If you’re looking for the perfect way to discover the heritage and history of France and Europe, boat rental from Nicols can be like a time-travelling voyage. Step off your canal boat and step back in time as you discover castles, architectural treasures, characterful cities, religious landmarks and remarkable monuments.
There are many routes to choose for a boating holiday steeped in heritage. Sail by Strasbourg and stop to see its Grande Île which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can find another in the Franche Comté region where the 17th century Besançon citadel is considered to be one of the finest heritage sites in France. At Nancy in the Alsace region, you won’t want to miss the famous Place des Ducs-de-bar, and on the River Erdre in Brittany you can sail by an incredible 17 castles in just 15km.
Wherever your boating holiday takes you, you will never be far from a mixture of famous and lesser-known historical treasures
With canal boat hire from Nicols, your adventure is not just on the water. There are so many places to stop and explore the surroundings with charming villages, historic monuments and historic sites within easy reach by foot, bike or taxi.
"As two lovers of beautiful buildings, it was such a pleasure to sail through the Lot Valley. The medieval village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the castle of Cénevières overlooking the river and the heritage treasures of Cahors ... were sights to behold!"
Bertrand and Séverine – 46 and 43 years old.
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With canal boat hire from Nicols, you set the pace, choosing your stops and planning visits that interest you most. What better way to discover treasures and make your own treasured memories?