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For flexibility, freedom and value for money it is really hard to beat Canal Boat, Narrow Boat, Canal Barge or River Boat hire or rental. Our friendly and experienced team are here to assist and provide valuable free advice, plus the most competitive quotes. We offer the widest selection and we have a best value and best price guarantee.


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With the widest choice of boating holidays across France, we've had to split the country into regions, each of which have their own unique style. Try the Canal du Midi in the South of France - Europe's oldest waterway stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, or the impressive Lot river which winds through the South West of France.

The choice is up to you - we've tried to give you as much information as possible on each of the areas, but if you still can't make up your mind, don't hesitate to call one of our highly trained sales staff who will be able to help you with your choice.

Listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the Canal du Midi takes you on a wonderful journey through the South of France allowing you to enjoy your boating holiday through the heart of the gastronimic Languedoc countryside.Bathed in warm sunshine for most of the year, a cruise along the waterways of the South of France is a perfect holiday choice for experienced and first-time cruisers alike. Cruise from any of our five bases on the Canal du Midi through to the heart of the Camargue and beyond - and tailor your journey to be as cultural, gastronomic or leisurely as you choose.

A perfect destination for Beginners to enjoy a wonderful boating holiday. The Camargue has something for everyone, swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean at nearby seaside resorts, enjoy the amazing wildlife including over 400 species of birds that the Camargue provides habitats for, or enjoy the ancient fishing ports of Aigues Mortes and Sète.Enjoy a peaceful way of life - seemingly unchanged for centuries as you journey under vast blue skies along the Canal du Rhone à Sète through the natural salt lakes and peaceful reed marshes that make up the Camargue.
The picture-postcard scenery of the Aquitaine region in South West France has inspired artists for generations and is a delight to visit. Take a boating holiday down the Aquitaine and sample the regional specialities of foie gras, truffles and wild mushrooms.Cruise through the beautiful Garonne valley on the River Baïse and the Canal latéral à la Garonne from our bases at Le Mas d’Agenais or Montauban, newly opened for 2009. Discover ancient Bastide towns, medieval market squares and magnificent châteaux set amid a landscape of cornfields, orchards and vine-clad hillsides
For centuries, the River Lot has wound its way through a landscape rich in natural beauty, ancient culture and spectacular scenery. Le Boat give you the opportunity to explore the River Lot in both directions - west towards Gallic town of Luzech and east as far as Larnagol. The clear waters of the River Lot meander leisurely through wide valleys and steep gorges, beneath spectacular limestone cliffs and past cascading waterfalls. They take you on a memorable and unhurried voyage to ancient castles, medieval villages and historic châteaux. For many, this is river cruising at its best.
Discover the true spirit of France in this region famed for its fine cognac, delicious cuisine and Romanesque art and architecture. Boasting waterfront towns and villages and an 18-hole golf course at Cognac, this will be a boating holiday with something for everyone.The Charente is one of France’s most beautiful rivers. Its crystal clear waters are perfect for fishing and swimming and its pretty river banks are home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Meadows of grazing cattle and fields of vibrant sunflowers typify this peaceful land famed for its magnificent cognac distilleries, ancient Roman sites and beautiful Renaissance châteaux.
Spectacularly beautiful, this cultural and gastronomic region in the heart of France is perfect for a tranquil boating holiday allowing you to discover the natural beauty of unspoilt countryside.The landscape of the Franche-Comté region of Burgundy is rich with natural beauty; pine forests, waterfalls and mountain scenery sit alongside rolling pastures, meadows of flowers and fields of wheat.
The charming Canal du Nivernais, reputed to be one of the prettiest in France, provides an ideal opportunity to wind your luxury boat peacefully between Auxerre and Decize through rolling meadows, hillside vineyards, rocky outcrops and forests. The charming Canal du Nivernais, reputed to be one of the prettiest in France, and its surrounding network of equally pretty waterways ~ the Canal de Bourgogne and the River Yonne ~ give access to some of the most beautiful and varied cruising areas of France.
Known locally as the 'green land of running waters' and internationally as a wine lover's paradise, the boating region of Burgundy offers visitors a chance to savour beautiful landscapes, fine cuising and excellent wines or France whilst aboard a Le Boat cruiser.On the edge of the Nivernais Loire region of Burgundy, the gently sloping Canal latéral à la Loire follows the course of the River Loire and affords spectacular views of the surrounding vineyard-clad hilltops and the beautiful River Loire itself.

Perfect for beginners, Brittany's network of Napoleonic and flower adorned castles are a delight to navigate by boat or by bike.

Brittany’s network of flower-adorned Napoleonic canals and locks meander through a peaceful landscape of woodland and pastures dotted with medieval towns and fairytale castles.


Famous for its delicious quiche, the Lorraine region of North Eastern France is renowned for its unspoiled countryside giving some truelly picturesque views to enjoy on your boating holiday.

The tiny French region of Alsace, and neighbouring Saarland in Germany, is as wonderful as the art and architecture of its cities. Framed by the pine trees of the Black Forest and the blue-tinted Vosges mountains, this culturally unique region has a distinctly cosmopolitan feel and offers superb cruising to suit all tastes.

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