Get away from it all in Loire-Atlantique
TO BURN OFF SOME ENERGY
Pointeau water sports centre:
catamaran, sand yachting, kayaking, kite-surfing. www.sportsnautiquesbrevinois.fr
go on board for a tour around the Bay of Bourgneuf and head out to Pointe de Saint Gildas… an hour’s trip which will take your breath away.
opposite the hotel, try out a sand yacht for a sensational afternoon.
for thrill-seekers. These little engines are an original way of seeing the Pays de Retz, with everyone going at their own pace.
whether you're an experienced player or a beginner, relax with a game of golf: on the practice green or round the 18-hole course.
Climb up high and, under the supervision of a qualified monitor, set out on a totally safe discovery of the realm of the forest.
To have fun, burn off some energy and forget about things for a moment, while enjoying a few thrills.
Saint Brévin Les Pins tourist office
2,000 wild animals roam freely, and 10km of safari tracks provide one of the greatest wildlife shows in Europe. Elephants, rhinoceros, lions, cheetahs … you’ll be able to watch them in their habitat, then enjoy some refreshments in the largest water complex in Europe: 10 million litres of water, home to a large family of sea lions. For the more adventurous: thrills guaranteed on a rope bridge through the monkey forest.
The park of legends:
33 hectares dedicated to the mystery and wonder of tales, myths, legends and superstitions.
To find out what happens under the ocean surface! Be sure not to miss the “Australian Sharks” pavilion, with a million litres of seawater!
A museum inside a genuine command post on the Atlantic wall, one of the largest blockhouses ever built.
Terre de Sel:
Visit the salt marshes, shown around by salt workers and nature guides.
At the heart of the workshops, your guide will describe the challenge of building the biggest aircraft in the world - the A380.
The Atlantic shipyards:
Watch the creation of some great seagoing vessels and go to the very heart of high-tech ships. With a headset/receiver, you'll be able to listen to all the guide’s explanations on the secrets of building these ships, and the history of one of the oldest shipyards in Europe.
Learn about the history of the ocean liners which have marked the century's navigation, including some cinematographic treasures, previously unseen photographs and shows.
The Espadon submarine:
The only submarine open to the public. You’ll be welcomed on board to discover the life of the 65 crew members on the first French submarine to have reached the Arctic.