For those of you looking for a longer two week canal boat holiday this cruising itinerary is ideal. You’ll navigate your Nicols canal barge along the Canal de Nantes à Brest and the River Erdre, the furthest point being a stop off in Nantes – known as the city of the Dukes of Brittany.
Your canal boating holiday in Brittany begins on the River Vilaine and begins at the Nicols base in Glénac, located in the heart of Morbihan. Located just 11km from Redon, the town of Glénac is easily accessible by train (Redon TGV) or by plane (Nantes airport). If you travel to Glénac by car then the Nicols base is equipped with parking and a private garage to park your vehicle.
Glénac: a small quiet village with a marsh area full of wild birds, restaurant in the village centre is also an excellent place to purchase groceries to take with you on your trip – including fresh bread and croissants!
Redon: historic town with pedestrian streets, Museum of the west shipping industry, guided tour of the abbey or of the monastery of the Calvairiennes
Guenrouët: Kerisac cider factory, Swimming pool with slides, mini-golf
Blain: La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks
Quiheix: "Plaine de Mazerolles" a wildlife swamp on the Erdre
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
Holiday reviews from Glénac
A journey to Nantes
We enjoyed a beautiful boating holiday on the Canal de Nantes à Brest and the River Erdre. A highlight was undoubtedly being able venture right into the heart of the city of Nantes. On our visit, there were many artist works on display – purposely on show just over the summer months for the pleasure of tourists to Nantes.