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Rental Boat canal cruises in France

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FRANCE AT LEISURE is Australia's official distributor for Le Boat Rental Boat canal cruises.
2023 and 2024 reservations with great deals are available now!
We guarantee the lowest prices.  

Start the conversation for your French canal cruise adventure. Call us on 1300 302 623.



A rental boat canal cruise is the best way to see the French countryside at your own pace. 

Perfect for a family holiday and groups of friends 

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

Rental Boat canal cruises 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. Read more

 Are you new to canal rental boat canal cruising? - CLICK HERE to watch the video

  • NO permit required
  • Only requires 45 Minutes of 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 


CURRENT OFFERS AND DEALS Up to 15% OFF for 2024 cruises 

VISIT OUR LE BOAT WEBSITE or call us for availability on 1300 302 623 

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.

Price vary depending on the boat selected and the season

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Introduction to Le Boat

  • Be Your Own Captain & Explore France next Summer on a Private Boating Experience

    How about taking your touring to the water on a private boating experience? You don’t need any previous boating experience or a boating license to book Le Boat, as they show customers how to captain their own boat at their own pace while on a flexible itinerary. Boats range from one to five cabins sleeping up to 12 guests for itineraries ranging from a short three to 6-night trip or a seven to 10-night holiday.

    Le Boat has over 50 years of experience in the industry and 900 boats stationed at over 33 different departure bases across eight European countries— Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherland, and Scotland

    Discover French canal holidays in 9 stunning regions.

    Fall in love with the French way of life with canal boat holidays in France from Le Boat, Europe's number one boating holiday company!

    A boating holiday in France is a perfect way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the French waterways. Discover the beauty of the countryside from the country's canals and romantic rivers, explore the sights, or stop at any time to relax and indulge in fine French wines and delicious food. Choose from nine regions with distinct scenery, gastronomy, culture, and charm, and explore them at your own pace aboard on your own private boat.

    This is holidaying on your terms as you’re free to explore the places you want to see at your own leisure and pace. Whenever you’re ready for a stop, you can dock and explore the many waterside towns and villages along your itinerary. Le Boat can supply a sample itinerary as well as detailed region guide to each of the cruising routes that we operate.

    Le Boat’s premier class Horizon Cruisers were designed with first-time boaters in mind and come equipped with bow and stern thrusters, plus it also has fully equipped kitchens and saloons, a top sun deck ideal for sunbathing or dining al fresco, BBQ hot plate (on Premier and Comfort Plus categories), linens and bedding, all required safety equipment, navigation aids, and more. Some guestrooms also feature en-suite bathrooms and AC.

    For a little extra fun both onboard and off board, you can add bikes to take with you that can be used while touring the seaside towns; gas barbecues, which attach to the railings of the sundeck and will allow you to cook meals after shopping from local butchers and grocers for a true local experience; paddle boards for added adventure right from the boat; and gift baskets filled with local delicacies and regional specialties to help you celebrate special occasions while onboard.
    Explore the Canal du Midi, Burgundy, Alsace, Camargue ,Lot, Charente, Brittany, and Aquitaine all from the comfort of your own boat.
    Le Boat can be anything you want it to be, whether that is a relaxing boating getaway or an active river boat adventure. So why not choose a destination that best suits your passion, or the interests of your party, and make your boat rental a holiday to remember.

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