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What to do when it rains in Brittany?

1. Dive into the world of sailors

At Port-Musée in Douarnenez, embark on a journey through the continents to discover ships that have sailed on every sea in the world. You can even visit four of them on the water, in their entirety, from the hold to the bridge! In Guilvinec, at Haliotika City of Fisheries, climb aboard the Bara Breizh, a reconstructed trawler, and immerse yourself in the daily life of sea fishermen. Visit the fish market, take part in a treasure hunt, and watch the wonderful sight of the (real) boats returning to port. At the Lorient Offshore Racing Centre, in Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, step into the shoes of a racing boat skipper competing in the Vendée Globe. With 4D movies, things to handle and operate, and a sailing simulator, it feels almost real!

2. A journey through space

Everyone into orbit! Unlock the mysteries of space at the Planetarium in Pleumeur-Bodou. Under the 360° dome, experience a fully immersive voyage to discover amazing landscapes of the solar system, galaxies and constellations. Take advantage to visit the nearby Cité des Télécoms too. Planets rotating around the sun, Apollo moon missions and the history of the Hubble telescope are also on the programme of the Planetarium in Rennes, in the Science Space. Each session takes place live and presenters are there to answer your questions. A truly immersive astronomic experience. 

3. Close-up with animals

Admire a ballet of jellyfish, find Nemo among the tropical fish and face the shark without fear at Océanopolis in Brest or at the Aquarium in Saint-Malo. An underwater experience, in the dry! After visiting the stables and saddlery at the Hennebont National Stud, or at Lamballe’s applaud horses and acrobats in an equestrian show under a big top. Where’s the wolf? At the bottom of Monts d’Arrée, in Cloître-Saint-Thégonnec, where you can visit a museum entirely dedicated to the wolf.

4. Investigations to solve in record time

Is trying to get your teen to do something a real challenge? Motivate them with an investigation to solve in 60 minutes, in an escape game that also provides more information about the history of Brittany. For example, relive the liberation of Saint-Malo in 1944 at Breizh Escape, or help Benjamin Franklin sign the Treaty of Alliance with the United States at Enigmes Breizh in Auray. Plan three to four hours to find your way, strewn with clues and games, in the 1,200 m² of mazes at Enigmaparc, a fully covered amusement park near Rennes. At Auberge des Voyajoueurs, in Landes de Monteneuf, families that love games should find something to keep them happy from among the 800 or so games from all over the world. There are even hosts to explain the rules!

5. Scientific and fun experiments

Are your children mad about science? In the “70.8” space, at Ateliers des Capucins in Brest, they can discover maritime innovations with their eyes, hands, ears and feet: biotechnology, renewable energy, deep-sea exploration equipment, and more. Perfect for changing the way they see the blue planet! At Cité des Télécoms in Pleumeur-Bodou, your digital natives can present a TV news show, create a videophone connection, discover the basics of coding, or model a 3D object. It’s a perfect and fun way to discover what goes on behind the scenes of the digital world. Another worthy visit is the Merlin Laboratory in The Science Space in Rennes: around 30 fun experiments on maths, optics and mechanics for budding engineers!

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