Suggested cruising options Sireuil*
Cruise to the comic's trip capital, Discover Angoulême by boat

Weekend 2 days
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Angoulême - Sireuil - Saint-Simeux
48 KM
from 356 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    The Nicols base at Sireuil
  • 02-angouleme-cite-bd
    Angoulême - International comics festival
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    Angoulême - International comics festival
  • 03-angouleme-cathedrale
    Angoulême - St Pierre cathedral
  • 04-vignoble-charentais
    Vineyards in Charente region
  • 05-angouleme-circuit-des-murs-peints
    Angoulême - painted wall murals
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  • 06-chateauneuf-sur-charente-peniche
  • 07-graves-saint-amant-village-charente
    Vineyards in the village of Graves
  • 08b-bassac-abbaye
  • 08b-charente-marche-aux-truffes
    Truffle market
  • 08-jarnac-terre-francois-mitterand
  • 09-charente-amarrage-campagne
    Mooring in the countryside

Description of
the boating holiday

From Sireuil to Angoulême, unspoilt landscapes at the cultural stopover

This weekend boating trip will take you first to Angoulême, renowned for its comic strip museum and murals, before doubling back to explore more of the Charente’s splendor with it’s picturesque villages, Romanesque churches, winemakers’ cellars, mills and châteaux.

Departure base

Sireuil, where you will board your canal boat at the Nicols base is a perfect location to start your discovery of the beautiful, calm and winding Charente river.

Places to see and things to do

Sireuil: Distillerie des Moisans

‘Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée’ – museum of comic books, ‘Musée du papier’ – museum of paper, ‘Musée d’Angoulême’ – museum with art and archeaology collections, tours of the city’s frescos and painted walls, city hall built by Paul Abadie, Old town with remparts, Cathédrale Saint Pierre.

Picturesque village

When you have explored Saint-Simeux it is time to make the return leg of your journey, perhaps revisiting some of your favourite places as you cruise back to the Nicols base at Sireuil where you will return your boat.

Canal boats available

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One of our favorite boating holidays
The welcome we received from Nicols staff at Sireuil base was one of the best and warmest receptions of our life. That combined with the great cruise on the Charente has made this one of our favorite boating trips!

Sven, Denmark