Activities for young
people in France
Written in June 2005
What is fun for young people in France? What can they do? Where can they go? Where can they shop?
This page is designed by a young person for young people.
Thank you Katel Robino.
Katel Robino is a young Breton lady studying in l'Orient. She felt that people her age - early twenties - could be on a budget so she mentions camp sites as good cheap places to stay. The concentration of this page is on Brittany as this is her home place and close to the Channel Islands.
This page is written in Katel's own words.
Katel starts with the closest regions to the Channel Islands and England - Ille et Vilaine and Côte d'Armor and then the Morbihan and Finistère.
Ille et Vilaine (35)
L’ille et Vilaine is the only department of Brittany where there is not so many beaches. But you have some very beautiful ones, for example in St Malo.
Katel particularly likes
St Malo which is a beautiful town, full of history. It is very simple to go there. The best thing about St Malo is that it is a quite big town, where there is a lot of entertainment, plenty of things to do and to visit, and you also have the beach.
Camping de la fontaine 49 rue de la fontaine aux Pèlerins 35400 St Malo
Website : www.campinglafontaine.com
Surf School 2 avenue de la Hoguette 35400 St Malo
Climbing Roc et Mer escalade
9 boulevard de la République 35400 St Malo
Rennes is the capital of Brittany. There are a lot of students there as it is a University city and during the school year, the day to go out on the evening to have some fun is Thursday night.
Shops, there are a lot of very goods clothes shops in Rennes. Maybe, the best solution is to walk around the town and see because there are also really goods bars where you can have a drink in summer outside on the terrace!
Pimkie, cheap clothes fashion for women. 4 rue d’Orléans
Zara, very good shop, not expensive and fashion for
men and women. 5 Quai Lamartine
André, good shoes for good prices. Centre commercial
The department of the Côtes d’Armor is very interesting to visit because it is diversified - seaside and countryside.
St-Cast-Le-Guildo, which is a seaside resort. You don’t have to leave the town to find something to do. You have got everything in this little town: night clubs, yacht club, a market, shops…
Camping Plage la Crique ««(10,40€ per day)
Rue de la Mare 22380 St-Cast-Le-Guildo
Website : www.campings-vert-bleu.com
Sport activities in St-Cast:
Hourse riding “Le Logis du Gallais” 22380 St-Cast-Le-Guildo. Rides of 1 hour or 2 hours but also a whole day or a 2 or 4 days excursion
Golf de Corbinais La Corbinais 22980 St-Michel-de-Plélan
Dinan Paintball Zone artisanale de Guinefort 22100 St-Carne ( 00318.104.22.168.98.
St Brieuc is a good place where you can have fun and do a lot of things. Here are some good shops, where it’s not very expense, except from Teddy Smith but it’s fashion.
New Man (for men and women)– 29 rue St Guillaume
Sud Express (for women) – 20 rue Général Leclerc
Teddy Smith(for men and women) – 3 rue Général Leclerc
Jennyfer (for women, very cheap) – 46 rue St Guillaume
Jules (for men) – 26 rue St Guillaume
Promod (for women) – 31 rue St Guillaume
San Marina (shoes for men and women)–28 rue St Guillaume
Some Festivals in France that may appeal to 20's plus Actually they may also quite appeal to the 50's+!
Festival de Nîmes (30- Gard), which takes place in the amphitheatre of Nîmes. www.infoconcert.com
Nice Jazz Festival (06- Alpes Maritime), was born in 1948. It is really a big event where the jazz lovers go every year. on the in July. www.nicejazzfest.com
Garance Reggae Festival 15 (75- Paris) takes place i in the Porte de Versailles. www.zouker.com
Festival Francofolies (17- Charente Maritime). This festival takes place in La Rochelle www.francofolies.fr
Festival Rock en Seine (75- Paris, domaine de St Cloud) www.rockenseine.com
La route du Rock
St Malo www.laroutedurock.com
le Festival Terre Neuvas in Bobital. For information about the recent festival and future years www.festival-terre-neuvas.com
Of course you can’t forget the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, (very very big event!) www.festival-interceltique.com
The Festival du Pont du Rock in Malestroit. www.infoconcert.com
Don’t forget The Festival du bout du Monde in Crozon (near Quimper) For more information: www.festivalduboutdumonde.com
For more information about nightlife go to the Nightlife in France Page
For more information about Discoteques go to French Discothèques
In France, it is very common to stay in camping. It is a really good solution for young people because it is cheap and very convivial. For example, you can stay in
Carnac, it is town that wakes up in summer. There are a lot of pubs and bars and also night clubs where famous DJs come (like David Guetta). But you can go to the beach during the day.
Camping du Men-Du
Chemin de Beaumer Carnac Plage
(02 97 52 04 23
There are also plenty of activities to do in Carnac and its surroundings.
Scuba diving in Carnac (40€ the first dive)
Yacht Club de Carnac Port en Dro 56341 Carnac
Parachute jump (220€ in tandem)
Entre ciel et Terre Rue de l’aérodrome 56170 Quiberon
As in the Morbihan, a lot of towns in the Finistère are very calm during winter, and very attractive in summer.
Concarneau is a very beautiful town where you have a lot of things to do. It’s really a good place to stay because it is close to a lot of very attractive towns. The following camping is just in front of a beautiful beach.
Camping du Moulin d’Aurore
49 rue de Trégunc
In Concarneau’s surroundings you have:
Bowling Le Master
59 rue du Président Sadate
4 rue Stade Kerhuel
ZI de l’hippodrome
Route de Quimper
29370 Coray (15km from Quimper)