Sailing area: Brittany
Renting a boat in Brittany offers you a very wide selection of extremely varied cruises thanks to the rugged coastline and all the islands that lie just a few miles off the coast. You have the choice between northern Brittany and southern Brittany. Brittany offers a multitude of viewpoints and will immerse you in its very strong cultural and natural heritage.
In northern Brittany, discover a wild and wonderfully well-protected coastline.
• A few miles from the coast, take a trip to the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark and the thousands of small islands and reefs that comprise them. A guaranteed change of scenery thanks to the island way of life, the wild natural environment and the mixture of British culture and Norman tradition. If you want to enjoy a cruise over a long weekend, Saint-Malo is the perfect starting point.
• The Archipelago of the Seven Islands nature reserve is a paradise for birds and is particularly stunning from a boat. Take time to watch the movements of all the rare bird species in one of the largest bird sanctuaries in France.
• Drop anchor between the rias north of Brest, in particular Aber Wrach, and discover places that will allow you to travel far inland to find mooring spots.
• Visit one of the most well-known custom's paths that stretches from Ploumanac'h to Perros-Guirec, a wonderful outing in view.
• Visit the ports, symbols of Breton architecture and traditions: Roscoff, Saint-Quai Portrieux, Trégastel, Saint Cast, Saint-Malo, Paimpol, and more.
• The Emerald Coast from the Bay of Saint-Brieuc to Mont Saint-Michel is characterised by its pink granite.
• The pace of your cruise will be dictated by the strong currents in the region and the tides. These affect your entry into ports such as Saint Malo and Paimpol.
Southern Brittany, cruise from island to island.
• Departing from Concarneau, Bénodet or Saint-Marine, make your way towards the Glénans archipelago, known for its tropical lagoons. You will almost believe that you are in the Caribbean with the white sand beaches and turquoise waters that you will find on this cruise. This region is also known as the training ground for the French navy.
• Stop off in Belle-Ile, at the port of Palais overlooked by the Vauban citadel, or the small and very authentic port of Sauzon with its colourful houses that are characteristic of the island.
• Pay a visit to Trinité-sur-Mer, the capital of sailing, after stopping off at Houat Island if you are coming from Belle-Ile. Also, why not pay a visit to the pretty island of Hoedic, a genuine haven of peace.
• After the bay of Quiberon, set out to discover the Gulf of Morbihan and all its small islands and Breton ports: Arz Island, Île-aux-Moines, Arradon, Baden, LeBono, Locmariaquer, Port Navalo, and more.
The Coolsailing team knows this region well and can give you advice and tips to help you prepare for your cruise.
Arzal, Brest, Concarneau, La Baule, La Trinité sur Mer, Larmor, Le Crouesty, Lorient, Piriac, Port Haliguen, Quiberon, Saint Malo ...