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Sports and Leisure Activities in Brittany, France

Brittany offers a great escape for Parisians and tourists alike. The capital of Brittany, Rennes, is just two hours from Paris via TGV rail. Brittany offers many outdoor activities and adventures. Below is just a sampling of what you'll find in this friendly, fun, and enchanting region of France.

Water Adventures in Brittany:

Brittany offers over 450 miles of navigable canals and rivers. One of the most beautiful networks in Europe.

Traditional one-day and multiple-day cruises launch from the towns of Concarneau, Benodet, Vannes, Dinard, La Roche Bernad and Quimper. Most sail to nearby islands that are great for walking or bird watching excursions. Brittany is the largest nesting seabird area in France.

Many beaches in Brittany offer rentals for those interested in rowing, canoeing, kayaking, or sand-yachting.

Surfing and diving also available in many places.

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Biking, hiking and great outdoors:

With hundreds of miles of quiet roads and gentle slopes, Brittany is perfect for hiking, cycling or motor biking. Brittany offers over 2,000 kilometers of posted hiking and biking paths, which are accessible year round. A perfect way to discover Brittany and its heritage.

Golf in Brittany: 

A total of 27 courses dot Brittany’s landscape, many overlooking the coastal cliffs. Brittany offers courses suitable for the casual enthusiast and the season player alike.


Brittany is known for its excellent spas focused on a brand of marine hydrotherapy called thalassotherapy. Thalassotherapy is the art of using the healing characteristics of mineral rich ocean water to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.
There are 11 centers specializing in this form of bliss on Brittany's coast ­ in Saint Malo, Dinard, Perros-Guirec, Roscoff, Douarmenez, Benodet, Carnac, Quiberon, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Crouesty.

Brittany Horseback Riding

Simply put, Brittany is horse country. To get started please visit:

The Grand Aquarium-Saint Malo

Join over 300,000 people a year who discover the wonderful aquarium in Saint Malo.
Phone:+ 33(0)2 99 21 19 07
Avenue du Général Patton - BP 27 35402 SAINT MALO - France

Image: The harbor at St. Malo, France

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Brittany Day Trip From Paris

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