Suggested cruising options Sucé-sur-Erdre*
A flavour of Brittany with a canal boat holiday

One week
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La Roche Bernard
226 KM
from 923 EUROS**
* Cruise suggestions: non contractual information
** 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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    navigation on the canal
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    House of Brittany
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    Art Craftsmans
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    Art Craftsmans
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    La Roche Bernard on the river Vilaine
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    Mooring at La Roche Bernard
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    La Roche Bernard
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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.

Boating holidays in Brittany

This boating holiday itinerary on the Canal de Nantes à Brest invites you to get up close and personal with many of the regions talented craftsmen. Mix the pleasures of hiring a canal boat for a holiday on the waterways with the discovery of Brittany’s crafty culture!

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 La Roche Bernard and back takes on average about 37 hours which is the equivalent of five to six hours cruising time per day.

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

La Roche Bernard:
old town with narrow streets, traditional craftsmen, Maritime Museum, Maison de l’abeille (bee farm with sales of honey and bee products)

After cruising as far as La Roche Bernard it is time to think about the return leg of your journey. Look out again for the favourite places you found so far, or maybe stop off at some new ones as you cruise back to the starting base at Sucé sur Erdre.

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A true treasure
I don’t know what I loved most about this boating holiday in Brittany – the joys of cruising, the PRIMO canal boat that was our home for the week, or the superb jewellery craftsman we found in La Roche Bernard! To summarise, our boating holiday was full of treasures.

Marion, St Etienne