For details, visit normandie-cote-nature. The convoluted Breton coast is a great place to learn to sail; almost every seaside town has its own sailing school.
For a taste of life on the water, spend a day aboard the Krog E Barz, a replica of a lobster-fishing boat based at Port-Navalo. You can even learn to sail on dry land: sand-yachting has been a popular sport on the vast flats of Mont St Michel Bay for over a century.
LA FORET-SUR-SEVRE - Map of La Forêt-sur-Sèvre France
Gladiators fight and charioteers race in a Roman stadium; Vikings ransack a village; English and French armies tussle over a medieval castle. Fred Mawer.
Languedoc walk of the year? Belle France has a cracking trek up, down and around the region called Valleys of the Rugged South, which takes in remote hill paths, splendid valleys and tough little villages like Le Pont-de-Montvert. Anthony Peregrine. Headwater will set you off, self-guided, along the said canal, from Montagny-Les-Beaune, via a number of chateaus, as well as the anicent city of Dijon, to Sainte Sabine and back to Montagny-Les-Beaune.
The route follows quiet lanes, vineyard tracks, waterside paths and smooth greenways. The hyper-active need never pause, except to eat their sandwiches. One of the best sites, though not best-known, is the Roya valley, rising behind Nice, towards the Italian border. They all speak English, too. Full board - picnics at midday - with all activities included.
Kayaking through massive gorges, overnighting under the stars at a riverside camp, with climbing and zip-lining to boot - this rural region in south-east France appeals to parents and kids of all ages. Bags of glorious green space to run wild in and a sweeping horizon often empty of anything man-made crowns the fantastic, family-fun package. Camping is first-rate too, with some wonderful sites offering tree-houses and yurts as well as more down-to-earth riverside pitches.
Exodus has a fantastic, Ardeche Family Activity Week with guided kayaking, climbing and cycling excursions. With its ensemble of hill-top villages, country inns and abbey churches tucked away in the sticks, the Upper Dordogne Valley showcases the natural spoils of rural France sans crowds.
Notably an order from a British racer who is motivated in developping the class across the Channel. Besides the boat itself, it is the Diam 24od concept in its globality that creates real interest.
There is a life after the Tour. The Diam 24od This small, polyvalent and accessible one design sportboat trimaran has seduced the best off shore racers on the planet. D-Club access. The boat has also seduced its partners and the French Sailing Federation FFV ADH Inotec can certainly conclude on a very positive note from this first Tour de France on Diam 24od, and can already start projecting on the season of this one design sportboat class, with possibly kangaroos and deep blue sea on the horizon …..
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