Canal boat holidays in Franche Comté

Hiring a self-drive canal boat in Franche Comté offers something for everyone.
Located at the meeting point of the River Doubs, the River Saône and the Canal de Bourgogne, the Nicols base at Dole has an abundance of boating holiday itineraries to choose from.

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Hire a canal boat in Franche Comté

Located between Alsace, Burgundy and Switzerland, the Franche Comté region of France offers more than 300kms of waterways to discover by canal boat. No previous experience or a licence is needed for our boating holidays.

Our boating holiday itineraries are in an area that boasts beautiful natural landscapes while at the same time offers typical French villages and some remarkable historic cities that include Dole, Besançon and Gray.

The Franche Comté is ideal for families too. You’ll find waterparks and beaches, tree top assault courses, zoos and historic caves to explore.

Whether it’s a short break or longer holiday the one thing we’re sure of is that you’ll have an unforgettable boating holiday!


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Canal boat hire on the river Doubs, the canal du Rhône au Rhin and the river Saône

Nicols has a fleet of stylish canal boats available to rent from the base at Dole, the former capital of the region. Our base is located on the stretch of waterway that links the Canal du Rhône au Rhin and the River Doubs.

If you are new to boating holidays then we would suggest you look at cruising itineraries that are on the wide, winding and quiet River Saône. If you’ve hired a canal boat before and have some experience then why not try a boating holiday itinerary on the meandering and captivating River Doubs.