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Old 13 January 2020, 16:02   #21
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We're thinking about heading to Lac D'Hourtin this summer. Did you ever go?
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Old 14 January 2020, 01:05   #22
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We're thinking about heading to Lac D'Hourtin this summer. Did you ever go?
We've been going to Lacanu for summer hols for the last six years - trailering the boat down and camping lakeside. It's a long way, but worth it if activity holidays are your thing.

We cycle up to Hourtin and visit the beach/town on the south side - it's perfect for small children.
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We have a 4 and 9 (will be nearer 5 and 10) year old boys and usually spend holidays in France, Eurocamp or similar style. Have done South Brittany last year and loved it, thinking about taking a small RIB with us and going to Hourtin this year.

I see that I would need to pay 'lake tax' and prove competence with ICC, which isn't a problem. Do they stipulate a minimum level of safety equipment or similar?

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Trailoring in France on the Autoroute is super easy. We use a toll tag which reduces the delay at tolls. We plan one over-nighter on the way down to avoid the kids getting too bored and frustrated.

I read up on what the lake police ask for (ICC, insurance, saftety kit etc), purchased all the equipment and passed the ICC test. However, when I go to visit the lake police to pay for the permit, they only ask for the cash.

The permit for Lacanau is based on engine cc, not sure about Hourtin. Take a look at this link
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