Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Nantes to Brest Canal

Back in February my old school friend Patrick (who was the best man at our wedding over 10 long long years ago) holidayed in our Brittany Holiday Gite.

Patrick's always been keen on Canals and so spent some time exploring the Nantes/Brest Canal that runs past only a few miles away from our Gite.
The 200 mile long Canal was built by Napoleon to mitigate against the English costal blockade that was seriously disrupting trade in the region. Nowadays the Canal is used mainly for tourism, fishing, pleasure boats, kayacs or just walking and cyling along the towpath.

He's promised to write a page about the Nantes/Brest Canal for our Gite website, but in the meantime here's a few photos:

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