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Glénac to Melesse

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126,5 KM
from 998 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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Description of
the boating holiday

This one-way canal boat holiday on the Canal de Nantes à Brest transports you back in time and gives a flavour of the history of the Brittany region. Your route between the Nicols bases at Glénac and Sucé sur Erdre takes you through the land of the Druids and to the ‘City of Dukes’ that is Nantes.
NEW in 2023: for this river cruise, we invite you to sail on the River Vilaine, towards Rennes, Capital of Brittany.

Departure base

Your canal boating holiday in Brittany 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 : a small quiet village with a marsh area full of wild birds, restaurant in the village centre is also an excellent place to purchase groceries to take with you on your trip – including fresh bread and croissants!

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

Sainte Marie

Beslé sur Vilaine

Langon : 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

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

Saint Malo de Phily


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

Pont-Réan : Bridge in slate of 1757

Bruz : Pink-veined slate stones church

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

Saint Grégoire: take advantage of a stop in St Grégoire for your refueling, many shops are at your disposal.

Betton: the heart of this small town is a pleasant mix of old and new. Convenient: you will find a supermarket and several restaurants.

Saint Germain sur l’Ille : next to the port of Saint Germain is a carpenter's workshop; oak lock gates (no less than 3 tons each!) are manufactured here for the Ille et Rance Canal.

Bouessay lock (Melesse): This final stage marks the end of your river cruise in Brittany.

Canal boats available

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