About Messac

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

Messac’s central location allows you to easily reach a number of Brittany’s top highlights. The coastal town of La Roche-Bernard is 10.5hrs to the south where you can sample the region’s famous oysters. It is also our closest base to Josselin (17.5hrs from Messac) with its iconic castle that sweeps majestically down to the water’s edge. Or, you can head north to busy Rennes (8.5hrs), Brittany’s capital city. 

From Messac it is:

  • 28hrs (57 locks) to our base in Nort-sur-Erdre

What you get on the base





Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


De La Gare - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 27 79

La Gibeciere - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 06 14

Lecoq-Gadby - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 38 05 55

Anne de Bretagne - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 31 49 49

Novotel Alma - Rennes - Tel: +33 (0) 299 86 14 14



La Table de Marysam – Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 61 30

Pizzeria Grill “L’ Escale - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 60 97

Les Templiers - Guipry - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 22 82

Crepería Du Port - Guipry - Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 78 18



In Guipry: Monday - Saturday: 8.45 – 19.00 Sunday: 9:00 - 12:30


Fishing licenses and fishing articles are available at: Les Templiers Snack Bar (Guipry Port) Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 22 82


Local market

Thursday morning at Guipry

Tourist Info

Square de la Liberte,


Messac Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 61 60




Groupe vétérinaire du Sud Vilaine

Rue de la Crépinière



Tel: +33 (0) 299 346 339

Tel: +33 (0) 299 347 541 

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed


Le Boat Messac, Port de Plaisance
36, rue de la Résistance


+33 (0) 299 346 011

Travel to Messac

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the numbers below.

Taxi Elle et Moi’ (+33 (0) 607 575 905)

Taxi Phoenix’ (+33 (0) 615 178 285)

Taxi Face’ (+33 (0) 387 250 050 | [email protected])

Taxi Elmerich’ (+33 (0) 684 193 438)

Taxi JNA’ (+33 (0) 770 283 038)


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Strasbourg Airport (SXB) 150€
  • Sarrebourg Train Station 19€

By road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For example, there is a new legal requirement in France to carry a breathalyser, triangle & florescent jacket in your car. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas.


Private parking is available for a fee

By air

Closest airport(s):

Rennes: 40 km (E3)

Nantes: 100 km (E3)

Dinard Pleurtuit: 115 km (N136)

By train

Closest train stations:

  • Messac: 2km
  • Redon: 30km 
  • Rennes: 40km 
  • Nantes: 85km 

Arrival at Messac

When to arrive

Please arrive any time from 14:00 - our teams will get you checked in and carry out your briefing once early boarding customers have set off. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base from 11:00. 

Late arrivals 

If you are going to be arriving at the base after 16:00, please inform the base directly or our sales team so we can make sure everything is prepared for your arrival. If you arrive later than 17:00, 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 for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning. 

Upon arrival 

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

When you arrive our base staff will: 

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your vacation as well as engine wear and tear. 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. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your vacation. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details. 
  • 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. 

Your return 

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out). If you want to check out before 09:00 please let our base team know when you check in so they can arrange this. 

Local info