Want to relax? Why not hire a canoe or kayak on the Nantes-Brest Canal? With little or no current, you don't need to be an expert canoeist to venture on the canalised Oust. Beginner or expert, go at your own speed and discover the surrounding heritage and nature in a different way. So get ready and grab your paddles!

Fun and easy

Every summer, the Josselin Canoeing Association will hire you everything you a canoe or kayak for an hour, half a day, or a full day of fun, in fact, everything you will need for a trip on the water. The club also offers rentals out of season depending on availability.

Cast off...

And stop for a picnic, or just to stretch your legs. Between Quily and Les Forges, there are several pontoons at which to moor. Simple and free, there are picnic areas and open spaces for activities and games.

From upstream to downstream, pass through the locks

Across the “Pays de Josselin”, there are 13 locks as the terrain rises gently from Guillac to Les Forges. There are no automatic locks on the Nantes-Brest Canal, so lock-keepers will open the gates and explain the hydraulic system.

Useful information

The Josselin Canoeing Association is affiliated to the French Canoeing and Kayaking Federation (FFCK), and approved by the Ministry of Youth and Sports no. 01669.
Rentals are available every day in July and August at Josselin lock at the foot of the castle.

Tariffs 2017

Kayak / Canoe hire

  • Single kayak: 8€/hour, 10€/2 hours, 12€/3 hours, 14€/4 hours, and 25€ per day.
  • Double kayak or canoe (2-3 places): 10€/hour, 14€/2 hours, 16€/3 hours, 20€/4 hours, and 30€ per day.

Group Rates are available for 10 or more persons.

Bike hire

  • 4€/ hour
  • 6€/ 2 hours
  • 8€/ 4 hours
  • 12€ per day
  • 15€ for the week-end

Please note: Trailers and child seat are available for an extra fee.


For more information, including bookings: (+33) 6 78 54 50 29