The Nantes to Brest canal, 364 kilometers long with 238 locks, crosses Brittany from West to East, passing through Central Brittany and the Pontivy Community territory! 

The construction of the Nantes-Brest canal dates back to the first half of the 19th century. 364 km long, it will take you on a journey through relaxing and atypical landscapes. He is interrupted by the Guerlédan dam which thus creates the largest lake in Brittany “ Lake Guerlédan"

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The canal from Nantes to Brest allows you to rediscover the sense of contact, simplicity and conviviality. Stop at the terrace of a lock house café, have some refreshments or stop there to sleep. Far from cars, travel a safe route while listening to the birdsong. A real relaxing vacation.

Hop on your bike and travel the towpaths along this 150-year-old canal. Pontivy is located approximately halfway along the Nantes-Brest canal. From Pontivy, you can choose to go towards Nantes or Brest!

Whether you only explore a portion or the entire canal, the canal and its landscape will amaze you! Enjoy accommodation nearby such as stopover lodges, guest houses or hotels to fully enjoy your stay and recharge your batteries (yours and/or those of your electrically assisted bike). You don't have a bike or don't want to carry yours? Solutions are possible with our different bike rental companies

Did you know ? The European route The Velodyssey » uses a large part of the Nantes-Brest canal.

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