Day 6 in Brittany - In quest of Jacques Cartier, Celtic roots and yachting attitude

On this 6th day of the Know-how Challenge #ExploreFrance, the three teams got to know Brittany on a deeper level through the lens of its distinct history, culture, and arts.

Take a trip back in time

The Gastronomy & Local Products team visited Saint-Malo, hometown of Jaques Cartier, first European explorer to claim Canada. While going up the St. Lawrence River, he discovered Stadacona (Québec City) and Hochelaga (Montréal).

Surf with the champion

At the Ponant Surf School, the Between Land & Sea team took a stand-up paddle boarding lesson with Alexis Deniel, French and European surf champion! Later, the duo attended a sculpture workshop at the Vallée des Saints in the village of Carnoët. This new cultural site stuns with its large granite statues bearing the effigy of 1,000 Breton saints and their legends.

Meet the artists

The Art & Culture team met with Emmanuel Berthier, Brittany Tourism's expert photographer! Then, the duo discovered Atelier 727 Sails Bags, the French leader in the design of recycled yacht sail. Articles created by the 3 designers include ready-to-wear, fashion accessories, home decor items, all hand-sewn from yacht sail.

Follow their daily adventures and vote for your favourite experience until October 12. You could win a trip for two (External link) to Brittany (External link) with Air France!