Save over £500 on self-drive boating trips in France with Le Boat’s January flash sale.

Le Boat, the self-drive boating holiday expert, is offering savings of up to 20% and over £500 in its January flash sale. The sale will go live on Saturday 9th January and cruises must be booked before Tuesday 12th January. Read on for details of Le Boat’s top offers for 2016.

Spend a relaxing holiday with friends on the picturesque Canal du Nivernais
The blend of city fun and rural scenery allow friends and family to be utterly relaxed on this cruise. Holidaymakers can spend some time in the wine centre of Tannay before heading past scenic Clamecy into the heart of the Nivernais. They can go sightseeing at historic châteaux, relax by the swimming pool, try their hand at some fishing and, of course, sample the delicious cuisine at the local restaurants.
This self-drive cruise itinerary is priced from £2,172 (down from £2,715 saving £543) for 7 nights on a 4* Magnique which sleeps up to 10 departing 28th May.

Head to Burgundy for food and wine delights
Food and wine lovers will be spoilt for choice on this suggested foodie itinerary. The Bresse region to the south-west of this boating area is famed for its Bresse Chicken – highly valued for their gamey depth of flavour, yet with fine, tender flesh and delicious, clean-flowing fat. Bresse is fiercely proud of its chickens and also produces fine beef, cheese and not forgetting the iconic mustard in nearby Dijon. A feast for the palate and the senses, holidaymakers can explore the tantalising top Michelin-rated restaurants and taste superb wine in Chagny’s world-famous vineyards at their own pace.
Priced from £1,044 (down from £1,305 saving £261) for 7 nights on a 3* Elegance boat which sleeps up to 6 departing 1st October.
Earlier bookings are priced from £1,184 (down from £1,480 saving £296) for 7 nights on 3* Elegance which sleeps up to 6 departing 23rd April.

Discover the rich history of the Canal du Midi aboard a luxury boat
Jaws will drop as passengers on this cruise approach the walled city of Carcassonne which tells the ancient tales of knights and archers fighting from the ramparts. Along the cruise, they’ll find museums, cafés, boutiques and in the summer there’s jousting and falconry to be found as well. Guests will be able to explore the towns and cities at their own pace under the glowing Mediterranean sun and immerse themselves in French culture, cuisine and history.
Priced from £1,688 (down from £2,110 saving £422) for 7 nights on 4* Royal Classique which sleeps up to 6 departing 17th September.
Earlier bookings are priced from £1,580 (down from £1,755 saving £175) for 7 nights on 5* Vision3 which sleeps up to 6 departing 9th April.

Prices quoted are based on boat accommodation only and include a fully equipped galley (kitchen), towels and linen for passengers, a boat handling demo, technical support, on-board cruising information and lock fees . Flights, fuel costs and insurance are not included.
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