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Brittany

A boat hire in Brittany means meandering down the flower-adorned Napoleonic canals through the peaceful Celtic landscapes of woodland and pastures dotted with medieval towns and fairytale castles. You'll also be close to the Atlantic cost so you'll be able to enjoy delicious seafood and the best pancakes in the world. These are some nice cruises...

History and Architecture 

Nature and Gastronomy 

Family 

Highlights

  • La Roche Bernard's old maritime museum
  • Giant elephant in Nates , Jules Verne's birthplace
  • La  Gacilly's handicrafts village and spa created up by Yves Rocher
  • Fine dining at Le Clos St. Thomas in  Sucé   sur  Erdre
  • Malestroit's traditional village 
  • Josselin's famous chateau and doll museum
  • Stair of locks in Pontivy and the nearby nature reserve
  • Dinan's medieval town center , zoo and artist's house
  • Many traditional festivals where regional costumes are proudly worn
  • Oysters, crepes and cider!

Useful information

  • Locks are mostly automatic and have lock-keepers. Moorings are plentiful. Expect to pay about 15 euros per night for a 10 metre boat.
  • Airports Rennes and Nantes; train to Messac, Rennes or Nantes. We can help with train times and arrange taxi transfers for you to get to your boat.

SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION

Horizon 4

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 4 sleeps up to 9 guests. It is the same size boat as the Horizon 3, just with the master cabin split into two to create a 4th cabin. All four cabins have the privacy of their own en-suite bathrooms and enjoy a spacious sundeck and saloon. Boat Size: 13. 5m x 4. 3m 2 double...

Mystique

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our comforatble and spacious Mystiques have heating and air-conditioning, radio/CD system and 17-inch flat-screen TV/DVD player, en-suite luxury bathrooms in the three private cabins, and a sundeck with dining table and moulded seating. Lavishly appointed with designer fabrics and upholstery,...

Royal Mystique A

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Royal Mystique A boat hire can accommodate parties up to six. The canal boats feature heating and air-conditioning, a 17-inch LCD flat-screen TV/DVD player, and a media center with MP3/USB connectivity. The huge sundeck has a fixed table and cushioned seating, plus a sun canopy. Cabins have...

Calypso

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Three private staterooms and a double bed converted from the settee in the generous saloon give Calypso boat rentals a maximum capacity of eight. The two rear cabins are luxuriously appointed and have en-suite bathrooms. The saloon features an entertainment center, and the boat sports a giant...

Clipper

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A Clipper canal boat can accommodate parties of six. The cabins are at the bow and stern for enhanced privacy, and they have en-suite bathrooms. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity. Ample windows keep the interior bright and cheery! Some models of this boat are equipped...

Estivale Duo

4 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The design and layout of the boat provides panoramic views at all times. The ground level rear deck offers a bridge living space perfect for dining alfresco and a sliding sun awning to provide a shady retreat if needed. A second steering position, swimming ladder and deck shower are also on the...

Estivale Octo

4 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Octo from the Estivale range comes with four cabins, two of which have convertible beds (either a double bed or twin beds), making this self-drive boat ideal for four couples or two couples and four children. From the living area you can enjoy 360º panoramic views and the kitchen is...

Estivale Quattro

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Quattro from the Estivale range provides flexible accommodation with two cabins with convertible beds (either a double bed or twin beds) making this self-drive boat ideal for two couples or a couple and two children. From the living area you can enjoy 360º panoramic views and the...

Estivale Quattro S

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Quattro S from the Estivale range is new for 2013. The best feature about this canal barge is the front cabin: an extremely spacious room fitted with several storage units plus a superb large shower room. The Quattro S also has a second cabin for children or additional guests....

Estivale Sixto

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Sixto from the Estivale range are relatively new boats built in 2011. With three generously sized cabins the Sixto is an ideal self-drive boat for three couples or two couples and two children.  From the living area you can enjoy 360º panoramic views and the kitchen is fully...

Grand Classique

4 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
You can travel with 12 on Grand Classique boat holidays! These boats have five bedrooms with a variety of sleeping options from bunk beds to doubles. The décor of the Grand Classique is upscale, replete with pleasing wood finishes, tastefully color-coordinated plush upholstery and an open...

Magnifique

4 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Our Magnifique boat hire is an ideal choice for parties up to 10. The cabins are set fore and aft to enhance privacy, and to give the central saloon prominence. A huge sundeck features a fixed table, cushioned seats, a sun canopy and cool box. Speakers pipe music in. About as upscale as you can...

Penichette 1020FB

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Minimum headroom: bows: 1,92m stern: 1,92m Midships: 1,97m Prices are valid in France, Holland  and Italy To enjoy a canal or river cruise, you can rent the boat Penichette 1020FB . Forward cabin with either 1 double or 2 or 3 single berths (with one upper bunk...

Penichette 1180FB

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Two forward cabins with double berths that can be transformed into two single berths (one upper bunk berth can be installed on request in one of the cabins) storage and hanging space Each cabin has its own shower compartment with shower, handbasin and electric WC Stern cabin with double...

Primo

4 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Perfect for first time cruisers, the "Primo®" is the latest self-drive cruiser from the Nicols boatyard and is a simple yet elegant model with a modern interior. The living area is extremely spacious and full of light thanks to its opening glass roof – a new development from...

Salsa

4 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Travel with up to 10 on a Salsa A boat cruise. The saloon and huge kitchen are set forward, creating an open airy ambiance of spacious luxury. Glass doors lead to a lovely lounging area with seating in the bow, and stairs lead to the large sundeck with table for alfresco dining, moulded settees,...

Salsa 12 P

4 stars 8 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
The Salsa B is ideal for parties up to 12, two more than the Salsa A because of an additional settee that converts to a double in the saloon. Cabin fans, a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity, a lounge deck in the bow, and a second steering station on the sundeck make Salsa boats for hire...

Tango

4 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boating holidays aboard a Tango are fun for a family or up to three couples. The big sundeck encourages relaxing and socialising, as does the grand saloon with radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity. You’ll absolutely love the bow thrusters, which make manoeuvring around locks and docks...

Caprice

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A superb choice for a boat hire in the UK, the Caprice is ideal for parties up to six. The two en-suite staterooms (most offer air-conditioning) are located forward, leaving lots of room in the rear for the saloon and aft deck. The saloon has a radio/CD player and MP3/USB connectivity, and most...

Cirrus A

3 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A very popular model in the Le Boat fleet, the 8. 80-metre (29-foot) Cirrus affords a couple or a small family more than ample space for comfortable boating holidays in style. A large rear stateroom, a spacious saloon, and abundant natural light from large picture windows make this boat a...

Cirrus B

3 stars 3 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Cirrus B is very popular in our fleet. Measuring 8. 80 metres (29-foot), it can comfortably accomodate a couple or a small family with enough space for everyone. The double cabin at the rear, as well as the large saloon with a single sofa bed and dinette converting into a second single bed,...

Confort 1100

3 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Confort 1100 is the ideal canal boat for three couples: three spacious cabins with around 2 metres headroom and three shower rooms.  The central living area has a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage units.  The boat has a number of easy access points: a side door close to...

Confort 1350 B

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Confort 1350 B is the ideal canal boat for four couples: four spacious cabins with around 2 metres headroom and four shower rooms (three of which are en suite). The central living area has a fully equipped kitchen with plenty of storage units.  The boat has a number of easy access...

Confort 900

3 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Confort 900 is the ideal canal boat for two couples: the two cabins at each end of the boat are separated by a central living area ensuring privacy. Each cabin is spacious with around 2 metres headroom and has direct access to its en suite bathroom.   Access to and from the boat is easy:...

Countess

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Countess is a great canal boat hire well-appointed with warm and inviting wood cabinets and extensive interior space. The grand saloon has a radio/CD player and the large rear deck is an ideal venue for socialising and watching the scenery glide by! Interior &...

Crusader

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Three separate cabins with en-suite bathrooms give these canal boats unparalleled privacy. This model offers a variety of sleeping arrangements from single and double beds to singles that convert to doubles, making it possible for you to cruise with children, single adults and couples. The...

Penichette 1165FB

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Superb forward double cabin with large en suite shower compartment, with basin, shower and electric WC. Hanging cupboard and storage At the stern one cabin with double bed, hanging cupboard and storage, one cabin with upper and lower single berths, hanging cupboard and storage. Shower compartment...

Penichette 1260R

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Three large double cabins, with the possibility of additional upper pullman berths in the two forward cabins Handbasin, hanging cupboard and storage in each cabin Two shower compartments, each with shower and electric WC Fitted kitchen, inside steering, two large sliding sunroofs...

Penichette 1500R

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Four cabins that each have a double bed that can be expanded with an additional upper pullman berth (front cabins only) Hanging cupboard and storage Each cabin has its own double bed, handbasin, wardrobe and storage Saloon with 230 V socket (quayside connection) Raised inside...

Sedan 1000

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols 1000 from the Sedan range is an ideal canal barge for a family with three double cabins. The spacious front cabin is worthy of a captain while the other two cabins (approx 100 cm headroom above the bunk) are perfect for children or guests. The two shower rooms make this barge...

Sedan 1170

3 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols 1170 from the Sedan range is an ideal canal barge for a family boating holiday. It comprises four double cabins (two of which have around 100 cm headroom above the bunks) and two shower rooms to comfortably accommodate up to eight people (four adults four children). Large windows...

Sedan 1310

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Nicols 1310 from the Sedan range is – along with the Nicols 1300 – the largest self-drive boat in the Nicols fleet in terms of accommodation capacity. With its five cabins and double sofa bed it can accommodate up to 12 people on board ! It comprises five double cabins (two of...

Tarpon 32

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 ( 2) peoples Forward cabin: one double berth one child bunk Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs 9,10 m x 3,75 m - 2 steering...

Tarpon 42 A

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 12 peoples 4 cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth 1 raised single berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin portside: 1 single berth, 2 bunk beds Rear cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two...

Classique

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths
With four cabins, Classique boat rentals sleep a maximum of eight. You’ve got cabins fitted with bunk beds for kids, and singles that convert to doubles. The big saloon with U-shaped settee and large dining table has a radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity. These recently upgraded...

Continentale

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths
With three private staterooms, your Continentale canal boat hire is a perfect selection for a maximum party of six. Families or groups of friends will find this boat ideally suited for boating holidays in style and comfort. The new upgrades in cabins, bathrooms, the saloon and the kitchen make...

Corvette A

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
 Superb for boat cruises with two couples, the Corvette sleeps a maximum of four in front and rear staterooms with en-suite bathrooms and showers. Picture windows illuminate the saloon, which has a radio/CD player (some boats have flat-screen TV/DVD players). A Corvette boat hire pampers and...

Espade Concept Fly

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 6/8 ( 1) peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single one raised child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised bunk Sanitary equipment: one shower / three washbasins / one WC 11,50 m x...

Nicols 1000

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment. Up to 8 peoples 3 Cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Middle cabin portside: one double berth Middle cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...

Nicols 1160

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 10 peoples 4 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Two middle cabins each with one double berth One middle cabin with two single bunk beds Lounge: seat...

Nicols 1310 F

2 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Boat with modern equipment inside and out. Up to 12 peoples 5 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Forward middle cabin: one double berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin portside: one double berth Rear cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat...

Nicols 900

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Boats with a recent conception and comfort equipment. Up to 7 peoples 2 Cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two...

Penichette 1106FB

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Ideal for couples or families Forward cabin with double bed, hanging cupboard and storage Central cabin with wedge-shaped double berth and optional - single upper berth or identical layout as 1107W Dinette convertible to double bed Additional storage and hanging cupboards opposite...

Penichette 1107W

2 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Ideal for families Forward cabin with double bed, hanging cupboard and storage Central cabin with one double bed and one single bed Dinette convertible to double bed Additional storage and hanging cupboards opposite the shower compartment Shower compartment with shower, hand...

Penichette 935

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Ideal for couples or couples with one child Forward cabin with double bed, hanging cupboard and storage One single bed in the corridor Shower compartment with shower, hand-basin and toilet Dinette convertible to double bed Fitted kitchen Saloon with 230 V socket (quay side...

Riviera 920

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
The Riviera 920 is the ideal canal boat for two couples or a small family. It offers two cabins separated by a central living space ensuring privacy. Each cabin has one double bed and one single bed.  The living room is full of light thanks to the sliding roof – perfect for relaxing or...

Triton 860

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boat which is typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 5 peoples 1 Cabin lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one...

Capri TS

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ideal for couples with a single child, a Capri TS boat hire features a nicely appointed private cabin forward with a double bed and a closet. The bathroom is easily accessed via the saloon, which has a spacious dining area across from the L-shaped kitchen equipped with an electric fridge and...

Eau Claire 1130

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Up to 9 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Gangway: one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised single bunk Sanitary equipment: one shower / three washbasins / one WC...

Eau Claire 930

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
1 Cabin and lounge cabin Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised single berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 9,30 m x 3,60 m - 1 steering position Minimum height in the lounge: 2. 15m and in...

Nautilia

1 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Sleeping a maximum of 10, Nautilia boats for hire represent a great value for larger groups of friends and family. The boat is laid out as a hotel-style floating villa. Spacious and well appointed, it’s the perfect venue for memorable boat cruises! Interior & Saloon The roomy...

Riviera 1130

1 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 9 peoples 3 Cabins lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth and one single raised berth Middle cabin: two single berths Rear cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs (one...

Sheba

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Enjoy a private aft cabin with double bed and a convertible single settee perfect for a couple. Saloons in Sheba boat rentals have a radio/CD player, and the dining table/settee converts to a double. Large encompassing windows provide abundant natural light. On deck, there’s a top steering...