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Welcome to Les Canalous’ website – the waterway holiday specialists
Les Canalous’ adventure began in Burgundy in the early 1980s. Almost 40 years ago, we had the idea of introducing waterway tourism to a wider audience and making the charm of cruising accessible to everyone. We’ve increased our bases over the years and can now receive you on all France’s waterways, as well as in other European destinations. From Ardennes to Aquitaine, Scandinavia to Portugal, Les Canalous make waterway cruising a breeze ! Our range of houseboats are designed to meet all your needs and preferences, ensuring that your trip is 100% pleasurable. Discover our range of licence-free boats, from the most luxurious to the most affordable. Les Canalous will also train you on how to steer your rental boat for total peace of mind. Start dreaming up your future holiday right now !
Waterway cruising : an alternative travel and holiday idea
Waterway tourism provides a new way for you to put together an unforgettable holiday. You’ll be able to enjoy whiling away the time as you relax on the deck of your boat, as well as marvelling at the unique experiences of going through locks or even a tunnel. The waterway heritage is also one of the little pleasures of your life on board your boat, with the possibility of organising improvised excursions to suit everyone’s desires. A bike ride along the towpaths, or a walk through the small villages of the region you’re travelling through, discovering the stalls at traditional markets. Stop off to enjoy a lake or pond, indulging in your passion for fishing or taking a swimming break. A waterway cruise is sure to provide a whole host of enjoyable activities.
Offers to satisfy everyone’s desires and much more besides !
While a waterway cruise represents an alternative form of holiday, allowing you to get away from mass tourism, it also provides an opportunity to explore the most prestigious sites. We’ve established our bases in the top tourist regions of France and Europe, and you can choose your destination according to your preferences. The mysteries of Brittany could provide the inspiration for a great waterway cruise, or you might want to embrace the gastronomic specialties of Lot for a gourmet trip – it’s up to you to decide, as you find out about all the cruises on offer.