Suggested cruising options Glénac*
The views of Brittany across land and sea

Two weeks
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363 KM
from 1996 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    the Nicols base at Glénac in the morning mist
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    Nantes à Brest Canal
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    Pancakes and cider of Brittany
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    Ile aux Pies
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    Mooring at Ile aux Pies
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    the port at Redon
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    Timber-framed house in Rennes
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    navigation on the canal
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    Dinan on the river Vilaine
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    Dinan on the river Vilaine

Description of
the boating holiday

Canal boat hire from Glénac

Your canal boat holiday takes you cruising across beautiful countryside towards the northern shores of Brittany where you might even get a sea view!

Departure base

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.

Places to see and things to do

Glénac: our team will take you out on the boat in the port of Glénac and if necessary accompany you to the first lock.

historic town with pedestrian streets, Museum of the west shipping industry, guided tour of the abbey or of the monastery of the Calvairiennes

a village known for its alignment of 28 menhirs (tall upright stones), the Saint-Pierre church, chapel of Sainte-Agathe

Port de roche:
the iron bridge of Port de roche, built for the World Expo 1867 exhibition in Paris, fortified farmhouse

mills in Guirpy, “Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port” chapel, motor museum in Lohéac (7km away)

La Courbe:
The Presbytery and the manor house of the ‘Provostières’

Bridge in slate of 1757

Pink-veined slate stones church

known as the capital of Brittany, Saint-Pierre cathedral, Brittany museum, lively pedestrian streets and squares

a museum showing the history of the canal from its building to nowadays

castle of Montmuran

Saint Domineuc:
castle of Bourbansais

castle of Beaumanoir

12th century castle, 9th century St Magloire abbey

The basilica of St Sauveur, The Duchess Anne museum, Covent of the Cordeliers

Canal boats available

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The beautiful River Vilaine
Our most recent boating holiday was exploring the River Vilaine where we enjoyed the mix of peaceful cruising, relaxing landscapes and stop offs at lively cities such as Redon, Rennes and Dinan which are perfect for tourists.

Jean Pierre, Strasbourg