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Address: Rue du Canal, Josselin, France

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A watery highway

The canal de Nantes-a-Brest runs for 360 km through the heart of Brittany from the Loire river at Nantes in the East to Landvennec near Brest on the West coast. On the way it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kyneton, Australia
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Kyneton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canal de Nantes-a-Brest runs for 360 km through the heart of Brittany from the Loire river at Nantes in the East to Landvennec near Brest on the West coast. On the way it crosses the river Villaine at Redon and meets the Blavet at Pontivy. Completed in 1842, the canal was built as a watery highway to extend the... More 

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Ullesthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We hired four bikes from Josselin at a very reasonable cost of 24 Euros for two hours. The bikes were well maintained. The tow path is wide and even, easy terrain for even young legs, and the scenery beautiful - even the canal locks are beautifully maintained. The only aspect missing was maybe a cafe or two along the way... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We took a hotel barge (Libje) and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. This canal rivals the more famour Canal du Midi (whcih we enjoyed 2 years ag). this is actually prettier for most of the way, with prettier locks and towns en-route.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The canal tow path in the Rohan area is very well maintained and is wheelchair friendly. The canal banks were full of wild flowers with yellow iris being prolific. Very peaceful walk from St Sampson to Bojus and Gueltas on a quiet Sunday morning was delightful.

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Josselin, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Have a excellent day out walking the Josselin area of the river/canal .. from weir to mill, lock to lock .. Talking of the whole canal, where ever you join this river/canal between Nantes and Brest you will enjoy the peace and tranquility .. Shame it can not be cruised for it's entire lenght due to the lake dam ..

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Cycled out from Chateaulin towards Nantes. It's beautiful with superbly maintained towpath wide enough for two abreast cycling. However, we cycled out for around 1.5 hours with no sign of cafe or refreshments along the way.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lovely walks along the canal towpath, always something different to spot. Easy for cycling, plenty of villages along the route to stop for lunch.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Most of path good for cyclists. Some near Pontivy and Rohan need urgent repair as loaded celosia tyres easily ruptured

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is so peaceful and a beautiful walk or cycle if you wish. We walked it on the last day we were there. We had gone to Brittany on a flying visit to look for a house and we fell in love with Josselin. We had never been to this part of France before and we fell in love with... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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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