Self Drive Hire Boat Holidays and Vacations in France
What They Say . . .
“Amazing, wonderful vacation. Views and scenery were so beautiful, totally awe inspiring in places. We had a super meal in Cahors, one of the restaurants out of the main square, to celebrate one of our son’s 18th birthday. There were 3 generations travelling together, and there was plenty that everyone enjoyed.”
“It might seem strange that someone who lives by the sea should prefer canals and rivers, but the fact is that I fell in love with canal boat holidays about ten years ago. It happened pretty much by chance, when some friends invited my wife and I to go with them on the Canal du Midi. Since then, we haven’t stopped – we’ve travelled all over France on a Pénichette.”
“I’m back from my holidays in Brittany and…every day sun and blue sky and temperatures some times nearly 30 degrees. And also the region with all the nice villages full of flowers was very impressive. People were very friendly and food was excellent. And the Nicols Octo was really a very nice and comfortable boat!
“The boat, the facilities, we just loved it as it was out first boating holiday. The nature and scenery of the waterways…a relaxing and enjoyable experience.”
“This was the most magical, romantic and relaxing holiday. It was just the two of us on board and we managed the boat with ease.”
“We had an excellent cruise with great weather, superb landscapes, a wide variety of stopovers and a boat that was comfortable and safe for the children. Piloting the boat was nice and easy…”
Boating Holidays and Vacations on the French canals
Hiring your own cruising boat is an ideal way to explore and experience the pleasures and treasures that the French waterways have to offer. Hire boats come in different sizes, to suit a couple, a family or you and your friends, and your holiday can be arranged from start to finish by any of the reputable companies to be found here.
Do you need previous experience? No, and you will be given whatever guidance you need before you set out – there are simple controls, rather like driving a car, and basic waterways ‘rules of the road’. The boats are offered in immaculate condition, are well-equipped and well-maintained, and available to take away on your cruise from hire-boat bases (ports) throughout France.
You can hire a boat from A to B or do a ‘there-and-back’ trip and you can even take your family dog. So choose your destination, find your own perfect style of boat and then book direct with our trusted boating holiday providers.