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cabin-raft for hire on quiet waters near river Loire, Digoin, Burgundy

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aquaduct river Loire, Digoin, Burgundy, France here our river yachts cruise to Decize, Chatillon en Bazois, Roanne by Canal du Centre and Nivernais
aquaduct river Loire, Digoin, Burgundy, France

Canal du Midi, Camargue, Burgundy, Flanders, Venice…..what else ?
What is a canal cruising holiday?
It’s a different lifestyle, time out of daily life, a different way of living, just for a while. It’s easy and no license is required! No experience is necessary.
On board your boat, no place for boredom… Either benefit from your holidays to discover historical heritage in an unusual manner, or enjoy local
specialties of the region and the friendliness of the people you will meet along the way. You may prefer water sports, bike rides on the towpaths
or a stand up paddle session. And for those who just want to relax? You won’t be out done, you will be able to enjoy a break, or admire the sunset,
lying on the deck of you boat in the heart of lush greenery.
Change your holiday pattern
Holidays afloat.
Houseboat equipped motor yacht vacation in canals and rivers of Europe is becoming increasingly popular.
Slightly more expensive than in caravan or tent at a campsite but then you have a comfortable accomodation afloat which can move about and that you can moor almost anywhere to enjoy a meal or overnight stay or just a drink on the shore and on deck.
In terms of comparing price with renting a house or mobile home. You will pay per boat and not per person. In fact, usually there are discounts available for children under 18 and senior persons of over 60.
Your dog is welcome aboard. (making use of cleaning offer compulsory.


  • 8 December 2015
    Canal du Midi – Holiday Report – Saturday (disembarkation)

    Holiday report Canal du Midi, from Carnon Plage (Montpellier) to Homps (single voyage): 140 km, 17 locks, 25 operational engine hours, 4 persons on board + mascotdog Ella (team Holidayboat.net-Vakantieboot.nl) The Day of Farewell – Final cleaning and check the state of the boat with the base manager.