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Boat rental on the Canal Latéral à la Loire

From Briare

Our Briare base, in this attractive region of the Loire Valley, has everything required to set you off in good stead as you embark upon your tailor-made waterway cruise, in line with your desires and preferences. A romantic cruise as a couple or a rich and varied waterway adventure for the whole family - it's up to you to decide as you respond to all your crew’s demands...

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All the enchantment of waterway tourism is accessible from Briare, less than two hours away from Paris

The town of Bri­are is less than two hours’ dri­ve from Paris, mak­ing it ide­al for a week­end cruise. Here you’ll quick­ly and eas­i­ly be able to pick up your house­boat and set off to nav­i­gate the epony­mous canal, or the Canal Latéral à la Loire, unless you pre­fer to let your­self be car­ried by the waters of the Canal du Niver­nais. Just a few metres away from the majes­tic Bri­are canal bridge, we’ll intro­duce you to han­dling a licence-free boat. This bridge, allow­ing the Canal Latéral à la Loire to span the capri­cious riv­er, makes a wor­thy point of depar­ture. After this unusu­al dis­cov­ery, you can head off in your desired direction.

A multi-faceted waterway cruise combining relaxation and discovery

Many trea­sures lie in store for you in Berry and the ter­roirs of Bur­gundy, all of which you can explore dur­ing your trip. You’ll be amazed and enthralled by the water­way her­itage. Fol­low the Bri­are canal and you’ll reach the 7 locks of Rogny. This series of locks, clas­si­fied as a his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ment, is worth a vis­it in itself. In this relax­ing atmos­phere, you’ll be able to stop off dur­ing your water­way cruise to lose your­selves in the famous vine­yards of Sancerre or stroll in the pic­turesque lanes of Cité du Livre in Char­ité sur Loire. This town is on the UNESCO World Her­itage list as a must-see site on the pil­grim­age route to San­ti­a­go de Com­postela.

Book a licence-free rental boat in Bri­are to delight all the mem­bers of your crew who are keen to cycle. There are numer­ous bike tracks, as well as the tow­paths, for all kinds of ATB trips.

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suggested itineraries Tested and approved

Set off from Briare and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:

Aller-retour 36km - 36 locks 12h Briare > Rogny les sept Ecluses > Briare
Aller-retour 60km - 48 locks 16h Briare > Rogny les sept Ecluses > Châtillon > Coligny > Briare
One week
Aller-retour 146km - 38 locks 30h Briare > Sancerre > Marseilles lès Aubigny > Briare
Aller-retour 178km - 84 locks 40h Briare > Rogny les sept Ecluses > Châtillon > Coligny > Nemours > Briare
Two weeks
Aller-retour 218km - 100 locks 56h Briare > Rogny les sept Ecluses > Moret sur Loing > Briare
Aller-retour 196km - 24 locks 36h Briare > Sancerre > Nevers > Briare
Three weeks
Aller-retour 581km - 223 locks 120h Briare > Canal du Loing > l'Yonne > canal du Nivernais > canal latéral à la Loire > Briare