You don't need sea legs to enjoy a charming cruise on French canals. After a short introductory course, you'll earn your captain's stripes and be the only skipper on board, planning your route and choosing your ports of call as you see fit.
Self-drive boat rental is an ideal vacation for families and friends, the boats are comfortable and easy to handle. The engine size is limited so that no "pilot's" license is required. They are designed to give you the maximum comfort and space.
Our friendly and experienced team are here to assist and provide valuable free advice, plus the most competitive quotes.
For Self Drive cruises, France Cruises has partnered with a 100% French manufacturer and boat rental company: Nicols. Nicols shipyard had become one of the leading French companies in the river tourism sector with 21 models of boat divided into 5 ranges. Nicols develops its fleet in line with its customers' desires. At present, Nicols' fleet is comprised of almost 500 units originating from its shipyard in Cholet (Maine et Loire) and spread out over the 21 NICOLS departure bases.