The Canal Nantes to Brest at Val d’Oust !!

The new town of Val d’Oust  since 2016 and formerly Le Roc Saint André from 1951  was the town where one of my boys worked and has a wonderful brewery reasons to visit a few times, However, I came back to it for the memories and to bring you more of its wonderful Canal Nantes to BrestThis post is new text and new pictures. Hope you enjoy the post as I.


The Canal Nantes-Brest is a small gauge canal that links the cities of Nantes and Brest and follows the Erdre, Isac, Oust and Blavet valleys (which it joins at Pontivy) , Doré, Kergoat, Hyères and Aulne; these rivers are connected by three junction canals crossing water divides. The Canal Nantes-Brest is dotted with 238 locks, 17 of which are submerged by the Guerlédan dam .The canal is long of 360 km with 236 locks (not done them all!) linking four rivers , the Loire, Vilaine, Aulne and Blavet, Also helps linking 8 rivers such as the Erdre, Oust, Blavet, etc, It ends at 184 meters below the sea level. Below pic from the Church Saint André (see post)


The towpath of the Nantes to Brest canal is a royal road that offers kilometers of walks in peace and safety, for those who dream of discovering at their own pace and effortlessly, by bike, on foot or on horseback all of inland Brittany. Through locks, bridges and other weirs, the Nantes to Brest canal offers a diversity of water landscapes, wild or tamed nature, exceptional works of art… In the town of Val d’Oust, there are two locks: that of Ville aux Figlins at Roc Saint André and that of Blon at Quily.

Val d'Oust canal nantes brest river oust back of church jan23

Val d'Oust canal Nantes Brest river oust to club jan23

The new town of Val d’Oust on the Canal Nantes to Brest:

The Canals of Brittany on the Canal Nantes to Brest :

There you go folks ,some more interesting trips off the beaten path in my beautiful Morbihan.  Again ,hope you enjoy the new post with new pictures of the Canal Nantes to Brest now in the new town of Val d’Oust as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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