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Burgundy Loire

Here are some cruising suggestions ... 

Short Breaks

Decize Short Break
DecizeCharite-sur-LoireDecize
(136 km - 34 locks - 30 hrs)

  • Vineyards sprawling to far horizons, warm breezes redolent with the scent of blossoms, the savoury taste of gourmet meals, and a satisfying glass of wine on the boat’s sundeck are just a few of the delights of French canal holidays in the Loire Valley.
  • France’s beautiful countryside slowly passes as you go from village to village, exploring châteaux , abbeys and museums!

Duration: 5 nights
Cruise Type: return trip


Week Breaks

The Wine Lovers Cruise
Chatillon-sur-Loire - Nevers - Sancerre - Chatillon-sur-Loire
(180 km - 38 locks - 36 hrs)

  • The Canal lateral à la Loire runs through the beautiful Loire Valley, which is amongst the best wine-producing regions in France.
  • You can’t resist stopping in Sancerre to see Maison des Sancerre and learn how the world’s finest wines are produced!
  • French canal holidays inspire you to explore with your bicycles, or to spend time in busy waterfront cities like Nevers .

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Heritage Cruise
Chatillon-sur-Loire - Briare - Montargis - Chatillon-sur-Loire
(122 km - 62 locks - 30 hrs)

  • Set off down the scenic Canal latéral à la Loire from Châtillon-sur-Loire for the historic villages of Briare and Montargis .
  • Pass under stately bridges and marvel at the rolling green countryside.
  • Experience Europe’s longest aqueduct near Briare , a true wonder of engineering and a highlight of your Heritage Cruise boat hire in the Loire Valley!

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: return trip


The Sparkling Cruise
Chatillon-sur-Loire - Decize (or vice versa)
(133 km - 26 locks - 27 hrs)

  • Vineyard tours and wine tasting are a favourite pastime in the Loire Valley, making French canal holidays almost essential to best see the historic sites.
  • Pretty towns and larger cities like beautiful Montargis beckon.
  • Vibrant and packed with superior restaurants and fascinating museums, the towns offer the best of both worlds on the Canal latéral à la Loire.

Duration: one week
Cruise Type: one-way


Longer Breaks

The Castles and Cathedrals
Migennes - Sens  - Montargis - Chatillon   sur Loire
( 210km - 71 locks - 45 hrs)

  • You love grand châteaux . There’s just no doubt about it, and you’ve been enjoying them all along the way on your extended French canal vacations in Loire!
  • Ambling through magnificent gardens is like walking in a fragrant rainbow!
  • Gothic cathedrals soaring above mediaeval cities excite you just as much, making your visits to Migennes , Auxerre and Sens all the more memorable!

Duration: two weeks
Cruise Type: one-way

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BASES IN THIS AREA

SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY LBO

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Horizon 2S

5 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
The Horizon 2-S, has two en-suite cabins, albeit a smaller master cabin than the Horizon (2&2) model and no separate shower cubicle in the second en-suite. However, it enjoys the same saloon and sundeck space and is perfect for two couples looking for a bit more privacy or a family who would...
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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...

Magnifique

3 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...
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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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Salsa 12 P

3 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...
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Tango

3 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...
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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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Classique Star

2 stars 8 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Canal boat holidays aboard our Classique Star boat hire are second to none! The boat sleeps a maximum of ten, and the two rear private cabins with en-suite baths provide hotel-style living space. Tasteful décor and abundant light from the big picture windows make the boat’s interior...
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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...
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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...
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Corvette B

2 stars 4 Permanent Berths
Corvette B is the perfect boat for two couples cruises. One room at the front, another at the back, each one with its own bathrooms, with a living room at the middle of the boat that ensures you privacy and tranquillity. In the back stateroom, there is a bunk bed that can be changed in a double...
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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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Millau

1 stars 8 Permanent Berths
With four private cabins, our Millau luxury boat rental is big enough to easily accommodate parties of eight with plenty of extra room. The grand saloon is set forward and has patio doors leading to a front deck. The boat is ideally suited for socialising with family and friends. You’ll...
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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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Normandie

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Large and comfortable - a very popular family boat with the comfort and convenience of a single level inside. Our 1325 FB fleet has been designed to cater for groups of 6 in comfort, or a practical and cost effective cruiser for up to 10. The 3 ensuite cabins offer 2 double beds and one...
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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...
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Tamaris Lake Star

1 stars 4 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
With two separate staterooms and additional sleeping accommodations in the saloon, the Tamaris is laid out with parties of six in mind. The luxury of a Tamaris boat hire is evident in the skipper’s stateroom in the rear with an en-suite bathroom and large double bed. A nice choice for a 9....
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Tower

1 stars 8 Permanent Berths 4 Temporary Berths
Large and spacious model with high level sun deck allowing 360 degree panoramic views. 4 cabins/lounge/3 bathrooms Four rear/central cabins with two single bunk beds and two with double beds Three showers, three toilets and washbasins Large forward saloon, with two settees which...

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