Boating holidays on houseboats were born in France more than 30 years ago. Tourists wind their way under the dappled shade of the plane trees, passing through beautiful oval shaped locks and gliding over spectacular arched bridges and ancient aqueducts. Step ashore to shop in lively markets or to step back in time sightseeing at the many museums and châteaux en-route. Or simply relax and enjoy amazing scenery from the unique perspective of your sundeck.
Camargue, Aquitaine, River Lot, Brittany, Burgundy, The Charente, The Loire Valley and Alsace. Choose from destinations in France to best suit your ideal dream holiday.
On The Canal du Midi with our licence free houseboats you will wind your way through the beautiful Languedoc-Rousillon countryside. Tour the iconic medieval walled city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the old port and honey-stoned town of Castelnaudary, home of the French Foreign Legion and the region’s classic dish, Cassoulet. Visit [...]
Come to the colourful Camargue! You’ll love its bustling Crusader ports, excellent sandy beaches and a traditional lifestyle. Fun ways to explore the region include on horseback, by quad bike, sand buggy or jet ski, and with more sunshine here than anywhere else in France, you can enjoy idyllic cruising weather from April right through [...]
Aquitaine, the sunny region of South West France, bring you into her culture and gastronomy thanks to many waterways, which will be an excellent self-catering holiday opportunity. Cruise from our main base at Le Mas d’Agenais through the beautiful Garonne valley on the River Baïse and the Canal latéral à la Garonne through landscapes of [...]
The clear waters of the River Lot meander through wide valleys and steep gorges, beneath spectacular limestone cliffs and hilltop villages. They take you on a memorable and unhurried journey through the heart of the Lot and Quercy region to ancient castles, medieval towns and historic châteaux. From our base at Douelle, you can cruise [...]
Your houseboat dream holiday in Brittany. Celtic charm and fairytale castles Brittany’s network of ﬂower-adorned Napoleonic canals and locks meander through a peaceful landscape of woodland and pastures dotted with medieval towns. From Messac, follow the peaceful River Vilaine, with its pretty locks, windmills and rural countryside to Rennes, the capital of Brittany, with its [...]
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. From our base at Jarnac you can take a leisurely and gastronomic cruise through the Poitou-Charentes and Charentes-Maritime regions of France. Jarnac [...]
Gourmet cruising through a land of plenty. From dense forests and mountain scenery to rolling pastures, vineyard and peaceful landscapes, Burgundy’s network of gentle rivers and canals makes this a delightful cruising region and a haven for all who appreciate unhurried lifestyles, ﬁne wines, gourmet cuisine and stunning scenery. Set against the backdrop of the [...]
Enjoy your boating holiday navigating through splendid châteaux, peaceful landscapes and pretty waterways. The charming Canal du Nivernais, reputed to be one of the prettiest in France give access to some of the most beautiful and varied cruising areas in France. Winding south of Paris through medieval villages and cathederal towns, through green pastures and [...]
The beautiful timber-framed buildings along the waterways. The tiny French region of Alsace and neighbouring Saarland in Germany is as wonderful as the art and architecture of its cities. This culturally unique region as a distinctly cosmopolitan feel and offers superb boating holidays to suit all tastes. On the Eastern French-German border, Hesse is your [...]