Canals and Waterways in Brittany

Who to call and where to go to if you want to take a boat out on the rivers and canals of Brittany...

There are four main waterways in Brittany with departure points at Sucé-sur-Erdre, Messac, Redon, Dinan, Rohan, Chateauneuf du Faou and Roche-Bernard.

  • Nantes-Brest Canal: The Nantes in Loire-Atlantique to Morbihan section is 205 Kms with 105 locks.
  • Blavet River: 72 Kms, 28 locks
  • Nante-Brest Canal and the Aulne River: Finistère section is 104 Kms with 35 locks.
  • The Channel/Ocean link: 238 Kms with 64 locks.
  • The navigable routes can be seen on this page of Canaux-Breton

No permits are needed. The speed limit on canals is 6 Km per hour and 8 to 10 Km per hour on rivers.

  • For meanings of signals and signs on navigable rivers (in French), see this page of Canaux-Bretons

For information on the navigable routes, boat hire, tourism in the boating areas and other information, contact:

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