Length 47′7″ ft (14.5 metres)
Width 13′5″ ft (4.1 metres)
Number of guests: 10
Double cabins: 2
Convertible Twin/Double cabins: 2
Convertible sofa: 2
14.50m x 4.10m
Features: Bow thruster, Dual steering, Shore power, Air cooling,
Heating, Electric toilets, Bimini sunshade in Midi and Camargue only,
Satellite TV/DVD Player
The Magnifique had a complete makeover for 2010 with new interior and
exterior upgrades, including premium upholstery and flooring
Berths: 2 doubles and 4 singles transformable to make doubles, plus
double settee convertible in the saloon
3 showers, 3 electric toilets and wash-basins
Ultra-modern galley, fully equipped to high standards
Dual steering positions
Very spacious and comfortable saloon designed to suit the needs of a
Flat-screen TV/DVD Player and music system with CD/radio/MP3/UD features.
Additional sleeping for two on the convertible settee.
Spacious sundeck with permanent seating and fitted cool-box.
Le Boat proposes a variety of bundles combining various extras: Prices available upon request
Payment schedule: 40% at the time of the reservation; balance due 8 weeks prior to departure
Click for more information about the possible routes & destinations with the Magnifique
Aquitaine Alsace Brittany Burgundy canal Burgundy, Franch-Comte, Vosges The Camargue Nivernais Charente The River Lot The Canal du Midi Germany Holland Italy England Belgium Ireland Caledonian Canal The Loire canal & Briare canal Venice cruises
Janet Finan. August 2016
We hired a Magnifique, and rate it 9/10-always room for improvement!
The boat was as expecte (altho' not entirely pleased with Le Boat staff at Chatillon)( staff at Decize excellent)
The Magnifique was very well equipped. 2 refrigerators, nice quality kitchen items (except knives!), good bed linens. Abundant up top space.
Cruise region: Lateral Loire
Not as expected: Canal side villages were a disappointment. Little to walk around a see, let alone shop or dine.
The Waterways book shows places like Marseilles Aubigny and Fleury in bold print which suggests they may be special when in fact they are only a very small collection of houses with often not even a boulangerie, let alone a place of interest.
Places such as Charite sur Loire are at least a 30 minute or more walk away, if not biking, although very nice once there.
We did appreciate that the route was not crowded which may be our choice of week. Lock keepers pleasant and efficient. Nevers a nice town.
We are long time repeat customers of Hotels Afloat!
Service We rate 10/10 as usual
Prompt?:With minor exception, yes
We would appreciate more info about routes on the website. Perhaps previous traveler reports or possibility to communicate with those willing to discuss their experiences.
I think after 6 boat trips. we are really done, but I continue to recommend you to many!
It has been a great relationship Emma. I thank you for all of your help over the years and wish you continued success.
We would be willing to be contacted by prospective customers as we have been through Tripadvisor.
Fondly, Janet and Marty Finan, and Jill and John White
Kingsley Lewis. Yonne & Nivernais
Thank you for your assistance, it all went very well and the boat was very comfortable and provided everything we expected.
Patricia Jones, USA. May 2016
I'd rate the Magnifique 9/10
We cruised on the Midi canal and most appreciated the part without all the locks. Peaceful, really scenic countryside, and the villages got more charming and lovely.
We found Hotels Afloat via tripadvisor.com, plus surfing the net looking for self-driving boats
We rate you 9/10 Emma was fantastic.
We will book again with Hotels Afloat
William Peters: Lot cruise; June 2017
The cleanliness and reliability of the boat overall: 9/10
The cruise in the Lot was generally as expected: One or two of the locks were a little trickier than expected
Scenic beauty and modest traffic
I found Hotels Afloat on the internet and rate you Excellent
Will book again, Yes
Available in: Alsace, Aquitaine, Brittany, Burgundy Canal, Burgundy Franche Comte, Charente, Lot, Loire Valley, Nivernais & Midi; Belgium, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy & Scotland
|2020||Low 1||Low 2||Mid 1||High||Mid 2||Low 3||CDW/day|
|Midi & Camargue from||2379||3239||4059||4119||3459||2319||30|
|Nivernais Loire from||2279||2979||3779||3739||3039||2119||30|
All self-drive prices are per boat, per week and in Euro
Low 1: March 14 - April 24
Low 2: April 25 - May 22
Mid 1: May 23 - July 3
High: July 4 - August 21
Mid 2: August 22 - September 18
Low 3: September 20 - October 31
All prices are shown as a guide only: Le Boat reserve the right to increase or decrease rates, without notice.
Please contact our sales team for a quotation.