Here are some cruising suggestions... 

Short Breaks

The Napoleon 3 Short Break Cruise
Messac - La Roche Bernard - Messac
(152 km - 4 locks - 20 hrs)

  • The sea exerts a magnetic pull on you in spectacular Brittany, and you’re thrilled to be boating in France.
  • You snap pictures as you pass Napoleonic castles rising from forest-clad shores, and you contemplate the rich Celtic culture of the people.
  • Soon historic Redon looms off the bow, and you and your friends decide to go sightseeing!

Duration: 4 nights
Cruise Type: return trip

Week Breaks

The Artisan Cruise

Nort-sur-Erdre - La Gacilly - Nort-sur-Erdre
(200 km - 34 locks - 38 hrs)

  • Whilst the surf beats on rocky shores on the coast, inland gentle rivers and scenic canals are your playground on a Brittany Artisan Cruise boat rent in France!
  • As you travel, the varied landscape takes your breath away, and there’s always something new to see around every bend!
  • Your next stop is Guenroüet and a wide range of watersports !

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

The Maritime Cruise
Nort-sur-Erdre - La Roche Bernard - Nort-sur-Erdre
(240 km - 32 locks - 44 hrs)

  • Brittany is steeped in Celtic history dating back to the Vikings, and your imagination runs wild on the gentle River Vilaine as you think about the fierce Norsemen!
  • You reach port La Roche-Bernard and tie up to stay a bit, savouring fresh Breton oysters on the half-shell and strolling along the docks, loving every minute of your French canal vacations!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

The Gardens & Castles Cruise
Messac - Josselin - Messac
(208 km - 36 locks - 36 hrs)

  • As you stroll through quaint waterside towns, you notice the abundance of colourful flowers and public gardens. The love of everything floral seems universal, and it adds to the charm of French canal vacations in Brittany.
  • Getting into the spirit, you plan a visit to the Yves Rocher Botanical Gardens in La Gacilly and the grand Château at Josselin !

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

The Corsaires Cruise
Messac - Dinan (or vice versa)
(127 km - 57 locks - 30 hrs)

  • The Celtic charm of Brittany is addictive!
  • You fish in the rivers, go horseback riding in Betton , you sightsee in Rennes and you relax as you enjoy your French canal vacations to the fullest.
  • You realise as you take snaps of the windmill at Guipry that you’ll arrive in Messac at the end of your travels sooner than you’d like.
  • But you know you love canal travelling , and that you’ll soon return!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way

The Dukes of Brittany Cruise
Nort-sur-Erdre - Messac (or vice versa)
(125 km - 18 locks - 35 hrs)

  • You make your way slowly along the river Villaine and admire the impressive castles perched on the forested shores.
  • Fields of green then spread before you, and you realise you’re in a constantly changing land.
  • Now you’re past historic Redon on the Canal de Nantes à Brest , and you decide to visit the cider factory in picturesque Guenrouët .

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way

The Capital Cruise
(280 km - 36 locks - 42 hrs)

  • The rugged Celtic beauty of Brittany’s waterways captivates your every sense.
  • Castles and abbeys perch on bluffs, small villages nestle along tree-clad shores, and open meadows of lush green contrast against the shimmering blue of the waters.
  • You stop to picnic at the edge of the forest of Gâvre , savouring the delight of French canal vacations.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

Longer Breaks

The Best of Brittany Cruise
(304 km - 54 locks - 56 hrs)

  • Rennes intrigued you, and now that you’re exploring the city’s historic sites you’re glad you came!
  • Next you turn south to see the mediaeval towns and castles on the Canal de Nantes à Brest , a fabulous trip through rural lands.
  • Extended French canal vacations have opened up time to see Redon , the Little Venice of Brittany, and for a jaunt to charming Josselin with its turreted castle!

Duration: two weeks
Cruise Type: return trip

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The Horizon boat has been designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples in mind ! Small party crew looking for more features and a higher spec now have the perfect option. A large forward stateroom and a roomy ‘fundeck’ on top-deck area and a high level of equipements are making this...

Horizon 3

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The Horizon 3 has the same high specs and quality finish as other Horizon models. It offers three en-suite bathrooms allowing larger groups to ejoy a good mix of social and private space. Boat Size: 13. 5m x 4. 3m 1 large forward cabin with convertible double bed 2 side cabins with...

Horizon 4

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The Horizon 4 sleeps up to 9 guests. It is the same size boat as the Horizon 3, just with the master cabin split into two to create a 4th cabin. All four cabins have the privacy of their own en-suite bathrooms and enjoy a spacious sundeck and saloon. Boat Size: 13. 5m x 4. 3m 2 double...

Royal Mystique A

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Le bateau Royal Mystique A constitue un choix idéal pour les groupes accueillant jusqu'à six personnes. Doté du chauffage et de l'air conditionné, ce modèle intègre un système radio/CD, une TV à écran plat 17 pouces avec...


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Royal Mystique A

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Our Royal Mystique A boat hire can accommodate parties up to six. The canal boats feature heating and air-conditioning, a 17-inch LCD flat-screen TV/DVD player, and a media center with MP3/USB connectivity. The huge sundeck has a fixed table and cushioned seating, plus a sun canopy. Cabins have...


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Grand Classique

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Salsa 12 P

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Cirrus A

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Corvette A

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Capri TS

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