Boat rental on the Canal Latéral à la LoireFrom 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...
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|
|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|
|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|
|Aller-retour||581km - 223 locks||120h||Briare > Canal du Loing > l'Yonne > canal du Nivernais > canal latéral à la Loire > Briare|