Let yourself be tempted by our two-day cruising itinerary by canal boat along the River Erdre and the Canal de Nantes à Brest. Enjoy a mix of peaceful nature and interesting culture.
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
Plaine de Mazerolles: remarkable natural area with stunning fauna and flora
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
Holiday reviews from Sucé-sur-Erdre
A relaxing getaway from it all
We loved the slow pace of the waterways. Two days on a canal boat were plenty to cut us off from the usual stressful pace of our week! Being out in the fresh air and winding down was ideal – we can’t wait to book again.
Jean Christophe and Marie, Paris