Suggested cruising options Sucé-sur-Erdre*
A Brittany short break by self-drive canal boat

Short break
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114 KM
from 600 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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    Lock on the Canal de Nantes à Brest
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    House of Brittany
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    Nantes à Brest Canal
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    Picnic on the Erdre riverside
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    Pancakes and cider of Brittany

Description of
the boating holiday

Important information: part of the canal from Nantes to Brest (between the city of Redon and the junction with the Erdre) is closed to navigation from autumn 2022 until spring 2024.
Therefore, our base in Sucé sur Erdre will be closed for the entire 2023 season.
One-way trips from Glénac to Sucé sur Erdre will not be possible during this period.

Boating holiday in Brittany

If you’re looking for a short break idea then hire a canal boat for three to four days on the Canal de Nantes à Brest. This suggested route between Sucé sur Erdre and Guenrouët is perfect at just over 24 hours cruising time. 

Departure base

No previous boating experience is needed to hire a self-drive canal boat from the Nicols base at Sucé sur Erdre, which is located about 15km north of Nantes. It’s possible to fly to Nantes Atlantique airport or use the TGV train to Nantes station, then get the ‘train-tram’ to Sucé sur Erdre which stops just 300m from the Nicols base. 

Places to see and things to do

Sucé-sur-Erdre: The Erdre castles – 17 castles in just 15kms

Bout de Bois: excellent mooring spot for enjoying swimming and fishing in the lake

Blain: La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks

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

After cruising as far as Guenrouët it is time to think about the return leg of your journey. Look out again for the favourite places you found so far, or maybe stop off at some new ones as you cruise back to the starting base at Sucé sur Erdre

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A highly successful short break
These four days on the waterways were a complete change of scenery for us! The pace of cruising is relaxing with the fun of manoeuvres such as mooring up or negotiating locks thrown in, plus many interesting stop off points – one of our favourites being at the cider makers Cidrerie de Kerisac

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