Le Croisic

With the current unseasonally mild weather, an opportunity was seized to paddle along the Côte Sauvage at Le Croisic. We left from Le Pouliguen situated at the western end of the Bay of La Baule. It was a fine paddle in the sunshine along an attractive section of the coast.

There are several kilometers of rock garden to play as you reach the western end, however today the sea was flat with hardly any swell at all.

This section of coast has a number of  bolted sport climbs, up to 12 metres. A few are climbable on a Neap high tide, but the best time is at a spring low water.  The Club Alpin Française de Nantes have produced a good PDF of the routes and grades.  Climbs start at a 3 and go up to a 7b.  With most in  4 – 5

Download Guide PDF HERE

We took a break just below Le Fort de L’Océan, a 400 year old Fort now serving as a 4* hotel and restaurant. I’ve included a link to the hotels website, the Web Intro is really good for seeing the nature of the coast here, (there is also a video inside with more footage)

After our snack we continued back along the coast finishing out trip just as the sun was setting. A good ending to a very enjoyable paddle

 

 

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