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Nantes Brest Canal

Rue du Canal, Josselin, France
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Josselin
Type: Water sports
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

For some reason, I love slow moving rivers and canals. Walking and jogging along this one is especially enjoyable. The fairly frequent locks along the canal south of Josselin are quaint and decorated with flower boxes. An island in the Canal holds an old stone farmhouse: Beautiful. Unlike canals in, sy, Burgundy, there's not a lot of barge and boat... More

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Dijon, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This summer, my husband and i did a cruise on the Nantes Brest Canal and it was fantastic. Other than a couple rainy days, the weather was good. There are some cute villages along the way, such as La Gacilly with lots of artists’ shops. Our boat, a Sheba (booked through h2olidays, who were very helpful !) was very comfortable... More

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Moscow, Russia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

have spent a week in cruising from Redon to Rohan and back. Overall it was a nice time - very tranquil with good food and wine indeed. A bit pricey - we paid EUR 3k for the rent plus 500 for fuel, damage waiver and bicycles package (which I recommend) but this works for a team (we were 2 families... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Really nice place to have a stroll whilst in Josselin, quiet and peaceful with some stunning views. Currently (June 2013) there are road works in the area but these didn't detract from the visit.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We decided to do this trip in the reverse direction to the directions in the book “The Nantes-Brest Canal” by Red Dog books. Starting in Chateaulin at lock 236. We did this in May 2013 over 7 days eventually leaving the Canal at lock number 13 due to being delayed by bad weather. We decided to take the overnight Ferry... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We walked this route from a small village called Pomeleuc all the way to Josselin (approx. 1 hour) A very peaceful stroll and scenic views. We passed 2 different bars which also served food. Other than this toilet facilities were non existent. French locals were extremely friendly. Various animals along the way multiple benches to rest and admire the surroundings.... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Excellent wide tow path and families on bikes enjoying the lovely unspoilt scenery in the shadow of the beautifiul Chateau of medieval Josselin.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in the attractive old town of Josselin for a few days. We walked along the Canal (which is actually the River Oust here) in both directions. Although it was August it was very peaceful with a few other walkers and cyclists around. We enjoyed watching the occasional boat go by and stopped at the locks... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

grab a cake and watch the day go by on the banks- idyllic

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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Lovely walks and can explore many towns and vilages. cycle or walk.

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