Do you know about gentlemen hours? It is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, and outside French school holidays.
Typically, this is when local salaried workers are at work. There are generally fewer people in the water at these times…
When it’s perfect, the locals always find at least one slot for an early morning session, a quick splash at midday or even at sunset.
The “gentlemen hours” are my favorite times, and I will be delighted to take you to the water to discover the coastline during these time slots, respecting the locals as knowledgeable gentlemen :-).