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West of France

Find yourself spellbound on the shimmering Charente River

A river of incredibly clear water lined with pines, vineyards and meadows, the Charente is amongst the prettiest waterways for canal boat holidays in France! Long known for its cognac, gracious châteaux and friendly people, the valley opens its arms to you, inviting you to savour a leisurely journey on a river that looks as beautiful as it did many centuries ago.
Great for... 
  • Cognac distilleries
  • Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Roman ruins
  • Peaceful countryside
  • Historic towns and pretty villages

Reviews for Charente cruises

Lovely boat, beautiful river and really good, efficient service at the base. Checking in and out to quick and hassle free.
Comment from 
The Le Boat team
Dear Judith,Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday and hope to welcome you on board with Le Boat again soon.Best wishes,The Le Boat team
Majestic, sublime and surreal. Pinching oneself to validate your experience is real all day long. Quite simply the best vacation I have ever had. Every activity from dawn till dusk and beyond brings excitement, adventure and awe.
Great Service at Jarnac Base, very helpful staff. No problems at all during the cruise.
The service was impeccable from all the base staff we came in contact with on arrival and departure. Please pass on my thanks to them.
Extremely satisfied.Previous reviewers suggested the boats were tired. We were very impressed with the way our boat has been maintained.
Comment from 
The Le Boat team
Dear Brian,Thank you for sharing your feedback, it is much appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday with us and were satisfied with the customer service you received. Your comments have been forwarded to the base team at Jarnac. We look forward to welcoming you on board with us again soon!Best wishes,The Le Boat team
Very good service from all the staff at the Base although the boat could have been a little cleaner on collection
Very easy to book online with no fuss