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Medieval days out at the chateau de la groulais

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114 KM
from 649 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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    navigation on the canal
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    Ile aux Pies
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    Ile aux Pies
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    La Gacilly
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    Art Craftsmans at La Gacilly
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    the Nantes à Brest Canal
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    the port at Redon
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Description of
the boating holiday

A short break boating holiday in brittany

Hire a canal boat for a trip on the Canal de Nantes à Brest where in just under 17 hours of cruising time you’ll travel between the small village of Glénac and the town of Blain. Crews of families or fans of history will love what’s on offer in this area of Brittany

Departure base

Your canal boat holiday on the Canal de Nantes à Brest begins the minute you pick up your Nicols boat from our base at Glénac, a small village located just 11km from Redon. Our team awaits you in an area that is loved by fisherman and birdwatchers due to its rich nature.

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!

Ile aux Pies:
picnic area and watersports centre, rock climbing, hiking trail

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

Pont Miny:
quiet mooring spot with picnic area and barbecues, close to the ‘Maison du Canal’

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

La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks

Canal boats available

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We chose this particular route for our boating holiday as it allowed a great mix of stop off points ranging from leisure pursuits such as sports and swimming, to visiting the many historic places of interest that surround the Canal de Nantes à Brest such as the museum ‘Musée de la Batellerie’ in Redon or the medieval events at the lively Château de la Groulais in Blain.

Maryse and her two grandchildren