About Nort-sur-Erdre

Located on the beautiful River Erdre which is teeming with wildlife and beauty, Nort-sur-Erdre is perfectly positioned for those wishing to combine gorgeous French countryside with a big city stopover. The regions old capital, Nantes, is just a 3.5hrs cruise to the south and offers a wealth of things to see and do. Picture-perfect landscapes await to the west, along with rural Blain (6.5hrs) with its 12th century castle, as well as a peaceful activity spot for the kids in Guenrouët – a further 4hrs cruising on from Blain.

Please note: our base in Nort-sur-Erdre will no longer be available after October 2018. Our main base in Messac will still allow you to explore the delights of Brittany, along with our base in Dinan for one-way cruises.


From Nort-sur-Erdre it is:

  • 20hrs (18 locks) to our base in Messac
  • 48hrs (75 locks) to our base in Dinan

What you get on the base


  • Facilities
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Wifi

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

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.

Tourist Info

Quai Saint Georges,

44390 Nort Sur Erdre

Tel: +33 (0) 251 126 074

E-Mail : [email protected]


Local market

Place du Champ de Foire (main one) - Friday morning Place du I'Église – Tuesday morning Rue des Mariniers – Sunday morning 


Super U (walking distance), open from Monday to Saturday 08:45 – 20:00.  Friday until 20:30.  Intermarche (car needed) from Monday until Saturday 09:00 - 19:30, and Sunday morning 09:00 - 12.15. 


Le Bretagne - Tel: +33 (0) 240 722 195

Chez Caline - Tel: +33 (0) 240 295 778

Creperie du port - Tel: +33 (0) 240 721 630

Snack-Bar le Tangarana - Tel: +33 (0) 251 126 682



Hotel/Restaurant l’Abreuvoir – Tel: +33 (0) 240 576 381 https://www.restaurant-abreuvoir.com

Le Relais de la Grange - Tel: +33 (0) 251 126 057 [email protected]


Opening hours

Mon - Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 6pm


Le Boat Nort-sur-Erdre
Quai Saint Georges
F - 44390 Nort-sur-Erdre


+33 (0) 240 722 592

Travel to Nort-sur-Erdre

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


Taxi Nortais’ (+33 (0) 240 721 414 | [email protected])


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) 75€
  • Nantes Station €60
  • Messac €100

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.


Our staff are insured to drive your vehicle on your behalf. Car transfers are bookable in advance via our sales team. Please bring with you your car registration document and car insurance certificate. For hire cars, you should check with the hire company to see if they will add an additional "unnamed" driver to the hire agreement. All the cars can be transferred except: trucks, bikes, motorbikes, camping cars and red license plates.


Please contact the sales team for prices.

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 https://www.theaa.com/european-breakdown-cover/driving-in-europe

By train

Closest train station(s):

Nort-sur-Erdre: 1 km

By air

Closest airport(s):

Nantes Atlantique: 45 km

Rennes: 80 km 

Arrival at Nort-sur-Erdre

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. 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 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK/IRE sales team. 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 holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our 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. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday. 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.

Please note: the base doesn’t accept American Express

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).

Local info