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Between Toulouse and Bordeaux, the south-west corner of France has a network of peaceful, scenic canals and tranquil rivers. The Canal de Garonne (together with its lovely side-branch canal at Montech) follows the Garonne valley, often directly alongside the river, visiting delightful towns and villages rich in history, such as Montauban, Moissac, Valence, Agen and Buzet. Arriving at Castets, the canal feeds into the river itself for the onward journey to Bordeaux. This is a fabulous waterway region, not well-known, but loved above all others by those that do. It is a land of fine local produce – fruit orchards, grapes and cornfields – fine local cuisine (much appreciated by world-leading chefs such as Rick Stein) – and fine wines from Bordeaux, the Medoc, Sauternes and Saint-Emillion.

Along the way, at Buzet, two charming rivers connect into the Garonne canal – the delightful Baise, which has flowed north from the Pyrenees through pretty, fortified ‘bastide’ Gascon villages such as Vianne – and the enchanting Lower River Lot, a secret Shangri La that from 2018 is not possible to get to.

Category: Luxury

Le Boat Horizon 5 (10+1 – 15m)

- Preliminary Information to be confirmed - The Horizon 5 sleeps up to 11 guests in five double or twin bedded cabins and one saloon berth. All... Read more

Le Boat Horizon 4 (8+1 – 13.5m)

The Horizon 4 sleeps up to 9 guests. It is the same length boat as the Horizon 3, but in this model the bow area has two double-bedded cabins. All... Read more

Nicols Confort 1350

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

Nicols 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

Le Boat Magnifique

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

Le Boat Salsa

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

Nicols Confort 1100

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

Le Boat Calypso

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

Le Boat Horizon 2S (4+1 – 11.5m)

A perfect boat for two couples or a small family with plenty of space inside and out, the Horizon 2S has two cabins with ensuite bathrooms. ... Read more

Le Boat Horizon 1 (2+2 – 11.5m)

The Horizon range (1, 2, 3 and 4) has been designed exclusively for Le Boat with couples and small families in mind. For those looking for a... Read more

Le Boat 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

Nicols 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: First Class

Locaboat Penichette® 1500FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1500FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1260R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1260R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1120R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1120R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1180FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1180FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1160FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1160FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1020FB

Penichette FB boats such as this 1020FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1500R

Penichette 'R' boats such as this 1500R model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central sitting-galley area... Read more

Nicols Confort 900

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

Nicols 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

Le Boat 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... Read more

Nicols 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

Category: Comfort

Nicols 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

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

Le Boat Crusader

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

Locaboat Penichette® 1106FB

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 1106FB model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Locaboat Penichette® 1107

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 1107 model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Le Boat Consul

Stylish and practical, ideal for a family or two couples Key Features: Front cabin with two singles or one double bed Large rear... Read more

Le Boat 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

Locaboat Penichette® 935

'Classic' Penichette boats such as this 935 model are arranged with a front accommodation section (cabins and facilities), a central steering... Read more

Category: Economy

Le Boat Classique

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

Nicols 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 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

Le Boat Cirrus

Generous accommodation for a small family, or two people. Key Features Model 1: Main rear cabin with two single beds Saloon with... Read more

Le Boat Sheba

This is a great boat for the French waterways, with a good-sized walkway all around, fore to aft, and a good area of roof to sunbathe and aft-deck... Read more

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