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ExpérienceActivities in Ille‑et‑Vilaine : get into adrenaline mode !

Adrenaline rushes in Ille‑et‑Vilaine!

Forget the gentle forest or coastal walks! Ille-et-Vilaine is also a land of thrills! Is speed your thing? Or jumping into the void? What about roaring engines? If you’re a fan of extreme sport and slightly (or totally) addicted to adrenaline rushes, Ille-et-Vilaine will become your favourite playground. At sea, on the sand or in the air, there is a host of experiences waiting for you to explore this magnificent region in a different way. Hang on tight!

SURFING, DIVING, FLYBOARDING: GET IN THE WATER! ENRAPTURED OR YOUR MONEY BACK

Are you always on the lookout for new adrenaline rushes? Welcome to Ille‑et‑Vilaine! This region of Brittany is just 90 minutes from the centre of Paris by high-speed train. Escape from it all in this  part of Brittany full of surprises. As this is Brittany, your first port of call to feel this exhilarating sensation of risk has to be the sea. The 110 kilometres of coastline will blow you away.

Try surfing once and love it forever! Once you’ve managed to stand up on a board, you’ll want more! Learn to tame the waves by taking classes in the surf schools on the coast. There are many spots well-known by locals, such as Longchamps beach in Saint-Lunaire or Rochebonne in Saint-Malo; they are ideal for getting started. You’re already a surfer? Then perfect your style on the glassy sea, without any wind, waves that unfurl and the rugged and authentic landscape of the Breton coastline as a backdrop. Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning had better watch out…

Do you want to try a different water sport? Then try stand-up paddle or sea kayaking off the coast of Saint-Malo. Another activity combining the land and the sea is land sailing; ideal for gaining speed while staying on the sand. Flyboarding is yet another experience that you absolutely must test. Defy the laws of gravity with this thrilling activity, a mix between jet skiing and surfing ! With both feet on a little board, you’ll be thrust 10 metres in the air floating above the water. It’s like a waking dream.

In the water !

TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: DIVE INTO THE SEA AT SAINT-MALO

Scuba diving is not reserved for the Tropics… In Saint-Malo, the Saint-Malo Plongée Emeraude diving club proposes diving initiation sessions and classes to pass the different levels. Immerse yourself in the world of silence as you discover these exceptional seabeds. There are 350 shipwrecks – including boats of privateers and German vessels from World War II – lying under the water in the Bay of Saint-Malo. Explore the wreckage of the Feltar, a small steam cargo ship which sank off Cézembre, or the Walter Darré or the Hinrich Hey, former escorts which are now the favourite hiding place of congers and lobsters.

PARACHUTE JUMPS, HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES, ULM FLYING: EXPERIENCE WEIGHTLESSNESS!

If nothing gives you greater thrills than flying through the air, attempt a hair-raising experience to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes in Ille-et-Vilaine. There is nothing more magical than discovering the coastline or the picturesque little villages from the sky! For a calm flight, opt for a hot air balloon ride. This colourful balloon will give you the time to admire this exceptional Breton nature.

Glide in a ULM ultralight aircraft open to the sky. As you float above the Emerald Coast between Saint-Malo and Dinard, or the forest of Brocéliande, you’ll see breathtaking landscapes. This feeling of hanging in the air is an absolute must. You can’t hear any noise? It’s normal! The pilot has switched off the engine.

Do you want to fly at 200 kph through the clouds? Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of parachute jumping. Free-falling is a quick and sure way for a shot of adrenaline.  There’s only one thing you’ll want: to do it again!

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WHAT ABOUT ON LAND? BE A RACING DRIVER IN LOHÉAC!

Do you love speed? Have you always dreamed of racing behind the wheel of a powerful engine? Turn your dream into reality at the Lohéac race track with a driving course. Ford Mustang, Porsche Carrera, Proto Funyo, Berlinette Hommel… all of these mythical cars are waiting for you. Supervised by an experienced instructor, make the engines throb and watch the speedometer increase. The only limit is your limit! And for car enthusiasts, you can take a little detour to the Manoir de l’Automobile. It contains a collection of nearly 450 cars.

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