About France Afloat / France Fluviale

France Afloat is an English family run business which has specialised in French Canal Boat Holidays since 1993. Its French-facing business is called France Fluviale.

The France Afloat / France Fluviale team have all lived and worked on the French inland waterways for many years and can offer the friendly, personal and informed advice that you need to choose the perfect French boating holiday. We offer a range of self-drive hire boats on France’s most beautiful canals.

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France Afloat at Vermenton

In Burgundy, we rent boats on the Canal du Nivernais, River Yonne and Canal de Bourgogne from bases at Vermenton and Saint-Florentin, and in the south of France we offer boat rental on the Canal du Midi from our base at Capestang on the lock-free Grand Bief.

Make a booking for a France Afloat self-drive rental boatLinssenWe are also official partners for Linssen Boating Holidays and offer these quality craft for charter on the Canal du Midi, Canal du Bourgogne and Canal du Nivernais. We offer French charters and cruises of varied durations.

We are the most flexible and most friendly French canal boat hirer!

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