Brittany beckons for the adventurous – Brittany’s spectacular coastlines have long been a tourist magnet and this region of France, famous for its natural and cultural heritage, holds a special affection for visitors from the UK.
There’s plenty to explore on land….and at sea, where diving among shipwrecks offers a unique opportunity to step back in time.
An estimated 3,500 ships litter the seabed off the Pink Granite Coast has bequeathed Brittany a unique underwater heritage.
Now the Breton wrecks, and a fabulous world of flora and fauna, are more accessible than ever. Depending on the tides and their depth of immersion, shipwrecks are also reachable for beginners.
Under the watchful eyes of diving experts, Breton wrecks are fantastic playgrounds for the myriad of species that shelter in them: blue lobsters, spiders, congers and catsharks.
Five dives in 3 professional centres will cost €150 and 10 dives in 3 professional centres, €295.
More at www.portail-plongee-bretagne.com
Since 1978, the legendary transatlantic solo race departing from Saint-Malo, Brittany to Pointe-à- Pitre, Guadeloupe has seen many talented sailors such as Franck Cammas and Ellen MacArthur facing the challenges of high seas.
This year, the 11th edition of the race promises an exceptional sports scene, with six classes of boats and no less than a hundred boats competing. They set off on November 4 when some 200,000 people are expected to watch the boats set off.
Find out more www.routedurhum.com