Hire Boats in France : The Master Directory

Here are details from the french-waterways.com comprehensive list of hire boats (sometimes also called self-drive barges or house boats) in France.

Each boat has its own separate page of details and photographs and links enable you to request more information, make a booking enquiry or telephone direct. A booking enquiry response will provide accurate quotations for the type of boat and time of year that interests you.

Category: Luxury

Nicols Confort 1350 self-drive hire boat

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The “Grand Confort” 1350 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 8+ people. There are two double cabins and two... Read more

Nicols Confort 1350 self-drive hire boat

Grand Confort 1350

The “Grand Confort” 1350 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 8+ people. There are two double cabins and two twin-bunk... Read more

Vision4 - Hybrid

Vision4 – Hybrid

Sleeps 9 (8+1) in 4 cabins + saloon Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the ultimate... Read more

Vision4 - Diesel

Vision4 – Diesel

Sleeps 9 (8+1) in 4 cabins + saloon Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the ultimate... Read more

Nicols Confort 1100 self-drive hire boat

Grand Confort 1100

The “Grand Confort” 1100 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 6+ people. There are 3 double bedrooms and each has a... Read more

Mystique

Mystique

With the same overall size as her sister the Royal Mystique (4+2), she offers 3 cabins, 3 bathrooms and a host of special features to give you... Read more

Vision3 - Diesel

Vision3 – Diesel

Sleeps up to 10 people in 3 equal-size cabins Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the... Read more

Vision3 - Hybrid

Vision3 – Hybrid

Sleeps up to 10 people in 3 equal-size cabins Size: 14.97m x 4.65m (49ft x 15ft) Unrivalled for onboard cruising luxury. Come on board for the... Read more

Nicols Confort 1350 VIP self-drive hire boat

Grand Confort 1350 VIP

Providing the ultimate in space and luxury for 4+ people, the “Grand Confort” 900 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat has just two double cabins... Read more

Nicols Confort 900 self-drive hire boat

Grand Confort 900

The “Grand Confort” 900 centre-saloon self-drive hire boat provides space and luxury for 4+ people. Both double cabins (at either end of the boat)... Read more

Royal Mystique

Royal Mystique

This boat is luxury afloat - a superbly spacious and elegant boat – ideal for two couples. Featuring a host of special equipment - many of which... Read more

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Royal Mystique 2

The Royal Mystique 2 is the same model as the Royal Mystique, but it has been built and added NEW to the fleet in 2012* This boat is luxury afloat -... Read more

Category: First Class

Grand Classique

Grand Classique

Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed One central cabin with two single bunk beds Two... Read more

Nicols Octo self drive hire boat

Estivale Octo

The Nicols Estivale Octo self-drive hire boat has 4 double or twin-bed cabins for 8 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent... Read more

Classique Star

Classique Star

...and completely refurbished for the 2012 season! Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed both... Read more

Magnifique

Magnifique

Key Features: New-look interior with premium upholstery and flooring throughout Ultra-modern kitchen galley, fully equipped to high standards ... Read more

Salsa

Salsa

Key Features: Two rear cabins with two single beds convertible into one double bed, each with en suite bathroom Two central cabins, each with... Read more

Nicols Sixto self drive hire boat

Estivale Sixto

The Nicols Sixto self-drive hire boat has 3 double cabins for 6 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent shower-rooms and a spacious... Read more

Royal Classique

Royal Classique

Key Features: Forward cabin with king size bed Two rear cabins each with two single beds convertible to double Three showers, three toilets... Read more

Calypso

Calypso

Key Features: Two rear cabins with two single beds convertible into one double bed, each with en suite bathroom One central cabin with two... Read more

Royal Classique Plus

Royal Classique Plus

This boat is the same model as the Royal Classique, but has been refurbished for 2012* Key Features: Forward cabin with king size bed Two... Read more

Elegance

Elegance

The big brother to the Caprice with an emphasis on comfort, space and light. The 3 en-suite cabins are located towards the front of the boat, with the... Read more

Elegance Plus

Elegance Plus

This boat is the same model as the Elegance, but has been refurbished for 2012* The big brother to the Caprice with an emphasis on comfort, space... Read more

Nicols Sixto self drive hire boat

Estivale Sixto Prestige

The Nicols Sixto Prestige self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for the master and twin-bed cabins, an excellent... Read more

Nicols Quattro self drive hire boat

Estivale Quattro S

The Nicols Quattro S self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for master and twin-bed cabins, an excellent... Read more

Nicols Quattro self drive hire boat

Estivale Quattro

The Nicols Quattro self-drive hire boat has 2 cabins for 4 persons, with a smart modern design for cabins, excellent shower-rooms and a spacious... Read more

Clipper

Clipper

Key Features: Front cabin with double bed and en suite toilet and shower Rear cabin has two single beds convertible to a double and en suite... Read more

Tango

Tango

Key Features: Two rear cabins each with two singles convertible to a double bed A large saloon with steering position, direct access to front... Read more

Clipper Plus

Clipper Plus

This boat is the same model as the Clipper, but has been refurbished for 2012* Key Features: Front cabin with double bed and en suite toilet and... Read more

Caprice

Caprice

The 2 en-suite cabins are located at the front of the boat, leaving the aft clear for relaxing! The glass sliding doors in the sitting area lead out... Read more

Continentale

Continentale

Saloon Flat screen TV with integral DVD CD players & MP3 connectivity Soft lighting for the evenings Comfortable easy chairs (which... Read more

Nicols Primo self-drive hire boat

Sedan Primo

Primo is the latest - 2012 - addition to the Nicols Sedan series, which was a very distinctive pleasure boat design development when it was first... Read more

Nicols Duo self-drive hire boat

Estivale Duo

The Nicols Duo self-drive hire boat has a smart modern master cabin with an excellent en-suite shower-room and a spacious bright panoramic saloon... Read more

Category: Comfort

Nicols Sedan 1310 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 1310

Ten (or more) people can enjoy a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1310, with five double cabins - plus there is a convertible sofa for... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1300 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 1300

With four double cabins and a twin bunk cabin, ten people can enjoy a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1300 - plus there is a... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1170 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 1170

Great boating holidays or vacations await eight people in the Sedan 1170, with its four double cabins - plus there is a convertible sofa for two in... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1160 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 1160

With 3 double cabins, a twin-bunk cabin and a convertible double bed in the saloon as well, a party of 8+ can have a great boating holiday or... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1150 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 1150

With 4 double cabins and a convertible double bed in the saloon as well, a group of 8+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation together in the... Read more

Millau

Millau

Key Features: Rear cabin with two single beds convertible into a double bed Three central cabins, two with double beds and one with two single... Read more

Tower

Tower

Key Features: Four rear/central cabins - two with 2 single bunk beds and two with double beds Three showers, three toilets and washbasins ... Read more

Classique

Classique

Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed Two forward cabins, one with double bed and the other... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1010 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 1010

Your party of 6+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1010. With 3 equal-sized double cabins there is also a convertible double... Read more

Nicols Sedan 1000 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 1000

Your party of 6+ can have a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 1010. There is a 'master' double bedroom, two others - and also a... Read more

Normandie

Normandie

Large and comfortable - a very popular family boat with the comfort and convenience of a single level inside - a practical and cost effective... Read more

Crusader

Crusader

A smart cruiser offering excellent accommodation for six people Key Features: Three separate cabins each with en suite bathrooms with shower and... Read more

Corvette

Corvette

A central saloon for eating and drinking leads onto a kitchen. The cabins are at the front and the rear of the boat which allows good privacy for... Read more

Countess

Countess

Key Features: Forward cabin with two single beds and adjacent shower and toilet Double cabin at rear with en suite shower and toilet Roomy... Read more

Consul

Consul

Key Features: Front cabin with two singles or one double bed Large rear cabin with double bed and en suite toilet and shower Spacious... Read more

Nicols Sedan 800 self-drive hire boat

Sedan 800

Two people can enjoy a great boating holiday or vacation in the Sedan 800, with its spacious forward cabin - plus there is a convertible sofa for... Read more

Consort

Consort

A smart cruiser offering comfortable accommodation Key Features: One forward cabin with two single beds Spacious central saloon with sunroof,... Read more

Cirrus

Cirrus

Key Features: Model 1 Main rear cabin with two single beds Saloon with settee convertible to double bed Upper sundeck with a second steering... Read more

Category: Economy

Nautilia

Nautilia

Key Features: Two rear cabins, each with two single beds convertible into one double bed Two forward cabins, one with double bed and the other... Read more

Nicols Riviera 1130 self-drive hire boat

Riviera 1130

With a versatile arrangement for 6+ people this earlier Nicols design has 2 double cabins, one with an additional single bed, a twin bed cabin and a... Read more

Nicols Riviera 1120 self-drive hire boat

Riviera 1120

This earlier Nicols design has a versatile arrangement for 6+ people in 2 double cabins, both with an additional single bed, a twin bed cabin and a... Read more

Nicols Riviera 920 self-drive hire boat

Riviera 920

With a versatile arrangement for 4+ people this earlier Nicols design has 2 double cabins, each with an additional single bed, and a convertible... Read more

Tamaris

Tamaris

Key Features Forward cabin with two single bed convertible to a double bed (not in Alsace and Burgundy) Spacious saloon with interior steering... Read more

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Tamaris LS

Key Features: One rear cabin with double bed One forward cabin with two single beds Spacious central saloon with two settees, converting... Read more

Sheba

Sheba

Key Features: Aft cabin with double bed and convertible single settee Convertible double bed in saloon Two steering positions, one inside... Read more