Try sand yachtingExcitement guaranteed
The beaches of La Manche are the perfect playground, and a top spot for sand yachting. At Utah Beach, on the beaches of the Côte des Havres or near Granville, a number of watersports centres provide introductory sessions to this high-speed sport.
Make sure you have suitable clothing and a helmet, and head to the beach with your sand yacht, accompanied by an instructor. For two hours, you’ll learn how to move, turn and accelerate with the wind in your sails! The advantages of sand yachting are that it requires no specific knowledge, making it accessible to everyone, and it’s a year-round activity.
Crossing the Bay of Mont Saint-MichelWatch out for the quicksand!
Do you want to try this unique experience with your children? Good news, it’s entirely possible! Several certified guides propose family friendly outings in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. From three years of age, children can discover the pleasure of feeling the sand between their toes and the cold water on their legs. Both fun and informative, these walks range from 2 to 4 km and are a good way to spend time together while learning new things and having fun. They’re also a great opportunity to get some fresh air and to show your children the immensity and beauty of the bay. What’s not to love?
Champrépus ZooAn exotic adventure
Just 20 minutes from Granville, Champrépus Zoo is a magical place for animal and nature lovers. Giraffes, zebras, tigers, red pandas and parrots: there are more than 300 animals waiting for your children amid luxurious vegetation. You can also walk through certain parts of the zoo for a completely immersive experience. Watch out in the mini farm, the goats will run up to you looking for something to nibble! And don’t miss the exciting lemur enclosure, where you can get up close to these little primates as they go about their daily business.
With different events, restaurants and playgrounds, a day at Champrépus Zoo is great fun for all the family.
La Cité de la MerDive to the bottom of the sea
For more than 20 years, this museum has given visitors the opportunity to explore the ocean depths and to find out about humankind’s adventures under the sea. Situated in the old transatlantic liner terminal in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, La Cité de la Mer invites you to dive to the bottom of the sea!
Visit the submarine Le Redoutable and immerse yourself in the daily life of the submariners as you explore their living spaces (cabins, cafeteria, torpedo room, and so on.).
The journey continues with a fun exhibition, the Ocean of the Future. Multimedia displays, an abyssal aquarium, cylindrical tanks, a touch pool and films all help you to understand the fragility of the ocean.
With artefacts found in the wreck and an original scenography, you can relive the legend of the Titanic, its voyage and its tragic sinking. Finally, don’t miss the unique collection of deep-sea exploratory submarines.