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River Blavet, the link between Canal de Nantes à Brest and the Atlantic coast in the south of Brittany

River Blavet - Brittany | France: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 72 km
Number of locks: 28
Lock dimensions: 26.00 x 4.60
Max. depth: 1.30
Max. headroom: 3.00
Degree of difficulty: Some experience is an advantage
Requirements: No license asked for hired boats
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Canal de Nantes à Brest | Canal in France
Atlantic Sea

Le Blavet, a navigable River in Brittany
The Blavet springs east of Rostrenen at the Côte d’Armor. On its way it feeds the Lac de  Guerledan. This storage-lake is the reason why the Canal de Nantes is not navigable all the way through anymore. (There is a project for a ship lift or transportation at shore). From Pontivy the river is mostly canalised and navigable, after Hennebont it depends on tides and is therefore a sea waterway.
Houseboat holiday in the south of Brittany:
Advantages: Because of the Gulf Stream, it has a very warm climate. Entry to the entire navigable waterways of Brittany, entry to the beautiful beaches of the Côte d’Armor
Disadvantage: Lies in the outermost northwest of the country (an advantage for Great Britain), can have a scarcity of water.
Until Hennebont suitable for all families, afterwards because of tides more demanding

Brittany is surely one of the most beautiful departments of France and offers, especially on its south coast, something for (almost) everybody. Beaches, horse riding, biking, walking and of course trips on boats.

Wine and Dine
Near to the Atlantic a lot of fish and other seafood is served. Inland, meals are of course more rural. Surely, anyone will find something to his taste, for example Noix de Sant-Jacque, Crêpes completes, Galettes bretonnes or a Far Breton. Wine is not produced but as in the neighbouring Normandy, one gets a lot of cider.

Guides for French waterways

Dubreil No. 1, Bretagne

Author: Editions du Breil Editor: DuBreil / Language:German/English/French
Delivery time: instantly

Canal Navigation in Brittany
Probably the most beautiful guides of the canals of France... Bretagne - La Rance - Le canal d'Ille-et-Rance - La Vilaine - Le Blavet - Le canal de Nantes à Brest - L'Aff - L'Erdre - La Sèvre Nantaise. 120 pages A4 Engl./French/German / new actualised edition 2010!

Contains  accurate and complete maps oriented north/south for easy reading. The Scale is adapted to the waterway, usually 1/50 000 for the canals and 1/25 000 for the rivers.
Navigation hints at the beginning of the guide ensure safe, trouble free cruising and tourist information in English will help you find the best places to eat, where to do your shopping and the most interesting sites to visit along the way.

Prize: € 20.00  for map, guide or book orders