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Self-drive Houseboat Camargue France (8 berth)

  • 8days
  • France

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8-berth Houseboat Holiday in the Camargue, France

Boat for 8 x guests in 4 x cabins with ensuites. (space for 2 x guests sleeping in living area)

The Camargue is packed with bustling Crusader ports, sandy beaches and some of the richest flora and fauna in Europe. The south of France enjoys warm sunshine for most of the year and with only a few locks makes it ideal for first time cruisers.

Visit Aigues-Mortes, the fortified medieval town from the 13th century and starting point of the first crusades of King Louis IX, and the famous salt marshes that have surrounded the city since the Middle Ages. Elsewhere enjoy the Mediterranean beaches at Grau du Roi, Palavas-les-Flots, Grande Motte or in Carnon.

See the Camargue's wild horses and bulls, flamingos and an abundance of exceptional flora and fauna. Taste the oysters from Bouzigues, savour a glass of Picpoul or Frontignan Muscat, discover the treasures of the Abbey of Maguelone or Saint-Gilles by road to visit Saint Jacques de Compostela. Last but not least, explore the city of Sete, a maritime town set at the opening of the Etang de Thau lagoon.

Included in your houseboat holiday:

  • Your boat for 8 x days (Saturday to Saturday or any other day except Sunday, subject to availability) excellent well-crafted boat with a capacity of 8 guests (room for 2 x visitors sleeping in living area). Departure is between 3-6pm Saturdays; return your boat between 8-9am the following Saturday. For other possibilities of extended days, shorter breaks and weekends, bigger or smaller boats - please contact our office: [email protected] 
  • Captain's handbook: preparation and advice for a trouble free cruise from start to finish
  • Navigation chart: vital for a well-organised cruise. In it you will find the location of locks, water fill-up points, places of interest etc. 
  • Base location map: instructions for locating your departure base easily
  • Navigation instruction: video giving advice for the navigation and security instructions to live aboard your cruiser.
  • Boat equipment, all equipment necessary for navigation
  • Boat insurance
  • Instructions on navigating the waterways and your temporary boat licence
  • Breakdown assistance available 7 days per week during base operating hours
  • Inventory: a list of all interior and exterior equipment
  • Crockery etc. enough for everybody on board
  • Bedding: sheets, blankets or duvets, pillows and pillow cases
  • Hotel package: Cleaning price, Set of towels for each passenger, Kitchen towels kit

Not included:

  • Boat fuel: you start with a full tank (All consumables such as oil, fuel, gas etc. used are included in your charge. All cruisers are fitted with a meter which is read on your departure and on your return. The number of hours of engine fuel used will be invoiced according to the rate displayed at the base. On average between 30-60 EUR per day.)
  • A bond of 2000 EUR (repaid to you at the end of your cruise if the boat and its equipment are brought back clean, in good condition and undamaged, at the time and place agreed on)
  • Waterways guide: 25 EUR
  • Barbecue rental: 40 EUR
  • Power converter rental 12/220v: 10 EUR
  • Wifi on board: 50 EUR
  • Deck mattress: 10 EUR each: comfortable and foldable mattress for relaxing on theroof or front deck of your boat
  • Bikes 40 EUR each
  • One-way cruise: from 150 EUR (not available in all regions, and charge is according to distance for recovery between the bases)
  • Final cleaning (required) internal and external at end of cruise: outside 80 EUR, inside 170 EUR (total clean 250 EUR)

Option for 'all inclusive' package:

  • Fuel package + cleaning price
  • Waterways map
  • Set of towels for each passenger
  • Kitchen towels kit
  • 2 x bikes
  • May be collected and paid on arrival (from 850 EUR) *subject to fuel rates at the time*

Please check with our office for availability of boats and for the dates you require: [email protected]

Slow Tours offers a number of other Houseboat Holidays in Europe

Price is calculated for 8 x guests. Total boat hire is 8 x individual price.

Ask us about your houseboat hire: departures any day except Sunday; boats available from 2-10 guests; boats available in other parts of France, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary and Portugal: find the right boat and location for you at [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Day 1 is for getting familiar with your boat, stocking up with food and maybe doing a short drive before resting for the night

  • Day 2

    Hey! Day 2-7 is your choice! Make your own plan.... Begin your adventure now!

    Self-drive holiday houseboats in the beautiful Camargue, see the white horses, wild bulls and flamingos - enjoy 7 relaxing, peaceful days on a boat, your pace, your choice of destination.

    Day 8: Your boat should be returned to the base where you picked it up between 8-9 am, unless arrangements have been made for a one-way trip.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 24 2022 Oct 01 2022 8 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 449€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 08 2022 8 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 449€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 15 2022 8 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 449€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 22 2022 8 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 449€
Oct 22 2022 Oct 29 2022 8 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 449€
Oct 29 2022 Nov 05 2022 8 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 449€
Nov 05 2022 Nov 12 2022 8 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 449€
Mar 18 2023 Mar 25 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Mar 25 2023 Apr 01 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Apr 01 2023 Apr 08 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Apr 08 2023 Apr 15 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Apr 15 2023 Apr 22 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Apr 22 2023 Apr 29 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Apr 29 2023 May 06 2023 8 Single rooms 648€
Double rooms 648€
May 06 2023 May 13 2023 8 Single rooms 648€
Double rooms 648€
May 13 2023 May 20 2023 8 Single rooms 648€
Double rooms 648€
May 20 2023 May 27 2023 8 Single rooms 648€
Double rooms 648€
May 27 2023 Jun 03 2023 8 Single rooms 648€
Double rooms 648€
Jun 03 2023 Jun 10 2023 8 Single rooms 685€
Double rooms 685€
Jun 10 2023 Jun 17 2023 8 Single rooms 685€
Double rooms 685€
Jun 17 2023 Jun 24 2023 8 Single rooms 685€
Double rooms 685€
Jun 24 2023 Jul 01 2023 8 Single rooms 745€
Double rooms 745€
Jul 01 2023 Jul 08 2023 8 Single rooms 745€
Double rooms 745€
Jul 08 2023 Jul 15 2023 8 Single rooms 797€
Double rooms 797€
Jul 15 2023 Jul 22 2023 8 Single rooms 797€
Double rooms 797€
Jul 22 2023 Jul 29 2023 8 Single rooms 797€
Double rooms 797€
Jul 29 2023 Aug 05 2023 8 Single rooms 797€
Double rooms 797€
Aug 05 2023 Aug 12 2023 8 Single rooms 797€
Double rooms 797€
Aug 12 2023 Aug 19 2023 8 Single rooms 797€
Double rooms 797€
Aug 19 2023 Aug 26 2023 8 Single rooms 745€
Double rooms 745€
Aug 26 2023 Sep 02 2023 8 Single rooms 685€
Double rooms 685€
Sep 02 2023 Sep 09 2023 8 Single rooms 685€
Double rooms 685€
Sep 09 2023 Sep 16 2023 8 Single rooms 648€
Double rooms 648€
Sep 16 2023 Sep 23 2023 8 Single rooms 648€
Double rooms 648€
Sep 23 2023 Sep 30 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Sep 30 2023 Oct 07 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Oct 07 2023 Oct 14 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Oct 14 2023 Oct 21 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Oct 21 2023 Oct 28 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Oct 28 2023 Nov 04 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€
Nov 04 2023 Nov 11 2023 8 Single rooms 500€
Double rooms 500€

Car rental in France

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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Shows in English in Paris: Paris offers a wide variety of shows accessible to English-speakers. One-man shows, classic & modern theatre, musicals, cabarets and more are all performed in the city every night. You can get the full programme of shows in Paris to fit your city break dates by emailing [email protected]

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