River Cruise in Brittany, France

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River Cruise Hire in Brittany, France - Celtic charm and fairytale castles.

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Messac/Nantes

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
280km • 36 locks • 42hr cruising time

Vilaine – Canal de Nantes à Brest – Erdre – Cruise from Messac to Redon, passing under the iron bridge of Port de Roche, decorated with the seals of Napoleon and Eugenie and built for the universal exhibition in Paris. Nature lovers will enjoy a walk in the Forêt du Gâvre between Guenrouet and Blain. Passing through the lock at Quiheix you will reach the river Erdre. According to Breton legend 100 castles were built along its banks. Cruise to Nantes to discover the castle of the Dukes of Brittany in this historic city.


Messac/Josselin

1 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
208km • 36 locks • 36hr cruising time

Vilaine – Canal de Nantes à Brest – Take a walk around the stunning Yves Rocher botanical gardens and visit the famous beauty centre at La Gacilly. Enjoy a tour of Malestroit and discover the town’s luxurious houses. Explore the grand château at Josselin, considered the most beautiful in the region, and admire the houses clustered around the main square.


Messac/Dinan or vice versa

1 WEEK – ONE WAY TRIP
127km • 57 locks • 30hr cruising time
2 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
245km • 114 locks • 60hr cruising time

Vilaine – Canal d’Ille et Rance – Stroll through Rennes, the capital of Brittany and admire the pretty gabled houses. For sports lovers, Betton has tennis and horse riding facilities for some action ashore. Bordering a lake, Combourg is a quaint town with an imposing 11th century fortress or take a dip in the heated open-air swimming pool at Lehon.


Messac/Nort-sur-Erdre or vice versa

1 WEEK – ONE WAY TRIP
260km • 18 locks • 35hr cruising time

Vilaine – Canal de Nantes à Brest – Erdre – Enjoy cruising on the Erdre, one of the most beautiful rivers in France. Discover mysterious alignments of standing stones at Langon or cycle through the winding streets of La Roche- Bernard. Sample some crisp cider in the cider factory at Guenrouet, where you can play mini golf or tennis. Spend time soaking up the history of Nantes, home to the Dukes of Brittany.


Messac/Redon/Josselin/Nantes/Messac

2 WEEK – RETURN TRIP
402km • 68 locks • 68hr cruising time

Vilaine – Canal de Nantes à Brest – This cruise takes you through the best parts of Brittany – castles, châteaux and beautiful countryside line your route. Make sure you allow time to explore the lovely towns of Redon, Nantes and Messac – as well as the famous Châteaux des Rohan at Josselin.


Messac/La Roche-Bernard

SHORT BREAK – RETURN TRIP
152km • 4 locks • 20hr cruising time

Vilaine – Cruise from Messac to Redon, passing under the iron bridge of Port de Roche, decorated with the seals of Napoleon and Eugenie and built for the universal exhibition in Paris. Spend time in Redon’s shops and markets before arriving in the port of La Roche-Bernard – a lovely town popular with sailors and with great seafood restaurants. The river gets wider and wider as you approach the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Rieux and its old fortified castle and Foleux with its charming harbour en route.