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Self-drive Houseboat in Brittany, France (2 berth)

  • 8days
  • France

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8-day Houseboat Holiday in Brittany, France

Boat for 2 x guests in double cabin with ensuite. (space for 2 x guests sleeping in living area)

Explore a land of magic and mystery, rich in colour and traditions with a boating holiday in Brittany crusing the canal from Nantes to Brest. Enjoy historical treasures and remarkable natural sites: Josselin with its magnificent castle reflected in the water, Malestroit and its 15th century houses, the craftsmen village of Gacilly, Redon, founded in 832 or Blain with its traditinal popular arts museum.

The river Vilaine takes you to Rennes, the capital of Brittany, and on to Dinan with its surrounding ramparts and quaint village dating back to the 13th century. 

Following the Erdre river you will pass fantastic golf courses, and count 17 chateaux within just 15 km of waterways on this stretch. In 2 hours of locks free cruising you will be at the heart of Nantes and all its treasures: cathedral St Pierre, the chateau of the Dukes of Brittany, the Pommeraye passage, musuem of fine arts, the machines of the Ile, and more.

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 2 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 1000 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 50 EUR, inside 100 EUR (total clean 150 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 430 EUR)

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

Price is calculated for 2 guests. Boat hire is 2 x individual price

Slow Tours offers a number of other Houseboat Holidays in Europe

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 Brittany, explore a land of magic and mystery - 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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Nicols Erdre river

An unforgettable houseboat holiday Our boating holiday on the Brittany canals was an unforgettable experience. Navigating on the Canal de Nantes à Brest was so relaxing and going through the manual locks was very easy too.

Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Sep 17 2022 Sep 24 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 1,002€
Sep 24 2022 Oct 01 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 776€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 08 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 776€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 15 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 776€
Oct 15 2022 Oct 22 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 776€
Oct 22 2022 Oct 29 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 776€
Oct 29 2022 Nov 05 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 776€
Nov 05 2022 Nov 12 2022 2 Single rooms 0€
Double rooms 776€
Mar 18 2023 Mar 25 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Mar 25 2023 Apr 01 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Apr 01 2023 Apr 08 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Apr 08 2023 Apr 15 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Apr 15 2023 Apr 22 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Apr 22 2023 Apr 29 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Apr 29 2023 May 06 2023 2 Single rooms 1,030€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 06 2023 May 13 2023 2 Single rooms 1,030€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 13 2023 May 20 2023 2 Single rooms 1,030€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 20 2023 May 27 2023 2 Single rooms 1,030€
Double rooms 1,030€
May 27 2023 Jun 03 2023 2 Single rooms 1,030€
Double rooms 1,030€
Jun 03 2023 Jun 10 2023 2 Single rooms 1,088€
Double rooms 1,088€
Jun 10 2023 Jun 17 2023 2 Single rooms 1,088€
Double rooms 1,088€
Jun 17 2023 Jun 24 2023 2 Single rooms 1,088€
Double rooms 1,088€
Jun 24 2023 Jul 01 2023 2 Single rooms 1,182€
Double rooms 1,182€
Jul 01 2023 Jul 08 2023 2 Single rooms 1,182€
Double rooms 1,182€
Jul 08 2023 Jul 15 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Jul 08 2023 Jul 15 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Jul 15 2023 Jul 22 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Jul 22 2023 Jul 29 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Jul 22 2023 Jul 29 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Jul 22 2023 Jul 29 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Jul 29 2023 Aug 05 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Aug 05 2023 Aug 12 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Aug 12 2023 Aug 19 2023 2 Single rooms 1,263€
Double rooms 1,263€
Aug 19 2023 Aug 26 2023 2 Single rooms 1,182€
Double rooms 1,182€
Aug 26 2023 Sep 02 2023 2 Single rooms 1,088€
Double rooms 1,088€
Sep 02 2023 Sep 09 2023 2 Single rooms 1,088€
Double rooms 1,088€
Sep 09 2023 Sep 16 2023 2 Single rooms 1,030€
Double rooms 1,030€
Sep 16 2023 Sep 23 2023 2 Single rooms 1,030€
Double rooms 1,030€
Sep 23 2023 Sep 30 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Sep 30 2023 Oct 07 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Oct 07 2023 Oct 14 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Oct 14 2023 Oct 21 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Oct 21 2023 Oct 28 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Oct 28 2023 Nov 04 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€
Nov 04 2023 Nov 11 2023 2 Single rooms 796€
Double rooms 796€

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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