An economical self-drive hire boat for 6 people
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 convertible double in the saloon.
The saloon has an overhead sliding roof so that you can relax in the sun as you cruise along the French canals on your boating holiday or vacation, and also to dine under the stars when you stop for the night. It’s also offered at a very attractive price.
- Length 11.20m – Width 3.40m
- 3 Cabins – 2 Double Beds + 3 Single Beds
- Convertible Double Bed In Saloon
- 2 Washrooms/WCs (1 Separate WC )
- Saloon Area 9 sq.m
- 100 Litre Fridge
- 2-Ring Hob/Oven
Nicols Riviera 1130 regions - Aquitaine-Gascony | Anjou
Hire Boating – Aquitaine
► Self-drive boats available in Aquitaine-Charente
Hire Fleets and Bases
■ LeBoat: Castelsarrasin and Mas d’Agenais
■ Locaboat: Agen and Valence s/Baise
■ Nicols: Buzet s/Baise
Canal de Garonne – Canal de Montech-Montauban – River Baise
Aquitaine covers the far southwest corner of France and its capital Bordeaux is a stately presence on the estuary of the Garonne river and is ineffably associated with fine wines, claret in particular. The Maison du Vin in the city centre offers an introduction to many vintages, but a visit to some of the prestigious vineyards themselves is hard to beat.
Helping to link Bordeaux to Toulouse, the Canal de Garonne shadows a popular pilgrimage route to Compostella and one of its outstanding waystations is the town of Moissac, world famous for its Romanesque abbey cloister. There are exquisite country villages to discover, including Serignac with its curiously twisted church spire, and as you travel inland from the Atlantic the vineyards are replaced by orchards growing apples, pears and particularly Ente plums. Agen has become synonymous with prunes and the Pruneau d’Agen is so fine that it has earned itself a Protected Geographical Indication, which governs the location and means of its production.
– [below] In the region: Moissac, Wine Tasting, Canal de Garonne, Serignac, Agen –
Hire Boating – Anjou
► Self-drive boats available in Brittany-Anjou
Hire Fleets and Bases
■ Nicols: Grez-Neuville, Laval and Sable s/Sarthe
River Mayenne – River Sarthe
The River Mayenne rises in Southern Normandy and travels south to Angers where it joins the River Sarthe and becomes the River Maine It is a stretch of water characterized by unspoilt country villages, wide meadows and ancient water mills. Angers itself was once the capital of Anjou and gave rise to the historic Plantagenet dynasty whose descendants ruled over England in the Middle Ages.
At Laval, which was formerly a centre for linen and textiles and the birthplace of the artist Henri Rousseau, an ancient chateau gazes down over the river. With the Loire Valley close by, chateaux abound: Plessis-Bourre is a fairytale construction surrounded by a moat which still has a working drawbridge, while at Lassay there are two fine examples within a kilometre of each other. Local delicacies include Rillauds d’Anjou, a dish of pork belly cooked in fat, and Muscadet-flavoured sausages, best washed down with a glass of wine from nearby Saumur.
– [below] In the region: Angers, Plessis Bouré, River Sarthe, Lassay, Laval –