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SELF DRIVE CANAL BOATS IN FRANCE 


Self drive canal cruising in France is the best way to see the countryside.

Explore France’s Waterways like a Boss on Your Own Private Boat 

Le Boat self-drive cruising in France is a perfect way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French waterways. Discover the beauty of France and its countryside from the country's canals and romantic rivers.
With Le Boat you can explore the sights or stop at any time to relax, indulge in fine French wines and delicious food. Choose from 10 regions with distinct scenery, gastronomy, culture and charm and explore them at your own pace, aboard your self-drive barge. And if it’s a unique experience you’re craving imagine sailing amongst the vineyards of Burgundy or sipping the Rieslings of Potsdam aboard your very own river cruiser.

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  • NO permit required
  • Only requires 45 Minutes training
  • YES you can add bike rentals as an option
  • YES there are transfers pre and post cruise available offer Transfers pre and post cruise

With the widest choice of boating holidays across France, why not try the South West, Canal Du Midi, Burgundy, Alsace or even the Loire Valley 
To download the current Le Boat rental cruise brochure CLICK HERE  or request a printed version by calling 1300 302 623 or email us your mailing address. 


CURRENT OFFERS AND DEALS available for 2019 cruises for booking confirmed by 31st Dec :

  • 15% discount on MAGNIFIQUE, CLIPPER & CRUSADER (cruises of 7N or more)

  • 8% discount on all OTHER boat types except HORIZON

  • 5% discount on HORIZON fleet
  • Christmas Gift: AUD$140 discount on top of the above dicount (up to max. 15% discount), for cruises of night or more.

NATURE - The waterways are home to some of Europe’s finest wildlife and offer great scenery and natural spots. Also discover the great parks and gardens near the waterways.

HISTORY & HERITAGE - Our cruising routes are packed with both famous historical sites to see and lesser-known historical gems to discover.

FOOD - Each of our regions offers delicious gastronomic treats to taste on your holiday. 

WINE TASTING - In our French cruising regions, opportunities to tour vineyards are as plentiful as the many wines they offer.\


If you still can't make up your mind or need assistance, don't hesitate to call one of our French travel experts on 1300 302 623 who will be able to help you with your choice, or send us an email with your travel plans.


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