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Hire a handicapped-accessible houseboat in France

France Passion Plaisance handicapped-accessible houseboat
ABOVE: A Handy self-drive houseboat in a French canal. INSET BELOW: A cross-section diagram of the Triton 1060.

FPP Travel, a company that rents self-drive boats in Continental Europe, is offering "Handy" houseboats for wheelchair users at four of its bases in France. 

FPP Travel Handy boat diagram Two types of boat are available: 

The Triton 1060 Handy accommodates four to six passengers (including one wheelchair user).

The slightly more luxurious Espade 1230 Handy has berths for five passengers (including two wheelchair users), plus space for an additional child on the lounge seat.

In addition to houseboat hire for disabled travelers, FPP Travel has conventional or non-accessible boats that carry two to 12 people. 

The company's 31 departure bases are in France (Burgundy, Charente, Brittany, Lot en Quercy, Aquitaine, Anjou, Champagne/Ile de France, Ardennes, Alsace, Camargue, and Languedoc-Roussillon), plus Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and and Czech Republic. 

Sixteen one-way/one-week cruise itineraries are available, and FPP Travel can transfer your car from the departure base to your arrival point on request.

For more information, including pages that describe the wheelchair-accessible Handy fleet, visit FPP Travel's English-language Web site at


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