Canal de Nantes à Brest, Vilaine, Erdre
From Saint Martin sur Oust to Nantes, your Pénichette© will lead you through magnificent landscapes. You will follow the Erdre valley through the Gâvre forest, the secular trees which remind of the ancient Celtic forest of King Arthur. This route dotted with castles and manor houses will lead you to Nantes, the city of Jules Verne, which was the most important harbour of France in the 18th century.
On the western part of the Nantes –Brest canal, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful French waterways thanks to your self drive boat. Beautiful villages, mossy paths and eel-filled marshes will enchant you. Further on stands the magnificent Josselin castle which reflects its majestic towers in the canal water.
Inland Brittany, with its lights, its villages of granite and slate, its blue hydrangeas, has always been a source of inspiration for painters. The itinerary to Rennes crosses the Brittany countryside almost without locks. It will allow you to discover a regional capital rich in history and in monuments. And remember too that Brittany has a great culinary tradition.