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Great Canal Cruise in Nivernais, France for 6 person

Canal Boat
49 ft
6 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Experience an unique and memorable cruising vacation in Nivernais, France! Book this 49 feet "Vision 2" Canal Boat f or up to 6 person. Rate starts at $1,551 USD per night and a preferred minimum rental of 7 nights.

Rate:

• $1,551 USD per night (7 nights minimum)

What is included in the rates?

• Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment
• A fully equipped kitchen
• Towels and linen for all passengers
• A boat handling demonstration prior to departure
• Technical support
• On-board maps and visitor information
• Passage through locks

What is not included in the rates?

• Optional vacation extras
• Boat damage waiver
• Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour
• Travel to and from the base(s)
• Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc)
• Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
• Food and drink

What You Can Expect:

About Burgundy: Nivernais & Loire
Unwind and delight in the scenic valleys of Nivernais & Loire

Stately châteaux, colorful gardens, flourishing vineyards, medieval villages and larger Roman towns create an idyllic landscape for boating in the Nivernais & Loire Valleys. Let yourself meander through beautiful valleys, take the bikes for a spin and enjoy some of the world-class wines these regions are famous for.

Wine Tasting

Take a tour of the Chablis wine district in the Nivernais or the famous Sancerre vineyards of the Loire! Particular viticultural highlights include the vineyards of Tannay, the Domaine Bernaert wine cellars in Accolay and the Maison des Sancerre which provides a full breakdown on the 300 vineyards in the area.

History & Heritage

The Nivernais & Loire region is famous for its ancient cathedral cities and medieval villages. See the Cathedral of St. Etienne in Sens and the Basilique du Sacre Coeur in Paray-le-Monial! The gardens of the Château du Pont Chevron in Ouzouer-sur-Trezee are also beautiful.

Nature Lovers

In the Nivernais & Loire, you'll find unspoilt countryside rich in wildlife. Colourful flowers grow wild on the banks. More than 180 species of birds call the waters home. Grey herons, kingfishers, wagtails and kites are amongst them. Trek in beautiful Vaudeurs, a bird-watcher's heaven!

Cycling

Bicycle tours are great just about everywhere in the Nivernais & Loire! The Voie Verte cycle path on the Canal du Nivernais runs for 180 kilometres (112 miles). It's well kept and very beautiful!

Gastronomy

Fine restaurants can be found throughout the Nivernais & Loire, a Mecca for French gastronomy. La Madeleine, a 1-star Michelin-rated eatery in Sens, serves foie gras with blackcurrants. In Joigny, you'll find La Côte St. Jacques (2 stars from Michelin) with a superb view over the River Yonne.

Route suggestions

To help you get an idea of how far you can travel in the time you have, here's a selection of routes to and from our bases in this region. You dont have to stop at all the places listed or follow the route exactly. So long as you return your boat to your end base by the date you've booked - you're free to enjoy your cruise however you like. For a comfortable pace, allowing you time to regularly stop and explore, we'd recommend an average of 2 - 4 hours cruising each day.

Châtillon-sur-Loire RETURN via Briare & Montargis

Set off down the scenic Canal latéral à la Loire from Châtillon-sur-Loire for the historic villages of Briare and Montargis. Pass under stately bridges and marvel at the rolling green countryside. Experience Europe’s longest aqueduct near Briare, a true wonder of engineering and a highlight of your cruise in the Loire Valley!

• 30hr(s) of cruising
• 122.00km
• 62 locks
• 7 nights

Great to see Nivernais & Loire

Auxerre

Auxerre is the largest city of the area, steeped in history and bustling with markets, shops and French pâtisseries. You will enjoy exploring the old winding streets with its traditional French timbered buildings, shopping, dining out and visiting the impressive cathedral and churches which dominate the skyline on your approach.

Clamecy

Welcome to Clamecy, a beautiful and flower-filled city. Come here and discover sights like the pretty City Hall, or the gothic church Saint-Martin and its great tower. Take a walk as well to see the church Notre-Dame-De-Bethléem.

Montargis

Montargis is one of the largest villages in the area. A typically French flower-lined village, with old timbered houses along the canal. Take the time to visit the impressive Sainte-Madelaine church, and the ruins of the great Castle of Montargis.

Sancerre

Sancerre offers a beautiful scenery with plentiful vineyards overlooking the Loire. In this lovely town, you will have the chance to visit the remains of the former Castle of Sancerre, which was destroyed by the King after a religious war.

Nevers

Nevers is one of the biggest cities in the area and it's full of history and sights to see. Come and discover vestiges of different periods, like the medieval Porte du Croux, the huge Cathedral Saint-Cyr, or the impressive Palais des Ducs that you may visit. It's a perfect place to discover a part of France's history and heritage.

Migennes

Migennes is ideally situated at the head of the Canal de Bourgogne, the Rivers Yonne and Armançon. Here, you will walk with pleasure into the green public spaces, or along the flower-lined streets. Take time to see the pretty church, Christ-Roi.

Gurgy

This mooring is great for perhaps your first overnight stop - pleasant and secure, with a well tended path you can easily cycle along to stretch your legs. Take time to see the church St André , fortified in the 13th century, and ancient postal stage, the barrage and the fish ladder. The chateau here was destroyed by fire in 1979.

Vincelles-Vincelottes

Welcome to Vincelles-Vincelottes, a pretty village worth visiting for its good restaurants downtown, particularly if you enjoy the tasty wine of the region. There are also a number of walking paths on the edge of town.

Vermenton

In this pretty little village, take time to visit the church from the twelfth century and the Tour of Meridian and its sundial. Have a walk downtown into the winding streets to discover the old wash basin that people used here decades ago. On the outskirts of town, the views along the verdant vineyards are a real treat to see.

Pregilbert

Pregilbert is a quiet hamlet. Moor here, walk downtown and see the old Roman church on the outskirts of town. It's a perfect place for a peaceful walk.

Mailly-Le-Château

Welcome to Mailly-Le-Château, a quiet and friendly town. Find the beautiful hiking paths on the outskirts of the town, especially La terasse, leading you to places with wonderful views over the valley.

Chatel-Censoir

Welcome to this peaceful and inviting village. In Chatel-Censoir, you will enjoy exploring the 15th century church, the natural landscapes all around, and the good restaurants.

Tannay

Tannay is a pretty little village that has existed for centuries. After it was destroyed during the 14th century, people decided to build fortifications around it and they can still be seen today.

Chatillon-en Bazois

Chatillon-en Bazois is the biggest town between Decize and Tannay. The Château de Chatillon, one of the oldest belonging to the Count of Nevers, dates from the 12th century and must have been an impressive fortress. Unfortunately, you can't visit inside. But it is still beautiful to see.

Cercy-La-Tour

In Cercy-La-Tour, visit the old settlement situated on a rocky outcrop 201 meters above the valley. It offers good views over the valleys of the Aron, the Alène, Canne and the Nivernais Canal. Also check out the towers of the castle, dating from the 13th century. Downtown, the Saint-Roman church is one of the oldest in the region.

Decize

Situated at the junction of the Canal du Nivernais and the Canal Latéral à la Loire, and at the confluence of the Rivers Loire and the Aron, Decize is an interesting town to visit, and is full of history. Walk along the charming winding streets and discover the old fortified walls and the ruins of the Castle Decize. Visit the beautiful church Saint-Aré and marvel at the view over the Loire from the huge old bridge.

Tanlay

Tanlay is a small charming village that is beautifully constructed in an old style. Come here to discover the architecture of the Castle of Tanlay, built in the seventeenth century. The abbey of Quincy is also a famous destination worth a visit.

Joigny

A beautiful and typical French city, Joigny is a really nice place to moor. Discover a town full of history with many beautiful buildings like the Château des Gondi. Joigny is also surrounded by vineyards, which offer wonderful countryside views.

Sens

Sens is one of the biggest towns in the area. With a rich past, Sens is very pleasant to visit, especially the downtown area which boasts old timbered houses and winding streets. The Cathedral, with its galleries underground, is also interesting.

Montereau-Fault-Yonne

Montereau-Fault-Yonne is a town rich in history. Discover the town where Jean sans Peur, one of the most important Burgundy Duc, was betrayed by the king. Take a walk in this interesting town and visit the church Notre-Dame-De-Saint-Loup. The town was also marked by its industrial faïence past, which is why you'll find a faïence museum in town.

Saint-Mammès

Enter Saint-Mammès, a beautiful town surrounded by nature. Discover beautiful and preserved places like the Clos gardens or the Bois Prieur forest on the edge of town. It's a quiet and pretty place to moor.

Nemours

Although the town was burned down in 1358 during the Hundred Years War, it prospered in the centuries which followed. Nemours offers several buildings of interest, including the bridge which was built in 1804 and inaugurated by Pope Pius VII en-route to crown the emperor Napoleon. The chateau and the church in the town date back to the 12th century and are a joy to visit.

Rogny-les-sept-ecluses

Rogny-les-sept-ecluses was a strategical point on the map back in the day. That's why King Henri IV decided to build a huge set of seven locks there to enable maritime trade. It worked for two centuries, but has now become a monument to the past that you may admire during your stop in this peaceful village.

Briare

Approaching Briare, you will cross the longest canal-bridge of Europe, built with the help of Gustave Eiffel. The church Saint-Etienne-de-Briare, built in the byzantine style, is a treat to visit and take time to walk along the old canal; the verdant banks are just gorgeous.

Chatillon-sur-Loire

Enjoy the beautiful countryside all around Chatillon-sur-Loire, plus wander downtown and visit the beautiful church that dominates the city. You can try fishing in the river, or if you prefer a bike ride, there are several good cycle paths to explore.

La-Charité-su-Loire

La-Charité-su-Loire is a wonderful city with many ancient buildings. You will enjoy visiting the impressive Church Notre-Dame-de-la-Charité-sur-Loire as well as the well-preserved battlements on the outskirts of town. In the center, enjoy the unique view over the Loire on the Old Bridge.

Gannay-sur-Loire

Gannay-sur-Loire was an important port of the Loire in days gone by. Here, you can see the 17th century houses in the village - the house called Bardets is listed for it's polychrome bricks. You can also visit the famous Poterie Boucard, which makes a range of goods including animal sculptures, pots and more.

Dompierre-sur-besbre

The town of Dompierre is sited on a hill above the port. Although smal, it is attractively laid out with squares and avenues. A good place to have a drink on a terrace overlooking the canal.

Digoin

Situated on the River Loire and at the confluence of the Arroux and the Bourbince, the town is closely associated with the river. Being at the junction of these navigable waterways, it has been an important trading town since the middle ages.

Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial is a pretty typical town, where you will enjoy having a walk across the winding streets, to discover the treasures of the village, like the basilica du Sacré-Coeur, or the impressive City Hall. The Place Lamartine is also a nice place to see.

What To Expect Onboard

Vision 2 combines our very best technology, including joystick maneuverability, making it as easy to handle as a car. Discover our most luxurious boat, equipped with a gorgeous saloon at the front for you to enjoy your cruise with glorious wide-open views. On the Vision 2, there are two staterooms with full-size twin beds that convert to doubles, plus there’s a fold-down bed in one cabin and a convertible settee in the saloon, making the boat ideal for families and friends.

Interior & Saloon

• All interior spaces of the Vision 2 were designed to provide maximum light. Soft color tones, a modern décor, and an eye for functionality make the boat a pleasure for cruising
• The interior is modern and spacious, tastefully furnished and equipped
• The interior steering position is a real plus in rainy weather, and maintains excellent visibility thanks to the open view at the front of the boat
• The luxurious kitchen/galley is fully equipped for preparing gourmet feasts or simple meals

Cabins & Bathrooms

• Vision 2 has two cabins. One is particularly impressive in size with plenty of room to move about. Both rooms have regular-sized comfortable beds, which can be arranged as either one double or two singles
• En-suite bathroom facilities in each cabin offer showers, sinks, and electric-flush toilets
• Each room has its own thermostat to control individual cabin heating and air conditioning
• There's so much space onboard. Full-standing headroom of 6 feet 5 inches (2 meters), plus level flooring makes moving around the boat effortless
• Lots of storage space available
• Fold-down beds in the cabins are only suitable for child or teenager

Sundeck & Features

• Steering from the sundeck is fantastic, affording the skipper excellent 360 visibility in locks or when mooring - while still enjoying the sun
• The Vision 2 is equipped with a collapsible sun canopy (also called bimini) for cruising in bright sunshine
• For entertaining and alfresco dining in style, there's a barbecue hot plate, drink fridge, sink, and cupboard

Specification

• Water Tank: 1500 L
• Water draft (bottom of boat to water line): 0.85 m
• Max. Headroom: 2 m
• Length: 14.97 m
• Fuel Tank: 450L
• Engine Type: Diesel
• Width: 4.3 m
• Air draft (height of boat from water):4.65 m

Vacation Extras

We offer a range of optional extras to make you holiday more relaxing, comfortable and fun. You can add them to your initial booking, or you can add them on any time afterwards. You can even purchase them at the base when you arrive.

Extras Package - a bundle of our top extras

• Engine hours charge - which covers diesel to power the engine and onboard heating, gas for cooking and engine wear and tear. This is otherwise charged locally at the end of your vacation.
• Non-refundable Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) - to significantly reduce the refundable damage deposit (and thus your liability) which is collected locally before your start your vacation.
• Boat cleaning - so you don't have to spend your evening cleaning the boat. Just bag up your trash and wash the dishes.
• Rental of one bike - ideal to collect your morning bread or for exploring the coutryside to discover the countryside

Please contact us for more details

Barbecues

• Available in one size only and is suitable for up to 8 people.

Groceries

• Sundowner Pack
• Starter Pack

Please note: Grocery Packs must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of your departure date, otherwise availability cannot be guaranteed.

Bike Rental

Please note: Bikes are not available to rent in Scotland, but our base team can put you in touch with local rental companies should you wish to explore the Highlands on two wheels.

Early Boarding and Late Check Out

Early Boarding enables you to collect your boat between 11am - 12pm, or from 2pm on the first day (instead of 4pm). Late Check-out means you can return your boat by 12pm on the last day (instead of 9am).

Please note: Owing to operational constraints, it sometimes may not be possible to offer this service.

WIFI

A 3G Mini router, which uses SFR Mobile Broadband, provides internet access wherever there is a mobile phone signal. Each unit can have a maximum of five devices connected at any one time. Signal speeds can vary depending on location and local coverage. Download limit of 5GB (4000mb) per week.

Deck Cushions

Why not rent a pack of deck cushions for extra comfort while you cruise? They also double up as sunbathing matresses!

Ecological Cleaning Pack

Help us preserve the waterways for future enjoyment by purchasing a pack of eco-friendly cleaning products which come in a ecological cotton bag. The pack includes: Ecological disinfectant spray, ecological kitchen spray, washing-up liquid, sponge, box of matches.

Cleaning Service

After a relaxing vacation, you probably don’t want to spend your last evening cleaning the boat. So why not pre-book our cleaning service and let us take care of the final clean of your boat. Then all you have to do is wash the dishes and bag up your trash. For details about the condition your boat should be returned in,

Special Occasion Gift Basket

If you are celebrating a special birthday or occasion, you can pre-order one of our beautifully presented gift baskets, full of local delicacies and regional specialities. It will be waiting for you on board when you arrive

Bring your Dog!

A boating adventure is the perfect kind of vacation to take your four-legged friend on. A maximum of two dogs are welcome on board each boat. A pet cleaning supplement applies.

Parking

If you are traveling to your start base by car, you can add parking onto your booking as an optional extra. Most bases have on-site parking. Some offer parking in a secure compound and a few of our bases offer undercover parking too.

Car Transfers

If you are doing a one-way cruise (i.e. returning your boat to a different base), we can transfer your car from your departure base to your end base.

Please note: Car transfers are available for a charge, must be pre-booked before departure and are subject to availability

Compulsory Costs

• Engine Hours
• Boat Damage Protection
• Lock Fees
• One-way supplement
• Mooring fees

Details

  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 49 ft

Specs

  • Wi-Fi
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • CD Player
  • Center Cockpit
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head

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