And now for something completely different…

Do you like meeting new people, having new experiences and discovering something a bit unexpected? Well, get on board – here’s all you need to know!   Do your shopping without leaving the Canal [...]

Boost your Instagram feed as you cruise the French waterways

Fancy being one of the big influencers? Go cruising to find the best instagrammable sights on the French waterways and watch the ‘likes’ coming in!

Another good reason for heading to the Canal du Midi: the base at Bram is now open!

For the 2019 season, Locaboat Holidays has opened a new departure base at Bram for cruising on the world-famous Canal du Midi.

If you just want one great idea for a weekend break: try a canal boat cruise in spring

At Locaboat we don’t wait until summer to enjoy all the fun of a boating holiday!

Boat lift of Arzviller celebrates its 50th anniversary

Lush and unspoilt, welcoming and natural, with a powerful and iconic historic heritage, the waterways between Alsace and the Ardennes offer untamed landscapes and unexpected discoveries. Immerse [...]

Unique experiences in Burgundy from your canal boat

Whether you’re a connoisseur of Pinot Noir, the number one grape variety used in the wines of Burgundy, or whether you simply fancy exploring one of the most beautiful parts of France, choosing [...]

Unforgettable holiday in Venice!

The charms of ‘La Serenissima’ hardly need repeating . . . Choosing this cruise is about so much more than just boating holidays.

The main inland waterway signs you need to know

Holidaymaker and professional inland waterway boatmen are agreed: learning to manoeuvre a self-drive boat is no problem. Here are a few signs to know.

Cycling all French canals!

Over the years 2017-2019, in stages of 4 or 5 days, I will cover 9000 km of canals and rivers, most of them navigable today

A self-drive Locaboat canal barge for every kind of holiday? OK! But which one?

This year, you’re going to cast off in search of adventure on a ‘pénichette®’ canal barge. The family has unanimously given the plan the thumbs up.

The new Pénichette Evolution® unveiled

In 2018, Locaboat is extending its fleet by introducing the Pénichette Évolution®. It’s going to be a real gem in terms of comfort and technology,

All the secrets of the new Pénichette Evolution®.

In 2018, Locaboat will be adding to its fleet by welcoming a new boat: the Pénichette Evolution®. It’s a Pénichette® that is innovative and ultra-modern.

Mystery on the waterways: Amandine and François, authors of the blog ‘Un sac sur le dos’

Globe-trotters Amandine and François, authors of the blog ‘Un sac sur le dos’, set off with Locaboat on a unique kind of mission along the waterways.

The writers of the blog ‘Un sac sur le dos’ give us their tips for the Canal du Midi

Our two travel bloggers, authors of 'Un sac sur le dos' give us a stage-by-stage account of the best, unmissable sights along the Canal du Midi.

Mystery on the waterways

Mystery on the waterways: Amandine and François, creators of the blog 'Un sac sur le dos' set off in search of the secrets of the Canal du Midi.

The Fonserannes staircase, Canal du Midi, France

One of the most iconic waterways in the world is the Canal du Midi, certainly one of the oldest, and we were looking forward to exploring it.

Locaboat at 40: A snapshot of a lock keeper to show you another side of the story

To celebrate its 40th birthday, Locaboat went along to meet up with one of its loyal friends. Philippe Canivet, former lock keeper.

Barges : History Afloat

Did you know that Pénichette® is, to a great extent, modelled on the craft that, for centuries, has navigated up and down our inland waterways: the barge?

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