a Red Dog guide for cyclists and walkers
by Wendy Mewes
The Nantes-Brest Canal guide books is a handy, spiral-
It covers the full 365km towpath route across Brittany. A full introduction traces the history of the canal from its origins in Napoleonic times and construction early in the 19th century, through a brief economic heyday and tragic decline, to today’s role as an outstanding leisure resource. The main part of the book gives a section by section analysis of the canal, indicating the towpath route, locks, road junctions and towns and villages on the way.
Useful and interesting information about the canal and all its attributes is interspersed throughout the text.
Leisure circuits (walking or cycling) that link with the towpath are marked on the maps and details given with links to sources of further information.
Practicalities to assist visitors in planning their trip include details of accommodation (hotels, B&Bs, hostels, camping, etc.) and sources of refreshments and provisions close to the canal, as well as details of places of interest to visit in the vicinity.
Brest Canal Guide Book
Publisher: Red Dog Books
3rd edition, revised and updated (2016)
Spiral bound 128 pages
ISBN: 978 0 9935815 0 2
Dimensions: 210 x 135mm
Illustrations: maps, colour photos, diagrams