France: Brittany cruises & boating holidays
Gateway to the magical country of Merlin the Wizard and the Fairy Viviane, the Nantes-Brest canal introduces you to one of the most beautiful waterways in France
Your boating holiday starts at the Locaboat base at Saint Martin sur Oust. If you go in the direction of Redon, you will take your self-drive boat past the “Ile aux Pies”, a magnificent, dreamlike setting. Your Pénichette® can also lead you to the Aff river and the wonderful village of La Gacilly.
Further west on the Nantes-Brest canal, you will discover the magnificent castle at Josselin, with its majestic towers reflected in the water of the canal.
Central Brittany is also a must see during your visit to this region. The light, ancient granite and slate villages and exceptional flora (especially the blue hydrangeas) have always been a source of inspiration for painters. The journey to Rennes on the river Vilaine slides through the Breton countryside with barely a lock to traverse. This romantic route is a way of discovering a French regional capital, with great historical riches and a range of monuments.