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France : The canal from Nantes to Brest


The Canal linking Nantes to Brest is an invitation to relax in order to discover the unsuspected treasures of inland Brittany ; it is like going back to one’s roots. This 360 km long waterway runs through the counties of Brittany from East to West, providing a unique opportunity to experience the environment of the region at a slow walking, biking or navigational pace. Its construction dates back to the first half of the 19th century, it was inaugurated in 1858 by Napoleon III. In1923, the construction of the Guerledan dam and the progress of the railroad put an end to the use of the canal to transport goods. Today, hauling horses have given way to cyclists, hikers and boaters. Following the banks of the waterway means going through the 220 locks along its course, discovering many fine towns dotted along the route and passing in silence through unspoilt natural landscape. From Nantes, you will follow the valleys of the Erdre, of Isac, of the Oust,the Blavet, the Dore, the Hyeres and the Aulne on the way to the final destination, the harbor of Brest.


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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, barges on Oust river and Nantes to Brest Canal along Promenade de Jedburgh

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France, Loire Atlantique, Nort sur Erdre, Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique (Armorique Natural Regional Park), Presqu'ile de Crozon, Rosnoen, Aulne valley at sunrise

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France, Morbihan, Saint Vincent sur Oust, Oust river and Ile aux Pies BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Le Roc Saint Andre, cycling along the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, barges on Oust river and Nantes to Brest Canal along Promenade de Jedburgh BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Loire Atlantique, Nort sur Erdre, Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, bicycle along the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Molac, Forest of Landes de Lanvaux Moorland

France, Morbihan, Malestroit, view on Oust river and Pont Neuf

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France, Finistere, Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique (Armorique Natural Regional Park), Chateaulin, the banks of Aulne river

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France, Cotes d'Armor, Glomel, Tranchee de Glomel trench BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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HEMIS_535422 : France, Morbihan, Le Roc Saint Andre, the bridge, the town and St Andre church BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, Ile Notre Dame

France, Morbihan, Molac, Lindeul chapel

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France, Morbihan, Pontivy, La Duchesse Anne barge houses the tourist office on Blavet river

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France, Finistere, Port Launay, viaduct and Aulne river BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Loire Atlantique, Nantes, Buren Rings on the Caribbean dock of the island of Nantes

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France, Loire Atlantique, Nort sur Erdre, the Rigole alimentaire at the bridge arches BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Ille et Vilaine, Redon, view on the harbour, the lock BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Ille et Vilaine, Redon, Musee de la Batellerie (Museum of inland water shipping) BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Josselin, the basilica, Notre Dame du Roncier parish church BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Mauron, the bicycle station BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Mauron, Etang de la Folie BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Molac, Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) on the green way BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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HEMIS_535387 : France, Morbihan, Malestroit, bike and barge at the lock on Oust river and the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Montertelot, sign of the water spot along the Nantes to Brest Canal

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France, Morbihan, Peillac, leisure center of Pont d'Oust BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Pontivy, La Duchesse Anne barge houses the tourist office on Blavet river BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Le Roc Saint Andre, La Ville aux Fruglins lock on the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Saint Aignan, hydroelectric dam of Guerledan BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Saint Lery, house in the village BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Saint Gonnery, lock 34 of Coetrecat on Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Saint Vincent sur Oust, kayak on Oust river and Ile aux Pies BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Saint Laurent sur Oust, woman on bicycle along the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Saint Congard, woman on bicycle along the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Saint Laurent sur Oust, woman on bicycle along the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, cycling and nun on the Promenade Jean Davalo along Oust river and Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, Promenade Jean Davalo along Oust river and Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, St Gilles church, Romanesque capital, the beef resting BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, sign of Nantes to Brest Canal on Promenade de Jedburgh BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, lock 26 BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, cat and bicycle along the Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Cotes d'Armor, Glomel, Landes de Lan Bern, hunt reserve in moorland BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Morbihan, Malestroit, Nantes to Brest Canal BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Cotes d'Armor, Glomel, Landes de Lan Bern, hunt reserve in moorland BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Cotes d'Armor, Glomel, Etang du Corong Pond BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Cotes d'Armor, Saint Launeuc BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Cotes d'Armor, Glomel, Tranchee de Glomel trench BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Carhaix Plouguer, place name Port de Carhaix BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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HEMIS_535414 : France, Finistere, Port Launay, the city and Aulne river at sunrise BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique (Armorique Natural Regional Park), Chateaulin, the viaduct BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique (Armorique Natural Regional Park), Presqu'ile de Crozon, Rosnoen, Aulne valley at sunrise BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Chateauneuf du Faou, view of Chateauneuf du Faou from the Aulne river BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Parc Naturel Regional d'Armorique (Armorique Natural Regional Park), Presqu'ile de Crozon, Rosnoen, Aulne river BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Spezet, lock of Pont Triffen BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Plouzane, Petit Minou Lighthouse in Brest Roadstead BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Brest, the castle BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France, Finistere, Plouzane, Brest Roadstead BERTHIER Emmanuel / hemis.fr

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France : The canal from Nantes to Brest