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Travel Info

Brittany is the easiest cruising ground to get to from Britain, with cheap flights direct to Rennes from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Manchester, Exeter, Southampton,Belfast, Dublin and Cork. There are also rail connections and many ferry links.

There are airports in Brittany at Nantes, Rennes and Dinan with cheap flights by RyanAir and FlyBe. Rennes is the nearest airport to Libjes cruising grounds and we pick guests up there at no extra cost. Nantes is much further away and will incur an additional cost..

There are also several budget flights using Air France and you can fly from Paris to Rennes for about 50 Euro using the budget arm of AIr France called HOP.

From spring 2010 Ryanair are also opening up new routes to Brittany from Leeds/Bradford airport, cutting out the need to transfer in London for passengers from the north of England.

There is a good TGV rail connection to Redon from Paris Montparnasse  if you want to miss out on flying*.

We will arrange to pick up guests from the nearest station or airport in Brittany in our own transport*. Please ask for any travel advice. Please note however that for practical reasons a pickup from Rennes rail station is not possible.

Don’t forget; if you choose Brittany as your cruising ground then air strikes and ash clouds needn’t be a problem. Just catch a train or take the ferry either with your own car or as a foot passenger. We can pick you up from station, hire car depot ; Europcar in Redon is by far the easiest, or any of them at Rennes airport.

When leaving by train there are several trains a day from Redon to Paris or points south.

*Please note that we pick up at 4pm. If you want to be met off the 1pm direct train from Paris at Redon there will be a 250€ surcharge.

Waterways map

Brittany and her waterways