Return Trip: Messac, via Josselin
Allow 7 to 14 nights
Châteaux dot the shore, taking your breath away at every turn. Beautiful gardens surround many magnificent homes.
Reviews for the The Gardens and Castles Cruise
Great boat plenty of space, well equipped. Beautiful scenery and lovely little towns. Friendly helpful students doing the lock keeping. A bonus of beautiful weather and sunshine during our week.
All organised and everything in order. Nice decking area able to enjoy meals on deck with parasols to protect us from the heat.
This route takes you along a very picturesque river until Redon and then along an attractive canal / river to Josselin. There are very few locks on the first river to delay travel and those on the following part of the route are beautifully decorated with pot plants. Interestingly, many of the locks on this second part have their own ropes that can be used to control the boat which we found to be most helpful. The view of the chateau right on the river at Josselin is magnificent. The short trip up to Gacilly was both beautiful and exciting (in case we met another cruiser coming the other way!) and we saw several kingfishers along this stretch. Most of the towns and villages that we moored at along this route had very good restaurants. One that we would highlight - because it is a little remote and not mentioned much - is La Ciboulette at Le Pont d'Oust, Nr Peillac. Excellent food and remarkable good prices. Great trip and looking forward to the next one.
Calm and quiet region with lovely scenery.
I would recommend to visit La Gacilly and Josselin
Ok but children's bikes very poor but boat was ok
Good but the steering was not good
Rather a long wait at the base to be 'processed', but this done ell. Boat briefing only just long enough.
Not "le Boat's" fault-but the weather was pretty awful.An interesting and varied route.
Comment fromThe Le Boat team
Dear Mr PellowThank you for your feedback. We are pleased you were satisfied with your boating experience but sorry to hear the weather wasn't up to scratch! We hope this hasn't put you off and hope to welcome you on board with Le Boat again soon.Best wishes,The Le Boat team