Our longer two-week boating holiday itinerary means that you can discover the three waterways of the River Erdre, the Canal de Nantes à Brest and the River Vilaine meaning you get the full experience of everything Brittany!
No previous boating experience is needed to hire a self-drive canal boat from the Nicols base at Sucé sur Erdre, which is located about 15km north of Nantes. This boating holiday itinerary to Rennes and then back to Sucé sur Erdre takes about 60 hours of cruising over the two weeks – meaning the perfect balance of the pleasures of navigation mixed with stop-offs at the many interesting places that surround the waterways.
Sucé-sur-Erdre: The Erdre castles – 17 castles in just 15kms
Quiheix: "Plaine de Mazerolles" a wildlife swamp on the Erdre
Aire de Bout de Bois: mooring point with swimming area, fishing
Blain: La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks
Guenrouët: Kerisac cider factory, Swimming pool with slides, mini-golf
Redon: historic town with pedestrian streets, Museum of the west shipping industry, guided tour of the abbey or of the monastery of the Calvairiennes
Guipry/Messac: mills in Guirpy, “Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port” chapel, motor museum in Lohéac (7km away)
La Courbe: The Presbytery and the manor house of the ‘Provostières’
Rennes: known as the capital of Brittany, Saint-Pierre cathedral, Brittany museum, lively pedestrian streets and squares
Holiday reviews from Sucé-sur-Erdre
A journey from Nantes to Rennes
This particular boating holiday in Brittany allowed us to discover the two ‘capitals’ of the region – Rennes on one side and Nantes on the other. We’ve had many a holiday with Nicols and whatever destination we’ve chosen it has always been a pleasure, with every cruise full of new surprises and discoveries.