Brittany is situated in western France and is a land filled with ledged and folklore. Rumour has it that this is home of Merlin the wizard. Brittany is a land of pine covered hills, peaceful farmland and rolling moorland. At the cross roads of the Vilaine and the Canal De Nentes you will find the town of Redon and this is where a majority of barge holidays in Brittany start from. Redon is known as the Venice of the west and is only three hours from Paris.
Do not worry if you have never been on a barge before. Lessons are given before you set off. A couple of hours after arrival you will be on your way and having a wonderful time. The barge can sleep up to
ten people very comfortably. It has every convenience onboard to make this an extremely enjoyable holiday. Barge Holidays in Brittany are all about fun and relaxation.
You can hire a barge for a short period of time or for as long as you wish. A typical journey lasting one week will depart from Redon, pass through Gacilly with its grassy lanes and reed beds, on to Josselin and the stunning castles and then back to Redon. On this journey you will pass through thirty locks. A longer trip taking two weeks leaves Redon, on to Messac, Rennes, Tinteniac, Dinan and back to Redon.
Barge holidays in Brittany are a great way to see this wonderful region of France and they are very reasonably priced. You can stop off at various points and go site seeing or try the tasty local food. Sample the gorgeous French wine and visit an orchard or vineyard. There is so much to see and do. Sit on the deck of the barge as it meanders its way along and observe the stunning scenery and beautiful wildlife. This is a holiday that will stay in your memory forever. When it is time to go home you will be completely relaxed and ready to face the world again.