Boat Rentals France

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Book your boat hire rental for boating and cruising on the French canals, rivers, and water ways of France. Enjoy the restaurants in the villages, and the produce and wines at the locks on the canals

The boats are self-drive, and it is NOT required to have a permit (license). Easy to learn to use, experience not necessary.

50% OFF BOAT RENTALS SALE ON DEPARTURES (SEE BELOW)



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Departure : 22, 24 and 28 septembre 2018 :
50% discount for departures from  
Redon, en Bretagne 

Departure : 29 september, 1st and 5 octobre 2018  :
50% discount for departures from  
Luzech sur le Lot

The above offers are for a MINIMUM RENTAL OF ONE WEEK FROM (EXCEPT CAHORS, FOURQUES SUR GARONNE, LONG, MONTREUX-CHÂTEAU, ROHAN, ST NICOLAS DES EAUX, PONT-À-BAR, LE SOMAIL)

CONTACT TO MAKE A BOOKING AT

boatrentalsfrance@le-guide.com

*Boat Plans and pictures are non contractual - pages are being updated - so email to get the best price

Where rental dates overlap two price periods, the price will be calculated according to the number of days in each period.

CANAL DU MIDI, SOUTH FRANCE
Canal du Midi Boat Rentals
PORTS
: See Boats for Hire at
Carcassonne
Port Le Somail
Homps
Beziers Colombiers
Agde
Montpellier Carnon

AQUITAINE : GARONNE, LA BAISE, LOT
Aquitaine : La Baise, the Garonne, the Lot
Boat base near Marmande, 1 hour from Bordeaux
Bordeaux Garonne
Base is near Bordeaux

WEST FRANCE : BRITTANY, LOIRE ANJOU, COGNAC
Pays de Loire Anjou : Sarthe, Mayenne, Oudon
3 boat hire rental bases at Chenille-Changé, Daon, and Le Mans
Cognac and Charente
Rental base at Cognac near Angouleme
Brittany (Bretagne)
Boat rental base at Redon


Wheelchair accessible boat rental is
on the Canal du Midi
, and in the Burgundy Nivernais

BURGUNDY, NIVERNAIS, LOIRE, SAONE
Burgundy : Loire, Nivernais, Centre Canals
3 boat rental bases 2 hours from Paris
Burgundy : Nivernais Canal
2 boat rental bases 2 hours from Paris
Burgundy : Saône Valley & La Seille river 2 boat rentals bases near Dijon

DORDOGNE - THE LOT RIVER
Lot River Valley
2 bases : Cahors, and Luzech (90 mins from Toulouse)

CHAMPAGNE, ALSACE, ARDENNES -
NORTH WEST FRANCE NEAR GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM
Ardennes Champagne
Boat hire base near Reims and Belgium
Alsace Moselle (Marne & Rhine, & Sarre)
2 boat rentals bases near Strasbourg



Collioure, on the Mediterranean Sea near Perpignan, Occcitanie, south France
Discover Carcassonne which is on the Canal du Midi

TAKE A SHORT TRIP ALONG THE CANAL DU MIDI

Canal du Midi Boat Rentals
PORTS
: See Boats for Hire at
Carcassonne
Port Le Somail
Homps
Beziers Colombiers
Agde
Montpellier Carnon

Start the Canal du Midi guide at Sete where the canal opens onto the Mediterranean. Then to Agde, with its fortress church, small village streets, past the thriving town of Beziers famous for bullfights in the Summer and its Flower Market, on past to the incredible 13th century Etang de Montady, with nearby Roman oppidum. Squeeze under canal bridges such as at Capestang with its muscular village church, and Sunday market, and stop the night under trees. Then take a side trip, down the Canal de Jonction to Salleles d'Aude, through the 1780's Ecluse de Gailhousty with dry dock, on the Canal de la Robine, to Narbonne with Cathedral, shops, and a huge outdoor Market. Yearning for bathing and beaches? go on to where the canal skirts the Mediterranean.

Back on the Canal du Midi, stop in and taste the wine, as at Ventenac, cross over the oldest canal bridge in the world at Pont Canal du Repudre, glide past bluff top villages like Paraza, and sleepy Minervois villages of Roubia, and Argens Minervois, through graceful locks near Homps and be enchanted by master surrealist wood sculptures near Puicheric.

There are still more wonders and magic at every turn, visit Trebes, with Medieval paintings at the church then - Carcassonne - the Medieval castle and city featured in many a movie, Castelnaudary where the valley widens, and finally to Toulouse, full of wild exuberance, and colorful nightlife.

Go to Cognac and discover the Charente
Saint Cirq Lapopie Church over looking the lot valley, Dordogne, South France
Discover the village of St Cirq Lapopie on the Lot river valley

Rent a self drive boat rental on the Lot River (no license required)

Lot River Valley Boat Rentals
2 bases : Cahors, and Luzech (90 mins from Toulouse)

Saint Cirq Lapopie

Saint Cirq Lapopie, is designated in part Monument Historique, has a magical, spiritual and surrealistic feel to it.

Since the 8th century the village has hung over the Lot River, built on the steep cliffs, half way between river and sky. During the 100 years war its dominating position was much prized.

The impressive fortified Gothic church dominates the landscape, standing tall over the cascade of rooftops of the picturesque houses with arcades, shops, restaurants, doors and steep streets. Once home to skinners and leather merchants, braziers, and especially wood turners it has now become home to museums, shops, and restaurants.

Throughout the 20th century, artists, poets and writers have been seduced by the charm of St Cirq Lapopie: Andre Breton had his residence here and made a place of rendezvous of the surrealist movement where amongst others Joseph Rignault, Max Ernst and Man Ray visited him

Also nearby are the interesting and beautiful cave paintings at Peche Merle, a 15 minute drive.

The village is just one of the spectacular sites that can be visited by renting self drive boat rental on the Lot River from 2 bases in the valley (no license required)
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