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The magic of Merlin and our weekend boating holiday

Weekend 2 days
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55 KM
from 499 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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    mooring at Ile aux Pies
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    navigation on the canal
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    Malestroit, timber-framed house
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    Malestroit, timber-framed house
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    Pancakes and cider of Brittany

Description of
the boating holiday

Canal boat hire in Brittany

Our two-day weekend boating holiday itinerary provides the perfect flavour of life on the waterways in Brittany. Our route takes you from the Nicols base at Glénac to the town of Malestroit, cruising along the beautiful Canal de Nantes à Brest.

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: 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!

Peillac: Roman encampment, Manors, Cranhac

St Martin-sur-Oust: Château de Castellan, St Mathurin chapel

Rieux: Medieval fortress

St Laurent: 16th century houses, manor house of Balangeard

Malestroit: Church, Half-timbered houses, Anglers museum, The miller workshop, Museum of the Resistance

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A flavour of boating holidays
We were surprised how easy it was to drive the boat and navigate – the presence of lock-keepers is reassuring and makes life easy when at locks. The Nicols boat was great and our whole family thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We only wish we’d gone for a longer trip!

Jean Jacques, Montfaucon