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Nantes Brest Canal

Rue du Canal, Josselin, France
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A Winter visit

We drove to Josselin which is a destination in itself, very beautiful, amazing chateau right on... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
Brisbane, Australia
A delightful family visit

We have visited the canal regularly over the last 20 years, and on a couple of occasions hired... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Windermere, United Kingdom
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Rue du Canal, Josselin, France
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We drove to Josselin which is a destination in itself, very beautiful, amazing chateau right on the canal. There is virtually no flat land in Josselin except alongside the canal. Fold up bikes (which we bought at Leclerc supermarket) were unloaded and with coffee and...More

Thank Glenys51_12
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have visited the canal regularly over the last 20 years, and on a couple of occasions hired bicycles in order to cycle along the canal. This is a most enjoyable experience, and other than hiring a boat, one of the best ways to see...More

Thank Alan_in_Windermere
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed just by here - it was absolutely gorgeous. Quiet, flat, full of nature and so picturesque. Our son cycled and we walked. Other people fished and others took canal boats for holidays. We had never been to Brittany before but we will return...More

Thank mj192770
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The canal de Nantes-a-Brest runs for 360 km through the heart of Brittany from the Loire river at Nantes in the East to Landvennec near Brest on the West coast. On the way it crosses the river Villaine at Redon and meets the Blavet at...More

1  Thank beantony15
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We hired four bikes from Josselin at a very reasonable cost of 24 Euros for two hours. The bikes were well maintained. The tow path is wide and even, easy terrain for even young legs, and the scenery beautiful - even the canal locks are...More

1  Thank arkangel67
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We took a hotel barge (Libje) and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. This canal rivals the more famour Canal du Midi (whcih we enjoyed 2 years ag). this is actually prettier for most of the way, with prettier locks and towns en-route.

3  Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The canal tow path in the Rohan area is very well maintained and is wheelchair friendly. The canal banks were full of wild flowers with yellow iris being prolific. Very peaceful walk from St Sampson to Bojus and Gueltas on a quiet Sunday morning was...More

Thank PeterA-Cornwall
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Have a excellent day out walking the Josselin area of the river/canal .. from weir to mill, lock to lock .. Talking of the whole canal, where ever you join this river/canal between Nantes and Brest you will enjoy the peace and tranquility .. Shame...More

Thank Bretonlion
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Cycled out from Chateaulin towards Nantes. It's beautiful with superbly maintained towpath wide enough for two abreast cycling. However, we cycled out for around 1.5 hours with no sign of cafe or refreshments along the way.

3  Thank stevep789
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Lovely walks along the canal towpath, always something different to spot. Easy for cycling, plenty of villages along the route to stop for lunch.

Thank michaelandjane1973
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We are visiting the Brittany area in France in September 2017 and would like to hire a boat for 2 couples to sail downstream for approximately 5 days. I have heard some boats are not well maintained. I would appreciate any advice from people that may have done a similar holiday.
4 October 2016|
Response from Ranipuss | Reviewed this property |
We used Nicholls for 2 weeks on the Canal du Midi. If ever we rented again, would probably go for Locaboat because their design is actually better suited to getting on and off and having a better deck plan. However... More
Hello A group of us are planning to cycle this in late September and were wondering if cycling from Redon to Chateaulin would be more hilly than the other way round? I would,d appreciate it if anyone can advise please?
14 May 2015|
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