Traditional sailing ships

All along the coastline, traditional sailing ships are ready and waiting to take you on a fantastic voyage. Easily accessible to all, these trips are a great way of trying your hand at sailing for the first time, whether it’s in an original craft or a replica. These traditional sailing ships are also the stars of Brittany’s nautical festivals and magnificent parades. Ask around - if you fancy feeling the wind in your hair or a trip out on the...

All along the coastline, traditional sailing ships are ready and waiting to take you on a fantastic voyage. Easily accessible to all, these trips are a great way of trying your hand at sailing for the first time, whether it’s in an original craft or a replica. These traditional sailing ships are also the stars of Brittany’s nautical festivals and magnificent parades. Ask around - if you fancy feeling the wind in your hair or a trip out on the high seas, Brittany’s got it covered!

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At the heart of tradition

All these traditional sailing ships are truly magnificent. Their pine or oak decks and majestic rigging all do justice to the craftsmanship of the men who so lovingly built them, clearly as passionate about their craft as they were about the sea. The waves breaking over the hull and the wind in the sails tell the tales of these masters of the seas. Today, lovingly restored and sailed by experts, these boats offer a high standard of comfort. And, most of all, each trip offers a taste of adventure and a glimpse of far horizons.

Treasures of nature and the sea

A trip out on a small boat or tuna-fishing vessel is in itself a journey into the very heart of history, heritage and the elements. These traditional boats are forever linked to the ports, quays and harbours of the Breton coast. Their sailing ground includes exceptional sites, splendid bays and archipelagos, for, as well as being fast running, these sailing boats travel through the most amazing scenery.

A heritage worth celebrating!

Not only will the enthusiastic crews share the history of their boat with you, they will also share the helm and the secrets of the many destinations to which they have sailed - the best places to fish, and where to find a truly heavenly mooring or a bird watcher’s paradise. This is a feast for all the senses! And when dozens of boats come together, the celebration turns into a regatta. Large and small sailing boats will hoist their colours at events like the Semaine du Golfe and the Festival de Paimpol.

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