About Messac

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. 

What you get on the base

Facilities

Toilets and showers

Wifi

Please note: We’re conscious local Covid guidelines often change so, to be cautious, our base toilets and showers will be closed throughout the 2021 season. Customers can use their onboard facilities once check in processes are completed and their boat is ready for boarding.​

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

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed | If there is no one at the base at a specific time during these hours, the phone number below will be diverted and an alternative number will also be displayed at the base.

Address

Le Boat Messac, Port de Plaisance
36, rue de la Résistance
F – 35480 Guipry-Messac
France

Telephone

+33 (0) 299 346 011

Travel to Messac

By train

Closest train stations:

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

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.

Parking

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)

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

Taxi de la Vilaine (+33 (0) 299 346 142 | [email protected])

Taxi Chevillard (+33 (0) 660 672 335 | [email protected]).

Taxi de la Vilaine Guipry (+33 (0) 2 99 34 24 24)

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Rennes Airport (RNS)65€

Nantes Airport (NTE)142€

Dinard Pleuruit Airport (DNR) 181€

Messac Train Station 7€

Redon Train Station 53€

Rennes Train Station 65€

Nantes Train Station 129€

Arrival at Messac

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

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.

Hotels

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

 

Restaurants

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

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

Le Relais de la Gare - Messac - Tel: +33 (0) 299 78 11 32

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

 

Shops

Supermarket

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

Fishing

Fishing licenses are available at la Maison du tourisme 8 Square de la Liberté, 35480 Messac Tél – +33 (0) 299 34 61 60

 

Local market

Thursday morning at Guipry

Tourist Info

Square de la Liberte,

35480,

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

 

Doc/vet

Dr Etienne et Dr Laplane

16 rue Chapelle

35480

GUIPRY

Tel: +33 (0) 299 34 63 19

Veterinary

Groupe vétérinaire du Sud Vilaine

Rue de la Crépinière

35480

GUIPRY

Tel: +33 (0) 299 346 339

Tel: +33 (0) 299 347 541