Suggested cruising options Sucé-sur-Erdre*
Capital of Brittany cruise by canal boat

Two weeks
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334 KM
from 1846 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    Lock on the Canal de Nantes à Brest
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    the port at Redon
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    the Nantes à Brest Canal
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    navigation on the canal
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    House of Brittany
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    Pancakes and cider of Brittany
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    Picnic on the Erdre riverside
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    Dinan on the river Vilaine
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    Timber-framed house in Rennes
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Description of
the boating holiday

Important information: part of the canal from Nantes to Brest (between the city of Redon and the junction with the Erdre) is closed to navigation from autumn 2022 until spring 2024.
Therefore, our base in Sucé sur Erdre will be closed for the entire 2023 season.
One-way trips from Glénac to Sucé sur Erdre will not be possible during this period.

Your canal boat holiday in Brittany

Our longer two-week boating holiday itinerary means that you can discover the three waterways of the River Erdre, the Canal de Nantes à Brest and the River Vilaine meaning you get the full experience of everything Brittany!

Departure base

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. This boating holiday itinerary to Rennes and then back to Sucé sur Erdre takes about 60 hours of cruising over the two weeks – meaning the perfect balance of the pleasures of navigation mixed with stop-offs at the many interesting places that surround the waterways.

Places to see and things to do

Sucé-sur-Erdre: The Erdre castles – 17 castles in just 15kms

"Plaine de Mazerolles" a wildlife swamp on the Erdre

Aire de Bout de Bois:
mooring point with swimming area, fishing

La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks

Kerisac cider factory, Swimming pool with slides, mini-golf

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

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’

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

Canal boats available

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A journey from Nantes to Rennes
This particular boating holiday in Brittany allowed us to discover the two ‘capitals’ of the region – Rennes on one side and Nantes on the other. We’ve had many a holiday with Nicols and whatever destination we’ve chosen it has always been a pleasure, with every cruise full of new surprises and discoveries.

Paul, Nimes