If you're in the beautiful Brittany region of France, be sure to take a break from the cider and buckwheat crepes, for a heart racing trip along the open beaches in one of these!
'Char a voile' in French, the phrase means 'sand yachting/speed sailing'. It's a great half day activity with patient instructors and always the guarantee of the necessary wind.
On our family departures in Brittany/Normandy with Backroads, we'd bring the kids to Reves de Mer a lot and it was always a hit.
On a clear day, you'll even be able to see Mont St. Michel in the distance.