first of all
What is rain?
While everyone has observed this basic, common and usual meteorological phenomenon, we're going to have to agree on the terms! Because there's a big difference between light drizzle and ropes!
A few definitions
- Drizzle: very light rain, often compared to a "natural mist". It's not necessarily warm or cold, but it does keep you wet for a long time. It results from the condensation of fog.
- Crachin: a fine, penetrating rain. It falls from low clouds called "Stratus", which are often seen on our coasts.
- Gentle" rain: this is "nice" rain, allowing you to visit with a (yellow) raincoat and umbrella, without a gust of wind. The drops are slightly "bigger" than for the previous two.
- Less "gentle" rain: Same as above, but it comes with its "cold, face-whipping wind" friend, or even with a storm...
- The averse (drache / ropes): is a type of precipitation that can be recognized by its abrupt beginning and end, and by rapid variations in intensity. Occasionally observed in Brittany!
- A thunderstorm is an atmospheric phenomenon, characterized by lightning and thunder. It is always linked to the presence of a cumulonimbus cloud, also known as a thundercloud.
"There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes", and this applies perfectly to the Côte des Légendes.
Put on your oilskins and boots, it's going to splash!
Wet for wet...
When it's drizzling or drizzling, take him out!
Going for a swim
Yes, you read that right, "swimming". We're well aware that the water is cold. But it's precisely because it's cold that it's so good for your body and your immune system. Year-round swimmers and surfers often confirm that they get sick less often! What's more, in the rain, you won't feel the difference in temperature with the outside world as much as in the bright sunshine...
If you still fancy a swim, but not in cold water, there's the Spadium in Lesneven.
You'd never think it, but sand yachting in light rain is perfectly possible! All you need to do is bundle up and don your best windbreaker, and off you go!
Watching thunderstorms... from afar
Warning: thunderstorms are dangerous meteorological phenomena, so be very careful when observing them!
You're not afraid of heavy rain, and you like to admire the ballet of waves and lightning on a rough sea? Whether you're an adventurer at heart or in cosy, lichous-encrusted mode, here are our spots!
When it's too wet and the showers follow one another without respite, it's sometimes more pleasant to retreat to sheltered sites! Here are a few that we recommend.
Léon is a beautiful name (given to 1932 children in 2017), but it's also a Breton region with a rich history! In the heart of the Ursulines convent, come and discover this land of strong character (no pun intended) and the history of the town of Lesneven.
Bonus: take a walk around the cloister to keep your feet dry.
The Brigoudoù association (local name for the periwinkle) has assembled a large collection of shellfish, crustaceans and echinoderms (starfish family)... Volunteers organize guided tours of the museum, as well as outings to discover and cook edible seaweed.
This community cinema has nothing to be ashamed of, with its spacious 300-seat auditorium. Every week, it offers a rich and varied program to delight young and old alike!
Les P'tites Fabriques
As part of the Fabrique d'Imaginaire, the P'tites Fabriques are surprising monthly rendez-vous in unexpected places!