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Brittany

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.

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Our Brittany circuits

1 week

St-Martin-s/-Oust > St-Martin-s/-Oust

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

From Vivianne the fairy to the Dukes’ castle

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • LaGacilly
  • Malestroit
  • Josselin
  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
Duration
1 week
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
122km out and back
Locks
28

1 week

St-Martin-s/-Oust > St-Martin-s/-Oust

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Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

On the footsteps of enchanting Merlin

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • Redon
  • Messac
  • PontRéan
  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
184km out and back
Locks
20

1 week

St-Martin-s/-Oust > Melesse

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Discovering the river vilaine

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • Messac
  • Rennes
  • Melesse
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h / day
Route
140km one-way
Locks
27

10/11 days

St-Martin-s/-Oust > St-Martin-s/-Oust

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

Castles, manor houses and magic

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • Blain
  • Nort-sur-Erdre
  • Sucé
  • Nantes
  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
232km out and back
Locks
38

10/11 days

St-Martin-s/-Oust > St-Martin-s/-Oust

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

From knights to pirates

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • LaGacilly
  • Malestroit
  • Josselin
  • Rohan
  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
3h45 / day
Route
170km out and back
Locks
60

2 weeks

St-Martin-s/-Oust > St-Martin-s/-Oust

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History

In the druids and birds country

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • LaGacilly
  • Malestroit
  • Josselin
  • Pontivy
  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
5h / day
Route
222km out and back
Locks
172

2 weeks

St-Martin-s/-Oust > St-Martin-s/-Oust

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Cultural and Urban Stopover

Where romanticism was born

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • Redon
  • Messac
  • Rennes
  • Tinténiac
  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
4h45 / day
Route
318km out and back
Locks
92

3 weeks

St-Martin-s/-Oust > St-Martin-s/-Oust

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Grandeur of nature Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

The moors of Brittany and villages with a difference

  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
  • Messac
  • Rennes
  • Dinan
  • LaGacilly
  • Malestroit
  • Josselin
  • St-Martin-s/-Oust
Duration
3 weeks
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
480km out and back
Locks
146