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Locaboat Hire on Canal du Nivernais

Our week on a Penichette traveling from Corbigny to Joigny was a fantastic experience. The Locaboat... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
Beautiful and busy

We started in Joigny. We used Locaboat bicycles to cycle to the local supermarket to stock up on... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Phillip R
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our week on a Penichette traveling from Corbigny to Joigny was a fantastic experience. The Locaboat people were really helpful and the boat was easy to navigate and really well-appointed. Highly recommended holiday!!

Thank NoelHH
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We started in Joigny. We used Locaboat bicycles to cycle to the local supermarket to stock up on provisions. First night was Auxerre which was busy but we rafted up Ok. From then on the canal was quite with easy mooring. Going into empty locks...More

Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We (two couples) had a wonderful trip on the Yonne River and Canal du Nivernais for 11 days in September 2016, on a Le Boat Magnifique. The Magnifique was well-equipped and comfortable for four people, but would be cramped with the full capacity of eight....More

4  Thank Tony and Georgi... G
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Our second experience in French canals with Locaboat and it was fabulous once again. The Canal du Nivernais is certainly scenic. We were advised to do the Canal du Midi first, which we did, and the advice was good. The Nivernias has some very narrow...More

5  Thank Travel_addict13_10
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Started in Joigny where we spent the first night and enjoyed the town market on Saturday morning then off. Quite a long way to next stop at Auxerre where we were lucky to get a mooring opposite the cathedral without rafting up. Another longish day...More

1  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our boat was unable to be locked. We had several hose connection but NONE that fitted so getting water each day was a trial. The boat broke down which held us up and we had our parasol stolen. It was 40 edges so we could...More

2  Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A group of 13 friends and family chartered the boat and cruised the Canal du Nivernais on the hotel barge, Luciole. we had planned this trip for a long time and were not disappointed. We had a spectacular time although the weather was unbearably hot,...More

3  Thank kayakk
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We did a week-long cruise on the Canal du Nivernais and L'Yonne from Tannay to Migennes. Having done our research, we knew what to expect and were not disappointed. Yes, it rained one day -- we had rain gear. Yes, some towns had few (or...More

5  Thank James C
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We traveled as a family with two older parents. The weather was outstanding 30 degrees most days. The canal and river are spectacular meandering through small hamlets and small towns. There are plenty of good moorings available for a small fee average 10 euros with...More

1  Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had the privilege of traversing this fantastic canal a week ago. (on a hotel barge, not alone). the experience is one never to be forgotten, amazing villages, outstanding natural beauty and tranquility. locals were friendly and the walking and biking alongside the canal is...More

Thank Arthur M
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16 April 2017|
Response from NoelHH | Reviewed this property |
From Charles de Gaulle airport we took a taxi to Paris Bercy rail station (too complicated and time-consuming to take a train), then purchase a ticket to Corbigny station. You have to change at Auxerre, hop on a bus at the... More
1 March 2017|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Canal du Nivernais is a scenic old canal through Burgundy, not a company with a website. There are numerous boat rental companies that will rent you a self-drive canal boat for this (and many other) canal trip, bike touring... More