney Club.

2011

The Etang de la Brèche becomes the first 5 Star campsite in Maine et Loire and the first 5 in the Pays de la Loire region. Unveil the new name “Domaine de la Brèche”.

15th May 2012

Purchase of the barn and renovation for the opening of our restaurant.