Top class stylish cruising in ultra-modern comfort
The Horizon 3 has the same high specifications and quality finish as all other Horizon models. It has three double or twin-bedded cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms, offering larger families or groups to a good mix of social areas and private space.
With a roomy, light and comfortable interior, this boat also has generous headroom throughout and large sliding glass doors to the outside seating area at the rear.
A second steering position on the upper shaded sundeck makes the Horizon an excellent 5* boat for relaxing and viewing the passing scenery in three fascinating waterways regions of France.
- 3 x double or twin cabins
- 3 x ensuite bathrooms with basin, electric flush toilets and showers
- Master bathroom has a more luxurious feel, an en-suite shower room with a large wash basin and vanity unit, and an en-suite toilet with a small wash basin
- Two side cabins directly opposite each other
- Large saloon has convertible sofa for a seventh person
- USB ports in both cabins
- Individually controlled air-cooling
- Fully equipped galley with oven, hob, large electric refrigerator, microwave and high-quality equipment and utensils
- Sundeck with sunbathing area, table, sink, ambient lights, BBQ hotplate and deck shower
- Large removable bimini-style sunshade
- 2 steering positions, inside and outside
- Bow thruster for easier handling
- Easy access to all sides of the boat.
- Aft cockpit with settees and safety door for children
- MP3 entertainment system with waterproof speakers
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our holiday on the Horizon. The boat was brilliant and we did not want to hand it back in Tannay – we could have quite happily spent another 2 weeks on the boat cruising along.
We had an awful lot of interest from people wherever we moored. We also had people asking if they could come on board for a look around! Everyone loved the look and the layout inside. The boat will be a definite success for you.
Joanne – Le Boat customer
Le Boat Horizon 3 (6+1 – 13.5m) regions - Alsace | South Burgundy-Saone | Midi-Languedoc
Hire Boating – Alsace
► Self-drive boats available in Ardennes and Alsace
■ Nicols: Harskirchen and Saverne
■ LeBoat: Hesse and Boofzheim
■ Locaboat/Linssen: Lutzelbourg
Canal Marne au Rhin – Canal Rhone au Rhin (N) – Canal de la Sarre
The waterways of North-East France are set against striking backdrops – the forests of the Ardennes, the Vosges mountains, the beautiful Doubs valley – with the River Rhine marking its eastern-most edge. Being so close to Germany and Switzerland, these influences and references are strong: castles, steeply pitched roofs, decorative timberwork, hearty cuisine, Riesling wine, plus a big selection of beers – no more so than in the regional capital of Strasbourg, where French poet and novelist Victor Hugo described the 12th century cathedral as, “a gigantic and delicate marvel.”
At Saverne the Lalique Museum is home to more than 500 exceptional pieces of glassware by French designer René Lalique. The Arzviller boat lift is a marvel of engineering that carries boats 450 feet up the Vosges Mountains and for the perfect end to a day’s strenuous sightseeing, try sipping a glass of Riesling wine in Place Stanislas, the gilded, UNESCO listed central square in the Art Nouveau city of Nancy.
– [below] In the region: Strasbourg, Nancy, Lalique Glass, Arzviller Boat Lift, Canal Marne-Rhine –
Hire Boating – South Burgundy
► Self-drive boats available in South Burgundy-France Comté
Hire Fleets and Bases
■ Locaboat/Linssen: Dompierre s/Bresbre, St Leger s/Dheune and Macon
■ LeBoat: Branges
Canal du Centre – River Saone – River Seille
The Saone is one of the most attractive rivers in France: wide, sleepy and unhurried, it wends its way from the mountains of the Vosges to the Rhone, linking up with the Burgundy Canal, the River Doubs and the Rhone au Rhine Canal and passing through delightful countryside replete with wildlife. Macon offers an ideal base for discovering the Beaujolais – an undulating crest of hills famous for the production of light red wine, while fans of photography will be keen to visit Chalon-sur-Saone, the home of Nicéphore Niepce and thus regarded as the birthplace of this popular art form: the colourful Sunday market offers perfect opportunities for taking vivid holiday snaps.
A bucolic tributary of the Saone, the River Seille leads to the heartlands of Bresse, famous for its delicious chickens which have appellation d’origine contrôlée status, while the Canal de Centre which links the Canal Lateral a la Loire with the Saone, passes through the rolling verdant vineyards of the Cote Challonais.
– [below] In the region: River Seille, Chalon-sur-Saone, River Saone, Macon, Canal du Centre –
Hire Boating – Midi-Languedoc
► Self-drive boats available in Midi-Languedoc
Hire Fleets and Bases
■ LeBoat: Port Cassafieres, Narbonne, Homps, Trebes and Castelnaudary
■ France Afloat / Linssen: Capestang
■ Locaboat: Bram, Argens-Minervois and Negra
■ Nicols: Le Somail and Port Lauragais
Canal du Midi – Canal de la Robine
The Canal du Midi has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the achievement of architect Pierre-Paul Riquet in linking the Etang du Thau in the south east with the River Garonne in Toulouse, effectively connecting the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. His engineering prowess can be seen in the flight of nine characteristically oval-shaped locks at Fonserannes near the ancient city of Beziers, and if ticking off UNESCO sites is your thing, then you get two for one in Carcassonne, where the canal passes close to the ancient citadel that forms one of the most iconic skylines in the whole country.
The canal meanders between the vineyards of Corbieres to the south and the Minervois to the north and a visit to the wine town of Minerve, one of the most beautiful in France, is a treat. A diversion along the Canal de la Robine leads to Narbonne, which dates back to Roman times when it was a strategic trading centre, and even today its covered market, supplied by local producers, is a kind of foodie heaven.
– [below] In the region: Minervois, Minerve, Canal du Midi, Beziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne –