Le Boat

Le Boat is the No.1 provider of European boating holidays on beautiful inland waterways. With the world’s largest fleet of self-drive boats and the widest choice of fabulous boating destinations to choose from, the whole family can enjoy this ‘low contact’ holiday together.


Cruise your way around some of Europe’s most beautiful waterways when you travel with LeShuttle.

With 9 different easy to reach regions to choose from in France alone, why not hop on board your own private boat? Le Boat offers something unlike any other holiday, as you discover the waterways and their surrounding villages and countryside from your very own sundeck. 

When Le Boating, all hands are on deck! From plotting out the route, collecting the morning croissants, to operating locks and mooring - there is no licence needed and no experience required. After a quick boat briefing you are ready to discover the towns and waterways together! Le Boat’s fleet of boats have everything you need to enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay, and what’s more even your pet dog is welcome on board. What better way to relax, slow down and rejuvenate for a little while?  With the freedom to get ‘off the beaten track’ stopping where you like for as long as you want. 

Le Boat’s 9 boating regions in France are:

Canal du Midi

The most beautiful waterway in France celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021. Located in southern France, experiencing the laid-back charm of the Midi is something you won’t forget in a hurry, as you cruise past lush vineyards, medieval villages and ancient fortress cities. 

Burgundy: Franche Comté 

Home to fine wines and gourmet cuisine, this part of Burgundy invites you to discover sleepy villages and rolling hills. 

Burgundy: Nivernais & Loire 

The Nivernais & Loire Valleys are the perfect region in France to explore colourful gardens and Roman towns as you cruise along the waterways. 


There’s a unique blend of cultures in this region of France which sits on the border of Germany, and you can enjoy towering castles, vibrant cities and of course, brilliant cuisine. 


This part of France is experiences sun all year round and is perfect for exploring the golden beaches and saltwater lagoons on a boating holiday in Camargue. 


Tree-lined shores and limestone cliffs ensure that the Lot region of France stands out as one of the most scenic to discover. 


Home to friendly people, stunning valleys and Cognac, the Charente is a unique region to explore by canal boat. 


Brittany is a Celtic land home to towering castles and delicious seafood, and will offer anyone exploring its rivers a holiday to remember. 


Meadows, orchards and medieval villages line the canal in Aquitaine, and if you love gourmet cuisine then it has some of the best gastronomy in the country. 

So where will you go? For some more inspiration click here.  An example of your itinerary for your trip is here waiting.

Exclusive offer

Free ‘Secure Parking’

Free ‘Secure Parking’
As you will be travelling by car to your start base, you can add parking onto your Le Boat booking. Most bases have on-site parking with some offering secure compound parking. 
  • A saving of £38.50 or more per week.
  • To redeem this offer please quote ‘EURO’ when adding your parking online with Le Boat.
Offer terms and conditions
  • Must pre-book in advance quoting ‘EURO’ on Le Boat website
  • Free secure parking with Le Boat on production of a valid Eurotunnel hanger
  • Subject to availability
  • Valid on all bookings departing in 2023 for durations of 3, 4, 7, 10, 11 and 14 nights

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