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Charente

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Short Breaks

The Charente Short Break Cruise
Jarnac  - Cognac - Saintes - Jarnac
(90 km - 10 locks - 16 hrs)

  • Distilleries hum with activity, filling the air with the sounds and aromas that have made the town of Cognac famous for eons.
  • You’re in the heart of beautiful Charente !
  • On the river, lush vineyards, fields ablaze in colourful sunflowers, imposing castles, and picturesque villages create an ever-changing tapestry from your sundeck — the essence of a Charente boat rent in France!

Duration: 3 nights
Cruise Type: return trip

Week Breaks

The Fluviale Cruise
Jarnac - Angouleme - Jarnac
(88 km - 30 locks - 22 hrs)

  • Head eastward on the River Charente to beautiful villages with cafés , historic sites, museums and eclectic shops.
  • The 1,000-year-old abbey in Bassac and 12th-century St. Pierre Cathedral in Angoulême reflect the rich history of the region, which is always apparent in the narrow streets and the ancient market squares.
  • Charente boating in France ushers you into incredible pastoral beauty.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Cognac Cruise
Jarnac - Rochefort - Jarnac
(186 km - 12 locks - 33 hrs)

  • You cruise west on the beautiful River Charente , passing quaint towns steeped in history.
  • The world’s best distillers of cognac have been in the valley for centuries, and a guided tour of some of the facilities and a taste of cognac is a must when Charente boating in France.
  • The villages of St. Brice, Saintes , Cognac, and Rochefort beckon.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip

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SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY LBO

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Horizon 4

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 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...

Royal Mystique A

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Le bateau Royal Mystique A constitue un choix idéal pour les groupes accueillant jusqu'à six personnes. Doté du chauffage et de l'air conditionné, ce modèle intègre un système radio/CD, une TV à écran plat 17 pouces avec...
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Vision 3

5 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Manoeuvring is simple with joystick steering, making this diesel boat hire a breeze to handle! Full-size twin beds convert to doubles, and two other sleeping areas allow for a total crew of 10. The Vision3 offers elegance, privacy, and common areas for socialising inside and outside! It’s...
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Vision 4

5 stars 8 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Ranked amongst our most popular canal boats, this model offers you luxurious and spacious accommodations. A settee in the elegant saloon converts to a single bed, upping the total sleeping capacity to nine. The saloon has a full entertainment center, and cabins have TV/DVD players. The boat was...
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Mystique

4 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,...
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Royal Mystique A

4 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...
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Calypso

3 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...
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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...
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Clipper

3 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...
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Elegance

3 stars 6 Permanent Berths
Sleeping a maximum of six, the Elegance boasts three staterooms each fitted with single beds that convert to doubles, allowing sleeping flexibility on your boat holidays. The cabins and three bathrooms with showers are all forward of the generous saloon with its two dining tables and glass sliding...
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Grand Classique

3 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...
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Salsa

3 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,...
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Cirrus A

2 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...
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Cirrus B

2 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,...
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Consul

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
With comfortable sleeping accommodations for four people, a Consul boat hire is well suited as a cruiser for boat holidays with a couple and two children, or with two couples. These fine canal craft offer elegance throughout, and a saloon that’s ideal for entertaining family and friends....
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Crusader

2 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...
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Sheba

2 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...
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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...
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Tamaris

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
A popular family boat 2 cabins/lounge/2 bathrooms Forward cabin with two single bed convertible to a double bed (not in Alsace and Burgundy) Spacious lounge with interior steering position, opening roof, dining table, convertible double bed or two single beds Rear cabin with double...

Capri TS

0 stars 2 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Idéal pour les couples avec un seul enfant, le modèle Capri TS est doté d’une cabine privative bien aménagée à l’avant qui comprend un lit double et un placard. La salle de bain est facilement accessible par le salon, qui est doté...

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