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FRANCE • GERMANY • PORTUGAL

NEW® 2018es! Nicols launch its electric boat

Self-drive boating holidays

! d e d e e n e c n e i r No expe 2018


Nicols® introduces electric power for 2018!

Leading innovation in the inland waterways industry: Nicols® creates the first ELECTRIC boat – the SIXTO® Green. • The new boat is non-polluting and environmentally friendly thanks to its "zero emission" propulsion. • Now all you’ll hear is the sound of the lapping water while you cruise thanks to the silent electric power. • Nicols continue to be committed to creating holidays that are in total harmony with nature. • Customers will enjoy simple and fast charging thanks to its lithium-ion batteries. In just the time needed for a lunch break the battery can be recharged ready for the next part of your cruise! • The electric powered boat increases the freedom and flexibility to cruise where you want, when you want. • Nicols first electric boat will be available in ALSACE operating between the bases in SAVERNE and HARSKIRCHEN. • The SIXTO® Green is part of the Estivale range and is suitable for crews of up to 8 people. For more information or boat hire prices, please get in touch...

© Jean-Jacques Bernier - Photo et textes non contractuels / Photo and descriptions are non-contractual

Going green in 2018!

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WELCOME 4

HOLIDAYS EVERYONE WILL LOVE NICOL'S® VOUCHERS

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GET READY FOR YOUR CRUISE

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EVEN MORE TO ENJOY...

SAVERNE

HARSKIRCHEN

Paris

LAVAL

GLÉNAC

Strasbourg

BRIENON

PORT-S.-SAÔNE

SABLÉ-S.-SARTHE ROGNY

SUCÉ-S.-ERDRE

VENAREY

GREZ-NEUVILLE

DOLE

Nantes PLAGNY

Bordeaux BOUZIÈS

BELLEGARDE PORT-LAURAGAIS

Marseille

AIGUES-MORTES LE SOMAIL

Porto

MECKLENBURG

Hamburg

LÜBZ

NEURUPPIN

Lisbonne Monsaraz

Berlin

BRANDENBURG

Évora

AMIEIRA MARINA

Mourão

Faro

Frankfurt

All our boats are made in our shipyard in France.

Cruising itineraries on the most beautiful waterways in France, Germany and Portugal (exclusive to NICOLS®).

München

Smart and bright house boats.

Excellent savings for our loyal customers.

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THEMED CRUISES

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BRITTANY

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ANJOU

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CHARENTE

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LOT

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AQUITAINE

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MIDI

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CAMARGUE

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LOIRE-VALLEY, NIVERNAIS

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BURGUNDY

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FRANCHE COMTÉ, SAÔNE

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ALSACE

GERMANY 34

MECKLENBURG

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BRANDENBURG

PORTUGAL Family friendly boats where safety is paramount.

A welcome present waiting for you on arrival aboard.

p.12 to 33

Moura

Lago Alqueva

Strasbourg

ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE

FRANCE

SIREUIL

BUZET

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Small bases with knowledgeable and friendly staff

And lastly.... our heated pool (exclusive to NICOLS®) perfect for children... and for adults!

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p.34 to 37

p.38-39

LAGO ALQUEVA

NICOLS® 40

THE NICOLS® FLEET

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THE NICOLS® STORY

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OWN YOUR OWN NICOLS® BOAT!

PRICES Prices and information on how to book can be found at the centre of the brochure.

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W

hether your crew is a couple or family and/or group of friends, new to boating or experienced sailors, we’re sure to have a boat in the Nicols fleet to suit and a destination packed with places to visit and activities to enjoy.

Holidays everyone will love...

FOR COUPLES Enjoy a relaxing and romantic getaway by booking a boating holiday. Our PRIMO® and ESTIVALE DUO® boats are the perfect choice for comfortable accommodation and a spacious rear terrace is ideal for candlelit dinners or breakfast in the sun! Book a Confort 900, 900 DP, N1000 or 1010 and take advantage of our ‘Couples’ discount. See the prices insert for details.

GIFT CARDS ALSO AVAILABLE! Looking for a great gift idea? Treat family or friends to a self drive boating break on one of our Nicols® boats. No previous boating experience needed! Contact us for more information.

FOR FAMILIES Family holidays are for spending time together and creating unforgettable memories. A boating holiday is great for this as it mixes crew themed activities based around the boat – such as navigation, manoeuvring and mooring with fun away from the boat such as waterside picnics, swimming in the canals, visiting historic sites or after a busy day out simply spending time together onboard playing board games in the evenings. There are plenty of Nicols boats perfectly suited for crews with children. Why not read our section dedicated to onboard safety on page 40. If your crew contains children under the age of 16 then take advantage of our ‘Family’ discount. See the prices insert for details.

WITH FRIENDS A boating holiday is an excellent idea for getting friends together. It’s highly sociable with all hands on deck and flexible itineraries mean you can enjoy a weekend break or longer holiday. Your friends will thank you for the suggestion! Larger groups of friends hiring more than one boat can take advantage of our ‘Groups’ discount. See the prices insert for details.

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Get ready for your cruise and... enjoy the waterways!

NAVIGATION IS EASY! Our boats are easy to operate with either just one inside steering position or a second rooftop position to navigate under the sun with a panoramic view. You will discover simple controls that are easy to use: the wheel, a gear lever and a few instruments on the dashboard. Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a boat before we’ll show you everything you need to know before you set off. You’ll be taken out on the water and given a hands on demonstration of everything from how to go through locks to tying up at the water’s edge. Warning: the minimum age to take the helm of a boat is 16 years old but they must remain under the captain’s (an adult!) responsibility.

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WHERE TO STOP During your cruise you’re free to stop wherever you like…being careful not to disrupt the countryside and wildlife (or encroach on private property!) simply moor up and step ashore. Day-by-day you’ll discover new surroundings and sights as you travel at your own pace through beautiful countryside - a wonderful way to enjoy ever-changing scenery and the great outdoors. If on the other hand you prefer the hustle and bustle of the towns and villages you pass on route then take advantage of the purposebuilt ports and mooring sites. Some are free while others are available at a small charge (this varies depending on the size of the boat and whether there are power charging points). We estimate charges to be between 10€ to 50€. These comfortable and serviced areas will provide easy access to the town. WARNING: the information provided in this document is not contractual. Characteristics may vary depending on the boats and the areas where you’ll navigate


CANAL OR RIVER? Most of the waterways in our brochure are generally wide and nontidal making them easy to navigate. Depending on your chosen departure base you may cruise on both canals and rivers. Rivers, where natural, are more susceptible to the possibility of flooding compared to the manmade canals - especially in Spring and Autumn. Some navigation restrictions may occur as a result of this flooding and for your own safety we may change your departure base or restrict cruising to the canal sections only, rather than cancelling your cruise completely. Please make enquiries about the state of the waterways before leaving on your cruise.

LOCKS • Will I have to pay? Passage through locks and bridges is free. • Are they automatic? Most locks are automatic and operated by a lock keeper who may ask you to help them, whilst others are manual. In the Charente the locks are all operated by you and your crew, thus you are not restricted by timetables. • Are there days of closing? Most locks are automatic and operated by a lock keeper who will be happy to help you. In general, lock keepers do not work on Bank Holidays : 1st May, 14th July, 1st November. For a list of regions concerned please contact us.

WATERWAYS GUIDES A comprehensive guide is vital for planning your cruise. It provides detailed information of the waterways on which you will navigate highlighting useful information such as the location of locks, quays, water fill-up points in addition to tourist information such as places to visit and their opening hours, market days, good restaurants and much more. We recommend you order your waterways guide at the same time as booking so that you receive it with the other cruise documentation you will be sent. This means you will have plenty of time to plan your journey in advance.

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Even more to enjoy...

ANIMALS ets are welcome onboard. A supplement of 40 euros will be P requested when you depart the base. Don’t forget to bring their belongings (feeding bowl, bedding/blankets etc) and when travelling ensure that they remain safe and cannot cause any harm or damage.

BICYCLES Bikes are available to hire from all of our bases and provide extra flexibility for exploring the area where you’ve moored, little villages, places of interest or simply for going to buy your daily bread. A helmet is mandatory for children under 12 years of age: please remember to bring your equipment.

FISHING Your boat is a great vantage point for fishing from. You can fish in the canals and rivers providing you hold a fishing licence. These can be purchased from local fishing tackle shops or on the web (www.cartedepeche.fr). As a guide, a 7-day licence for fishing will cost around 32 € in France and 40 € in Germany. In Portugal it’s a one off cost of 25 € regardless of the length of your holiday.

BARBECUE Hire all of the equipment you'll need to a enjoy a barbecue, then simply pick up your food fresh from the many mooring places you'll find on route. Take it on board with you…most of our bases even offer rental of gas bottles. As with all barbecues please be careful and familiarise yourself with all the equipment before departure.

Whether it’s your tablet, laptop or mobile phone... stay connected during your cruise! Most of our bases offer a Wifi service that will allow you to connect multiple devices simultaneously*. For more information please contact us. (*subject to the quality of network coverage. This varies by region).

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YOUR LUGGAGE Holdalls are recommended - they are easy to stow away. Suitcases do take up far more space on board, so perhaps unpack them and leave in the boot of your car. Take with you comfortable non slip shoes so that you can move on the deck without danger (tennis or baskets). Don’t forget sun glasses and sun creams, hats, gloves… and your camera!

ALL INCLUSIVE The Nicols® ALL INCLUSIVE option makes holiday planning easy with everything you need and more for a wonderful boating holiday. Let us do the hard work while you sit back and relax. The all inclusive option includes: boat fuel + 2 bikes + a waterways guide + cleaning fee + towels + kitchen linen. For more information please contact us.

NEW

DECK MATTRESS

Enjoy additional onboard comfort with our deck mattress. Foldable and easy to store, the mattress is great for relaxing on the roof terrace or front deck of your Nicols boat.

THE SWIMMING POOL: A NICOLS® EXCLUSIVE The on-board pool! Discover the pleasures of on-board bathing by adding one of our fantastic heated splash pools – simply tow it along with your boat. Suitable for the Estivale, Confort and Sedan (except N800 and Primo®) ranges. N.B. : for boats of 13 m length and more a pleasure boat licence is necessary due to the total length of the boat plus pool. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION: Dimensions: 2,55 m x 3,10 m. Capacity: 700 litres, suitable for 3 people. Terrace with double safety rails. Converts into a larger terrace with two sliding covers. Available in: Alsace, Aquitaine, Charente, Franche-Comté, Midi.

WARNING: the information provided in this document is not contractual. Characteristics may vary depending on the boats and the areas where you’ll navigate.

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Let’s take care of the environment together! In Portugal, the entire Nicols® fleet is equipped with solar panels.

We take our responsibility for caring for the environment very seriously and are continuously striving to implement best practice procedures. To help you do your bit, on the day of departure Nicols® will provide you with a welcome kit which includes some biodegradable cleaning products for use on your holiday. Rubbish bags should be left in the areas provided. Please abide by the strict speed limits to reduce bankside erosion and protect the wildlife that live there and when mooring, be careful not to damage the plants around you. Our aim is to ensure that our boats and everyone who uses them have a minimal impact on the environment to protect our waterways so many more people can enjoy them for years to come.

Nicols® is committed to helping preserve the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. NICOLS® creates the

© Sebastien Joncquez

first electric boat (details on page 2).

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Our themed cruises NICOLS® new themed cruises will help you choose the best suited itinerary to match your interests. Look out for the appropriate symbols flagging the interests throughout the brochure…

FOOD & WINE: Vineyards, wineries, tasting venues, restaurants offering prestigious local specialties and local produce tastings... Please drink alcohol responsibly and in moderation.

Index of map icons (p. 12 to 39)

Train station Airport

HISTORY & HERITAGE: Castles, religious buildings, classified sites, free tours to discover places of interest or hosted tours from the experts...

Historical heritage Religious heritage Museum

NATURE: Areas of natural beauty for fauna, flora and wildlife. Free tours to discover places of interest or hosted tours from the experts...

Typical town centre Craft industry Archaeological site Cave

GOLF: Mix your hobby of golf with a boating holiday. Some golf courses can even be found within walking distance of the waterways!

Restaurant Vineyard area Boat lift Water slope Lock staircase Swimming

SWIMMING & BATHING:

Indoor pool

Natural and artificial lakes, easy beach access close to the river/canal, swimming pools and waterparks…

Nautic activities Fishing

FISHING: In the canals, rivers, lakes and ponds! A holiday on the water is a fisherman’s dream holiday...whether an amateur or enthusiast. What will you catch?

Marvelous flora & fauna, Zoo, Animal park Golf Cycle paths Pony trekking

FAMILY: Highlights any route with activities suitable for children and the whole family to enjoy. Zoo’s, play areas, adventure parks and many more...

Hiking Viewing point

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Bretagne

Canal de Nantes à Brest La Vilaine L'Erdre

Brittany Josselin

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t the crossroads of l’Erdre, la Vilaine and the Nantes to Brest Canal, discover the charms of Inland Brittany: waterways devoted entirely to pleasure cruising, its traditions, its seafood, delicious crepes and traditional cider!

From Glénac and Sucé-sur-Erdre Explore a land of magic and mystery, rich in colour and traditions with a boating holiday in Brittany cruising the canal from Nantes to Brest. Enjoy historical treasures and remarkable natural sites: Josselin, with its magnificent castle reflected in the water ; Malestroit and its 15th century houses ; the craftsman village of Gacilly ; Redon founded in 832 or Blain (traditional popular arts museum)... The river Vilaine takes you to Rennes, the capital of Brittany, and on to Dinan and the surrounded ramparts dating back to the thirteenth century. Following the Erdre you’ll pass fantastic golf courses. Count 17 castles within just 15km of waterways on this stretch! In two hours of locks free cruising you’ll be at the heart of the city of Nantes and all its treasures: Cathedral St Pierre, Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Pommeraye passage, Museum of Fine Arts, the Machines of the Isle... to name just a few!

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Châteauneufdu-Faou

Messac

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Arzal

Guenrouët

Blain

La Roche-Bernard

Nicols® base

Bout de Bois

Navigation limit

See p. 11

L’Erdre

SUCÉ-S.-ERDRE

Dam

La L oire

Nantes

Locks are open all season

L'Erdre

Muscadet

DON'T MISS LA GACILLY: exhibition of 30 years of crafts JOSSELIN: painting, sculpture, ceramics, leather, jewellery LA ROCHE-BERNARD: art workshops in the old districts Castles of the Dukes of Brittany (Nantes), castles at Blain and Josselin, castles dotted along the river Erdre Small towns with character: Malestroit, La Roche-Bernard, Josselin, Rochefort-en-Terre

Artist - La Roche-Bernard

"Machines de l'Île" - Nantes

GLÉNAC

SUCÉ-SUR-ERDRE

Redon (12 km), Rennes (70 km), Nantes (90 km).

Nantes (20 km), Rennes (115 km).

A81 (Paris-Rennes - 350 km).

A11 (Paris-Nantes - 380 km).

TGV Redon (12 km), TGV Rennes (65 km), TGV Nantes (105 km).

Nantes (20 km), TGV Paris-Nantes (2h15).

Nantes (105 km), Rennes (71 km).

Paris-Orly (375 km), Nantes (30 km).

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK

Duo | Quattro | Quattro S | Sixto | Octo 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B Primo® | 1000 | 1170 | 1310 ®

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CRUISE A B C A B C

Glénac > Malestroit > Glénac Glénac > La Roche-Bernard > Glénac Glénac > Guenrouët > Glénac Glénac > Josselin > Glénac Glénac > Guipry-Messac > Glénac Glénac > Blain > Glénac

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ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN RIVIERA

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LOCKS

HOURS

59 90 74 109 132 118

10 2 4 30 4 14

10h 12h30 11h30 22h 18h30 21h30

93

17

20h30

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK SHORT BREAK (One way)

23 - Nantes-Est.

Duo® | Quattro® 900 DP 1000 | 1170 920 CRUISE

KM

A Sucé/Erdre > Blain > Sucé/Erdre B Sucé/Erdre > Nantes > Bout de Bois > Sucé/Erdre A Sucé/Erdre > Guenrouët > Sucé-sur-Erdre

70 76 114

A Sucé/Erdre > Glénac

LOCKS

HOURS

20 12 30

14h 15h 23h

93

17

20h30

1 WEEK

A Sucé/Erdre > La Gacilly > Sucé/Erdre 194 B Sucé/Erdre > La Roche-Bernard > Sucé/Erdre 228 C Sucé/Erdre > Messac > Sucé/Erdre 240

32 32 34

35h 36h 41h

SHORT BREAK (One way)

A Glénac > Sucé/Erdre

1 WEEK

A Glénac > Josselin > Rohan > Glénac B Glénac > Rennes > Glénac

158 184

62 24

39h 33h

1 WEEK (One way)

A Sucé/Erdre > Nantes > Glénac

136

17

27h

1 WEEK (One way)

A Glénac > Nantes > Sucé/Erdre

136

17

27h

2 WEEKS

A Sucé/Erdre > Redon > Rennes > Sucé/Erdre 334 B Sucé/Erdre > Redon > Josselin > Sucé/Erdre 268

58 60

60h 55h

2 WEEKS

A Glénac > Nantes > Glénac B Glénac > Dinan > Glénac

238 262

34 69

47h 55h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

ÎLE AUX PIES: adventure trail GUENROUËT: leisure park including mini-golf and waterslides NANTES: the "Machines de l'Île" art project

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Anjou

La Mayenne La Sarthe L'Oudon

La Sarthe

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he beautiful and welcoming valleys of Anjou are just 2 hours and 30 minutes from Paris. A cruise on the Sarthe and Mayenne rivers takes you to the heart of the region’s rich heritage with numerous castles, mills and character villages to explore. Lock keepers (who are even working on public holidays) are there to guide you easily through the locks making a boating holiday in this area a great option for those new to the waterways.

From Grez-Neuville

From Sablé-sur-Sarthe

Dotted along the banks of the Mayenne river are numerous places to visit such as the Lion d’Angers equestrian centre, the millennial city of Château-Gontier, the Port-Salut abbey at Entrammes and the historical cities of Laval and King René’s Angers. Cycling enthusiasts will appreciate the excellent ‘EuroVelo’ towpath that runs along the river, specifically geared to cyclists and an award winner in 2017. Another hidden gem is the small and calm Oudon river that flows into the Mayenne close to Grez-Neuville and is therefore a must see.

Discover the pretty Sarthe river and the surrounding delights. Meandering through verdant countryside dotted with picturesque villages. There are very few locks along its reaches, so it’s ideal for beginners. Don’t miss the most elegant castle of plessis Bourré, the imposing Benedictine Abbey of Solesmes, Malicorne, capital of artistic porcelain and the older part of Le Mans town... Also enjoy local specialities such as rillettes du Mans!

From Laval See more with a one-way cruise from Laval to Sablé-sur-Sarthe or Laval to Grez-Neuville. This route is perfect for nature lovers taking in the high valleys of Anjou (a Natura 2000 nature protection area) with visits to great places such as Laval, Château Gonthier, Angers and Sablé-sur-Sarthe. Malicorne's crockery

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Mayenne

Avoise-Parcé

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Entrammes La May

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Port-Salut

SABLÉ-S. -SARTHE

Château Gontier

La Sa rth e

Chenillé Changé

La Chapelle-s.-Oudon Segré

L’Ou don

Spay

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Châteauneuf-s.-Sarthe

Le Lion d’Angers

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DON'T MISS ANGERS: the castle of King René LE MANS: the historic quarter of the Plantagenet City SOLESMES: the Benedictine Abbey ECOUFLANT: Parc Anjou adventure park JAILLE-SUR-YVON: tree top trek SPAY: wake boarding watersports centre

La Mayenne

Local produce

GREZ-NEUVILLE

SABLÉ-SUR-SARTHE

Angers (25 km).

Paris (250 km), Rennes (128 km), Angers (65 km), Le Mans (50 km).

A11 (Paris-Angers 300 km)

A11 (Paris-Sablé 260 km),

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10 (13 km).

TGV Angers (25 km).

Sablé 800 m, TGV Paris-Sablé (1h20).

Paris-Orly (305 km), Nantes-Atlantique (110 km).

TGV Roissy CDG-Sablé (2h20), Roissy CDG (285 km), Paris-Orly (250 km), Nantes-Atlantique (160 km).

Quattro® 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B Primo® | 1000 | 1170

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK SHORT BREAK (One way) 1 WEEK 1 WEEK (One way)

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN RIVIERA

CRUISE A B C A B A B A B A B

KM

Grez > Château-Gontier > Grez Grez > Daon > Segré > Grez Grez > Angers > Grez Grez > Entrammes > Grez Grez > Château-Gontier > Segré > Grez Grez > Segré > Laval Grez > Montgiroux > Laval Grez > Laval > Segré > Grez Grez > Sablé > Malicorne > Grez Grez > Segré > Angers > Malicorne > Sablé Grez > Château-Gontier > Angers > Sablé

LAVAL Paris (280 km), Rennes (75 km). Rennes : A81, TGV 800 m. Rennes (80 km).

4, Paris : A11 / A81,

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62 62 62 122 96 106 110 176 190 175 144

LOCKS 18 12 8 34 24 27 35 46 42 27 27

HOURS 10h30 10h30 10h30 21h 18h 17h30 20h 30h 30h 28h 24h

One way cruises are now even easier thanks to the new SABLÉ – LAVAL rail link. To celebrate this there is no one-way supplement on this route saving you 150 €

Choose your boat from either the Grez-Neuville or Sable-sur-Sarthe fleet.

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK 1 WEEK (One way)

DURATION SHORT BREAK (One way) 1 WEEK (One way)

Duo® | Quattro® | Octo® 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B Primo® | 1000 | 1010 |1160 | 1170 | 1310 920 | 1130 CRUISE

A B A B C A B A B C

Sablé > Malicorne > Sablé Sablé > Châteauneuf-s.-Sarthe > Sablé Sablé > Spay > Sablé Sablé > Angers > Sablé Sablé > Malicorne > Châteauneuf > Sablé Sablé > Spay > Châteauneuf > Sablé Sablé > Angers > Grez > Sablé Sablé > Malicorne > Angers > Segré > Grez Sablé > Angers > Château-Gontier > Grez Sablé > Angers > Laval

CRUISE

KM 52 60 120 120 112 149 84 175 144 146

KM

LOCKS 10 10 22 12 20 26 10 27 27 31

LOCKS

HOURS 10h 10h 20h 18h 19h 25h 14h30 28h 24h 28h

HOURS

A Laval > Segré > Grez B Laval > Montgiroux > Grez

106 110

27 35

17h30 20h

A Laval > Angers > Sablé

146

31

28h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

ANGERS: plant life theme park "Terra Botanica" ASNIÈRE: botanical garden with mosaic garden SPAY AND CHÂTEAU-GONTIER: animal parks

EVEN MORE COMFORT ON BOARD! The whole fleet benefit from 1 quay plug 220 Volts and electric toilet. NEW FOR 2018: one USB port per cabin.

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Charente La Charente

La Charente

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njoy a boating holiday on one of France’s most beautiful rivers. Take in green countryside, crystal clear waters and fields of sunflowers whilst you cruise. The best bists : Locks operated by yourself so no restrictions on travel time ; Cognac and Pineau vineyards and tasting! Peaceful countryside and ancient Roman sites.

From Sireuil Large and winding, the river Charente quoted by François the 1st as “the most beautiful stream in the Kingdom”, runs through the ancient counties of “Langoumois” and “La Saintonge”. For 171 km, from Angoulême to Rochefort, the Charente is regulated by 21 locks. The ancient vineyards cover the surrounding hills. Many cellars and distilleries will invite you to taste the famous Cognac or delicious pineau des Charentes. Along your cruise, you will find many villages and towns that are testimonies to a rich past such as Angoulême, Fleurac, Saint-Simeux, Châteauneuf, Saint-Simon, Bassac, Jarnac, Saint-Brice, Cognac, Saintes, Saint-Savinien, and Rochefort. In the Charente area, the gastronomy based on seafood and local products, is waiting for you along the river with many of its restaurants preparing local specialities (“mouclade”, oysters, melon, meats, snails, cheese...). Fishermen will not be forgotten and will find plenty of brown trout, carp, pike, perche, and eels… Cognac - Tours Saint-Jacques

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Saintes - Amphitheater


Navigation limit

La Rochelle

See p. 11

SIREUIL Poitiers (130 km), Bordeaux (118 km), Angoulême (20 km). A10 (Paris)

30 (Poitiers-Sud), A10 (Bordeaux

39b (Barbezieux).

Angoulême (20 km), TGV Paris (2h20), Châteauneuf-s.-Charente (8 km). Locks are open all season

Rochefort Saint-Savinien

ESTIVALE Duo® | Quattro® | Sixto® | Octo® CONFORT 900 | 900 DP | 1100 SEDAN 800 | Primo® | 1000 | 1160N RIVIERA 920 PISCINE / POOL

Cognac

Saintes Royan

Chaniers

Cognac

Jarnac

La Charen te

Pineau

Angoulême Châteauneufs.-Charente

La Rochelle-Laleu (145 km), Bordeaux-Mérignac (118 km), Angoulême-Champniers (30 km).

SIREUIL

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK 2 WEEKS

CRUISE

KM

A Sireuil > Jarnac > Sireuil A Sireuil > Chaniers > Sireuil A Sireuil > Saint-Savinien > Sireuil A Sireuil > Rochefort > Sireuil

LOCKS

HOURS

56

18

13h

132 198 252

30 30 32

24h 32h 40h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

NICOLS® base

DON'T MISS COGNAC: famous producers Hennessy, Martell, Baron Otard and museum of Cognac production JARNAC: famous producer Courvoisier LES AIREAUX: famous producers Maison Brillet and Pineau des Charentes Regional dishes such as melon charentais, mouclade, oysters and snails CHÂTEAUNEUF-SUR-CHARENTE AND L'ILE MADAME (JARNAC) : Supervised beaches, swimming also possible in the Charente river Trout, carp, pike, perch, eels and many more!

Fishing on the banks of the Charente

Charentais vineyard

St-Césaire - History centre

Angoulême

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Lot Le Lot

Le Lot

F

rom Bouziès-Saint-Cirq-Lapopie: the cliffs of limestone, the picturesque villages, the gastronomy: stuffed foie gras, goose confit, Cahors wine...

From Bouziès / Saint-Cirq-Lapopie A succession of cliffs and caves await you around the tree-lined curves of the Lot. A 74 km river for your complete pleasure! 17 manual locks, to operate yourself as in former times. The old villages of Quercy with their narrow alleys and mossy, red roofs, the famous Valentré bridge of Cahors, the cliffs of Bouziès, St-Cirq-Lapopie village overlooking the valley, add to the charm of this navigation.

Bouziès - Towpath

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Cahors - Valentré bridge


Locks are open all season

Le Célé

Château Saint-Sernin

Caillac

Vers

Domaine Larrigue

t Lo Le

Lot Le

Pradines

Tour-de-Faure

Cahors

Larnagol

Cénevières

BOUZIÈS SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE

Arcambal NICOLS® base

Cabrerets

Saint-Géry

Lamagdelaine

Douelle

Luzech

Grotte du Pech Merle

Laroque-des-Arcs

Mercuès

Le Lo t

Caix

Parnac

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Calvignac

Navigation limit See p. 11

Cahors

Domaine Dols

DON'T MISS SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE: an interesting medieval village CAHORS: the Valentré bridge (a UNESCO site) BOUZIÈS: the towpath carved into the rocks, the painted cave of Pech Merle, the 20,000 year old Castle of Cenevières

Wines of Cahors: Château Saint-Sernin at Parnac, Le Domaine Lagarrigue at Lamagdeleine and also Le domaine Dols in Bouziès

Regional products: truffled foie gras, goose confit, walnut cake

Bathing in Cahors and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie Swimming is also possible in the river Lot! Swimming in the river

Cénevières - Castle

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN RIVIERA

BOUZIÈS / SAINT-CIRQ-LAPOPIE Cahors (35 km), Montauban (100 km), Brive (110 km), Toulouse (150 km). A20, Paris-Toulouse,

57 Cahors-Nord (27 km).

Cahors (35 km). Toulouse-Blagnac (150 km).

DURATION 1 WEEK

Duo® | Quattro® | Octo® 900 | 900 DP | 1100 Primo® | 1000 | 1010 | 1170 920 CRUISE

A B

Bouziès > Larnagol / Luzech > Bouziès Bouziès > Larnagol > Cahors > Bouziès

KM 148 90

LOCKS 34 26

Warning: we recommend that you've had some previous boating experience if cruising on the river Lot.

HOURS 22h 16h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

Pech Merle caves

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Aquitaine Nérac

La Baïse Canal de Garonne

F

rom Buzet: possibility to cruise both on canal and river, automatic locks, natural beauty and cultural inheritage, local specialities : Armagnac, duck breast, Agen prunes, Buzet wines...

Aquitaine, from Buzet A choice of memorable itineraries in the land of King Henri IV and d’Artagnan the Musketeer! The River Baïse, mysterious and bewitching, meandering its way past bastide towns, abbeys and castles of Gascogny, visiting Vianne, Nérac and Condom. The garonne Canal flows quietly under the plane trees towards the Aqueduct of Agen, the Cloister of Moissac, “the Water Slope” of Montech and through the historic town of Toulouse. Towards Bordeaux, discover the Rembrandt of Le Mas d'Agenais, the promontory of Meilhan and the charming village of Fontet.

Buzet - Nicols® base

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Agen - Canal bridge


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ne

Bordeaux NICOLS® base

Bergerac La Ga

Navigation limit

n ro

Bordeaux

ne

Cadillac

See p. 11

Castets en Dorthe Fontet

Canal de Garonne : locks closed on 1st May

Marmande

ne

n ro Ga

l e na nn Ca aro G

de

Aquitaine

Clairac

Le Mas d’Agenais

Lustrac

t Le Lo

Aiguillon

BUZET-S.-BAÏSE Buzet

The Baïse: locks are open all season

Villeneuves.-Lot

La

Meilhan-s.-Garonne

La Gar onne

Vianne

La Baïse

Nérac

Agen

Can Ga al de ron ne

Lavardac La

Ga

ron n

e

Valence d’Agen

Moissac

Moncrabeau Montauban

Condom Armagnac

Valence-s.-Baïse

Montech

Canal de Montauban

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Can

Frontonnais

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Toulouse l du na Ca

Moissac

di Mi

DON'T MISS NÉRAC: Castle of King Henri IV (16th century) VIANNE: fortified country house (12th century) FLARAN: Cistercienne Abbey (12th century) CONDOM: Cathedral and Cloister (14th century) on the pilgrimage route to Compostelle - MOISSAC: Abbey and Cloister (12th century) on the pilgrimage route to Compostelle - AGEN: canal bridge (19th century) at 530 metres long Wines of Buzet: Cave-Coopérative in Buzet, Château Frandat in Nérac Armagnac: Maison Ryst-Dupeyron and the Armagnac museum in Condom Floc de Gascogne: Château de Cassaigne Numerous gourmet restaurants Foie gras of duck: at the farm and duck kitchen of Lafitte à Montgaillard Pruneau d’Agen: Roques farm in Montesquieu… Melon de Nérac (in the markets) The unconventional strawberry and tomato jam of Marmande (in the markets)

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

Swimming pools: Lud'o Parc in Nérac, Waterparks in Agen, Golfech, Condom and Moncrabeau

BUZET-SUR-BAÏSE Bordeaux (110 km), Agen (30 km), Toulouse (150 km). A62, Bordeaux-Toulouse,

6 Aiguillon (5 km).

Aiguillon (5 km), Agen (30 km), TGV Paris-Agen (4h). Bordeaux-Mérignac (115 km), Toulouse-Blagnac (150 km). ESTIVALE Duo® | Quattro® | Octo® CONFORT 900 | 1100 | 1350 B SEDAN Primo® | 1000 | 1010 | 1310 RIVIERA 920 | 1130 PISCINE / POOL DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK

CRUISE A (Baïse) B (Canal) A (Baïse) B (Canal) C (Canal) A (Baïse) B (Canal)

Buzet > Nérac > Buzet Buzet > Agen > Buzet Buzet > Moncrabeau > Buzet Buzet > Fontet > Buzet Buzet > Valence d’Agen > Buzet Buzet > Valence-s.-Baïse > Buzet Buzet > Montech > Buzet

KM 42 56 70 98 108 112 184

LOCKS 14 14 28 16 20 40 58

HOURS 10h 10h 17h 17h 18h 28h 38h

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Midi Canal du Midi

© David Maugendre

Canal du Midi Canal de la Robine Canal du Rhône à Sète

C

lassified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi links the Atlantic with the Mediterranean and takes you through sun drenched vineyards and to numerous villages and canal side restaurants. The best bits: plenty of sunshine, numerous historical sites to visit, and excellent Languedoc wines from waterside vineyards.

From Le Somail From the charming small port of Le Somail, cruise away to discover the Canal du Midi in the direction of Carcassonne or if your cruising time permits down to Narbonne close to the Mediterranean Sea. You will cruise on the largest pound of France (52 km without any locks) up to the Fonserannes staircase, situated close to the historical city of Béziers. A few kilometres more and you arrive, via Agde, to the huge Etang de Thau - renowned for its oyster beds...

From Port-Lauragais Cast off from our base in Port-Lauragais and sail west towards Toulouse, named the "pink city" because of its red brick buildings, rich with points of interest for tourists - Heritage Capitol museum, city of Space to name a couple. To the East a must stop is Castelnaudary to try its delicious cassoulet, a local gastronomic specialty, before cruising on to the medieval city of Carcassonne. The streets of Trebes, whose origin date back to 4500BC, await you before reaching Homps and its man-made beaches. Toulouse

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Tarascon

Nîmes

NICOLS® base

Saint-Gilles

See p. 11 ne aron La G

l na Ca du i id M

Minervois

LE SOMAIL Etang de Jouarres

Argeliers

Etang de Thau

Béziers

Palavas-les-Flots Sète

Canal du Midi

Homps

b Ro la ine

Narbonne

Trèbes

de

di

Canal du Mi

Agde

Malpas

l na

Marseillette

Ca

Carcassonne

Frontignan Mèze

Fonsérannes

Le Graudu-Roi

Limoux

Port-la-Nouvelle

Corbières

DON'T MISS WINE APPELLATIONS: Minervois, Corbières, Limoux, Coteaux du Languedoc VENTENAC-EN-MINERVOIS: wine museum MARSEILLAN: cellars of Noilly Prat Numerous cellars at Marseillette, Colombiers, Puichéric and Vias ADVENTURE PARKS: outdoor adventure park in Portiragnes and the indoor Europark in Vias WILDLIFE PARKS: Australian park in Carcassonne and African reserve of Sigean near Port la Robine LAKE WITH BEACH & WATERSPORTS: Etang de Jouarres near Homps SWIMMING POOLS: Trèbes and Castelnaudary BEACHES: Vias (1 km), Port-la-Nouvelle (2 km) Portiragnes, Port Cassafières and Agde (4 km)

Béziers

LE SOMAIL

PORT-LAURAGAIS

Narbonne (18 km), Béziers (40 km), Carcassonne (50 km).

Avignonet-Lauragais (2,5 km).

A61, A9, Paris (770 km).

Toulouse (56 km) A61 -

TGV Béziers & Narbonne.

TGV Toulouse Matabiau (45km), TER Avignonet Lauragais (2,5 km)

Béziers (35 km), Carcassonne (56 km), Montpellier (150 km), Toulouse (148 km).

Toulouse-Blagnac (56 km), Carcassonne-Salvaza (55 km).

Duo® | Quattro® | Quattro S® | Sixto® | Sixto® Prestige C | Octo® | Octo® Fly C CONFORT 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B | 1350 VIP SEDAN 800 | 1000 | 1170 | 1310 | Primo® RIVIERA 920 PISCINE / POOL

ESTIVALE Duo® | Quattro® | Sixto® | Octo® CONFORT 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B SEDAN 800 | 1000 | 1170 | 1310 | Primo® RIVIERA 920 PISCINE / POOL

ESTIVALE

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK

1 WEEK 1 WEEK (One way)

CRUISE A Le Somail > Fonsérannes > Le Somail B Le Somail > Homps > Le Somail Le Somail > Narbonne / Fonsérannes > A Le Somail B Le Somail > Port-La Nouvelle > Le Somail C Le Somail > Marseillette > Le Somail A Le Somail > Trèbes > Le Somail B Le Somail > Carcassonne > Le Somail C Le Somail > Agde > Le Somail A Le Somail > Port-Lauragais B Le Somail > Aigues-Mortes

KM 82 42

LOCKS 12

HOURS 11h 10h

111

20

20h

74 80 100 124 130 118 139

24 34 40 52 22 54 15

15h 22h 26h 33h 23h30 31h45 27h

DURATION

20, Narbonne (116 km) A61 –

CRUISE Port-Lauragais - Castelnaudary - Port Lauragais Port-Lauragais - Toulouse - Port-Lauragais Port-Lauragais - Bram - Port-Lauragais Port-Lauragais - Carcassonne - Trèbes Port-Lauragais

2 DAY WEEKEND

A

SHORT BREAK

A B

1 WEEK

A

1 WEEK (One way)

A Port-Lauragais - Carcassonne - Le Somail

KM

21.

LOCKS

HOURS

30

12

8h

90 60

28 46

22h 20h30

136

68

37h

118

54

31h45

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

Carcassonne

23

e ôn Rh Le

Muscat de Frontignan

Coteaux du Languedoc

Bram

Arles

AIGUES-MORTES

Toulouse

Castelnaudary

ne Rhô al du Can à Sète

Montpellier

Locks closed on 1st May and 1st November

Villefranchede-Lauragais

e ôn Rh Le

BELLEGARDE

Navigation limit

PORT-LAURAGAIS

Beaucaire

Pe Rh tit ôn e

• Moissac • Montauban • Montech


Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Camargue

Canal du Rhône à Sète Etang de Thau Canal du Midi

Canal du Rhône à Sète

T

he Camargue is packed with bustling Crusader ports, sandy beaches and some of the richest flora and fauna in Europe. The south of France enjoys warm sunshine for most of the year and with only a few locks makes it ideal for first time cruisers.

From Bellegarde Cruise away to discover the Etang de Thau and the Camargue, land of marshes, flamingos and wild horses. This formidable nature reserve of 85000 hectares has the richest fauna and flora in Europe. Remarkable settings of fortified towns, remnants of past history dating to the first Crusades, Meridional foods, Bouzigues oysters, Costières de Nîmes wines or Frontignan Muscat.

From Aigues-Mortes Visit Aigues Mortes, the fortified medieval town from the thirteenth century and starting point of the first crusades of King Louis IX, and the famous salt marshes that have surrounded the city since the Middle Ages. Elsewhere enjoy the Mediterranean beaches at Grau du Roi, Palavas-les-Flots, Grande Motte or in Carnon. See the Camargue’s wild horses and bulls and an abundance of exceptional flora and fauna. Taste the oysters from Bouzigues, savor a glass of Picpoul or

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Aigues-Mortes

Frontignan Muscat; discover the treasures of the Abbey of Maguelone or Saint-Gilles by road to visit St Jacques de Compostela. Last but not least explore the city of Sète, a maritime town set at the opening of the Etang de Thau lagoon.


NICOLS® base Navigation limit

Nîmes

See p. 11

ôn Rh Le

Beaucaire

e

Tarascon

BELLEGARDE Saint-Gilles

Montpellier

Frontignan Mèze

Fonsérannes Béziers Argeliers

Etang de Thau

AIGUES-MORTES

Le Graudu-Roi

e ôn Rh Le

Muscat de Frontignan

Coteaux du Languedoc

l du Cana ète eàS Rhôn

Arles

Pe Rh tit ôn e

No locks in Camargue

LE SOMAIL

Costières de Nîmes

The famous bulls of the Camargue

Palavas-les-Flots Sète

Canal du Midi

Ca

Homps

Agde

Malpas

l na di

de

Canal du Mi

b Ro la ine

Narbonne

Port-la-Nouvelle

Thau lake

DON'T MISS WINE APPELLATIONS: Costières de Nîmes, muscat de Frontignan, Sables wines, Picpoul and rice beer!... GALLICIAN: wine cellar AIGUES-MORTES : wine cellar in the ramparts MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE AND LOCAL PRODUCTS: rice and salt of the Camargue, olive oils, Fougasse of AiguesMortes, asparagus, fish and seafood GRAU DU ROI: Aquarium, mini golf, Babyland adventure park AIGUES MORTES : ‘Les Petits Bouts’ adventure park, Train du Colorado (a 1/24 scale model railway), the ‘Templar treasure hunt’ around the city Flamingos, horses and bulls of the Camargue Wildlife observation: Scamandre discovery centre, the La Marette pond near our Aigues-Mortes base!

Rice beer

Aigues-Mortes - Les Salins

BELLEGARDE

AIGUES-MORTES

Nîmes (17 km), Montpellier (66 km), Marseille (106 km), Lyon (265 km).

Nîmes (44 km), Montpellier (33 km), Marseille (136 km).

A9, A54

A9

2 Garons (12 km).

26 (20 km).

TGV Nîmes (22 km).

TGV Montpellier (32 km), TGV Nîmes (42 km), TGV Avignon (1h).

Nîmes (14 km), Montpellier (65 km).

Nîmes (48 km), Montpellier (25 km), Marseille (138 km).

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK

Duo® 900 | 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 VIP 1010 | 1310 CRUISE

A Bellegarde > Aigues-Mortes > Bellegarde

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN KM 72

A Bellegarde > Palavas-les-Flots > Bellegarde 122 A Bellegarde > Etang de Thau > Bellegarde 196

LOCKS

HOURS -

12h 15h30 28h

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK 1 WEEK (One way)

Duo® | Quattro S® | Sixto® | Sixto® Prestige C | Octo® 900 DP Primo® CRUISE

KM

A Aigues-Mortes > Bellegarde > Aigues-Mortes 72 Aigues-Mortes > Grau du Roi > Palavas > B 53 Aigues Mortes Aigues-Mortes > Grau du Roi > Sète > A 101 Aigues-Mortes Aigues-Mortes > Grau du Roi > Etang de Thau A 161 > Agde > Vias > Aigues-Mortes A Aigues-Mortes > Le Somail

139

LOCKS

HOURS -

12h

-

9h

-

17h

6

28h

15

27h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

The Scamandre nature reserve

Palavas-les-Flots

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Canal de Briare Canal latéral à La Loire Canal du Nivernais L'Yonne

Val de Loire, Nivernais Briare - Eiffel canal bridge

T

his is an easy to access cruising region as close to Paris (about 2h or 2h30 depending on your starting point at either Rogny or Plagny). Explore numerous historical sites and enjoy internationally renowned Sancerre wines and excellent local gastronomy. There are a wide range of cruise itineraries on both canals and the river Yonne.

From Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses and from Plagny The Canal de Briare runs parallel to the Loire River and the superb Canal du Nivernais and offers peaceful waters alongside the rhythm of enchanting French village life. Set in surroundings between hills and forests the area is dotted with remarkable sites such as: Rogny with its seven locks built during the realm of Henry IV ; the Briare canal bridge designed by Eiffel ; Sancerre and pouilly, renowned for their world famous vineyards ; la Charité sur Loire (city of books) which is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and an essential stop on the route to ‘Saint-Jacques-de-Compostella’ Apremont-sur-Allier ranked among the most beautiful villages in France and Nevers, a town full of art, history and famous for its cathedral and gothic dukes’ palace, its Roman church from the 11th century and some of the oldest potteries in France. Lastly nature lovers should visit Bec d’Allier – the meeting point between Loire and Allier, one of the last wild rivers in Europe and classified a ‘Panda Site’ by the WWF.

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Sancerre


NICOLS® base

Paris-Orly

La

See p. 11

Se

in

e

Moret-s.-Loing

Locks closed on 1st May nn L’Yo e

Nemours

Sens

du Lo Canal

Bec d'Allier

ing

Villeneuve-s.-Yonne

BRIENON

Joigny

Saint-Florentin

Saint-Julien-du-Sault

Montargis

Tonnerre

al de g ur Bo og ne

Auxerrois

ROGNY

Champs-s.-Yonne Mailly-le-Château

Châtillon-s.-Loire La ire Lo

l téra al la Can Loire à la

Merry-s.-Yonne Clamecy u al d Can

Saint-Satur

Pouilly-s.-Loire Pouilly

Etang de Baye

La Charité-s.-Loire

Sancerre

Tannay

ais ern Niv

Sancerre

Guédelon - Medieval castle

Auxerre

ais ern Niv

Guédelon

Tonnerrois n Ca

Châtillon-Coligny

Briare

Local crafts / Swimming in the Loire river

u al d Can

re de Bria Canal

Chablis

Marseilles-les-Aubigny

DON'T MISS

Nevers

BRIARE: museum of mosaics and metals NEVERS: museum of ceramics – with workshops and activities LA CHARITÉ-SUR-LOIRE: a ‘City of Books’ and with craftsmen, calligraphers and illuminations GUÉDELON: find many different types of art in the heart of the medieval castle

Châtillon-en-Bazois

PLAGNY

Cercy-la-Tour Decize l la

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Ca

Bec d’Allier Pont-canal du Guétin Apremont (6 km)

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Dompierres.-Besbre

BEACHES: in Châtillon-sur-Loire, Nevers beach in the summer and at the Guétin canal bridge SWIMMING POOLS: in St-Satur and in Nevers enjoy the pool on the banks of the Loire and watersports centre "Ilot Corail"

PLAGNY

Paris (155 km), Montargis (30 km), Briare (18 km).

Nevers (5 km), Bourges (90 km), Paris (250 km), Lyon (260 km).

A77

A6, A77, Paris (250 km - 2h30).

18 Orléans - Montargis (60 km), A77

20 Orléans - Gien (23 km).

Briare (18 km), Gien (25 km), Montargis (30 km).

Nevers (5 km).

Paris-Orly (120 km).

Paris-Orly (230 km).

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN RIVIERA DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK

Duo® | Quattro® | Sixto® Prestige | Octo® 900 | 1100 | 1350 800 | 1000 | 1160 | 1170 | 1310 920 | 1120 CRUISE

A B A B A B

Rogny > Châtillon-s.-Loire > Rogny Rogny > Montargis > Rogny Rogny > Sancerre > Rogny Rogny > Nemours > Rogny Rogny > La Charité-s.-Loire > Rogny Rogny > Moret-s.-Loing > Rogny

1 WEEK A Rogny > Sancerre > Plagny (One way) 3 WEEKS (whole A Rogny > Auxerre / Plagny > Rogny central loop)

KM

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN RIVIERA LOCKS

HOURS

52 66 120 132 164 168

34 28 44 58 50 72

11h 16h 26h 34h 39h 42h

118

32

28h

436

174

98h

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK

Duo® | Quattro® | Sixto® Prestige | Octo® 900 | 1100 | 1350 800 | 1000 | 1160 | 1170 | 1310 920 | 1120 CRUISE

A B A B A B

Plagny > Marseilles-les-Aubigny > Plagny Plagny > Decize > Plagny Plagny > Sancerre > Plagny Plagny > Cercy-la-Tour > Plagny Plagny > Châtillon-s.-Loire > Plagny Plagny > Châtillon-en-Bazois > Plagny

1 WEEK A Plagny > Sancerre > Rogny (One way) 3 WEEKS (whole A Plagny > Rogny / Auxerre > Plagny central loop)

KM

LOCKS

HOURS

46 66 112 102 180 176

4 10 22 22 32 54

8h 14h 25h 25h 42h 48h

118

32

28h

436

174

98h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

ROGNY

1 WEEK

La

ral

WINE APPELLATIONS: Sancerre, Pouilly fumé, coteaux du Giennois POUILLY-SUR-LOIRE: wine-tourism centre SANCERRE: Wine house with tasting sessions and shop

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Bourgogne

Canal de Bourgogne Canal du Nivernais L'Yonne

Burgundy Canal de Bourgogne

C

lose to Paris (approx 2 hours by road), discover the Canal de Bourgogne - one of the best known canals in France - which winds its way through beautiful Burgundy countryside. Do not forget to discover the richness of its cultural heritage, its world famous wines and cuisine to try!

From Brienon

From Venarey-les-Laumes

Brienon is located at the crossroads of three exceptional waterways: the Canal de Bourgogne, the Yonne and the Canal du Nivernais.

Cruising the Bourgogne canal is in itself a trip into the history of France whilst at the same time navigating one of the best known canals in the country. An exceptional number of sites and monuments border the canal. The most prestigious is incontestably the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay (World Heritage of Unesco) but you will also discover a few paces away, or a short bicycle ride, imposing Burgundy castles such as Bussy, Tanlay, Ancy le Franc, Nuits, Maulne…

Cliffs, groves, and waterside vineyards make up the landscape that surrounds the meandering rivers. Numerous castles, medieval villages and historic towns invite you to stop: Joigny, Sens, Auxerre (a city full of art and history) or Mailly-le-Château set on a rocky outcrop ... The area is excellent for fishing with many species of fish populating the rivers including pike, carp, berch, bream and many more. Climbers can test their skills and practice climbing on the famous rocks at Saussois while wine lovers can visit cellars and prestigious vineyards (Châblis, Irancy, Crémant de Bourgogne...)

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Prestigious world-renowned wines and excellent traditional Burgundy gastronomy await you at each bend of the canal. Our Venarey base also provides cruising itineraries to discover the Nivernais canal, and stop offs such as Auxerre with its gothic cathedral.

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Brienon: locks closed on 1st May and 14th July

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Saint-Julien-du-Sault

Venarey: locks closed on 1st May

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DON'T MISS VENAREY: Alésia Museopark MONTBARD: Fontenay Abbbey (UNESCO site) BUFFON: large forges monument in Buffon ANCY LE FRANC AND TANLAY: renaissance castles TONNERRE: Hôtel Dieu and Fosse Dionne AUXERRE: clock tower, Saint-Germain Abbey and Saint-Etienne cathedral WINE APPELLATIONS: Chablis, Auxerrois, Tonnerrois, Crémant de Bourgogne FLAVIGNY-SUR-OZERAIN: domaine Flavigny-Alésia TONNERRE: wine cellar visit, tastings and excursions organised by winegrowers CHABLIS: Béru wine estate SAINT-BRIS-LE-VINEUX: Bailly-Lapierre wine cellars GOLF: At Tanlay Castle (9-hole course) and at Venarey (7-hole course)

Delicious local foods

VENAREY-LES-LAUMES

Auxerre (30 km), Paris (170 km). A6, Paris-Lyon

Montbard (15 km), Dijon (70 km). A6 (Paris - 365 km - 2h45),

Laroche-Migennes (Paris - 1h20).

TGV Montbard (14 km), Les Laumes-Alésia (2 km).

Paris-Orly (150 km).

Paris-Orly (255 km), Lyon (270 km), Dijon (73 km).

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK

1 WEEK

18 Joigny (34 km).

Laroche-Migennes (10 km).

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN RIVIERA

Quattro® 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B Primo® | 1000 | 1150

CRUISE A B A B C A B C

Brienon > Joigny > Brienon Brienon > Saint-Florentin > Brienon Brienon > Villeneuve-s.-Yonne > Brienon Brienon > Tonnerre > Brienon Brienon > Auxerre > Brienon Brienon > Sens > Brienon Brienon > Ancy-Le-Franc > Brienon Brienon > Mailly-le-Château > Brienon Brienon > Saint-Florentin > Tonnerre > A Montbard > Venarey

1 WEEK (One way) 3 WEEKS (The A Brienon > Plagny > Rogny > Brienon whole central loop)

KM

LOCKS

HOURS

36 20 74 70 64 106 130 154

10 8 16 32 22 22 62 68

8h 6h 16h 20h 15h 23h 38h 37h

108

57

32h

436

174

98h

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK 1 WEEK (One way) 2 WEEKS

23 Bierre-les-Semur (25 km).

Duo® | Quattro® | Sixto® | Octo® 900 DP | 1350 B Primo® | 1000 | 1010 | 1160N | 1310 920 CRUISE

KM

LOCKS

HOURS

A Venarey > Buffon > Venarey

40

26

10h

A Venarey > Ancy-le-Franc > Venarey A Venarey > Tanlay > Venarey Venarey > Montbard > Tonnerre > A Saint-Florentin > Brienon A Venarey > Châteauneuf > Venarey

82 124

50 68

21h 31h

108

57

32h

98

130

90h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

BRIENON

Museoparc in Alésia

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Franche-Comté

La Saône Canal du Rhône au Rhin Canal de Bourgogne Canal des Vosges

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La Saône

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crossroads of rivers that offer an excellent choice of cruises: the deep valley of the Doubs, the naturally charming Saône, with few locks, a fishing paradise! For the gourmets, cheese and fine Franche-Comté wines.

From Port-sur-Saône From here, you will navigate along peaceful waterways, dotted with typical small villages revealing the history of the river: Port-sur-Saône, Gallo-Roman village in the origin, Gray fascinating with its patrimonial treasures, unless you have chosen to sail on the Vosges canal to discover the densely wooded countryside of the Vosges: here you will be charmed with the calm of unspoiled nature - so don’t forget your binoculars!

From Dole Dole, ancient capital of la Comté, doorway to the Jura and birthplace of Pasteur, situated in the heart of a marvellous region gifted with one of the most beautiful navigation areas offering a very large choice of cruising: le canal du Rhône to the Rhin (in fact it’s the Doubs) with Besançon and citadel of Vauban, Baume les Dames, the charm of Comtois villages and market towns, wild beauty of fauna and flora in the superb deeply embanked valleys. You can cruise upstream one way to Port sur Saône or the Burgundy canals beyond Saint-Jeande-Losne. Warning: we recommend that you've had some previous boating experience if cruising on the river Doubs.

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DON'T MISS BESANÇON: Vauban citadel AUXONNE: Castle of King Louis XI DOLE: birthplace of Pastor and church of Notre Dame GRAY: Notre Dame Basilica (19th century) RAY-SUR-SAÔNE: castle (18th century) DOLE: waterpark and tree-top course GRAY: waterpark with swimming pool and slides OSSELLE-PLAGE: sandy beach, swimming pool with slide OSSELLE: prehistoric caves BESANÇON: zoo and Okidok (indoor leisure park) MONTBÉLIARD: Près la Rose science park Pikes, carp, catfish, bream Fishing in the river (Doubs, Saône) and in ponds (Osselle) Osselles caves

GOLF COURSES: 18-hole courses in Parcey (10 minutes from Dole), Besançon and Epinal

PORT-SUR-SAÔNE

DOLE A36, Paris (370 km, 3h30).

7 Langres.

Paris (350 km, 3h45). Vesoul (15 km).

TGV Dole (1 km).

Dijon (150 km), Bâle (150 km).

Lyon (200 km).

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK

Duo® | Quattro® | Sixto® 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B Primo® | 1000 | 1010 | 1170 | 1310

CRUISE A B A A B

ESTIVALE Duo® | Quattro® | Quattro S® | Sixto® | Octo® CONFORT 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B SEDAN Primo® | 1000 | 1010 | 1160N | 1170 | 1310 PISCINE / POOL KM

Port-s.-Saône > Ray-s.-Saône > Port-s.-Saône 80 Port-s.-Saône > Selles > Port-s.-Saône 82 Port-s.-Saône > Gray > Port-s.-Saône 124 Port-s.-Saône > Mantoche > Port-s.-Saône 158 Port-s.-Saône > Bains-Les-Bains > Port-s.-Saône 118

LOCKS

HOURS

14 16 22 22 44

13h 15h 24h 26h 28h

1 WEEK (One way)

A Port-s.-Saône > Gray > Dole

154

23

24h

10 DAYS

A Port-s.-Saône > Epinal > Port-s.-Saône

210

132

65h

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK

CRUISE A B C A B C A B

Dole > Saint-Vit > Dole Dole > Auxonne > Dole Dole > Saint-Jean-de-Losne > Dole Dole > Besançon > Dole Dole > Mantoche > Dole Dole > Verdun-sur-le-Doubs > Dole Dole > Baume-les-Dames > Dole Dole > Ray-sur-Saône > Dole

KM 54 64 44 112 150 114 182 250

LOCKS 16 20 18 40 24 18 62 32

HOURS 9h 12h 10h 23h 22h 19h30 37h 40h

1 WEEK (One way)

A Dole > Gray > Port-sur-Saône

154

23

24h

2 WEEKS

A Dole > Montbéliard > Dole B Dole > Selles > Dole

294 434

114 60

68h30 76h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

Besançon (55 km), Dijon (50 km).

Vesoul (15 km), Besançon (63 km), Dole (108 km), Dijon (150 km). A5 > A31

Dole - Acro-Isis

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Paris

Strasbourg

Nantes Lyon Bordeaux Toulouse

Marseille

Alsace

Canal de la Marne au Rhin Canal de la Sarre La Moselle

Inclined plane of Arzviller

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njoy a French boating holiday in the Alsace, a region full of history and fantastic gastronomy. The best bits : magnificent scenery - mountains and forests frame your route ; delicious regional food and wines ; watersports, cycling and hiking - something for everyone! Wonderful art and architecture in the cities‌

From Saverne and Harskirchen Start your boating holiday from Saverne in Alsace, a land of history and gastronomy. Choose to either cruise towards Strasbourg or towards Arzviller - famous for its boat lift (the only one in France). Beyond that, you get to the green Lorraine plateau and continue your cruise to Nancy, stopping on route at the superb Place Stanislas, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At Gondrexange you take the Canal de la Sarre which is dotted with lakes and water spots offering beaches, swimming, and watersports. From Harskirchen, location of our second base in Alsace (see our one way cruise option between Saverne and Harskirchen) you can cruise to Sarreguemines which is famous for its pottery or SaarbrĂźcken which takes you just over the German border. European Cruise: Enjoy a cruise through three countries! Take your boat through France, Germany and Luxembourg. Choose a three week itinerary from Saverne or two weeks if starting from Harskirchen.

Strasbourg

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Lutzelbourg valley


NICOLS® base

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Luxembourg

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Sarre-Union

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Nancy

Boofzheim

Lutzelbourg

DON'T MISS LÜTZELBOURG: crystal works SARREGUEMINES: ceramics production ARZVILLER INCLINE: glass blower workshops and crystal works SAVERNE: castle of Rohan, castle of Haut-Barr ARZVILLER: the inclined plane, unique in France SARREBOURG: stained glass chapel window by Chagall NANCY: Place Stanislas square, Palace of the Dukes Zoo and fauna park at Sainte-Croix and "Nature de Cheval" equestrian centre in Altwiller, alpine luge rides at the Arzviller incline Waterparks in Saverne (Océanide) and Hochfelden (Atoo), beach and water based activities in Mittersheim

SAVERNE

HARSKIRCHEN

Strasbourg (41 km).

Sarreguemines (25 km), Saarbrücken (40 km).

A4,

A4,

45, Paris (450 km - 4h15).

43 Sarre-Union.

TGV Paris-Strasbourg, TGV Saverne (600 m).

TGV Sarre-Union, (4 km).

Strasbourg (40 km).

Strasbourg (80 km), Metz-Nancy (80 km).

Duo® | Quattro® | Quattro® S | Sixto® | Sixto® Green Sixto® Prestige C | Octo® CONFORT 900 DP | 1100 | 1350 B | 1350 VIP SEDAN 800 | Primo® | 1000 | 1160N | 1310 PISCINE / POOL

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN

ESTIVALE

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK 10 DAYS 2 WEEKS 3 WEEKS

CRUISE A Saverne > Niderviller > Saverne A B A A A B A

Saverne > Strasbourg > Saverne Saverne > Réchicourt > Saverne Saverne > Mittersheim > Saverne Saverne > Nancy > Saverne Saverne > Sarreguemines > Saverne Saverne > Nancy > Toul > Saverne The «European cruise»

KM

LOCKS

HOURS

44

24

12h

92 92 122 208 208 281 469

40 28 52 66 78 103 97

22h 20h 32h 46h30 54h 69h30 102h30

DURATION 2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK (One way) SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK 2 WEEKS

Duo® | Quattro® S | Sixto® | Sixto® Green | Octo® 900 DP | 1350 B 1010

CRUISE

KM

LOCKS

HOURS

A Harskirchen > Sarreguemines > Harskirchen B Harskirchen > Pont d’Albeschaux > Harskirchen

64 46

20 32

13h30 14h

A Harskirchen > Saverne

73

30

18h

86 108 124 273 238

40 32 44 117 92

22h 21h 30h 68h30 58h

A B A A B

Harskirchen > Réchicourt > Harskirchen Harskirchen > Saarbrücken > Harskirchen Harskirchen > Lützelbourg > Harskirchen Harskirchen > Nancy > Toul > Harskirchen Harskirchen > Strasbourg > Harskirchen

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

Swimming in the lake at Mittersheim

18-hole courses in Nancy and Sarreguemines, 27-hole course in Strasbourg

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MECKLENBURG

Hamburg

BRANDENBURG

Berlin

Frankfurt

Strasbourg

München

Mecklenburg

Germany

Schwerin

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xplore green countryside and beautiful waterways! A quiet region with numerous cruises across lakes surrounded by rich flora and fauna.

From Lübz Lübz is a small town with its town centre dating back to the middle age. It’s also a great starting point for navigating the area from Mecklenburg to Brandenburg through 15,000 hectares of forests and across 33 lakes covering over 54 km2. The district of Lübz enjoys the most beautiful countryside in this region of Germany.

The river Elde is navigable for 180 km and has only 17 locks. In only five hours it is possible to reach Lake Plauer - one of the largest lakes in the region. On the northern banks there is a nature reserve of 300 hectares and a paradise for those who love nature and bird life.

Röbel

EVEN MORE COMFORT ONBOARD! The whole fleet of Lübz benefit from special equipment such as: stem propeller, quay plug 220 volts, radio / CD / MP3, bathing ladders.

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Please note non-licence holders will require an additional three hours of instruction (included in the price) before setting off.

NICOLS® base

Schweriner See

See p. 11

Schwerin

Locks are open all season

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Plauer See

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Plau am See

Parchim

Matzlow-Garwitz

Kölpinsee

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DON'T MISS PLAU: castle with tower WAREN: Weinberg castle SCHWERIN: castle with gardens, 18th century market square, half-timbered and gabled houses from the end of the 17th century MALCHOW: town mill MÜRITZ NATIONAL PARK: 322 km² of forests, lakes and marshes and the largest lake in Germany with more than 150 species of birds. BÄRENWALD MÜRITZ: a bear protection scheme in the forest

Ruppiner S

Zermützel

Swimming in the clear waters of the lake!

Müritz national park

NEURUPPIN

Ruppiner See

Wustrau-Altfriesac

Schwerin

LÜBZ Schwerin (70 km). A24 Berlin (175 km)

16 > Parchim, A24 Hamburg (151 km)

14 > Parchim.

Parchim (15 km). Hamburg (180 km), Berlin (220 km). CONFORT SEDAN DURATION

Waren

1 WEEK

900 DP 1000 | 1150 | 1160 CRUISE

KM

A Lübz > Röbel > Lübz B Lübz > Schwerin > Lübz C Lübz > Dömitz > Lübz

84 149 97

LOCKS 8 8 13

HOURS 17h30 26h30 19h30

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

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MECKLENBURG

Hamburg

BRANDENBURG

Berlin

Frankfurt

Strasbourg

München

Brandenburg

Germany

Neuruppin

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he Brandenburg area, famous for its nautical activities is directly linked to the Mecklenburg lakes. To the north, cruise through the “Ruppin Swizterland” following the Rhins river.

From Neuruppin Discover the lake chains of crystalline waters, joined by the canals, that wind through a landscape dotted with sheltered coves. These heavenly waterways for nature lovers are recommended for beginners and families. You can combine your cruising holiday with a trip in the land of the famous writer Théodor Fontane: museums, concerts, castles, cloisters or churches - you’ll discover there, a surprising cultural experience. Why not enjoy a stroll along the Neuruppin 'promenade' at Lake Neuruppin, cross wooded landscapes to Zermützel or visit the cloister mill at Lindow. Enjoy an amazing cultural experience and a natural environment that will delight swimming and fishing enthusiasts!

Oranienburg Palace

EVEN MORE COMFORT ONBOARD! The whole fleet benefit from special equipment such as: stem propeller, quay plug 220 volts, radio / CD / MP3, bathing ladders.

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Ruppiner Schweiz

Zermützel

Gudelacksee

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Lindow

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Ha ve l

Alt Ruppin

At the gates of Potsdam

Vielitzsee

Vielitz

Werbellinsee

Ruppiner See Schiffshebewerk Niederfinow

Liebenwalde Wustrau-Altfriesack

WUSTRAU: Brandenburg-Prussia museum ORIANENBURG: Palace museum and historical park BERLIN: the Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, Reichtag Palace, Checkpoint Charlie museum, Charlottenburg castle POTSDAM: Sanssouci castle and it’s park; Cecilienhof castle and Charlottenhof castle

Lehnitzsee

Oranienburg

Pinnow

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Hohen Neuendorf

WILDLIFE PARKS: NEURUPPIN: "Tierpark Kunsterpring" ORANIENBURG : "Germendorf Park" animal and recreation park, dinosaur park! WERBELLINSEE: Schorfheid park

Hennigsdorf

BERLIN TEGEL Tegelsee

NEURUPPIN: equipped and supervised beach with entertainment WUSTRAU AND GUDELACKSEE: beaches WERBELLINSEE: beach and facilities

Berlin-Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal Westhafen Kanal

STADT MITTE

Spree SCHARFE LANKE

CHARLOTTENBURG

Berliner Spree

Landwehrkanal GATOW

NICOLS® base

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Spree-Oder-Wasserstrasse

NeuKöllner Kanal

FRIEDRISCHSHAGEN

WOLTERDORF Mügger ERKNER Spree NEU HELGOLAND Grosse Krampe Grosener Kanal

TELTOW

Locks are open all season

Potsdam

Seddin-See

KAROLINENHOF

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ZEUTHEN Zeuthener See WILDAU

Caputh

Krossinsee ZIEGENHALS

Wildau Königs-Wusterhausen

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WERNSDORF

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Krüpelsee

BerlinFriedersdorf - Museum Island

Dahme

Nottekanal

Senzig Gussow

Kummersdorf

Dahme

Storkow

Blossin

Dolgen See Dahme Schmöldesee

Grosser Langer See Storkower See

Prieros

Hölzerner See

Wendisch Riez Glubigsee

Dahme

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Schwerin

Neuendorf

Teupitzer See

GROSS KÖRIS Teupitz

Neuruppin base

Potsdam - Cecilienhof castle Märkisch Buchholz

Obere-SpreeWassersztasse

Kossenbl Leibsch

NEURUPPIN

Spree

Berlin (70 km). A24 Berlin (80 km),

DURATION

22 Neuruppin

Neuruppin (800 m). Berlin Tegel (72 km).

2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN

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Quattro® 900 DP Primo® | 1170 | 1010

CRUISE A A B A B

KM

Neuruppin > Zermützelsee > Ruppiner See 44 > Neuruppin Neuruppin > Lindow > Neuruppin 50 Neuruppin > Oranienburg > Neuruppin 85 Neuruppin > Berlin > Potsdam > Neuruppin 170 Neuruppin > Werbellinsee > Neuruppin 180

NB : Departures from Wustrau-Altfriesack require a boat licence

LOCKS

HOURS

2

8h

2 6 10 14

12h 14h 23h 27h

Boat and cruising route suggestions: non contractual information, subject to change.

Bützsee

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Porto

Lisbao GRANDE LAGO

Faro

Portugal

Lago Alqueva

Lago Alqueva

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njoy plenty of sunshine and swimming and watersports in clean warm waters. Anglers can fish for black bass, carp and more. Numerous activities await such as cycling, quad bike riding or for a slower pace of life why not discover the richness of fauna and flora, or historical interests such as fortified villages, archaeological sites and locally produced traditional handicrafts and pottery. Taste regional traditional cooking and a meal with a view at the panoramic restaurant on the port. Don’t forget our Amieira team offer an ‘onboard menu’ and ‘onboard shopping’ service.

From Amieira Marina The region boasts waters of an incredible quality, where both nature lovers and watersports fans will find an abundance of things to see and do. Remember your camera as there are photo opportunities aplenty! Head with your crew of family or friends to moor on an islet for a night ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style or venture to other stops that allow easy access to the beautiful surrounding villages and places of interest such as the Alqueva dam, an amazing structure built in 2002. Other places to visit are the new identically built village of Luz, replacing the old Luz that was swallowed up by the Lago Alqueva (don’t miss the museum); Mourão with its castle and fortifications from the 13th century; the fortified city of Monsaraz with its narrow and paved streets and a splendid bullring. With more than 300 sunny days per year a boating holiday on the Lago Alqueva can be enjoyed at any time of the year!

Monsaraz

All our boats are equipped with 1 quay plug 220 Volts, electric toilet, sounders, GPS, monitor / DVD, solar panels. For rent at the base: bikes, canoes, kayaks...

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Juromenha NICOLS® base

Porto

Dam See p. 11

No locks

Lisboa Monsaraz Évora Mourão

AMIEIRA MARINA

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Faro

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Alqueva Moura Alqueva

DON'T MISS MOURÃO: castle and fortifications (13th century) MONSARAZ: fortified city LUZ: rebuilt village after flooding and museum

Enjoy swimming and diving in the waters of the lake!

Hire canoes

DESTINATION PORTUGAL

AMIEIRA MARINA

• OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND! • JULY SPECIAL OFFER

From end October 2017 to the end of March 2018 "PURPLE" price -5% - Except from 23/12/2017 to 06/01/2018 (Christmas and New Year’s Eve) : "BLUE" price

TEMPERATURES AT LAKE ALQUEVA

DURATION

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2 DAY WEEKEND SHORT BREAK 1 WEEK

25 20

°C MIN

A6 Lisbonne (2h), A2 Faro (2h30), IP2 Evora (45 mn).

ESTIVALE CONFORT SEDAN

35

°C AVG

Evora (60 km), Lisbonne (180 km). Lisbonne, Faro et Badajoz, Sevilla, Madrid (ESP).

maintaining of the "PALE YELLOW" prices instead of "DARK YELLOW" ones.

°C MAX

Local arts and crafts

15 10 5

Duo® | Quattro® 1100 | 1350 1010 | 1170 | 1310 CRUISE

A Amieira > Mourão > Amieira A Amieira > Monsaraz > Amieira A Amieira > Juromenha > Amieira

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LOCKS

HOURS

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Black bass, pikeperch, pike, barbed comizo Lure fishing and rock fishing

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The Nicols fleet®

T

he key to a successful boating holiday is in choosing the best boat from our four different ranges: Estivale, Confort, Sedan ou Riviera. The information below will help you make your selection of boat before reading full details boat by boat over the next pages (pages 40 to 50)

PORTUGAL Amieira

GERMANY Neuruppin

Lübz

ALSACE Saverne

SAÔNE Port-surSaône

Harskirchen

FRANCHECOMTÉ Dole

BURGUNDY Venarey

NIVERNAIS Plagny

Brienon

LOIRE VALLEY Rogny

CAMARGUE Bellegarde

Aigues-Mortes

MIDI

LOT BouzièsSaint-Cirq

Port-Lauragais

AQUITAINE Buzet

Le Somail

CHARENTE Sireuil

Grez-Neuville

Sablé-SurSarthe

Glénac

Choose your boat

ANJOU

BRITTANY

Read our detailed boat descriptions. Example: a boat described as being a 4/6 is a boat which offers 4 beds in cabins plus 2 extra bed spaces in the converted saloon area.

Sucé-sur-Erdre

4/6

CONFORT

C900 C900 DP C1100 C1350 C1350 B C1350 VIP

5/7 5/7 7/9 8/10 8/10 4/6

SEDAN

N800 PRIMO® N1000 N1010 N1150 N1160, N1160N N1170 N1310

2/3 2/4 6/8 6/8 8/10 8/10 8/10 10/12

RIVIERA

ESTIVALE

BOAT CAPACITY DUO® 2/4 QUATTRO 4/6 QUATTRO S® 4/6 SIXTO® PRESTIGE 4/6 SIXTO® PRESTIGE C 4/6 SIXTO® 6/8 6/8 NEW SIXTO® GREEN OCTO® 8/10 8/10 NEW OCTO® FLY C

R920 R1120 R1130

6/8 7/9 8/10

POOL* * : If renting the splash pool for a boat of 13m or more a compulsory license is required. Please contact us for details.. Available on the Sedan range - excluding N800 & Primo®.

"Home-from-home" comfort Our boats have a vast living room with a 360° panoramic view. The kitchen includes lots of equipment and has everything you’ll need: 220l fridge with a freezer compartment*, ring-hob, oven / grill depending on boat model * and wide work top areas. The kitchenware is supplied as well as the bedding (sheets, duvets, pillows). Terraces are equipped with garden furniture and either a sun awning or parasol depending on the boat model. *Fridge 220l except on: Riviera range, N800 and Primo®. Oven: except N800.

Security first To make moving from one end of the boat to the other safe and easy all our walkways are covered with an antislipping surface, have a hand rail and a double railing* at a height of 60 cm (safety criteria imposed by the legislation for boats made in France). The rear terrace on the Sedan and Estivale ranges are on the same level as the living room meaning there are nostairs to negotiate going either in or out of the boat. The front terrace of the Confort range can be reached via a gangway 1 metre high moulded into the hull deck for the maximum safety. All these criteria mean that Nicols® boats are one of the safest on the market, particularly when it comes to accommodating crews with children and/or people with reduced mobility. *except N800 and Primo®

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Estivale KEY FACTS

 The very best facilities and equipment Two steering positions Beautiful living space - living room and terrace 2-10 people Quattro®

NEW 2018 - OCTO® FLY C

Outside steering position

Alfresco dining area / outdoor kitchen

Canopy Deck sunbathing mattress

Sixto® Prestige C

4 cabins / 4 bathrooms

Sixto® Prestige C

Living room and fully equipped kitchen Covered back terrace

Duo Maximum capacity Capacity recommended Length / Width Cabins Double-beds (140 x 190 cm) Double-beds (160 x 190 cm)

4 adults 2 8,85 x 3,40 m 1 + saloon 1 + 1 saloon -

Single-bed (70 x 190 cm)

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Bathroom / electric toilets Saloon Kitchen equipment:

1 8 m2

220 L fridge (freezer) 4 ring-hob Oven Dishwasher Microwave

Water tank capacity Fuel tank autonomy Double steering position Other equipment: Clim Radio, CD, MP3 DVD monitor TV with satellite channels Safe Electrical connector 220 V on board Stem propeller Garden furniture Sun awning sliding Bathing ladder Shower Gas griddle/BBQ Sunbathing

(2 ring-hob) ● (Gril) 750 L 20 days / 270 L ●

Sixto® Prestige C

Sixto® Prestige

6 adults 4 10,85 x 3,80 m 2 + saloon 2 + 1 saloon 4 possible (2 on Quattro S®) 2 (1 on Quattro S®) 9 m2

6 adults 4 13,50 x 3,80 m 2 + saloon 2 + 1 saloon 1 + saloon 1

8 adults 6 13,50 x 3,80 m 3 + saloon 3 + 1 saloon -

10 adults 8 13,50 x 3,80 m 4 + saloon 4 + 1 saloon -

10 adults 8 14,95 x 3,85 m 4 + saloon 4 + saloon -

2 possible

2 possible

8 possible

8 possible

2 11 m2

2 11 m2

4 11 m2

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2 11 m2 (195 L)

Sixto

Sixto® Green

NEW

Quattro® Quattro® S

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Octo

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Octo® Fly C

(195 L)

750 L 14 days / 270 L

1150 L 14 days / 270 L

1050 L 14 days / 270 L

1150 L 14 days / 270 L

1050 L 14 days / 270 L

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All photos and descriptions are non-contractual. We reserve the right to modify them without prior notice.

NEW ®

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2/4

Comfort and equipment

Duo®

DUO® Recommended for 2 adults 1 cabin with a double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed 3,40 m

Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 41

8,85 m

4/6

Comfort and equipment

Quattro® / Quattro® S

QUATTRO® 3,80 m

Recommended for 2 couples or 1 couple and 2 children 2 cabins with double-beds convertible into 4 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed 10,85 m

QUATTRO S ®

3,80 m

Recommended for 2 couples or 1 couple and 2 children 2 cabins: 1 with double-bed + 1 cabin with double-bed convertible into 2 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 41

4/6

Comfort and equipment

Sixto® Prestige

SIXTO® PRESTIGE Recommended for 2 couples or 1 couple and 2 children 2 cabins: 1 cabin "suite" with double-bed + 1 cabin with double-bed convertible into 2 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed

3,80 m

Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 41

13,50 m

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4/6

Sixto® Prestige C / Sixto® / Octo®

Comfort and equipment

SIXTO® PRESTIGE C Recommended for 2 couples or 1 couple and 2 children

3,80 m

2 cabins: 1 cabin with double-bed + 1 cabin with double-bed convertible into 2 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed Wardrobe in main cabin Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 41

6/8

Comfort and equipment

13,50 m

NEW

SIXTO / SIXTO GREEN ®

®

3,80 m

Details of the electric boat can be found on page 2 Recommended for 3 couples or 2 couples with 2 children 3 cabins : 2 with double-beds + 1 with double-bed convertible into 2 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed

8/10

13,50 m

Comfort and equipment

OCTO® 3,80 m

Recommende for 4 couples or 2 couples with 4 children 4 cabins with double-beds convertible into 8 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed 2 bathrooms Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 41

8/10

13,50 m

NEW

Comfort and equipment

OCTO® FLY C Recommende for 4 couples or 2 couples with 4 children 4 cabins with double-beds convertible into 8 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed 2 bathrooms On the fly: Alfresco dining area / outdoor kitchen

Octo® Fly C

3,85 m

Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 41

14,95 m

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Confort KEY FACTS  rivate bathroom for each cabin P Ideal for couples Front and rear terraces 2-10 people

C1350

Confort 1350 VIP Double steering position on the solarium roof

Separate WC (electric toilets)

C900 DP

Bathroom (washbasin, shower, razor point)

Bathroom (washbasin, shower, razor point) Inside steering position Saloon with 360° panoramic views and with convertible table into a double-bed Separate WC (electric toilets)

All photos and descriptions are non-contractual. We reserve the right to modify them without prior notice.

C1100

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Maximum capacity Capacity recommended Length / Width Cabins

Confort 900 / Confort 900 DP

Confort 1100

7 4 adults / 1 child 8,85 x 3,40 m 2 + saloon

9 6 adults / 1 child 11,10 x 3,40 m 3 + saloon

2 + 1 saloon

3 + 1 saloon

1 2 9 m2

Double-beds (140 x 190 cm) Single-bed (70 x 190 cm) Bathroom / electric toilets Saloon Kitchen equipment

NEW

220 L fridge (freezer) 2 ring-hob 4 ring-hob Oven Microwave

Double steering position

Confort 1350 VIP 6 adults 4 13,50 x 3,80 m 2 + saloon

1 3 10 m2

10 adults 8 13,50 x 3,80 m 4 + saloon 1 saloon + 2 fixed 2 convertible into 4 single-beds 4 possible 4 14 m2

2 + 1 saloon 2 14 m2

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1200 L 12 days / 300 L

1400 L 20 days / 500 L

1400 L 20 days / 500 L

(Gril) 800 L 14 days / 300 L C900 : C900 DP : ● ●

Water tank capacity Fuel tank autonomy

Confort 1350 / Confort 1350 B

Other equipment: Clim Radio, CD, MP3 3 TV (depending on the reception) Electrical connector 220 V on board

Stem propeller

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Garden furniture Bathing ladder Shower

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(free, on request)

NEW

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Comfort and equipment

Confort 900

CONFORT 900 / 900 DP Recommended for 2 couples 2 cabins: 1 with double-bed + 1 with double-bed and single-bed + convertible table into a double-bed 3,40 m

CONFORT 900 DP = with double steering position Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 44

8,85 m

7/9

Comfort and equipment

Confort 1100

CONFORT 1100 Recommended for 3 couples 3 cabins: 2 with double-bed + 1 with double-bed and single-bed + convertible table into a double-bed 3,40 m

Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 44

11,10 m

8/10

Comfort and equipment

Confort 1350 / 1350 B

CONFORT 1350 / 1350 B Recommended for 4 couples 4 cabins: 2 with double-beds + 2 with double-beds convertible into single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed 3,80 m

CONFORT 1350 B = with stern propeller Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 44

13,50 m

4/6

Comfort and equipment

3,80 m

CONFORT 1350 VIP Recommended for 2 couples 2 cabins with double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 44

13,50 m

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Sedan KEY FACTS  arge living room & panoramic views L Spacious rear terrace Ideal for families 2-12 people

N1170

Nicols® 1170 Sun awning sliding

Double steering position on the solarium roof

Primo®

Inside steering position with double seat Saloon with 360° panoramic views and with convertible table into a double-bed

All photos and descriptions are non-contractual. We reserve the right to modify them without prior notice.

Primo®

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Maximum capacity Capacity recommended Length / Width Cabins Double-beds (140 x 190 cm) Single-bed (70 x 190 cm) Bathroom / WC Saloon Kitchen equipment 220 L fridge (freezer) 130 L. Fridge + freezer 56 L. Fridge 3 ring-hob 2 ring-hob Oven

Water tank capacity Fuel tank autonomy Double steering position Other equipment: Radio, CD, MP3 Electrical connector 220 V on board Garden furniture Sun awning sliding Bathing ladder

Sedan 800

Primo®

Sedan 1000

Sedan 1010

3 adults 2 adults 8 x 2,50 m 1 + saloon 1 + saloon 1 5 m2

4 adults 2 adults 7,95 x 3,40 m 1 + saloon 1 + 1 saloon 1 7 m2

8 adults 4 adults / 2 children 10 x 3,70 m 3 + saloon 3 + 1 saloon 2 10 m2

8 adults 4 adults / 2 children 10 x 3,70 m 3 + saloon 3 + saloon 2 10 m2

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200 L 10 days / 135 L -

600 L 14 days / 300 L

600 L 14 days / 300 L

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2/3

Comfort and equipment

N800

NICOLS® 800 Recommended for 1 couple

2,50 m

1 cabin with double-bed + convertible table into a bed (recommended for 1 people) Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 46 8m

2/4

Comfort and equipment

Primo®

PRIMO® Recommended for 1 couple or 1 couple + 2 children 1 cabin with double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed 3,40 m

Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 46

7,95 m

6/8

Comfort and equipment

N1000 / 1010

NICOLS® 1000 3,70 m

Recommended for 4 adults and 2 children 3 cabins with double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed

Recommended for 4 adults and 2 children 3 cabins with double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed

10 m

3,70 m

NICOLS® 1010

Headroom above bunks: 100 cm maximum Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 46

Nicols® 1000 & 1010 - Deck plan: saloon table and seeting convertible into a double-bed

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8/10

N1150 / 1160 / 1160N / 1170

Comfort and equipment

NICOLS® 1150 3,70 m

Recommended for 4 adults and 4 children 4 cabins with double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed

11,50 m

NICOLS® 1160 / 1160N 3,70 m

Recommended for 4 adults and 4 children 3 cabins with double-bed + 1 cabin with bunk bed + convertible table into a double-bed Nicols® 1160 (2 bathrooms + 2 washbasins) Nicols® 1160N (2 bathrooms)

11,50 m

NICOLS® 1170 3,70 m

Recommended for 4 adults and 4 children 4 cabins with double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 49 Headroom above bunks: 100 cm maximum

Nicols® 1150 - 1160 - 1160N & 1170 Deck plan: saloon table and seeting convertible into a double-bed

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N1310

Comfort and equipment

NICOLS® 1310 Recommended for 6 adults and 4 children 5 cabins with double-bed + convertible table into a double-bed Details of onboard equipment can be found on page 49

3,70 m

Headroom above bunks: 100 cm maximum

13 m

Maximum capacity Capacity recommended Length / Width Cabins Double-beds (140 x 190 cm) Single-bed (70 x 190 cm) Bathroom / WC Saloon Kitchen equipment 220 L fridge (freezer) 3 ring-hob Oven

Water tank capacity Fuel tank autonomy Double steering position Other equipment:

Sedan 1150

Sedan 1160 / 1160N

Sedan 1170

Sedan 1310

10 adults 4 adults / 4 children 11,50 x 3,70 m 4 + saloon 4 + 1 saloon 2 10 m2

10 adults 4 adults / 4 children 11,50 x 3,70 m 4 + saloon 3 + 1 saloon 2 2 10 m2

10 adults 4 adults / 4 children 11,50 x 3,70 m 4 + saloon 4 + 1 saloon 2 10 m2

12 adults 6 adults / 4 children 13 x 3,70 m 5 + saloon 5 + 1 saloon 2 10 m2

750 L 12 days / 300 L

750 L 12 days / 300 L

750 L 12 days / 300 L

900 L 10 days / 300 L

Radio, CD, MP3

Electrical connector 220 V on board

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Garden furniture Sun awning sliding Bathing ladder

(N1160N only)

All photos and descriptions are non-contractual. We reserve the right to modify them without prior notice.

Nicols® 1310 - Deck plan: saloon table and seeting convertible into a double-bed

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Riviera

KEY FACTS

 harming traditional barges C Easy handling Ideal for a first cruise 4-10 people R920 Riviera 920

Sun awning sliding to lunch in the sun

1 washbasin / shower

1 WC separated Inside steering position Convertible table into a double-bed

Comfort and equipment 3,40 m

6/8

RIVIERA 920 Recomended for 5 adults 2 cabins with double-bed and single-bed + convertible table into a double-bed

7/9

9,20 m

Comfort and equipment 3,40 m

RIVIERA 1130 Recommended for 6 adults 3 cabins: 1 cabin with a double-bed + a single bed + 1 cabin with a doublebed + 1 cabin with 2 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed

8/10

11,20 m

Comfort and equipment 3,40 m

RIVIERA 1120 Recommended for 7 adults

All photos and descriptions are non-contractual. We reserve the right to modify them without prior notice.

3 cabins: 2 cabins with a double-bed and a singlebed + 1 cabin with 2 single-beds + convertible table into a double-bed

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Maximum capacity Capacity recommended Length / Width Cabins Double-beds (140 x 190 cm) Single-bed (70 x 190 cm) Bathroom / WC Saloon Kitchen equipment

Frigo 100 L - 2 ring-hob - Oven

Water tank capacity Fuel tank autonomy Other equipment Radio, CD, MP3 Bathing ladder

11,20 m

Riviera 920 8 adults 5 adults 9,20 x 3,40 m 2 + saloon 2 + 1 saloon 2 1/1 8 m2

Riviera 1130 9 adults 6 adults 11,20 x 3,40 m 3 + saloon 2 + 1 saloon 3 1+1/1 9 m2

Riviera 1120 10 adults 7 adults 11,20 x 3,40 m 3 + saloon 2 + 1 saloon 4 1/1 9 m2

380 L 12 days / 180 L

580 L 10 days / 180 L

580 L 10 days / 180 L


The Nicols® story Nicols® began boat construction back in 1986 as part of a wider French industrial group that specialised in the transformation of plastic materials. In 1990 the first Nicols® base opened in Dole in Franche-Comté. The following year a reservation centre opened to take rental bookings for holidaymakers. Over 30 years later and Nicols® continue to manage the complete process: boat construction, boat hire and the managing of the bases. Over the years, different generations of boats have been created:

6 - 2016 198

30 YEARS

OF RIVER the Marinas, then TOURISM Riviera, then the easily recognisable ‘sea-yacht’ shape and renowned terrace of the Sedans, the Confort range that is loved so much by couples and finally the newest Estivale range.

In total there are five ranges, 27 boat models and nearly 600 craft that have been produced from the Nicols® boatyard.

Become owner!

Enjoy lazy days on the water all year round A spacious living area, a fitted kitchen, cabins and bathrooms, a terrace...your Nicols® boat is as comfortable as a floating home! Such is the case for some of our clients who have enjoyed it so much, that they have chosen to buy a Nicols® river boat as their second home. Whether new or second hand there is the possibility to have interior fittings altered or made to measure as you wish. The Nicols® boat enthusiasts are not only holidaymakers but also happy boat owners!

For more information on buying a boat - whether new, refurbished, customised or second-hand - please contact Nicols®.

Second hand Nicols® boats from just:

25.000e* *Price quoted relates to a N800 Sedan.

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Cruise on Europe’s most beautiful waterways! France BRITTANY Glénac & Sucé-sur-Erdre

SAVERNE

HARSKIRCHEN

ANJOU Grez-Neuville, Sablé-sur-Sarthe & Laval CHARENTE Sireuil LOT Bouziès/Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Paris

LAVAL

GLÉNAC

PORT-S.-SAÔNE

SABLÉ-S.-SARTHE ROGNY

SUCÉ-S.-ERDRE

VENAREY

GREZ-NEUVILLE

DOLE

Nantes

AQUITAINE Buzet-sur-Baïse

PLAGNY

MIDI Port-Lauragais & Le Somail CAMARGUE Aigues-Mortes & Bellegarde

SIREUIL

Bordeaux

LOIRE-VALLEY, NIVERNAIS Rogny & Plagny

BOUZIÈS

BUZET

BURGUNDY Brienon & Venarey-Les-Laumes

BELLEGARDE

FRANCHE COMTÉ, LA SAÔNE Port-sur-Saône & Dole

PORT-LAURAGAIS

ALSACE Saverne & Harskirchen

Marseille

AIGUES-MORTES LE SOMAIL

Porto

Germany

MECKLENBURG

MECKLENBURG Lübz

Hamburg

BRANDENBURG Neuruppin

LÜBZ

NEURUPPIN

Lisbonne Berlin

BRANDENBURG

Portugal

Strasbourg

BRIENON

Monsaraz Évora

AMIEIRA MARINA

Mourão Moura

Lago Alqueva

Faro

Frankfurt

LAGO ALQUEVA Amieira Marina

Strasbourg

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