Location bateau habitable
Boating Vacations on Canals of France

Boating Vacations sur la Charente

1 couple

This boat is part of the range "Summer." This houseboat without a license is the perfect compromise between the series Sedan (famous for its living space with its large rear terrace on the ground floor) and Grand Confort series ...
The "small pool" is also suitable for the range ESTIVALE.
1 cabin : 1 double bed + convertible into a double berth
1 bathroom /electric WC
saloon area 8 m² : 220 LITRE fridge-freezer ; 2-ring hob - Oven - 750 litre
water tank
diesel engine
300 litre fuel tank
autonomy 15 days
Other equipments : shower and bathing ladders. Electrical connector 220 V. in bord.
Radio / CD / TV.

Price list

Table for region : Franche-Comte vosges, Loire valley, Charente, Brittany, Burgundy-Nivernais, Aquitaine, Maine-Anjou, Alsace-Lorraine,
Periode 2022
Price for Week
from 24/9 to 6/11
1 361 Euros
from 10/9 to 23/9
1 814 Euros
from 27/8 to 9/9
1 928 Euros
from 20/8 to 26/8
2 109 Euros
from 9/7 to 19/8
2 268 Euros
Prices 2022.
If the cruise is on two periods, the calculation will be pro rata of the day in each period.

To be consulted

The price include :

  • • Boat hire,
    • Boat equipment, crockery and linen for bed (sheets and duvets)
    • Boat insurance
    • Navigation Instruction
    • Technical help : available 7 days a week

The price not included :

• Fuel, gas and other consumables will be charged to the hirer at the relevant hourly rate,
• Personal Insurance
• Fee for a cruise on the Lot River (Cahors) : 80 euros
• Bike hire,
• Garage or car park,
• Insurance (Optional) :
FORMULA 1 (5% amount of the no discounted hiring price) = cancellation of your stay (Minimum 50 Euros per cruise)
FORMULA 2 (5% amount of the no discounted hiring price) = interruption of your cruise; waiver 1/2 boat deposit; individual accidents (Minimum 50 Euros per a boat <10m, 70€ for a boat between 10m and 13m, 90€ >13 m for a stay from 1 to 7 days)
• Fluvial guide: 27 euros
• Deposit for final cleaning (150 eurs for the boats -10m; 200€ euros for the boats from 10m to 13m and 250 euros for the boats +13m),
• Security deposit for the boat (1000€ euros for the boats -10m, 1500€ euros for the boats from 10m to 13m and 2000 euros for the boats +13m),
• Extra charge for pets: 40 euros/pet
Optional services to regulate at the departure base:
  • •Optionnal extras payable on the spot:
    Final cleaning:
    for boats under 10m: 150 euros
    for 10m-13m boats : 200 euros
    for 13m boats and more : 250 euros
    Bike rental for adult: 40 Euros/week
    Bike rental for child: 35 euros/week.
    Maxi 4 bicycles on board
    Baby seat rental : 10 euros
    • Car park: 40 Euros/week (private but not supervised) ; not available in Port Lauragais (Canal du Midi)
    Garage: 50 Euros/week (in some ports)
    • Bath towels kit: 12 Euros (1 glove, 1 towel, 1 bath towel)
    • Kitchen towels kit: 4 Euros (1 hand towel, 2 dishcloth)
    • Innkeeper KIT includes the cleaning service + Kitchen towels kit + Bathroom towels kit (1 kit/person) ; price: between 190€ and 320€ according the boat
    • Converter rental: 12v/220V: 10 Euros
    • Pets : 40 Euros/pet
    • wifi 10 Go : 50 euros (Except Lübz in Germany)
    • Gas barbecue : 40€/week
    • Deck matress: 10 euros
    • One-way supplement : one week = 150 Euros (obligatory) This does not include car or crew transfers
    • Car transfer or crew transfer in case of one way : from 100 Euros to 350 Euros
    • Early check-in or late check-out : 80 euros (on request and according to availabilities)
    • Fluvial guide-map : 27 euros (to be booked early in order to receive it before departure). Available only for the France Waterways, in French-English and German.
    • Pool rental (available only in France on some bases): from 189 euros to 328 euros / week depending on the season and the region. Adpatable on all models except Octo Fly and Octo Fly C, Primo, N800 and Riviera. Attention: for the pool on boats of 13 meters and more: compulsory license.

Deposit in guarantee :

  • Cleaning deposit : 150 euros for the boats -10m, 200 euros for the boats between 10m and 13m and 250 euros for the boat more than 13m
    Deposit for boats -10 m : 1000 euros
    Deposit for boats between 10m and 13m : 1500 euros
    Deposit for boats more 13m : 2000 euros
    It covers the insurance franchise, loss of hire and boat cleaning if this has not been done. This sum will be repaid to you at the end of your cruise if the boat and its equipment are brought back clean, in good
    condition and undamaged, at the time and place agreed on.
    Insurance is described more fully in our general rental conditions. Please ask for the application form.
    All the consumable (oils, diesel oil, gas...) used during your stay are included in this forfeit. When you set off the tank will have been filled, giving you selfsufficiency for 10 to 14 days (depending on the type of boat). All our cruisers are fitted with a meter which is read on your departure and on your return. The number of hours of engine fuel use will be invoiced according to the rate displayed at the base (More or less 30 to 60 Euros per day).
    Two way cruises offer you the chance to enjoy and experience a wide variety of landscapes from very different angles. However, we can offer you one-way cruises in certain regions. One-ways may be subject to unforeseen circumstances which can impede their operation. Considered as an additional service, a one way cruise as well as its direction are only confirmed 48 Hours before departure.

Boat equipment Nicols duo

Various equipment available for this boat can vary the base of departure.

2+ 2
coating type
fixed double beds
single bed
double bed convertible into a single bed
sleeping child
couchette transformable
forward cabin
central cabin
aft cabin
lounge convertible
Height Boat :
8,85m x 3,40m
Height Min/Max :
1.88m / 1.90m
Height Cabine :
Height Saloon :
Engine Type :
Moteur diesel
Upper deck :
land electricity supply :
Forward Sundeck :
Steering positions :
Electrical Voltage :
Stereo :
Video :
Ecran DVD
Hob :
Water Capacity :
Fuel Capacity :
Fridge Type :

To book

navigation fluviale

Be the captain of your own boat. Our self-drive barging vacations don't require a boating license or prior experience. It's that simple ! You get on board, and after a navigation instruction, you can fully enjoy your river holidays .

Cruise start and return times 1 week

Boarding :
Landing :
Monday 4PM
Friday 4PM
Saturday 4PM
Monday 9AM
Friday 9AM
Saturday 9AM

Advantages of the company

Offers up to 10% for the short breaks and up to 15% for the one week journey or more.

Special discount for groups : -5% off for 2 boats or -7% for 3 boats and -10% for 4 boats.
For all dates of departure

Special Price for a long journey : -10% on the second week and the following weeks.

Special discount for couple : -10% for boats N900DP, N1000 or N1010 for only 2 people on board

Children discount:
-5% for one child -16 years
-10% for two children or more -16 years

Senior discount:
-5% for one person or more over 65 years for all boats and all durations

Discounts are combinable up to 15%

Tourist information

Departure region sur la Charente : Sireuil,


Rent of boat without license on the Charente.
Large and winding, the river Charente quoted by François the 1st as the most beautiful stream in the Kingdom , runs through the ancient counties of Langoumois and La Saintonge. For 171 km, from Angoulême to the Ocean, the Charente is regulated by 21 locks. The ancient vineyards cover the surrounding hills. Many cellars and distilleries will invite you to taste the famous Cognac or delicious Pineau. Along your cruise, you will find many villages and towns that are testimonies to a rich past such as Angoulême, Fleurac, St Simeux, Châteauneuf, Saint-Simon, Bassac, Jarnac, Saint-Brice, Cognac, Saintes, Saint-Savinien, and Rochefort. In the Charente area, the gastronomy based on seafood is waiting for you along the river with many of its restaurants preparing local specialities (mouclade, oysters …). Fishermen will not be forgotten and will find plenty of brown trout, carp, pike, perche, and eels …