Important information: part of the canal from Nantes to Brest (between the city of Redon and the junction with the Erdre) is closed to navigation from autumn 2022 until spring 2024.
Therefore, our base in Sucé sur Erdre will be closed for the entire 2023 season.
One-way trips from Glénac to Sucé sur Erdre will not be possible during this period.
Hire a canal boat for a weekend getaway on the River Erdre. With this cruising itinerary you’ll discover the differences of navigating between stunning countryside and bustling cities.
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.
Sucé-sur-Erdre: The Erdre castles – 17 castles in just 15kms
Nantes: Saint-Pierre cathedral, Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, The museum “machines de l’ile of Nantes”, covered shopping arcade
Plaine de Mazerolles: remarkable natural area with stunning fauna and flora
Holiday reviews from Sucé-sur-Erdre
An amazing way to see Nantes
What we loved about our weekend boating holiday on the River Erdre was the freedom of being able to moor our canal boat in the heart of Nantes on the island of Versailles. For one night we were alone on our small island, with its Japanese garden, in the centre of the capital of the Dukes of Brittany. A one-of-a-kind experience!