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Canal du Midi © Le Boat

 

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Travel at your own speed aboard a Le Boat vessel and discover Europe’s stunning canals, rivers, lakes and surrounding countryside. Unpack only once and settle into the slow rhythm of life on water! A self-drive cruise is perfect for families, couples or groups of friends looking for a restful break with the excitement of a boating experience.

 

 

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Le Boat departure bases in 8 European countries

 

Choose from 17 varied destinations in Europe:

France

Canal du Midi - Le Somail © Le Boat

Departure bases: Port-Cassafières, Narbonne, Homps, Trèbes and Castelnaudary.

Top secret gems of the Canal du Midi: Mediterranean Agde, Le Cap d’ Agde beach resort, Narbonne’s Horreum, Cathédrale St-Nazaire in Béziers, Ventenac’s wine cave, Paraza’s vineyards, Oppidum d’Enserune ruins, Carcassonne’s knights, Castelnaudary’s delicious cassoulet and Toulouse’s Cité de L’Espace (space museum).

 

 

Departure bases: Port-Cassafières, Saint-Gilles and Beaucaire.

Top secret gems of the Camargue: Marseillan’s Noilly Prat vermouth cellars, Mèze’s beaches, Abbaye de Maguelone, Art galleries of medieval Aigues-Mortes, Palavas-les-Flots watersports, Agde’s Musée Ephebe, Aqualand water park near Agde, Gacillian’s wines, Casino de Palavas and Sète’s Paul Valery Museum.

 

Aquitaine © Le Boat

Departure bases: Castelsarrasin and Le Mas d’Agenais.

Top secret gems of the Aquitaine: Montauban’s jazz festival, Buzet’s wine cave, Nérac’s water park, Basilique of Bazas near Le Mas d’Agenais, Trekking tours in Moissac, Damazan’s crafts fair, Moncrabeau’s Château Le Courréjot, Horseback riding at Barbaste and Agen’s Park Walibi.

 

 

 

Departure base: Douelle.

Top secret gems of the River Lot: Château De Mercues wines, Cahors’s wine museum, The vineyards of Parnac, St-Cirq Lapopie’s jewellery, The castle of Cenevieres-sur-Larganol, 11th-century chapel in Vers, Trekking paths near St. Gery, The Chartreux Fountain, Arcambal’s brewery and The hanging tower of Cahors.

 

Charente © Le Boat

Departure base: Jarnac.

Top secret gems of Charente: Cognac’s Château de Cognac, St. Savinien’s wine festival, Archaeology Museum in Saintes, St. Simon’s Maison des Gabariers, Trois-Palis chocolates, St. Pierre Cathedral in Angoulême, Rochefort’s maritime museum, Crazanne’s château, Chanier’s water mill and Jarnac’s cognac tour.

 

 

Departure bases: Dinan, Messac and Nort-sur-Edre.

Top secret gems of Brittany: La Roche-Bernard’s maritime museum, Blain’s amazing castle, Guenroüet leisure centre, Yves Rocher Botanical Garden at La Gacilly’s, Church of St. Gilles in Malestroit, Dinan’s Castle-Museum, Scenic Lehon, Josselin’s Castel & doll museum, Nantes’s giant elephant and Blain’s medieval festival.

 

Burgundian Village © Charlotte Routier

Departure bases: Fontenoy-le-Château, Gray, Branges and Saint-Jean-de-Losne.

Top secret gems of Burgundy: Ray-sur-Saône angling, Scey-sur-Saône’s costume museum, Watersports in Auxonne, La Rochère’s glassblowers, Golf in Chalon-sur-Saône, Fort in Rupt-sur-Saône, Arc-lès-Gray’s gardens, Natural Science Museum in Gray, Château Mantoche and Côte de Beaune vineyards.

 

 

Departure bases: Decize, Tannay and Migennes.

Top secret gems of Nivernais: Decize’s lively market, Chablis’s vineyards, Tannay’s wine caves, Clamecy’s Colas porcelain, Cathedral St. Etienne in Sens, Auxerre’s arboretum, Joigny’s Château des Gondi, Baye’s Base Nautique Activital watersports, Scaling Saussois Rocks and Horseback riding in Corbigny.

 

Sancerre © Sonia Jones

Departure bases: Châtillon-sur-Loire and Decize.

Top secret gems of the Loire Valley: Sancerre’s Tour des Fiefs, Decize’s Merovingian crypt, The potters of Nevers, Fort at Châtillon-Coligny, Châtillon-sur-Loire’s castle ruins, Montargis’s Hotel de la Gloire, The Nevers Ducal Palace, Dignoin’s fishing, Sancerre’s vineyards and Charité-sur-Loire’s Pont de Pierre Bridge.

 

 

Departure bases: Boofzheim and Hesse.

Top secret gems of Alsace-Lorraine-Saarland: Saarbrücken’s regional history museum, Gondrexange watersports, Taverne Katz in Saverne, Le Poney Ranch in Boofzheim, Hartzviller’s crystal, Harskirchen’s windmill, Saarbrücken castle, Saverne’s Rohan Palace, Strasbourg’s Cathedral Notre Dame and Strasbourg’s Grandes Arcades.

England

Scotland

Ireland

Italy

Germany

Belgium

Holland

 

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Popular vessels in the Le Boat fleet

 

Canal du Midi - Marseillan © Le Boat

The large Le Boat fleet offers various boats layouts to suit your party-size, budget and expectations with over 40 models. Spacious and comfortable, these boats are also easy to handle with no licence or prior experience required. Accommodating small groups of 2 right up to parties of 12, all of the boats are fully equipped for a maximum level of comfort: fully equipped kitchen, hot and cold running water, lounges, en-suite showers and bathrooms. Some of the more modern boats even have air conditioning and TV’s. Below is a preview of the most popular boats. To view the full range of boats, click here.

 

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