Kayaks and bicycles on the Canal de Nantes in Brest © La Vélodyssée ® S.Bourcier
Hilvern sharing station on the Nantes to Brest Canal © A. Le Priellec
The canal from Nantes to Brest to Josselin © © J. Damase - CRT Bretagne
Canal from Nantes to Brest
Guerlédan's Lake © CRT Bretagne - E.Berthier
Flowered locks on the canal from Nantes to Brest

The canal from Nantes to Brest by bike

Canals & intimate rivers
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Brittany’s section of La Velodyssée® (or Velodyssey) – also on the French part of the much longer EuroVelo 1 Route linking Roscoff to Hendaye – follows the Canal de Nantes à Brest along a fair stretch. This canal, with its 238 locks and many works of art, is considered one of 19th-century France’s greatest technological feats. It crosses contrasting landscapes, from the gentle flats around Nantes and the Redon marshes to the Monts d’Arrée hills, and also passes historic towns like Blain, Redon and Pontivy.


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