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Barge on the Nantes-Brest Canal

From Saint Nicolas des Eaux

Our quickly and easily accessible waterway base in Saint Nicolas des Eaux is the gateway to a waterway cruise through the landscapes of Brittany. From regional gastronomy to legendary sites and must-see buildings, a wealth of attractions await you aboard your licence-free boat.

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A soothing change of scenery begins in Brittany at Saint Nicolas des Eaux

Choose to rent a house­boat to enjoy an alter­na­tive form of tourism, and you’ll be able to embrace its ben­e­fits and attrac­tions as soon as you arrive in the com­mune of Pluméli­au. This is the pic­turesque set­ting for our Saint Nico­las des Eaux water­way base, where you’ll enjoy famil­iaris­ing your­self with han­dling your boat. Take advan­tage of Brit­tany’s spe­cial cli­mate as you stroll through the streets of the town before you embark. This will give you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to admire the Manoir de Keras­cou­et or take in the mag­nif­i­cent chapel of Saint Nico­las des Eaux, the remains of an old medieval pri­o­ry. It will then be time to set off on your licence-free boat for a fas­ci­nat­ing and orig­i­nal cruise.

You’ll be spoilt for choice in Brit­tany as you put togeth­er your itin­er­ary accord­ing to your pref­er­ences. From the riv­er Blavet, which winds through the Bre­ton bocage as far as the Lori­ent road­stead, to the Nantes-Brest Canal, you’ll be amazed by the wealth of trea­sures this region has to offer.

Enjoy every moment spent on the deck of your licence-free boat in Saint Nicolas des Eaux

Enjoy trav­el­ling through a host of beau­ti­ful land­scapes at the slow, sooth­ing pace char­ac­ter­is­tic of riv­er tourism. Stop off wher­ev­er you wish to explore the lit­tle Bre­ton towns on your route, far away from the main­stream tourist trail. Don’t miss out on the plea­sure of going through locks and indulging in all your favourite activ­i­ties, tak­ing advan­tage of the many tow­paths for off-road cycling, as well as the count­less ponds for a spot of fish­ing. Make sure you also take time to admire Brit­tany’s rich her­itage, like in Pon­tivy, for exam­ple. You’ll also be able to immerse your­self in the excit­ing his­to­ry of this enig­mat­ic region at Château des Rohan.

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suggested itineraries Tested and approved

Set off from Saint Nicolas des Eaux and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:

Week-end
Aller-retour 35km - 16 locks 9h Saint Nicolas > Pontivy > Saint Nicolas
Aller-retour 41km - 18 locks 10h Saint Nicolas > Minazen > Saint Nicolas
Aller-retour 37km - 18 locks 9h Saint Nicolas > Pont Augan > Saint Nicolas
Aller-retour 18km - 8 locks 4h Saint Nicolas > Tréblavet > Saint Nicolas
Mini-week
Aller-retour 35km - 16 locks 9h Saint Nicolas > Pontivy > Saint Nicolas
Aller-retour 58km - 22 locks 12h Saint Nicolas > Pont Neuf > Saint Nicolas
One week
Aller-retour 80km - 34 locks 20h Saint Nicolas > Hennebont > Saint Nicolas
Aller-retour 74km - 28 locks 16h Saint Nicolas > Lochrist > Saint Nicolas
Two weeks
Aller-retour 120km - 50 locks 35h Saint Nicolas > Pontivy > Hennebont > Saint Nicolas
Aller-retour 131km - 160 locks 70h Saint Nicolas > Pontivy > Rohan > Josselin > Saint Nicolas