The Nantes-Brest canal, 364 kilometres long with 238 locks, crosses Brittany from west to east, passing through Central Brittany and the Pontivy Communauté area! 

The Nantes-Brest canal was built in the first half of the 19th century. At 364 km long, the canal takes you on a journey through relaxing and unusual landscapes. It is interrupted by the Guerlédan dam creating the largest lake in Brittany". Lake Guerlédan" .

Yohann Hamonic

The Nantes-Brest canal is a great way to rediscover a sense of contact, simplicity and conviviality. Stop off at the terrace of a café in a lock-keeper's house for a refreshment or a place to sleep. Away from the cars, take a safe route while listening to the birdsong. A truly relaxing holiday.

Get on your bike and explore the towpaths along this 150-year-old canal. Pontivy is about halfway along the Nantes-Brest canal. From Pontivy, you can choose to go to Nantes or Brest!

Whether you take in just a section of the canal or the whole of it, the canal and its landscape are sure to impress! Enjoy accommodation nearby gîtes d'étape, chambres d'hôtes or hotels to make the most of your stay and recharge your batteries (yours and/or those of your electrically-assisted bike). Don't have a bike, or don't want to take yours with you? We can offer you a range of solutions with our different bike hire companies

Did you know? The European Route The Vélodyssée "It uses a large part of the Nantes-Brest canal.

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