The fastest way to slow down; cruise in Europe with Le Boat

Sail past the best of Europe on its spectacular canals and rivers by skippering your own vessel. Cruise in Europe with Le Boat.


***This article was created in conjunction with our sponsors Le Boat***


A canal boat holiday is the fastest way to slow down!

The pace is a comfortable mosey, an amble at best. The setting sublime; quaint villages, stunning Gothic cathedrals, ‘Tudoresque’ homes and vines gently ghost by, just an arms length away (if you could summon the energy).

It’s blissfully relaxing and intoxicatingly easy as you explore the heart of Europe’s prettiest carriageways – it’s canals.

This is life boating the great waterways of France with Le Boat.

Choose from 10 destinations in France to best suit you.

With the widest choice of boating holidays and boat charters across France, Le Boat has had to split the country into regions, each of which have their own unique style.

Try the popular Canal du Midi in the South of France – Europe’s oldest waterway stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean – or the impressive Lot river that winds through South West France.

Whichever region you choose, you’ll be certain to find fine wine, gourmet cuisine, beautiful countryside, and historical points-of-interest along the way.

Learn more about Le Boat canal boat holidays in France


Plan ahead and save with our 20% Early Booking Discount!

Le Boat, the world’s leading canal boat holiday company, operates the largest and most stylish fleet of self-drive cruisers on Europe’s waterways.

With more than 40 years of experience, we are here to help you choose the perfect boat to suit your budget and needs, and plan the bucket-list holiday of a lifetime.

Enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful canals from the comfort of your own boat! No licence or prior boating experience is necessary. Choose from over 17 unique destinations in eight countries across Europe, as well as Le Boat’s brand new destination for 2018: Canada!

Now is also the perfect time to start planning your 2018 holiday, with many airlines offering fantastic flight deals to Europe. Save up to 20% using Le Boat’s current Early Booking Discount, applicable when you book your 2018 boating holiday before the 30th of November 2017.

Click here for more information and to book online

For queries, please contact Le Boat on: AU: 1800 118 940 / NZ: 0800 449 891

*Terms and Conditions apply: valid on all 2018 bookings confirmed before 30 November 2017


Our 2018 brochure – the perfect boating holiday planner!

With over 60 pages filled with inspiration and advice to help you plan your 2018 boating holiday, the new Le Boat brochure is the ultimate planning companion.

Request your copy today and Le Boat will arrange for this to be mailed direct to your door within the next 10 working days.

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Comments (2)
  • Jane Dykstra says:

    Please send me your brochure.

    My address is 1465Huon Highway Lower Longley, Tasmania Australia 7109.
    Have cruised the Midi Canal, would like to learn more about other opportunities.

    • Steve says:

      Hi Jane, If you follow the Le Boat links in the article, you will be able to get a brochure/all the information you need. Happy cruising!