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Alsace
Bike Monument Vineyard Swim Fishing Water sport Nature

Average : 4.4 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.4/5

Based on 13 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Pascale S.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 18/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Very nice discovery of the river cruise with confidence and with all the necessary advice''"

Virginie T.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Very relaxing stay, we loved mooring where we wanted (in front of the sheep the first night, for example)''"

Anne E.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 30/04/2019
"auto-translation :''Excellent''"

Dominique N.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 15/10/2018
"auto-translation :''Always that happiness this week of September on our Tarpon 32''"

Claude D.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 05/09/2018
"auto-translation :''Overall well''"

discover Sarreguemines Casino by sailing in a self drive barge Alsace

Sarreguemines Casino

discover Arzviller inclined plane by sailing in a self drive barge Alsace

Arzviller Inclined plane

discover Arzviller inclined plane by sailing in a self drive barge Alsace

Arzviller Inclined plane

discover Strasbourg a traverser en peniche by sailing in a self drive barge Alsace

Strasbourg

Aquitaine
Gastronomy Nature

Average : 4.5 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.5/5

Based on 2 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Patrick V.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 31/08/2018
"auto-translation :''Very friendly and relaxing''"

Erwin B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 06/08/2018
"auto-translation :''Reliability of the reservation and beauty of the cruise''"

discover Abbaye de Moissac sur le canal lateral a la garonne accessible depuis votre bateau sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Aquitaine

Abbey of Moissac

discover Pente d'Eau de Montech, utilisable en peniche by sailing in a self drive barge Aquitaine

Slope of water of Montech

discover Pente d'Eau de Montech, utilisable en peniche by sailing in a self drive barge Aquitaine

Slope of water of Montech

discover Le Pont Vieux de Nérac que vous passez en peniche sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Aquitaine

Le Pont Vieux de Nérac

Ardennes
Fishing Nature Monument Bike

Average : 4.6 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.6/5

Based on 5 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Jeannette C.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 23/05/2017
"auto-translation :''I recommend to my friends''"

Thomas S.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 01/12/2016
"auto-translation :''Good experience''"

Vincent B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 04/05/2016
"auto-translation : ''This cruise gave us want to retry the family experience''"

Michel B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 06/07/2015
"auto-translation : ''Pleasant stay, better than I could have hoped''"

Lucie J.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 25/01/2015
"auto-translation : ''To Redo''"

discover Bogny sur Meuse en bateau sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Ardennes

Bogny sur Meuse

discover Charleville Mézières a voir en louant votre peniche by sailing in a self drive barge Ardennes

Charleville Mézières

discover Charleville Mézières a voir en louant votre peniche by sailing in a self drive barge Ardennes

Charleville Mézières

discover Victory Tour in Givet by sailing in a self drive barge Ardennes

La Tour Victoire in Givet

Burgundy Nivernais
Gastronomy Bike Nature Vineyard Monument

Average : 4.5 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.5/5

Based on 79 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Claude G.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 18/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Nice and relaxing''"

Christophe B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Relaxing, pleasant''"

Pascal F.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 29/08/2019
"auto-translation :''Competent sales department with clear and effective communication''"

Thierry S.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 29/08/2019
"auto-translation :''Good welcome at the base, good boat, good weather''"

William W.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 09/08/2019
"Bon bateau et super service"

discover Tanlay Castle by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Nivernais

Tanlay Castle

discover Sailing in Burgundy by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Nivernais

The Burgundy waterways

discover Sailing in Burgundy by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Nivernais

The Burgundy waterways

discover Wines of Sancerre by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Nivernais

Sancerre wines

Burgundy Saone
Bike Fishing Monument Water sport Nature Vineyard Gastronomy

Average : 4.5 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.5/5

Based on 17 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Dominique N.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 18/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Super home with Ewin in Pontailler, very professional, very good advice''"

Roland B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 19/08/2019
"auto-translation :''Nice casual''"

Roland B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 19/08/2019
"auto-translation :''Nice casual''"

Armel T.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 19/08/2019
"auto-translation :''A beautiful ride''"

Jean-michel H.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 12/07/2019
"auto-translation :''Satisfied''"

discover Barrage à aiguille d'Auxonne sur la Saone, visible depuis votre peniche sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Saone

Needle dam of Auxonne

discover La ville de Gray sur Saone au centre de votre croisiere fluviale en bateau sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Saone

The Town of Gray sur Saone

discover La ville de Gray sur Saone au centre de votre croisiere fluviale en bateau sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Saone

The Town of Gray sur Saone

discover Les Hospices de Beaune proche du canal parcouru en peniche by sailing in a self drive barge Burgundy Saone

The Hospices of Beaune

Brittany
Nature Monument Bike Fishing Gastronomy

Average : 4.6 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.6/5

Based on 168 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Arielle P.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 18/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Good experience, very nice''"

François T.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 29/08/2019
"auto-translation :''Very well''"

Eric B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 30/07/2019
"auto-translation :''Stay very appreciated by our group, good discovery of this kind of stay''"

Dominique D.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 26/07/2019
"auto-translation :''Perfect''"

Micheline B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 04/07/2019
"Good"

discover Josselin , its Castle by sailing in a self drive barge Brittany

Josselin Castle

discover The fortified town of Dinan by sailing in a self drive barge Brittany

The fortified town of Dinan seen from a canal boat

discover The fortified town of Dinan by sailing in a self drive barge Brittany

The fortified town of Dinan seen from a canal boat

discover La Gacilly and its craftsmen Art by sailing in a self drive barge Brittany

La Gacilly famous for its artisans

Caledonian / Loch Ness
Museum Nature Fishing

Average : ~ étoiles ~/5
No testimony
discover Urquhart by sailing in a self drive barge Caledonian / Loch Ness

Le Château d'Urquhart

discover Ecluse Neptune by sailing in a self drive barge Caledonian / Loch Ness

Neptune Lock

discover Ecluse Neptune by sailing in a self drive barge Caledonian / Loch Ness

Neptune Lock

discover Loch Ness by sailing in a self drive barge Caledonian / Loch Ness

The Loch Ness

Canal du Midi / Camargue
Monument Swim Bike Vineyard Nature Water sport

Average : 4.5 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.5/5

Based on 132 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Eric T.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 18/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Very pleasant, I will do it again, it's safe.''"

Alyson F.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/09/2019
"Excellent service from Crisboat"

Francois S.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 29/08/2019
"auto-translation :''Excellent!''"

Catherine L.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 29/08/2019
"auto-translation :''The company assured''"

Laetitia L.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 29/08/2019
"auto-translation :''Very pros''"

discover beaucaire en peniche sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Canal du Midi / Camargue

Beaucaire

discover beaucaire en peniche sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Canal du Midi / Camargue

Beaucaire

Rideau Canal - Canada
Nature Swim Monument

Average : ~ étoiles ~/5
No testimony
discover Canal du Rideau by sailing in a self drive barge Rideau Canal - Canada

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discover Kingston Castle by sailing in a self drive barge Rideau Canal - Canada

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discover Kingston Castle by sailing in a self drive barge Rideau Canal - Canada

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discover Ottawa by sailing in a self drive barge Rideau Canal - Canada

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Charente
Water sport Nature Fishing Monument

Average : 4.6 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.6/5

Based on 33 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Christiane G.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 16/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Stay meets our expectations''"

Franck H.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Very Good''"

Gerard S.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/06/2019
"auto-translation :''Very good organization''"

Frédéric M.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 27/05/2019
"auto-translation :''Meets expectations''"

Martine P.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 30/04/2019
"auto-translation :''Nature cruise, pleasant and relaxing''"

discover Discover Angouleme by River Boating by sailing in a self drive barge Charente

Angoulême

discover The city of Cognac by sailing in a self drive barge Charente

Cognac

discover The city of Cognac by sailing in a self drive barge Charente

Cognac

discover The Château de Saint Brice by river boat by sailing in a self drive barge Charente

Saint Brice Castle

The Thames - London
Monument River constructions Museum

Average : ~ étoiles ~/5
No testimony
discover Healey by sailing in a self drive barge The Thames - London

Healey

discover London by sailing in a self drive barge The Thames - London

London

discover London by sailing in a self drive barge The Thames - London

London

discover Marlow by sailing in a self drive barge The Thames - London

Marlow

Belgian canals - Brugge
Nature Monument Gastronomy

Average : 4.5 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.5/5

Based on 2 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Bernard B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 14/06/2019
"auto-translation :''Well, nothing to say except make the boat too early in the day (9am!)''"

Lionel D.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 30/05/2018
"auto-translation :''Good experience to redo''"

discover Canal Boating Holidays in Brugge by sailing in a self drive barge Belgian canals - Brugge

Bruges

discover Canal Boating Holidays in Eeklo by sailing in a self drive barge Belgian canals - Brugge

Eeklo

discover Canal Boating Holidays in Eeklo by sailing in a self drive barge Belgian canals - Brugge

Eeklo

discover Canal Boating Holidays in Gent by sailing in a self drive barge Belgian canals - Brugge

Ghent

Amsterdam-Dutch Canals
Monument Museum Bike River constructions

Average : 5 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 5/5

Based on 1 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Vincent M.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/06/2019
"auto-translation :''One word: Awesome''"

discover Amsterdan by sailing in a self drive barge Amsterdam-Dutch Canals

Amsterdam

discover Utrecht by sailing in a self drive barge Amsterdam-Dutch Canals

Utrecht

discover Utrecht by sailing in a self drive barge Amsterdam-Dutch Canals

Utrecht

discover Hardeerwijk by sailing in a self drive barge Amsterdam-Dutch Canals

haa

Lot
Water sport Monument Nature Gastronomy Swim Fishing

Average : 4.5 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.5/5

Based on 55 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

David F.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/09/2019
"auto-translation :''The people at Les Canalous were excellent''"

Francis R.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 12/07/2019
"auto-translation :''To redo''"

Jacques G.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 19/10/2018
"auto-translation :''Quietude''"

Sylvie H.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 31/08/2018
"auto-translation :''Excellent time - to redo''"

David E.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 31/08/2018
"Relaxing in beautiful scenery....great"

discover The city of Cahors by sailing in a self drive barge Lot

Cahors

discover Discover St Cirq Lapopie by river boat by sailing in a self drive barge Lot

Saint Cirq Lapopie

discover Discover St Cirq Lapopie by river boat by sailing in a self drive barge Lot

Saint Cirq Lapopie

discover Towpaths on the Lot River by sailing in a self drive barge Lot

Towpaths on the Lot River

Mayenne and Anjou
Fishing Monument Nature Bike

Average : 4.6 stars, awarded by customers who rented their river boat 4.6/5

Based on 41 testimonials (see the 5 last)
Here are the last 5 testimonials

Charles B.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 18/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Great, a lot of luck with the weather, beautiful area, quiet very relaxing lack of entertainment at stops guenguettes closed the region should make a famous effort for tourists.''"

Marie-hélène C.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 16/09/2019
"auto-translation :''A discovery that makes us want to start again ...''"

Damien G.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 03/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Very well''"

Catherine A.   comfort of our boat without a license, 4 étoiles from 03/09/2019
"auto-translation :''Good contact before departure, clear documentation, easy booking''"

Richard W.   comfort of our boat without a license, 5 étoiles from 10/07/2019
"Good"

discover La Château du Plessis a voir depuis la peniche by sailing in a self drive barge Mayenne and Anjou

Château du Plessis

discover La Mayenne et ses moulins au plus pres de votre peniche sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Mayenne and Anjou

Watermills along the Mayenne

discover La Mayenne et ses moulins au plus pres de votre peniche sans permis by sailing in a self drive barge Mayenne and Anjou

Watermills along the Mayenne

discover The Lion d'Angers by sailing in a self drive barge Mayenne and Anjou

The picturesque village of Lion d'Angers.

Mecklembourg - Berlin
Nature Fishing Monument Swim

Average : ~ étoiles ~/5
No testimony
discover Le Château de Shwerin by sailing in a self drive barge Mecklembourg - Berlin

The Castle of Shwerin

discover Lübz by sailing in a self drive barge Mecklembourg - Berlin

Lübz

discover Lübz by sailing in a self drive barge Mecklembourg - Berlin

Lübz

discover Domitz by sailing in a self drive barge Mecklembourg - Berlin

Domitz

Shannon - Ireland
Monument Nature Fishing

Average : ~ étoiles ~/5
No testimony
discover Castle Harbour by sailing in a self drive barge Shannon - Ireland

Castle Harbour

discover Devendish Island by sailing in a self drive barge Shannon - Ireland

Devendish Island

discover Devendish Island by sailing in a self drive barge Shannon - Ireland

Devendish Island

discover Navigation sur le Shannon by sailing in a self drive barge Shannon - Ireland

Navigation on the Shannon

Venise
Monument Museum Nature

Average : ~ étoiles ~/5
No testimony
discover Venise by sailing in a self drive barge Venise

Venise

discover Padoue by sailing in a self drive barge Venise

Padoue

discover Padoue by sailing in a self drive barge Venise

Padoue

discover Chioggia by sailing in a self drive barge Venise

Chioggia

Our destinations for sailing on the canals of France

In France, we have a long network of waterways of more than 8000 km. The latter includes rivers and developed canals that are open to river tourism. And with a boat or barge without a licence, you have the right to sail on many of them. As you can see from our online offer, several destinations are ideal for river cruises. From the west to the east of France, passing through the centre and the south, you have the opportunity to discover our most beautiful regions aboard a barge! In addition, we have expanded our catalogue over the years and now we also offer you stays in other European countries and even in Canada.

Waterways located across the country

The French network being well developed, you can take advantage of a varied choice of destinations to sail with a boat without a licence. You can go to the east of France to discover the canals of the Ardennes or Alsace. Going down, Burgundy Nivernais and Burgundy Saône are ideal for gastronomic stays. Further south, we have defined itineraries for river cruises on the Canal du Midi, in the Camargue and in the Lot. You can also use the waterways of Charente, Mayenne and Anjou but also of Brittany. There is something for every taste and every desire!

Great regions to discover for unforgettable cruises

We are fortunate to have many canals in France accessible to navigation without a licence. Even if you have no experience, you can enjoy a river cruise in one of our regions. With this type of tourism, you discover the local heritage in a different way, whether it is natural, historical or cultural, and cross a variety of landscapes. The small villages give way to nature, then you find yourself in town before sailing near the vineyards. Similarly, the canals of France are full of wonders and curiosities such as the inclined plane of Arzviller, the needle dam of Auxonne and the water slope of Montech. Do you want to let yourself be tempted? Do not hesitate! Consult the destinations selected by our team and find in a few clicks the cruise of your dreams!

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