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The western corner of France – the Celtic Nation of Brittany (not part of France until 1532 and culturally very independent) and Royal Duchy of Anjou – has hundreds of kilometres of distinctively beautiful waterways, devoted purely to pleasure cruising. It boasts one of the best-equipped river and canal networks in France with many moorings, ports and locks operated by lock-keepers. This network converges on Breton Nantes, denoted as ‘The Most Liveable City in Europe’ by Time magazine, but also designated by the E.U as the clean-air European Green Capital.

East from Nantes, the waterways of the Loire, the Mayenne and the calm Sarthe pass through lovely countryside and the towns of Angers, Le Mans and Laval – a very special itinerary, with few locks. North-west from Nantes, the quiet and memorable Nantes-Brest Canal goes through the heart of Brittany, replete with granite buildings, slate roofs, turreted castles and half-timbered houses. Many towns and villages display the coveted “ville fleurie” award for their floral displays and gardens. It is, of course, also a land of crepes (pancakes) and cider.

Bisecting these, between Brittany and Anjou, the River Vilaine is continued by the Ille et Rance Canal to create a cross-country North-South link between the English Channel (‘La Manche’) and the Atlantic, passing through the Breton capital, historic Rennes (currently France’s second fastest-growing city).

Category: Luxury

Nicols Estivale Octo-Fly

The Nicols Estivale Octo-Fly self-drive hire boat offers a superb sun-deck with an additional smart new integrated and removable canopy. This... 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 Salsa

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

Le Boat 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 ... 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

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 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

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

Nicols 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

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

Nicols 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 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

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® 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

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

Le Boat Tango

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

Key Features: Saloon Flat screen TV with integral DVD CD players & MP3 connectivity Soft lighting for the evenings ... 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

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

Le Boat Countess

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

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

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 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

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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