...teenagers from 12 to 16
There is plenty to keep teenagers entertained in Brittany; here's our pick of the best.
Ride the waves
There’s no better way to harness the energy of the wind and the waves than to ride them! Whether you choose surfing, windsurfing or sailing, the sensation of being at one with the elements is truly amazing, and you get a fabulous view of the Breton coast as well! Fancy trying something new? Why not have a go at wave-skiing, wakeboarding or paddle-boarding?
To find out more: www.goforit-brittanytourism.com
Explore a different world on the islands
All aboard for a trip to the islands! Gather your backpacks and bicycles for a trip away from the mainland, where you can explore one of the 13 islands off the coast of Brittany. Islands are little adventures in their own right, as well as being havens of peace and quiet – the smallest of them are only a few kilometres across!
To find out more: Islands and headlands
Rock to the beat of a summer festival
The music festivals of Brittany are a great way for everyone to get together and listen to all kinds of music – there’s the ‘Vielles Charrues’ ('Old Ploughs') festival, the ‘Festival du Bout du Monde’ ('Land’s End Festival') and the ‘Route du Rock’ to name but a few. Parents get to enjoy cosmopolitan rhythms in a fun, vibrant atmosphere while teenagers can rock to some of their favourite beats!
To find out more: www.whatson-brittanytourism.com
Travel the oceans of the world
Océanopolis in Brest is a venue that’s unique in Europe. It showcases a wide range of marine biodiversity and is a great way to explore the three different ocean worlds – temperate, tropical and polar – and learn about the 100,000 animals and 1,000 different species on display in the 50 aquariums. Watch the penguins and seals being fed, enjoy the films and exhibitions, and discover the secrets of the deep blue sea!
To find out more: www.oceanopolis.com
Swing from tree to tree
If you’re up for a treetop adventure, then the treetop adventure parks of Brittany are a great family day out! There’s a wide variety of fun activities spanning several hectares of woodland for you to try out in complete safety, including rope bridges, zip-lines and Tarzan rope swings. Adrenalin rush guaranteed!
To find out more: leisure and amusement parks
Discover the world of seafaring today
If you like sailing and enjoy life on the ocean waves, get yourself down to the Eric Tabarly Sailing World (‘Cité de la Voile’). This is a museum and a half, giving visitors the opportunity to really pit themselves against the elements, design their own ship, experience a virtual race on an open ocean multihull racing vessel, and find out how great it is to sail a real sailing boat. All aboard!
To find out more: Cite de la voile Eric Tabarly
Have a kick-about on the beach
Brittany’s vast sandy beaches are ideal for teenagers who want to work off some energy with a football! A pile of stones and a beach bag make ideal goalposts, and at the sound of the whistle – they’re off! And there’s nothing quite like a half-time dip in the sea for those budding Beckhams!