Although there may be less boat renters here than in Britain or the Mediterranean, it is by no means less worthy a visit. You can of course find all the necessary boat rental services in La Rochelle, veritable bastion of sailing. The regions of the Loire, the Vendée, the Charente Maritime or the basin of Arcachon are excellent navigation zones home to various attractions adored by sail boat or motor boat owners. By hiring a boat on Sables d'Olonnes, you can easily reach the port on the island of Saint Martin de Ré, or discover the island of Yeu, before making a stopover in Noirmoutier. ...more information
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Spring and summer are the best seasons to navigate along the French Atlantic coast. For the more experienced sailor, it is possible to navigate almost the whole year. The prevailing wind blowing from the west differs in intensity according to the time of year just like the weather. But, be careful, there can be very strong winds.
Near Noirmoutier, La Rochelle and the tar d'Olonne, you will find a large number of boat rentals (sailboats, catamarans and motor boats). Renting a motor boat will also allow you to discover the basin of Arcachon, the peninsula of Cap Ferret, its Dune du Pilat, and to take advantage of the joys of fishing. Many boat renters in the Arcachon Basin can offer you lots of different boats and will help you choose the best suited to you.
There are so many amazing and charming places on this Atlantic coastline. The island Yeu for example, offers a spendid spectacle to its recreational boaters. The port de Minimes in La Rochelle is the largest sailboat port in Europe.
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