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Nort-sur-Erdre Base Information

Nort sur Erdre was once an important industrial port and although the factories have long since disappeared, the area retains a certain charm. Cruising west along the Canal de Nantes a Brest, spend a little time at Guenrouet where you will find the Kerisac cider factory – there you will learn all you need to know about the popular beverage.

Base Opening Hours

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 08:30 to 12:30, 14:00 to 18:00
Sunday: Closed

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked.

When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 17:30. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants

De Bretagne- Tel – 0033 (0) 240 722 195
Le Relais de la Grange - Tel - 0033 (0)2 51 12 60 57
Hotel/Restaurant l’Abreuvoir*** (11kms from base) – Tel. 0033 (0) 240 576 381

Le Bretagne (gastronomic) - Tél - 00 33 (0)2 40 72 21 95
Chez Caline - Tel – 0033 (0) 240 295 778
Creperie du port - Tel – 0033 (0) 240 721 630
Snack-Bar le Tangarana - 0033 (0) 251 126 682

Car Parking

Free unsecure parking is available at Nort Sur Erdre.


The nearest supermarket is situted approx 500m from the base, its opening hours are:

Super U
Monday to Saturday: 08:45 to 19:30
Sunday: Closed

Monday to Saturday: 09:00 to 19:30
Sunday: 09:00 to 12:15

Tourist Office

Quai Saint Georges - 44390 Nort Sur Erdre
Tel – 0033 (0) 251 126 074

Travel Information


Nantes Atlantique - 45km
Rennes - 80km

By Road:

FromParis: Take the motorway A11 in the direction of Nantes, exit at no 20 at Ancenus and D164 in the direction of Nort sur Erdre.

From Brittany: Head in the direction of Rennes, then take the N137 in the direction of Nantes and exit at Nort sur Erdre and D164.

By Rail:

No train station nearby, but there is a regular bus service “Cariane Atlantique” operating regular services to Nantes – Line 40/41 Nantes – Nort sur Erdre - Chateaubrian.


The following ferry routes operate to North Western France.

  • Portsmouth to St Malo (closest): Brittany Ferries
  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg: Brittany Ferries
  • Portsmouth to Caen: Brittany Ferries
  • Plymouth to Roscoff: Brittany Ferries