This one-way canal boat holiday on the Canal de Nantes à Brest transports you back in time and gives a flavour of the history of the Brittany region. Your route between the Nicols bases at Glénac and Sucé sur Erdre takes you through the land of the Druids and to the ‘City of Dukes’ that is Nantes.
Your canal boating holiday in Brittany 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!
La Gacilly: the famous Yves Rocher Spa, known as a ‘village of craftsmen’ with wax, ceramic, wood, glass and flowers all being used to make high quality product
Redon: historic town with pedestrian streets, Museum of the west shipping industry, guided tour of the abbey or of the monastery of the Calvairiennes
Pont Miny: quiet mooring spot with picnic area and barbecues, close to the ‘Maison du Canal’
Guenrouët: Kerisac cider factory, Swimming pool with slides, mini-golf
Blain: La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks
Nantes: Saint-Pierre cathedral, Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, The museum “machines de l’ile of Nantes”, covered shopping arcade
Sucé-sur-Erdre: The Erdre castles – 17 castles in just 15kms
Holiday reviews from Glénac
Our family boating holiday on the Canal de Nantes à Brest was exceptionally good with the route having plenty of places to visit that would keep the whole family occupied, especially the children! Highlights for them were the museum “machines de l’ile of Nantes” and waterpark at Guenrouët. There was no chance of them getting bored!
Catherine, La Roche sur Yon