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France, the country of good wine, cheese, fashion, and romance could be the next destination on your bucket list for your houseboat adventure. There are plenty of areas to choose from to start your next vacation. A top destination is Brittany with the Nantes-Brest Canal or perhaps the Canal du Midi in southern France. In and around almost every major city in France you will find the opportunity to rent a houseboat because of the comprehensive channels of rivers and canals that were for years used to transport goods and now provide an amazing opportunity for leisure.
There’s no doubt that France’s expansive waters attracts boaters from all over the world. Whether it’s sailing along the Atlantic coast, the Mediterranean or even on French rivers and canals, you will discover ports, anchorages and islands rich in history. By renting a boat in France, you will be able to discover the authentic beauty of the French waters. In France, you will find many types of boats: sailboats, catamarans, motorboats, semi-rigid boats, houseboats and luxury yachts.
Many regions share a passion for water sports: Brittany and Normandy, land of great sailors, the South of France known for its catamarans and beautiful yachts or Occitanie and its houseboats sailing down the Canal du Midi. Chartering a houseboat in France is a great adventure, for a day or a week cruise.
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Choose a houseboat rental to have an authentic, functional, and economical accommodation perfect for boat lovers and originality seekers. People often forget about this ideal alternative to regular options, especially when hotels are crowded, overbooked and overpriced during events (festivals, shows, conventions). Houseboats are as comfortable as apartments and can allow visitors to discover their favorite cities from an entirely different point of view. Areas like Paris, Brittany, or Lyon are popular for houseboats. Trying something new is always exciting, and we are sure that you will get great memories and original stories to tell from renting a houseboat. If you want a romantic weekend in Paris, a fun week with your family on the water in the south of France, or a trip with friends, try staying on a Houseboat!
How does a holiday that combines all your wishes sound? Rest assured, when you rent a houseboat, relaxation, activities and new experiences are all combined. It is a type of holiday that is suitable for a family with children as well as for friends.
Houseboat is a broad term for different types of boats on which you can basically live. When renting a houseboat, it is important to think carefully about what your needs are. Do you plan to go fishing during your stay, do you dream of a barbecue by the water or do you want to invite family and friends over for a cozy evening on a spacious terrace? Or do you prefer a cozy house on the water for 2? The capacity of the houseboats on offer ranges from 2 guests to a possibility of more than 12 guests onboard.
Below you will find a brief overview of the most common houseboats:
These traditional houseboats are reminiscent of times long gone, when canal systems were used to transport goods and materials. Immerse yourself completely in a nostalgic atmosphere with this type of houseboat.
If you dream of something more luxurious and want to relax with a cocktail in hand and bathe in the sun, a motorboat houseboat is ideal for you. Invite family and friends to enjoy the view together in comfort.
Looking for a cozy staycation for a weekend with the family? The term 'houseboat' can also refer to a simple boat without an engine. These boats are specifically designed to be used only as accommodation and not to move, of course, because they have no engine. Enjoy the cosiness of these wooden cottages by the water. This is the place for quality time with the family, sitting together and warming up after a dip in the water.
The lowest price to rent boat in France is approximately 147€ per day. For a better price, rent smaller boats and during low season.
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