Suggested cruising options Glénac*
A canal boat holiday in medieval Brittany exploring the canal de Nantes a Brest

One week
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Josselin/Les Forges
134 KM
from 998 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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    the Nicols base at Glénac in the morning mist
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    the Nantes à Brest Canal
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    navigation on the canal
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    Malestroit, timber-framed house
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    the Nantes à Brest Canal
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    the castle of Josselin
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    Josselin and its castle
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    The old city center of Josselin
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    the Nantes à Brest Canal

Description of
the boating holiday

Hire a canal boat in magical Brittany

Brittany is a region of magic and mystery, rich in colours and traditions and with an abundance of historical treasures and beautiful natural landscapes. A boating holiday here really does have something for everyone!

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

Le Roc St André: “la touche carne” manor, De la Ville der Castle, Roc Adventure

La Chapelle Caro: the chapel, the fountain, the St Méen rock and the dolmen

Guillac: the ‘Pyramid’ monument of the ‘Column of the Trent’ which commemorates those who fought in the Battle of the Thirty, mill

Josselin: Doll Museum, Josselin Castle, Notre-dame du Roncier Basilica

Les Forges: Forges castle

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Happiness is life on the water!
Being on board a canal boat sailing through France is like being in another world! It’s so peaceful cruising through beautiful picture postcard scenery on the calm waters. We want to start planning our next adventure as soon as possible!

Franck, le Pouliguen