Direct from our pros: romantic Brittany


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Live from our pros :

romantic Brittany

218 years old – 85 km long – 48 locks – the site of the 11 locks

A new type of itinerary is planned in Romantic Brittany.

It’s happening around the Ille-et-Rance canal.The Brittany Region and the Community of Municipalities are joining forces to carry out a master plan for the occupation and development of the Ille-et-Rance canal and its surroundings.Within the framework of a sustainable tourism project, the shared objectives are to :➢ To put in place the conditions to create, develop and optimize river activities (boating, water and land-based leisure activities, and leisure fishing) on the canal and its immediate environment;➢ To study the potential for the development of itinerancy (hiking, sailing, for visitors and inhabitants), and the services inherent in its practice;➢ To study the potential for animations and events related to the canal (museums, festivals, guinguettes, etc.Nicolas Belloir, the President of the SPL Destination Saint-Malo – Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel is part of the steering committee ensuring the governance of this project among : The President of the Community of Municipalities and the Vice President delegated to Tourism. The 6 mayors of the communes concerned by the crossing of the Ille-et-Rance Canal, or their representatives. The Region of Brittany / Vice President – Tourism, Boating and Waterways. The Destination Cap Fréhel – Saint-Malo – Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel: a representative of the COPIL. The Community of communes Val d’Ille – Aubigné (VP in charge of tourism), as an associated partner. The Ille et Rance canal is full of surprises, potential and opportunities, whether by bike, on foot, on horseback, by boat or by kayak, it will be a path that will lead to every tourist actor in the area.The nautical base of Saint-Domineuc is already working to promote it with different projects such as night tours, excursions between regions (because yes the canal does not stop in Romantic Brittany…).Some subjects are to be discussed like the development of a soft link between the canal at La Chapelle Aux Filtzméens and Combourg, the itinerants by bike or on foot could come to visit our heritage, discover our tables and our accommodations… In the same logic, communicate on the possible SNCF links to Combourg to join the canal.The development of itinerancy and activities around the canal implies for each one to adapt in the offers and to be accessible/visible. A beautiful project to follow…