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Hesse, Alsace Lorrain

A pretty and quiet village Hesse has a charm and character that has been preserved over many years. Apart from a well-organised port the village also has the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey from the 11th century whose church is now the village church.

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Hesse

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed).  ...more info

 

Price: 
£779 - 3650

Oneway: No


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Le Mas d’Agenais, Aquitaine

The Canal du Midi makes cruising a perfect holiday at any time of year - the warmth of the Mediterranean sunshine and the dappled shade of the thousands of plane cypress and pine trees that border its paths will entice you to its waters whatever the season.

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Le Mas d’Agenais

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery. ...more info

 

Price: 
£735 - 3402

Oneway: No


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Meilhan, Aquitaine

The base is located in the small village of Meilhan sur Garonne which lies in the Aquitaine region near Bordeaux. It is in an unspoilt area with superb scenery medieval villages ancient castles and gastronomic delights. It is not far to the junction with the River Baise taking you into the stunning Gascony region as an alternative route.

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Meilhan

240v system with UK sockets (max 1500w) . Radiator central heating. Oak interior. Galley including cooker fridge with freezer box and kettle. CD/radio. Hairdryer. Bed linen duvets and one bath and hand towel per person. Interior sprung mattress on fixed berths. Electric freshwater flush WCs. Bike hire available at extra charge. Instruction by English staff. ...more info

 

Price: 
£759 - 2245

Oneway: No


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Messac, Brittany

The base is situated on the Vilaine River and just a bridge away from the bustling town of Guipry on the other side of the river. The town houses some interesting local churches and has some lovely country tracks perfect for taking a walk and discovering the natural beauty of the region. Messac is also claimed by some to be the place where the abbot Vincent Cawiesel planted potatoes for the first time in France in 1771. Today the town is classified as a ‘green tourist station’ thanks to its excellent tourist and sporting facilities.

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Messac

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£735 - 3650

Oneway: No


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Chatel Censoir, Burgundy

Chatel-Censoir is your gateway to what many consider to be the most beautiful and romantic of all French canals the Canal du Nivernais. Its shady banks and peaceful seclusion draw you into a dreamworld far far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and you’ll find life on board a very relaxing experience!

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Chatel Censoir

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 3384

Oneway: No


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Chatillon sur Loire, Burgundy

The construction of the Canal du Midi made many changes to the landscape of the town with mills and buildings sprouting out of the landscape. The Canal heralded a time of unprecedented development and Castelnaudary grew in accordance. Now home to over 2000 inhabitants the town is the capital of Cassoulet – a rich stew made from local ingredients of white beans pork goose duck and sausages.

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Chatillon sur Loire

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery. ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 3395

Oneway: No


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Decize, Burgundy

The construction of the Canal du Midi made many changes to the landscape of the town with mills and buildings sprouting out of the landscape. The Canal heralded a time of unprecedented development and Castelnaudary grew in accordance. Now home to over 2000 inhabitants the town is the capital of Cassoulet – a rich stew made from local ingredients of white beans pork goose duck and sausages.

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Decize

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£735 - 4400

Oneway: No


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Fontenoy le Château, Burgundy

Fontenoy- le-Chateau is a small market town divided by the River Coney with bags of character. It used to be a large town during the Middle Ages but has since shrunk. The atmosphere though has remained the same and walking around the town’s cobbled streets is a very pleasant experience indeed.

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Fontenoy le Château

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£779 - 4570

Oneway: No


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Gray, Burgundy

We’re sure you will never tire of cruising these beautiful waterways – there’s so many places to visit wines to taste and sights to see. Your base at Gray on the River Soane was once a thriving port for the wine wheat and iron trades and evidence of the region’s rich cultural and trading heritage is plain to see in the surrounding towns villages and countryside. Medieval and Renaissance-era homes churches and monasteries – many topped by the region’s distinctive multihued tiles roofs – line your route in every direction and are sure to add to your lasting memories of this beautiful region.

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Gray

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 4690

Oneway: No


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Laroche Migennes, Burgundy

Situated at the confluence of the Yonne the Armencon and the Serein the history of Migennes has been tied to the canal for centuries. Since ancient times it has been at the heart of the crossroads of the commercial routes through Burgundy and has been an important town in the religious landscape of France.

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Laroche Migennes

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 4690

Oneway: No


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River Saône, Burgundy

From the base on the banks of the river Seille you can wind your way through the meadowlands and fields to the splendid town of Louhans famous for its poultry fair. Or perhaps you’ll choose to follow the majestic Soane river south towards Macon famous for its rich red wines or head north towards Verdun where the Canal du Centre and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin open up your choice of cruising routes and destinations still further.

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River Saône

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 3760

Oneway: No


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St Jean de Losne, Burgundy

St Jean De Losne is a small town located on the junction of several different waterways. It is still a large business center for barges but it is also one of the largest pleasure boat marinas in Europe. From St Jean De Losne you are only 20kms from the vineyards with famous names such as Gevrey Chambertin or Clos Vougeot.

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St Jean de Losne

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£735 - 4570

Oneway: No


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Tannay, Burgundy

Tannay is situated in the centre of a wine-producing region which spreads over chalk fields to produce excellent dry white wine. Whilst you stroll down the roads and side streets you will discover many houses which have exterior staircases enclosed within either round or square towers.

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Tannay

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£905 - 2840

Oneway: No


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Vermenton, Burgundy

The Euro Classic fleet at France Afloat offers a sense of freedom and luxury without compromising on the creature comforts of home. Based on the hull shape of the traditional French barges the design and build provides spacious accommodation with a good size aft deck which means that you can watch the ever changing scenery or simply enjoy al fresco dining.

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Vermenton

220v system . Air conditioning. Central heating. Oak interior. Galley including cooker fridge microwave and kettle. CD/radio. Bed linen duvets and one bath and hand towel per person. Bike hire available at extra charge. Secure car parking available at extra charge. ...more info

 

Price: 
£1450 - 2625

Oneway: No


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Jarnac, Charente

Situated on the gentle banks of the Charente Jarnac remembers the time when its port welcomed salt and wine in abundance. The town quickly became a large trade center because of its position in the middle for the production area for the well known" life water" of Cognac.

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Jarnac

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£735 - 4690

Oneway: No


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Douelle, Lot

Douelle and its river are steeped in history with the most important section between Cahors and Fumel. The river has been used for trading wines and cereals from Cahors since the Middle Ages. Douelle itself was famous for its skilled boatmen and a Gabarra is hung in the local church reminding the locals of its village history.

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Douelle

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£735 - 4690

Oneway: No


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Argens, South of France

A visit to Argens is one sure to provide cultural interactions with fine wines and historical artefacts- the area boasts a ’vine and wine’ museum (with something for all tastes…) as well as a fascinating museum of archaeology and palaeontology. If you’re looking for a slightly more active aspect to your holiday the area has a number of excellent fishing spots.

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Argens

Heating . 12v car type socket for mobile phones etc. ...more info

 

Price: 
£2456 - 3780

Oneway: No


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Beaucaire, South of France

From the waterways of the Canal du Rhone a Sete you get a unique and magical insight to the desolate yet beautiful wetlands of the Camargue home to and famous for its wild white horses flocks of pink flamingos and bull-fighting bulls – as well as thousands of other species of bird and wildlife. Whilst here take a day out to dip your toes in the sea at the fashionable resort of Saintes Maries de la Mer or walk the walls of the ancient crusader city of Aigues Mortes one of the Camargue’s principal towns.

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Beaucaire

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 4400

Oneway: No


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Capestang, South of France

The Euro Classic fleet at France Afloat offers a sense of freedom and luxury without compromising on the creature comforts of home. Based on the hull shape of the traditional French barges the design and build provides spacious accommodation with a good size aft deck which means that you can watch the ever changing scenery or simply enjoy al fresco dining.

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Capestang

220v system . Air conditioning. Central heating. Oak interior. Galley including cooker fridge microwave and kettle. CD/radio. Bed linen duvets and one bath and hand towel per person. Bike hire available at extra charge. Secure car parking available at extra charge. ...more info

 

Price: 
£1450 - 3000

Oneway: No


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Castelnaudary, South of France

The construction of the Canal du Midi made many changes to the landscape of the town with mills and buildings sprouting out of the landscape. The Canal heralded a time of unprecedented development and Castelnaudary grew in accordance. Now home to over 2000 inhabitants the town is the capital of Cassoulet – a rich stew made from local ingredients of white beans pork goose duck and sausages.

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Castelnaudary

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£725 - 4570

Oneway: No


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Homps, South of France

The Canal du Midi makes cruising a perfect holiday at any time of year - the warmth of the Mediterranean sunshine and the dappled shade of the thousands of plane cypress and pine trees that border its paths will entice you to its waters whatever the season.

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Homps

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 3395

Oneway: No


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Le Somail, South of France

The base is located in the delightful hamlet of Le Somail which lies at the heart of the Minervois wine region at the Eastern end of the canal. It is close to the fascinating cities of Carcassonne Narbonne and Béziers - all of which can be visited by canal. Le Somail is on the Grand Bief offering 54 kilometres of lock-free cruising through delightful countryside and vineyards.

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Le Somail

240v system with UK sockets (max 1500w) . Radiator central heating. Oak interior. Galley including cooker fridge with freezer box and kettle. CD/radio. Hairdryer. Bed linen duvets and one bath and hand towel per person. Interior sprung mattress on fixed berths. Electric freshwater flush WCs. Bike hire available at extra charge. Instruction by English staff. ...more info

 

Price: 
£759 - 2245

Oneway: No


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Le Somail, South of France

The base is located in the delightful hamlet of Le Somail which lies at the heart of the Minervois wine region at the Eastern end of the canal. It is close to the fascinating cities of Carcassonne Narbonne and Béziers.

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Le Somail

Shared swimming pool . Kitchen including fridge/freezer and disgwasher. TV/DVD. Bed linen and duvets. ...more info

 

Price: 
£495 - 995

Oneway: No


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Narbonne, South of France

Situated on the Canal de la Robine Narbonne is a perfect place to start your cruising holiday in the Langudeoc. With blue skies above and warm sunshine on your face you’ll soon discover why this part of France is at its most attractive from the waterside.

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Narbonne

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 4690

Oneway: No


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Port Cassafières, South of France

Port Cassafieres a delightful little pleasure port on the Canal du Midi within walking distance of the Mediterranean and its lovely beaches. Its proximity to Spain gives it some interesting flourishes in cuisine architecture and culture and results in it being a truly cosmopolitan spot to explore.

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Port Cassafières

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£725 - 4570

Oneway: No


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St Gilles, South of France

A town of Roman Art which is an important pilgrimage site for Saint- Jacques de Compostelle and Saint-Pierre de Rome. Saint- Gilles is situated alongside the Camargue which is a unique area. This area is fascinating and attractive for its originality. It enjoys the same climate as Provence and Languedoc however the landscape including the flora the fauna and especially the bird life is totally different.

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St Gilles

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£725 - 3280

Oneway: No


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Trebes, South of France

Not until you have enjoyed a cruising holiday on the Canal du Midi can you truly say that you understand the simple pleasures of life. Winding its way through the lower plains of the great Languedoc region – the prime wine producing region of France exploring the Canal du Midi is a must for any lover of food and wine.

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Trebes

Superb light and airy interiors . Tasteful soft furnishings with exceptionally spacious day time saloons (on some models the settee converts to a double bed). A fully equipped open-plan galley with refrigerator (two on some models); full size gas cooker with four rings grill and oven; stainless steel sink; cutlery utensils and crockery.  ...more info

 

Price: 
£1060 - 3760

Oneway: No


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