Rivers and canals, a protected natural environment and the ideal way to discover the secrets and marvels of mother nature in inland Brittany

> Le Progrès (January 2011)

“Canals criss-cross the whole of Brittany and offer a host of activities all year round”, says Claire Bridel of the association Canaux de Bretagne, which works for the protection of the waterways and promotes tourism in inland Brittany. “With natural environments and heritage, bustling towns and quiet country villages, the canals reveal all the region’s atmosphere and diverse landscapes. And there’s a perfect harmony between the wide, meandering rivers, and the man-made canals, which are straighter and more narrow”. The Brittany peninsula is home to over 650 kilometres of navigable waterways and 328 locks, a boon for freshwater sailors and nature lovers.

There are a number of companies offering habitable boats for hire, with itineraries designed to take tourists to the very heart of these havens of peace and tranquillity. After a quick lesson in boat handling, it’s out onto the water for a different kind of holiday! And a chance to explore the towpaths, villages and places of interest, whether on foot or by bike.

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