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Locaboat Plaisance France
The full range of Pénichettes are comfortable and easy to handle, and is constantly being improved and updated to satisfy the demands of an international guest. Across Europe there are now 400 Pénichettes. Whether for couples, families or groups of friends there is always a Pénichette to suit your requirements.
With Regions in - France Region Locations: Alsace / Lorraine / Ardennes - Anjou - Brittany - Burgundy / Nivernais / Loire - Perigord / Lot / Baise - Somme / Picardy - South Burgundy / Franche Comte

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Le Boat France
Canal boats available for rental from Le Boat from 19 March to 22 October 2016
Bases located at Alsace-Lorraine, Aquitaine, Brittany, Burgundy, Camargue, Canal du Nivernais, Charente, Loire Valley, Lot & Canal du Midi

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France Passion Plaisance France
Canal boats available for rental from 12 March to 11 November 2016,
Bases located at: Coulanges S/ Yonne, Chatillon en Bazois, Digoin, Pontailler sur Saône, Louhans and Tonnerre , Agde, Damazan, Carcassonne, Carnon, Colombiers and Homps, Cahors, Cognac, Damazan, Luzech and Penne d'Agenais , Daon , Angers, Le Mans, Chenille-Change, Chateauneuf-sur-Sarthe & Redon, Dinant, Hochfelden and Pont à Bar

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Nicols - France  
With Bases in - Alsace, Anjou, Aquitaine / Lot, Brittany, Burgundy, Camargue, Charente, Franche Comte / Doubs, Midi, Loire Valley / Nivernais & Saone Valley.

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Visit Some of France Beautiful Regions

Canal Du Midi - Listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the Canal du Midi takes you on a wonderful journey through the South of France allowing you to enjoy your boating holiday through the heart of the gastronimic Languedoc countryside.

Camargue - A perfect destination for Beginners to enjoy a wonderful boating holiday. The Camargue has something for everyone, swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean at nearby seaside resorts, enjoy the amazing wildlife including over 400 species of birds that the Camargue provides habitats for, or enjoy the ancient fishing ports of Aigues Mortes and Sète.

Alsace Lorraine - The tiny French region of Alsace, and neighbouring Saarland in Germany, is as wonderful as the art and architecture of its cities. Framed by the pine trees of the Black Forest and the blue-tinted Vosges mountains, this culturally unique region has a distinctly cosmopolitan feel and offers superb cruising to suit all tastes.

Aquitaine - Cruise through the beautiful Garonne valley on the River Baïse and the Canal latéral à la Garonne from our bases at Le Mas d’Agenais or Montauban, newly opened for 2009. Discover ancient Bastide towns, medieval market squares and magnificent châteaux set amid a landscape of cornfields, orchards and vine-clad hillsides

Brittany - Perfect for beginners, Brittany's network of Napoleonic and flower adorned castles are a delight to navigate by boat or by bike.Brittany’s network of flower-adorned Napoleonic canals and locks meander through a peaceful landscape of woodland and pastures dotted with medieval towns and fairytale castles.

Burgundy - Spectacularly beautiful, this cultural and gastronomic region in the heart of France is perfect for a tranquil boating holiday allowing you to discover the natural beauty of unspoilt countryside.The landscape of the Franche-Comté region of Burgundy is rich with natural beauty; pine forests, waterfalls and mountain scenery sit alongside rolling pastures, meadows of flowers and fields of wheat.

Charente - The Charente is one of France’s most beautiful rivers. Its crystal clear waters are perfect for fishing and swimming and its pretty river banks are home to an abundance of flora and fauna. Meadows of grazing cattle and fields of vibrant sunflowers typify this peaceful land famed for its magnificent cognac distilleries, ancient Roman sites and beautiful Renaissance châteaux.

Other Canalboat Hire and Narrowboat Rental Suppliers in France

Canalboat Holidays  
Canalboat and Narrowboat Rentals Holidays throughout Europe and Worldwide.
We look forward to helping you plan, especially if it is to be your first experience on a boat. We offer the widest choice at great value in over 14 countries!

Locaboat Holidays   
Alsace-Lorraine, Anjou, Aquitaine, Ardennes, Brittany, Burgundy Loire, Burgundy Nivernais, Camargue, Franche-Comte, Lot, Midi, Somme-Picardy & Southern Burgundy 
Discover the canal du Midi, canal of Burgundy, the Nivernais, the river Lot or Baise, Britanny, Alsace or the Bay of Somme. Boating Holidays are the most original way to discover the most beautiful countries of France. The Pénichette® is an excellent way to access cities and towns like Carcasssonne, Auxerre or Aigues-Mortes where you will always find markets and restaurantss full of life!

Rive de France
Camargue and Midi
Rive de France, house boat renting without any license on the Charente and on the canal du midi. Go and discover canal aboard one of our confortable boat well equipped, from one to four cabins.Discover tourism fluvial on the most beautiful rivers and canals in France.

Alpha Croisiere
In the Charente region, you can take long leisurely walks among pastures, gardens and castles over-looking the river beds. When nearing the ocean, you will discover the effects caused by the tide.You can sail at your own pace, and you can manoeuvre the 21 lock gates yourself, at your own convenience. However, don't forget to stop often for visits and to taste the local produce !

Ardennes Nautisme
The Meuse, Sambre or the Moselle, the channels was a long time the most effective means of transport of the goods. Now, they transport you for your pleasure in landscapes of plains and forests in the legends of the Ardennes.Long cruising between Bridge with Bar and Verdun of 100 km and 22 locks will enable you to discover the charms of the valley of the Meuse in its Lorraine part, the river made lazier there. You will find on long levels of the green areas far away from the primary distributors, the amateurs of fishing will be delighted, water

Aulne Loisirs Plaisance
River Aulne, Chateauneuf-du-Faou
The Black Mountains in Centers Finistère: a region to the charm all special one does a mixture of dark forests and of verdant hills. In the middle of this landscape at once wild and resting, the Alder lazily deploys its méandres. The means to surprise all this beauty without disrupting it: river navigation.

Bretagne Croisieres
Discover the islands of Brittany , Houat, Groix, The Glénan, Hoëdic and Belle Isle. Embark Trinidad sur-Mer on a yacht of 15.65 m acruise Sailing 6 days 5 nights, and rent your SuperCab withPrivate health in a all included " with skipper.

Aquitaine Navigation 
Canal Latéral à la Garonne, Buzet-sur-Baïse
Nicole and its panoramic view, the medieval town of Clairac, Granges and its Prunes museum, the picturesque village of Castelmoron, Le-temple-sur- Lot and its famous water-lily garden, Casseneuil also called "Little Venice", the medieval town of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, the beautiful village of Penne overlooking the Lot valley, the fortified mill of Lustrac, the Bonaguil castle close to Fumel.

Aqua Fluvial
Canal du Nivernais, Baye
Discover the Canal du Nivernais between sky and water.
Far from the cities and road rage, discover a hidden France and navigation in the heart of the countryside.We offer several types of houseboats accommodating from 2 to 12 people.Visit the vaults of The Collancelle, one of the finest works of the Canal du Nivernais. Ideal for a day with friends or family, the boat "Wanday" may be welcoming up to 12 people (max), for the price of 960 francs.

Canal du Nivernais, Auxerre
Our Aquarelle team at Auxerre take the pleasure to welcome you also in English, Dutch or german. Helping you get familiarized with the services on the port.

Anjou Navigation 
River Sarthe, Sablé-sur-Sarthe
Based in Anjou, Anjou Navigation allows you to navigate on more than 270 kms of wild rivers. Discover this unique experience through the Sarthe, the Mayenne, the Maine and the Oudon rivers from their two bases, Sablé sur Sarthe and Grez-Neuville.With 270 km of river waterways available, free from commercial traffic the Sathe, and the easily accessed rivers of the Mayenne, and L’ouden are ideal places for the first timer to try out a boating vacation.

Arolles Marine
Canal du Rhône à Sète, Arolles (Beaucaire)
Arolles Navy offers the rental of barges and boats rivers without a permit for river cruises on the canals of the south.The Camargue represented among others by the Park Scamander, includes a variety of backgrounds: reedbeds, marshes, ponds, meadows. This variety of habitats contributes to the rich fauna and flora of the site. Note that all of these environments are closely related to traditional human activities that occur within the wetland sagne (harvest reeds), herds (breeding bulls and horses), fishing, salt production (harvest salt) hunting, agriculture .

Babou Marine
a cruise along the meandering Lot on board one of our 2-12-person crafts.
The winding, mysterious, wild and challenging River Lot, starting from Cahors in the Lot department. The majestic Lot, tranquil at the alternative starting point of Penne d'Agenais and bordered by medieval villages in the Lot et Garonne department.We will guide your first turns of the helm and your first passage through a lock. Courtesy of our experience, we will teach you all the tricks of navigation on the Lot. What's more, we will provide you with a highly detailed document revealing the secrets of our river and its surrounding area.

Bateaux Jacques Renaud
The activity was then developped in the rental of such boats, in particular on the waterways offered by the nearby Poitou fens.A leader in this field of business we oriented our activites toward the on-coming tendances of the new born tourism in this area, specialising soon in active holidays and nature discovery sojourns.We have actually on hands 30 traditionnal boats, more than 80 canoes and over 200 bicycles, "mountain" and "city" combined.

Boat Rentals France 
Canal du Midi, Béziers AND Carcassonne
Bases in Agde, and Carcassonne on Canal du Midi near Beziers, Etang de Thau, Cap d'Agde
Returns / one ways are possible to or from Carcassonne.Boat rental recommended by Boat Rentals France - boats from Beziers, Carcassonne, Port Somail, Agde. Cruise lovely Canal du Midi, Languedoc, south France.

Bretagne Fluviale
River Erdre, Sucé-sur-Erdre
British Waterways , rental boats without a license near Nantes (Loire Atlantique , 44). The company offers Erdre Sucked on river cruises , rental houseboats and cruise on the Canal from Nantes to Brest. The site provides boating maintenance and repair of boats.

Camargue Plaisance  
The Camargue is the land of marshes, a vast natural park, a refuge for animals and a bird sanctuary formidale. You are leaving Carnon, our base in the late afternoon when the sun reflects off the pond: you are at the gates of the Camargue! Country water, ponds and marshes. The Camargue reveals its beauty to those who know how to be patient. Take your time, bring your binoculars and discover the wonderful spectacle of nature in the wild, black bulls, white horses, pink flamingos flares. With LES CANALOUS is the cruise of the sun, nature and discovery

Canal du Rhône à Sète, Carnon
Boat hire company on Canal du Midi and Camargue in South of France.The beautiful boat, spacious and luxurious, has separated 3 cabins and a convertible living room. A bathroom (WC and Shower) for each cabin. The front cabin is fitted with 2 single beds. Both back cabins are fitted each with 2 single beds convertible in a double bed. Beautiful living room with the steering position,the kitchen is in the lower deck. Large sunbathing areas outside with a second steering position, and a deck lounge. Opening (sun)roof.

Cruise France
From Cappy travel along the canal to the sea at St Valéry-sur-Somme through Amiens and Abbeville with their superb Gothic architecture.Amiens cathedral is the largest in France and a UNESCO World Heritage site. One of France's oldest towns - in 54BC Julius Caesar set up his winter camp there - Amiens has been closely linked with its river. See the picturesque maze of ancient streets, typical colourwashed houses, shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Amiens is also noted for its "hortillonages", delightful riverside smallholdings, first established by the Romans to provide well-watered gardens.

Canal Latéral à la Garonne, Valence d'Agen
Chalandoux is situated on the Canal Lateral à la Garonne in Valence d'Agen. On this site you will find all the information you will need to hire this beautifull houseboat. House boat comfortably equiped for 4 to maximum 6 people and located on "the canal latéral to the Garonne", at the port of Valence d’Agen, which is a charming market town in the Tarn et Garonne, department of South West of France

Our location in Seveux-Savoyeux at the headwater of the Saône can be used for one-way trips.Of the roughly 8000 km of inland waterways in France, more than 1200 are in Burgundy alone. It is here, the important hub in North-South and East-West traffic since time immemorial, that the waterways cross one another en route to the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea or the Black Sea. The diversity of these waterways and the various landscapes they cut through combine to form a real paradise for “hobby captains”, one that permits them to cruise in any direction they desire.

France Mayenne Fluviale
If you are looking for unspoilt nature, rich cultural heritage, or outdoor adventure, the Mayenne is the ideal place.Discover Boating Holidays browsing the Mayenne and Sarthe : try a rental boat house without a permit from our website Daon.The region of Anjou and the Loire, with its rich cultural and gastronomic patrimony, opens its doors. Find it in a way unusual, aboard one of our houseboat without a permit, from our river base at Daon.

France Passion Plaisance 
Alsace / Lorraine, Anjou / Pays de la Loire, Aquitaine, Ardennes, Brittany, Camargue, Canal du Midi, Charente, Lot en Quercy, Nivernais / Loire & Saone / Seille
France Passion Plaisance is a reference in boating holidays and offers a unique
choice of canal boats to enjoy boating holidays on rivers and canals in France and Europe and of course licence free. Discover our boating holiday selection . You will surely find a cruise that will suit you and your crew whatever you wish to do; from fishing to cycling, taking walks along the towpath or admiring the sunset, discovering local produce or studying architectural monuments.

Les Canalous  
Canal latéral à la Loire, Digoin
To rent a boat without a license and live vlines stress-free holiday, Simply decide and to dream of walking and biking on the towpath , fishing parties or meetings with wonderful flora and fauna . On arrival at the marina , the base leader and his team will give you the warmest welcome. Then you must perform the administrative boarding the boat house ( sailing card , inventory management ) .

Maine-Anjou Rivières  
River Mayenne, Chenillé-Changé
Discover magnificent waterways in the kingdom of Anjou in the Pays de Loire.Rent a licence free boat, and discover the hidden face of the Pays de Loire.Come and meet us during our next exhibitions.

Meuse Nautic
Canal de l'Est, Dun
Located on the right bank of the Meuse, Dun sur Meuse is crossed by the road Verdun - Sedan. The town lies 36 km from the motorway access from the east. Another main road along the left bank of the Meuse and uncovers villages

Marins d'Eau Douce
Sailors freshwater, restaurant-bar-brewery, offer many specialty marine products around ... You can taste them, and participate in various events which take place among us.

Canal du Midi, Toulouse
No far away from home, with your familly or friends, come and appreciate the real canal cruising pleasure, on starting from PORT LAURAGAIS (between Toulouse and Castelnaudary by A61 motorway) Where ever you want, you'll can go to Toulouse (the pink city), or on the east side, walk away the narow streets of the Carcassonne medieval city.
In Castelnaudary or nearby, you'll can eat the famous "cassoulet" made with beans and pig. Unforgetable.

Pavillon Saône
River Saône, Tournus
A family business established in 1991, we rent river boats, livable , without a permit.
Easily accessible, our database of Tournus , in Burgundy , South Dublin offers the Geography exceptional . You have a wide choice of destinations: Seille the Lyon region, and the Saone in Burgundy, the Canal du Centre , Canal de Bourgogne , Doubs.

Saone Bateaux
On our houseboats you will be able to enjoy different aspects of cruising holidays on the french canals as the Canal de Centre or on different rivers like the Saône, Seille...Through many years in the business we have gained valuable experience required to be able to make the perfect boating holidays, and we have an extensive fleet of boats and yachts available, which are modified for your individual needs.

Saône Plaisance
River Seille, Louhans
The town is famous for its 157 arcades dating back to the middle ages and was renowned as the hub of a thriving trade and craft industry in the 16th century. It remains the main administrative and economic centre of the Burgundian part of the Bresse area.Situated on Burgundy 's border, Auxonne has long been a frontier town.The fortifications, the arsenal
and the barrack blocks where Bonaparte once lived, testify to the historic past of the town.

Scite Plaisance 
Canal de Pont de Vaux (River Saône), Pont-de-Vaux
Rent a houseboat without a license in Burgundy : Cruising the rivers Seille Saône and the Canal du Centre , Burgundy , Midi , Canal Rhone au Rhin , Canal du Nivernais, Canal Briare Canal Eastern Canal between Champagne and Burgundy ... 1,200 km waterways in Burgundy.

Tourisme Fluvial du Centre 
Canal de Briare, Montbouy
Begin a wise adventure: discover a region and its inhabitants while piloting a real, licence-free boat. Your journey will start at a speed of 6 to 8 km/ hour and it will be punctuated by the crossing of picturesque canal locks. In the evenings, you'll stop far from all rumours, in green landscapes or small villages. Boredom never boards any riverboat, as navigating the canals changes life's rhythm and provides a new, unusual vision of sceneries. This family rental agency established for 20 years and its team will be pleased to welcome you from March's end towards the beginning of November to make you discover one of France's most beautiful canals and help you spend agreeable vacations in family or with friends. Other boat clubs are at your disposal in Rogny, Brienon sur Armançon and Sermoise.

Waterways In France

The Burgundy Canal (with its 189 locks) connects the valley of the Yonne River to the plains of the Saône, cutting a 150 mi. (242 km) path through the meadows and hills of Tonnerrois, Auxois and the lush valley of Ouche. Noteworthy historic locations abound along this meandering route, promising a memorable and pleasant cruise. A handful of barge operators offer their intimate cruise boats (known as pénichettes) for rental along the stretch between Dijon and Laroche Migennes.

Canal du Midi
The Canal du Midi is an impressive achievement in the history of civil engineering, harmonizing with the landscape while mixing utilitarian function with aesthetic appeal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the canal is still in operation, today mainly carrying barge traffic. In addition to its commercial use, the Canal is extremely popular for its tourist cruises on specially converted barges.

The Loire has an irregular flow and is subject to sudden floods. Much of the river is lined by levees. Formerly, commercial navigation along the Loire and the canals that connect it with the Rhône and Seine river systems was very important to the prosperity of the surrounding region. Today, however, the valley of the Loire is famous for its châteaux, especially those of Chambord, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, and Chinon.

located in northern France, rises in the Plateau de Langres and arcs northwest over a winding course of 326 mi. (525 km) to join the Seine River at Charenton-le-Pont, an eastern suburb of Paris. Navigable for more than 220 mi. (354 km), the Marne is connected by canals with the Aisne, Rhine, and Saône rivers.

the Rhine with other river systems are the Rhine-Rhône Canal, 217 mi. (349 km) long (built 1784-1833, now unimportant), connecting with the Rhône River through the Saône River; the Rhine-Marne Canal, 195 mi. (314 km) long (built 1841-52); the Dortmund-Ems Canal, 165 mi. (266 km) long (built 1892-99), and the Rhine-Herne Canal, 24 mi. (39 km) long (built 1907-14), connecting the Rhine with the West German port of Emden. The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, opened in 1992, links waterway systems between the North Sea and the Black Sea.