River tourism does not require any previous experience or sailing certificates, and is open to all. Easy to handle, the boats rented by French hire companies have everything you need for a great holiday.
Rates depend on the boat’s capacity and level of comfort, the time of year and the length of your break. They generally range from €250 to €400 per person and per week.
A lot of activities !
At a sedate speed of 8 km/hour, boating on inshore waterways is a different way of exploring the beautiful French countryside. Whatever destination you choose, every stop is a chance to discover something new and every route hides a host of local specialities and curiosities. To ensure you don’t miss anything, the future crew will be given a navigational map of the region, with a detailed profile (stops, villages, revictualling stations, visits, etc.).
Easy Driving !
Well before you set out on your river adventure, you’ll be given a handbook containing everything you need to know about boating. On the first day of your holiday, you’ll get the chance to put it all into practice, in real-life conditions, as an expert takes you on-board for a few minutes of instruction. Your instructor will calmly explain how the boat works, what the various items of equipment are and what they are used for, engine basics, and so on, before giving you a steering lesson.