1. Travel down the Rance valley
Ready to take the helm? Departing from the privateer city, you’ll first navigate in a maritime atmosphere until the Rance dam. Starboard, admire the pretty Belle Epoque villas in Dinard. Is the light green? Go through the lock to travel down the Rance estuary. You’ll gently travel through an unspoilt valley, full of headlands, bays and small river ports. Stop in Saint-Suliac, a former spot for fishermen, listed one of the “most beautiful villages in France”. Do you need to stretch your legs? Several walking trails start in Ploüer-sur-Rance port. The Prat tide mill, which you can glimpse just before Vicomté-sur-Rance, is the only one on the Rance. At Châtelier lock, the basin becomes a canal, and Dinan is not far!