Messac — Redon — Josselin — Nantes — Messac

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Messac, Brittany, France, navigation area, map

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 402 km
  • Trip duration: 14 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back
  • Number of locks: 68

In Messac, you can see the iron bridge Port de Roche, which is decorated with the seal of Napoleon and was built for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. In Guipry there is a windmill.

The town of Redon lies at the crossroads of the Vilaine River and the Canal de Nantes à Brest. Here you can visit the boat museum, the Monday markets and, above all, the magnificent Saint-Sauveur Abbey. From Redon you can head to all corners of the world — west to the land of Merlin the magician and Viviane the fairy, to La Gacilla, a town surrounded bymoss-covered paths and moors, and on to the stunning Chateau Josselin, whose 600-year-old towers reflect majestically on the water. The floral village of La Gacilla is lined with various cafes, restaurants and renowned shops. The Canal de Nantes à Brest is without exaggeration one of the most beautiful ever.

In Blain there is a beautiful castle and a museum of art and traditions. Nantes is a university city with many gardens, a famous art museum, a Gothic cathedral and the castle of Anne of Brittany. The river Erdre is calm and suitable for beginners.

It is certainly a very magical region, the legend of Excalibur originated in the Broceliande Forest, the lake is said to be home to and you can visit Merlin's grave surrounded by messages with secret wishes.

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