Suggested cruising options Glénac*
A search for medieval stone menhirs

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118 KM
from 649 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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    House of Brittany
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    Pancakes and cider of Brittany
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    Ile aux Pies
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    mooring at Ile aux Pies
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    La Gacilly
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    the port at Redon
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Description of
the boating holiday

Our four-day boating holiday on the River Vilaine, from Glénac to Guipry-Messac and then back, combines the peace and quiet of being on the waterways with visits to interesting towns and villages that you’ll meet on route.

Departure base

You’ll collect your Nicols self-drive canal boat from our base at Glénac. This small village is an excellent starting point as sits at the meeting point of several waterways – the River Aff, the Canal de Nantes à Brest and the River Vilaine.

Places to see and things to do

Glénac: our team will take you out on the boat in the port of Glénac and if necessary accompany you to the first lock.

La Gacilly:
the famous Yves Rocher Spa, known as a ‘village of craftsmen’ with wax, ceramic, wood, glass and flowers all being used to make high quality product

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

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)

Canal boats available

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Truly tranquil
We chose a trip on the River Vilaine for our first boating holiday and weren’t disappointed. The area is really peaceful, not much traffic on the waterways and there are lots of places to moor up in the villages and cities you arrive at. We’re now planning a return visit – this time to take a trip cruising along the Canal de Nantes à Brest.

Jean Pierre, Bordeaux