Discover the remarkable gardens along France’s waterways

Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à choisir de naviguer en pénichette® l'esprit libre, en toute sérénité. Aux nouveaux moussaillons, nous allons expliquer pourquoi !

Our captains’ views – Mark Porter

Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à choisir de naviguer en pénichette® l'esprit libre, en toute sérénité. Aux nouveaux moussaillons, nous allons expliquer pourquoi !

Leave with peace of mind with the inclusive pack

More and more of you are choosing to cruise on a Pénichette® with peace of mind. Here's how with the inclusive pack.

For Valentine’s day, take a cruise to Venice!

Arriving in the canal boat by Venice lagoon, seeing the campanile and towers of La Serenissima rising over the horizon... an unforgettable experience.

10 Essentials to take with you on a Pénichette

Before taking charge of your canal boat, make sure you haven't forgotten anything, even though there will be plenty of stop-offs at villages for shopping.

10 Essentials to take with you on a Pénichette

Before taking charge of your canal boat, make sure you haven't forgotten anything, even though there will be plenty of stop-offs at villages for shopping.

Is the Nantes Brest Canal navigable?

Linking the two French seaports of Nantes and Brest, the Nantes-Brest Canal is no stranger to a boating holiday or two. Crossing the centre of Brittany, the canal stretches for hundreds of [...]

Do I need a license to drive a canal boat?

One thing that puts many people off pursuing a canal boat holiday is the belief that they need a license and a huge skill set before setting out. Yet, when it comes to canal boat hire , it is not [...]

A Guide to Canal Boat Holidays for Beginners

Canal boat holidays can feel out of reach for many holidaymakers and are regularly seen as an extravagant and skilled way of travelling through waterways. And yet, this really doesn’t have [...]

Is Venice built on a lagoon?

The northeastern city of Venice is arguably one of the most famous cities in Europe, if not the world. The water city is a marvel to behold and captures the imagination of people everywhere. With [...]

Why was the Canal du Midi built?

Arguably one of the most famous canals and waterways in Europe, if not the world, France’s Canal du Midi is as iconic as it is well known. Boasting a long and textured history, the Canal du Midi [...]

Where does the River Shannon flow through ?

Ireland is synonymous with many things; rolling green fields, charming villages and towns and particularly, the River Shannon. Winding its way through the Irish countryside, the 200-mile long [...]

Which are the best canal fishing spots ?

As every keen angler knows, finding the next best fishing spot is of great importance. Making your way through the best rivers, lakes, and canals can bring a whole new lease of life and enjoyment [...]

Where does the River Shannon start and end ?

Starting its life at the Shannon Pot in the very north of the country, and travelling 360km south to the Atlantic Ocean, the River Shannon is officially Ireland’s longest river. The sheer length [...]

Discover the wonders of the Utrecht Canals

Set sail along the Utrecht canals and explore your own slice of Holland’s unique waterways. Home to one of the only inner-city canals that feature wharfs and wharf cellars, a Utrecht boat tour [...]

How many locks are on the Canal du Midi?

Journeying along the Canal du Midi has long been one of the most sought after adventures in European canal boating holidays. Meandering its way through southern France, from the famous city of [...]

How long does it take to sail the Canal du Midi?

One of the most famous waterways in all of France, the Canal du Midi runs for 150 miles through some of the most picturesque and cultured parts of southern France. French canal holidays along the [...]

From capital to countryside, navigating Ireland’s Grand Canal

A gateway to the Emerald Isle, the Grand Canal is the perfect way to explore everything Ireland has to offer. Here’s everything you need to know about this fantastic waterway including how to get [...]

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