Canal boat holidays in Loire Nivernais Valley

Discover the famous wine region of Loire Nivernais with a boating holiday in the heart of France. Sample renowned wines from Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire and see impressive structures such as the Eiffel designed canal bridge at Briare.

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Hire a canal boat in the Loire Valley

A boating holiday in the Loire Valley sees you navigate on the beautiful waterways of Canal de Briare, the Canal latéral à la Loire and the splendid Canal du Nivernais. Be charmed by life on the waterways as you gently flow peacefully between charming villages and past hills and forests.

At only two hours or two and a half hours from Paris (depending on which Nicols base chosen) you can be sure of a boating holiday that has something for everyone, including:

  • wine tasting and tours at world famous vineyards.
  • fine cuisine made from renowned local produce.
  • local crafts (pottery, enamels, porcelain) to both watch being made and buy as souvenirs.
  • clean beaches along the River Loire.
  • historical cities such as Charité sur Loire that’s located on the route of St Jacques de Compostela pilgrimage.
  • a visit to Nevers – a city brimming with art and history.
  • remarkable historic sites such as the medieval site of Guédelon.
  • stunning flora and fauna surrounding the waterways.

  • Boating holidays on the Loire

Hire a canal boat on the canal de Briare, le canal latéral à la loire, le canal du Nivernais

The Nicols base at Plagny is located just a few kilometres from Nevers and offers boating holidays on the Canal latéral à la Loire or the famous Canal du Nivernais.