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Experience Brittany, France By Boat! Book The Artisan Cruise for 12 People!

Canal Boat
48 ft
12 Guests

About This Boat

Visit and discover the beautiful rivers and famous 18th-century buildings and museum in Brittany, France! Reserve "The Artisan Cruise" aboard the amazing 48' Canal Boat for up to 12 people. For around $706 USD per night and preferred minimum of 3-nights you can have an unforgettable cruise vacation.

Rates:

• $706 USD per night (3-nights minimum)

What's included in the price?

• Renting the boat and its equipment
• A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
• Towels and linen for all passengers
• A boat handling demo
• Technical support
• On-board cruising information

What's not included in the price?

• Any additional extras & services
• Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits
• Travel from/to the base(s)
• Mooring fees
• Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance

What You Can Expect:

Talk with local artists in quaint riverside villages, and admire the paintings and tapestries in grand châteaux.

The Artisan Cruise

Whilst the surf beats on rocky shores on the coast, inland gentle rivers and scenic canals are your playgrounds on a Brittany Artisan Cruise boat rent in France! As you travel, the varied landscape takes your breath away, and there’s always something new to see around every bend! Your next stop is Guenroüet and a wide range of watersports!

Your Cruise Details

• Waterways: River Erdre, Canal de Nantes à Brest, River Vilaine, River Aff
• Distance: 200 km
• Locks: 34
• Cruising time: 38 hrs
• Lock types: Mostly automatic with a lock keeper

Main Activities Along the Way

Delight in the arts - The arts are alive in beautiful La Gacilly. Take the walking tour and watch the many craftsmen at work!

Marvel at a medieval fortress - Blain's 12th-century Castle de la Groulais was one of Brittany's most important fortresses.

Notable Nantes - Known for its eclectic shops and fine restaurants, the Bouffay quarter of Nantes makes for an inviting stroll.

Yves Rocher Botanical Gardens - La Gacilly, a frequent winner of flower festivals, is home to fragrant gardens bright with brilliant colour!

Ancient abbeys are everywhere - Tarry to see the impressive Abbey of St. Sauveur in Redon, which was founded in 832 A.D.

An unforgettable taste - Brittany is known for its tasty gastronomy. Discover delightful seafood dishes, and the famous crêpes (local pancake) of Brittany!

Watersports, and lots of more - Take full advantage of the leisure centre in Guenroüet, where you can go swimming, kayaking or canoeing!

Key Towns and Villages on your Cruise

Nort-sur-Edre

Nort-sur-erdre is a peaceful and charming city. Here, you will enjoy a welcoming marina, a very scenic place to stay. You can also survey the distinct architecture of the castle of Port-Mulon, built in the 18th century.

Sucé-sur-Erdre

A very nice and peaceful little town on the edge of the River Erdre, Suce-sur-Erdre will charm you with its restaurants, cafés, and elegant terraces. Along the river, you will find cycle paths if you'd like to go for a ride. You can visit the Tower Gaillard, the last vestige of a temple built by the protestants in the 16th century.

Blain

A city full of character, Blain hosts an immense castle riddled with history from all of its previous invaders. Here you can visit the Saint-Roch chapel, and the museum of arts and tradition.

Guenrouët

Guenrouët is an inviting and peaceful stop. The leisure center has something for everyone: an open-air pool with slide, whirlpool, grassy areas, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks, picnic areas, and a mini-golf course themed after the local canal. The village and shops are just 200 meters away.

Redon

Redon is a historic town with many places to see: the St Sauveur Abbey, the Convent of the Martyrs, the Waterways museum, the Richelieu Tower, the salt storehouses, charming little footbridges, gangways and locks... Enjoy the atmosphere of its traditional festivals and dive into the local folklore.

La Gacilly

From early May, La Gacilly is blooming with a wonderful, colorful display of flowers along the streets and bridges of the town. It is also home of the famous Yves Rocher cosmetic factory.

What To Expect Onboard:

The Grand Classique is nearly the biggest of our boats at 48 feet. You’ve got luxury aplenty for canal cruises on this roomy and elegant boat!

You can travel with 12 on Grand Classique boat vacations! These boats have five bedrooms with a variety of sleeping options from bunk beds to doubles. The décor of the Grand Classique is upscale, replete with pleasing wood finishes, tastefully color-coordinated plush upholstery and an open floor plan in the common areas.

What’s on board?

• The music sounds terrific - A radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity is in the grand saloon.
• The kitchen is humongous - Flex your gourmet muscles in this super kitchen. It has all the best bells and whistles!
• The sundeck's fixed table - Open the big sun canopy and relax in the shade with ample seating for alfresco dining!

Interior & Saloon

• The saloon is situated in the center of the boat and by default becomes the main interior common area during boat cruises. A huge dining table that folds down out of the way when not in use and a giant U-shaped love seat form the centerpiece.
• The love seat converts to a large double bed. The saloon's radio/CD player with MP3/USB connectivity is wonderful when relaxing after a day on the water.
• An inside steering station with good visibility and access to outside decks are other features of the saloon.
• The big U-shaped kitchen/galley is well designed for preparing gourmet meals. There's loads of counter space, a large electric refrigerator, ample sink, a stove, and lots of cabinets for storage.

Cabins & Bathrooms

• Two aft (rear) cabins with plenty of natural light from large stern windows feature two single beds each that convert to double beds. Each has an en-suite bathroom with shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink.
• Immediately forward of the aft cabins is a smaller central cabin with two single bunk beds that are wonderful for kids.
• Beyond the grand saloon, you'll find two additional staterooms, one with a double bed in a spacious private cabin in the bow, and two crossover single bunk beds in a smaller cabin aft. The third bathroom is across from the two forward cabins and includes a shower, new electric-flush toilet, and sink.

Sundeck & Features

• Sundecks are hugely important features on boat cruises, allowing everyone to relax together outside.
• The Grand Classique's sundeck is quite large with lots of seating, a wide umbrella for shade, and a fixed table for alfresco dining and cocktail parties.
• The second steering station on the sundeck provides excellent visibility. The spacious saloon below the sundeck is easily accessed. There's ample storage for bicycles.
• A safe is aboard for your convenience and security. You'll love the powerful bow thrusters for coming alongside at docks and in locks!
• The onboard electrical system runs on 12-volt DC power and 220-volt shore power.
• The Grand Classique is equipped with an efficient and reliable diesel engine.

Technical

• Length: 14.63 m
• Beam: 4.10 m
• Max. Headroom: 1.90 m
• Water Tank: 1500 L
• Fuel Tank: 350 L
• Engine Type: Diesel
• Sleep: up to 12
• Cabins: 5
• Bathrooms: 3

Kitchen Features

• Burner
• Oven / Grill
• Fridge: 110 L
• Deep Freezer

Heating / Cooling System

• Heater
• Fans

Navigation

• Internal Steering Position
• External Steering Position
• Bow Thrusters

Exterior

• Sundeck
• Al fresco dining
• Ambient light

Audio / Visual

• CD / Radio player
• MP3/USB features
• Flat Screen DVD Player

Electricity

• Cigar lighter Plug (12V)
• 12/220V Converter
• Shore Power (220V on

Other Features

• Toilets Type: Electric
• Safety Box

Additional Services:

Options and Extras

To enhance your experience, you can add extras & services to your vacation. The availabilities and prices of the extras will be confirmed at start of your booking.

Bicycles

To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie.

• Standard: $60 per week
• Child / Tag-along: $46 per week

Lantern

For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat.

• Lantern: $14 per week

Parking

• Open-air locked parking: From $53 USD per car/day
• Garage: From $70 USD per car/day

Car Transfer

• $175 - $420 depending on the route

Stand Up Paddle Board

• $119 per board per week

Top Deck Cushions

Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on!

• Pack of 2: $7 per week

Cleaning

• Eco-Pack: $15
• Cleaning Service: $110 to $210 (depending on boat model)

Early Check-in & Late Check-out

• Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability)
• Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability)

Special Occasion Gift Basket

Order a special occasion gift basket full of local delicacies and regional specialties, this is a great mark to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion.

• Gift Basket: $100

Details

  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 48 ft

Rental Requirements

Cancellation Terms

To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. If the Cancellation is received by the Company ninety (90) days or more prior to departure, either (i) a Four Hundred Dollar ($400 USD) penalty shall be assessed or (ii) the charter dates may be rescheduled for an administration fee. If the Cancellation is received by the Company between eighty-nine (89) and sixty-one (61) days prior to departure, either (i) the Deposit shall be forfeited or (ii) the charter dates may be rescheduled and a Three Hundred Dollar ($300 USD) penalty shall be assessed. If the Cancellation is received by the Company sixty (60) days or less prior to departure, there shall be no refund of the Deposit. If any scheduled payment by Renter has not been received by the Due Date, the Company reserves the right to cancel a charter and retain all Deposits and fees paid to date, all changes to bookings after confirmation, including but not limited to date or type of boat (hereinafter “Changes”) will be subject to an administration fee of a minimum of One Hundred Dollars ($100 USD) with a major change fee of Five Hundred Dollars ($500 USD). The Company reserves the right to treat Changes as Cancellations in accordance with the terms of this Paragraph 3.

Delivery

The Company will deliver the boat to the start port on the specified start date in full commission and ready for service. Should the specified boat not be available, the Company reserves the right to substitute a similar boat of similar capacity and standard, or another alternative acceptable to the Renter. The Renter must examine the boat prior to departure to determine whether the boat is in good working order, is properly outfitted with all standard safety equipment, accessories, and utensils, as well as any other requested items (the “Inventory”). acceptance by the Renter certifies that the obligations of the Company for delivery have been fulfilled. If the Company is unable to deliver the boat or a substitute within 24 hours of the delivery time specified, the Renter may cancel this agreement and the total fee will be refunded. The Renter shall be entitled to a pro rata portion of the fees covering periods of delay in delivery of the boat. Should the Renter not be present or not ready to accept delivery of the boat for whatever reason at the specified time and place, the Company reserves the right to reset the time of delivery within a 24 hour period thereafter.

Availability of the Boat

If due to circumstances beyond its control, the Company is unable to provide the Renter with a boat of the type booked or a boat of similar capacity and standard, or another alternative acceptable to the Renter, the Company will refund rent charges paid by the Renter, in which case the Renter will have no further claim against the Company.

Boat Damage Protection

For all charters featured by us, you will be required to provide cover against accidental damage or loss to the vessel and ancillary equipment and either purchase our Collision Damage Waiver upfront or pay a higher Security Deposit at the base as further detailed below.

In the event you or your party cause damage or loss to the vessel (howsoever caused) or to property belonging to a third party you will be liable for the damage up to the value of the Security Deposit paid at the Base, except in the case of gross

Negligence as defined below.

If you or your party cause damage or loss to the vessel, any ancillary equipment or to property belonging to a third party and such damage or loss is caused as a result of your gross negligence or reckless conduct you will be liable for the full extent of the loss suffered and our right to claim against you will not be limited or waived in any way by the payment of the security deposit or purchase of our Collision Damage Waiver. Acts that will be considered as gross negligence or reckless conduct will include, without limitation, cruising under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, not having sufficient crew in charge of the vessel at all times, having a person less than 16 years of age driving the boat not being in control of the vessel by means within the control of the Skipper, non-respect of local navigation rules and navigation limits.

During the booking process you will be provided with the option of either purchasing our Collision Damage Waiver or paying a higher Security Deposit at the base as set out below. You will not be able to proceed with your booking unless you agree to one of the options and by asking us to confirm your booking you are agreeing to comply with the content of this section and make any required payment.

Option 1: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

If you choose to purchase the Collision Damage Waiver this will be added to your booking. You will be provided with the cost of purchasing the Collision Damage Waiver during the booking process which will be added to your overall holiday cost. In addition, you will be expected to pay a sum starting at CA$1,110 ($836 USD), depending on the size of your boat, as damage deposit upon arrival at the Base. The damage deposit will be taken, in local currency, prior to embarkation and if you do not pay we reserve the right to cancel your booking without further liability and without any right to a refund and you will not be entitled to continue with the charter.

Option 2: Security Deposit

If you choose to pay a Security Deposit only you will be asked to pay a sum starting at $4,805 CAD ($3615 USD) depending on the size of your boat, as Security Deposit upon arrival at our Base. The Security Deposit will be taken, in local currency, prior to embarkation and if you do not pay we reserve the right to cancel your booking without further liability and without any right to a refund and you will not be entitled to continue with the charter.

You will be asked to sign a form before embarkation confirming that you fully understand your obligations in the event of any loss or damage to the vessel, ancillary equipment or third party property. On return of the boat to the base following the charter period and following inspection of the boat by our base staff, in the event that we are satisfied that there is no apparent damage to the boat on its return from you, our base staff shall, where applicable, refund the relevant Security Deposit paid by you to you as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that the Collision Damage Waiver monies pre-paid under Option 1 are a non-refundable sum to reduce your Security Deposit and in no circumstances whatsoever is such monies refundable.

In the event that we determine that accidental damage or loss was caused to the boat and/or its contents during the period of your arrangements, you will be liable to us for all losses and damages incurred by us as a result up to the value of the Security Deposit left at the base. In the event that we determine that damage or loss was caused to the boat and/or its contents during the period of your arrangements as a result of your gross negligence or reckless conduct, you will be liable to us for all losses and damages incurred by us as a result. In both instances we reserve the right to retain, where applicable, part or all of the relevant Security Deposit paid by you. We may use all or part of the Security Deposit paid by you to repair any damage caused to the boat or its contents during the period of your arrangements, including without limitation the costs involved in lifting the boat for a full inspection to assess the damage to the boat. Retention of the Security Deposit will not in any way limit or prejudice any claim which we may have over and above the sum of the Security Deposit where the loss or damage was caused or contributed to by any actions prohibited in these terms and conditions and/or any act by you, or your party, of gross negligence where the value of the damage is over and above the Security Deposit paid. In the event that the losses or damages suffered by us as a result of any breach by you of these booking conditions and any damage caused to the boat or its contents during the period of your arrangements is less than the relevant damage deposit/Security Deposit paid by you, we shall refund, as relevant, part of the Security Deposit paid by you to you as soon as reasonably possible after the damage has been repaired or the repair costs have been ascertained. In the event of any disagreement over damage or loss, we shall retain the relevant Security Deposit paid by you until the matter is resolved.

Insurance

The Company is responsible for the insurance of the boat and its equipment and the insurance of the Renter’s third party liability as Renter of the boat. The Company’s insurance does not cover the Renter’s personal belongings and the Company accepts no responsibility in the event of loss or damage to the Renters personal belongings, either on the boat or on the Company’s premises.

Unsuitable Renters

The Company reserves the right to refuse to hand over a boat to any Renter who, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Company, is not suitable to take charge. In such case, the Company will refund all rent charges and its liability to the Renter will thereupon cease. The Company’s decision not to exercise its rights in accordance with this Paragraph 12 shall in no way be construed as an acknowledgment or determination of the suitability of the Renter or the assumption of any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of Renter’s (or his or her party’s) actions, for which the Renter assumes sole responsibility. The Company reserves the right to repossess a boat from the Renter who in the opinion of the Company is not suitable to continue his or her cruise. all Renters must participate in safety, technical and navigation briefings as determined by the base prior to departure.

Termination of Vacation and indemnity

The Renter accepts responsibility for the proper conduct of themselves and their party. The Company reserves the right in its absolute discretion to terminate, without further notice, the vacation arrangements for any Renter who refuses to comply with the instructions or orders of the Company and whose behavior or competence in the Company’s opinion is likely to cause distress, damage, danger or annoyance to other customers, staff, any third party or to the property. Upon such termination the Company’s responsibility for the Renter’s vacation ceases and shall not be liable for any costs incurred by the Renter.

Boat Descriptions

Boat layout plans, specifications and illustrations in the brochure are for general guidance. Some boats within classes have minor variations.

Navigation Limits

Boats must cruise within the limits indicated in the documentation supplied to the Renter and should at all times comply with the waterways regulations. If advised of an infringement of this condition the Company may repossess the boat and the Renter will be responsible for all expenses incurred even in excess of the amount of the Security Deposit. The Company reserves the right to restrict cruising areas if unusual or hazardous conditions prevail.

Technical Assistance and Boat Delays

The Company undertakes to maintain a breakdown service during normal working hours every day of the week during the season and to attend to any breakdown or other technical incident rapidly within the context of available material and personnel. Outside normal working hours, an emergency service operates. a. every boat is checked before the start of each rent cruise and the Company takes all reasonable steps to ensure that the boat will not suffer a mechanical breakdown. If a breakdown of any kind should occur, the Renter must report it to the base immediately so that steps can be taken to make repairs and enable the cruise to be resumed. b. The Renter shall have no claim against the Company as a result of any grounding or breakdown or failure of the boat’s engine or equipment. When such breakdown or failure is due to the negligence of the Renter, the Company will have the right to recover from the Renter the expenses incurred in rectifying the matter.

Return of the Boat

The boat must be returned to the Company at the end of the cruise and vacated at the agreed time and place as shown on the Booking Confirmation. The Company reserves the right to recover from the Renter any expenses, which it incurs as a result of late return or non-return of the Boat at the agreed time and place, including the abandonment fee of £700 (in UK) / €1,000 (in the rest of Europe) and CA$1,500 (in Canada) for any Boat not returned to the stated place of disembarkation. All customers must return the boat in a reasonably clean state with the following completed: i) all trash neatly bagged up; ii) all crockery and utensils cleaned and re-stored; iii) beds stripped; iv) decks mopped iiv) Bathrooms and toilets cleaned. If the boat is left in an unsatisfactory condition, the boat’s cleaning fee will be charged to the customer.

Cleaning service: You may pay an additional cleaning fee of US$110 - US$210 dependant on the size of the boat and we will take care of the final cleaning of your boat. In this case all you are asked to do is to bag up your trash & all crockery and utensils cleaned and re-stored.

To allow for additional cleaning, a US$60 supplement per pet is charged to take a maximum of two pets on board our boats. You are required to bring a basket/blanket for pets to sleep on and to refrain from letting pets lie on bedding or settees. Please do not leave pets unattended on your boat. If despite paying the pet cleaning supplement the base manager feels extra cleaning is required on the return of your boat, you will be asked to pay an additional boat cleaning fee.

Fuel Charges & Fuel Deposits

Fuel is charged according to market rates and is subject to fluctuations in diesel prices. At the time of going to press, the hourly fuel charge is £4-£10 (in UK) / €5-€15 (rest of Europe) / $7 – $10 CAD (in Canada) depending on boat type and usage, but could have since changed. Fuel is payable in local currency. In all regions, Our company charges for fuel according to the amount of hours the engine has been running. At the start of your cruise, you will be informed how much the hourly charge will be and the current engine hours on your boat will be agreed and recorded with you.

At the start of your cruise your boat will have a full tank of fuel. Before departing the base you will be required to leave a Fuel Deposit, payable locally in local currency. At the end of your holiday you will either pay an additional fuel cost to cover the amount of fuel actually used, or you will be due a refund if your fuel consumption is less than the deposit paid.

Restricted or Interrupted Cruising

The Company accepts no liability and shall not be bound to make any refund in the event of cruising waters being restricted or the cruise being interrupted as a result of closing waterways for repairs or because of drought or flooding or any other cause beyond the Company’s control.

Force Majeure

We regret we cannot accept responsibility or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contract with you is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to “force majeure.” For purposes of this section, circumstances amounting to force majeure include any event that the Company could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid, including, but not limited to, the destruction or damage of the boat through fire, flood, explosion, storm or weather damage, accident, break-in criminal damage or any other cause outside our control.

Assignment

The Renter shall not assign this agreement or sub-charter the boat without the prior written consent of the Company. The Company may assign its rights to payments under the charter.

Short Comings, Problems or Deficiencies

You must notify the Company prior to embarking on your cruise of any visible damage to the boat. There is responsible for the cost to repair any such visible damage to the boat of which he or she failed to notify the Company. The Renter must notify the Company immediately of any shortcomings, problems or deficiencies with your boat so that remedial action, if appropriate, can be taken. The Company cannot accept any liability in relation to any short comings, problems, deficiencies or claim of whatever nature if you fail to notify the Company of any complaint or claim during your vacation and write to the Company within 14 days of the end of your vacation.

Complaint Process/Limitation of Remedies

If the Renter has cause for complaint you must in the first instance inform the office at the base from where you started your vacation who will endeavor the problem to your satisfaction. If your complaint cannot be resolved locally, please make note of your points and when you return home write to the appropriate booking office. Complaints not made within 28 days at the end of your vacation will not be entertained. Under no circumstances will the level compensation exceed the amount of monies paid to our company.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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Member Since Jun 2018

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