France Boating Holidays and River Cruises
Use the Boat Availability Search to find the best boat for your French boating holiday. You can do separate searches for each style of boat - cruiser boats or penichette boats.
To help you choose, follow the links below for guides to boating holidays in France, luxury hotel barges on French canals and rivers, and river cruise ship holidays on River Seine and Rhone.
We offer over 800 hire boats for French boating holidays. Choose your size of boat from 2-12 people, its level of luxury, and the steering position. Boat bases throughout France - cruise the famous Canal du Midi, the wine regions of Burgundy, the unique Camargue, rural Brittany and more.
See the cruiser boat holiday map of France
Choose from over 400 French built Penichette self-drive boats in different styles and specifications. Penichette holiday bases on the major canals and rivers of France - the unique Canal du Midi, treasures of Burgundy, historic Anjou and Aquitaine, forested Alsace, the Camargue and more.
See the Penichette boat holiday map of France
These typical working barges on the canals and rivers of France have been converted to luxury small floating hotels. With only 6 to 12 passengers, the hotel barges offer full service and gourmet catering on a choice of cruises including Burgundy wine routes and the Midi.
More about French hotel boat holidays
The river cruise ship takes around 150 passengers, and offers dining and relaxation with full crew and service. These ships travel France's major rivers - cruise the River Rhone through Provence or cruise the River Seine to Paris and Normandy. We also offer a range of short city cruise breaks in Paris.