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Hire Houseboat 2023 Toue cabanée Saumur
Saumur
5.0
 (1)

Bateau traditionnel de Loire Toue Père et fils (2023)

8
4
Super owner
With a skipper

From £530 per day

Hire Houseboat France Fluviale Euroclassic 139 Grand Cru Vermenton
Vermenton

Houseboat France Fluviale Euroclassic 139 Grand Cru 55hp (2005)

4
4
Without a skipper

Hire Houseboat NaviWatt ZenRiver Niort
Niort
New

Houseboat NaviWatt ZenRiver (2023)

12
6
Without a skipper

From £180 per day

Hire Houseboat Nicols 900 dp Redon
Redon
4.6
 (15)

Houseboat Nicols 900 dp (1996)

7
7
Super owner
Without a skipper

From £208 per day

Hire Houseboat Motortjalk Bies Anna Hennebont
Hennebont
4.5
 (3)

Motortjalk Anna (1975)

8
8
Super owner
Without a skipper

From £182 per day

Hire Houseboat Porter & Haylett Millau Canal du Midi
Canal du Midi
4.8
 (5)

Houseboat Porter & Haylett Millau 60hp (1996)

4
4
Super owner
With a skipper

Hire Houseboat Pedro 1020 AK Hennebont
Hennebont

Albatross Pedro 10.20m (1985)

6
6
Super owner
Without a skipper

From £238 per day

Hire Houseboat Houseboat Challenger 13.80 Nort-sur-Erdre
Nort-sur-Erdre

Houseboat Houseboat Challenger 13.80 (1991)

6
3
With a skipper

From £101 per day

Hire Houseboat Navig 40 Lagarde
Lagarde
4.7
 (1)

Houseboat Navig 40 40hp (2010)

8
8
Without a skipper

From £339 per day

Hire Houseboat chantier naval vaporetto Lyon
Lyon

Houseboat chantier naval vaporetto (2009)

1
With a skipper

From £126 per day

Hire Houseboat Pénichette 1100 Nevers
Nevers
4.9
 (3)

Houseboat Pénichette 1100 36hp (1991)

11
7
Without a skipper

Hire Houseboat Stevens SMELNE Saint-Florentin
Saint-Florentin
4.7
 (12)

Lullaby (1984)

6
4
Without a skipper

Hire Houseboat Vetus 1200 Lagarde
Lagarde
4.2
 (1)

Houseboat Vetus 1200 50hp (2005)

10
10
Without a skipper

From £300 per day

Hire Houseboat France Fluviale Euroclassic 129 Vermenton
Vermenton

Houseboat France Fluviale Euroclassic 129 40hp (2004)

5
5
Without a skipper

Hire Houseboat Peniche Eau Claire 930 Fly Chenillé-Changé
Chenillé-Changé
3.8
 (2)

Houseboat Peniche Eau Claire 930 Fly

6
Without a skipper

Hire Houseboat Motortjalk Bies Bies Hennebont
Hennebont
4.1
 (3)

Motortjalk Antares (1975)

8
8
Super owner
Without a skipper

From £182 per day

Hire Houseboat LOCABOAT Penichette 930 P 935 Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Saint-Jean-de-Losne
4.3
 (12)

BOAT WITHOUT A PERMIT TO RENT IN BOURGOGNE TYPE PENICHETTE LOCABOAT (1987)

10
5
Without a skipper

Hire Houseboat Custom Tarpon 32 Carcassonne
Carcassonne

Houseboat Custom Tarpon 32 (2006)

8
5
Without a skipper

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Why rent a houseboat?

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 favourite 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!


A houseboat holiday - relaxation, action, and new experiences.


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.


What types of houseboats are there?


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:

Narrowboat:

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.

Motorboats:

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.

Houseboats:

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.

Houseboat Charter in France with Click&Boat

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.

Why charter a houseboat in France?

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.


Good to know

Number of houseboats:761 houseboats available
Maximum capacity:100 people
Average price: £401 per day
Minimum price: £50 per day
Maximum price: £9,107 per day
Manufacturers:Linssen, Nautilus, and more

Frequently Asked Questions about France

How much does it cost to hire a houseboat for the day in France?

In France, the average cost of hiring a houseboat is £401 per day. The cost of hiring the houseboat varies depending on the season, the year the boat was manufactured, and the boat equipment. The hire costs of a houseboat range from £50 and £9,107 per day.

When hiring a houseboat in France, what is included in the cost?

The price of a houseboat hire in France typically includes Oven/stove, Refrigerator, Bow thruster etc.

What is the average length of time to hire a houseboat in France?

Typically, a houseboat is hireed for 5 days in France, although hire duration varies considerably.

What is the typical length of a houseboat in France?

The typical length of a houseboat in France is 12 meters.

Can you hire a houseboat in France without a boat license?

For houseboats you usually do not need a license. At the beginning of the hire you can complete a charter license, which consists of a short briefing and allows you to steer the houseboat yourself for the duration of the hire. In France there are 533 houseboats that you can hire without a license.

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