Explore the Charente Valley! Historical treasures and picturesque landscapes await you, offering an unforgettable experience.


Experience a peaceful boating holiday in Charente

Set off on a journey to explore the Charente region from our new base in Saintes! The winding course of the Charente River is navigable for 147 kilometers, stretching from AngoulĂȘme to Tonnay Charente.

With 21 self-operated locks along the way, the river offers a peaceful and exceptional setting for navigation, surrounded by vineyards and beautiful white stone villages that are characteristic of the region.

This waterway was once vital for the transportation of salt, brandy, and paper, thanks to the famous Charente flat-bottomed boats known as “gabarres”.

The Charente River is adorned with charming tile-roofed villages and stunning Romanesque churches. Recommended stops include Saint Savinien, Chaniers, Bourg Charente, and Saint Simon, the former gabarrier village.


Departing from the base in Saintes, boarding in the heart of the Charente Valley.

Saintes is a bustling trading city, known for its rich Gallo-Roman heritage, as evidenced by its exceptionally well-preserved arenas. Take the time to visit its Abbey of the Dames, a true gem of Romanesque art.

Carte Navigation Charente
Carte Navigation Charente

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The wonders to discover
in Charente

Charente is a true gem to discover. Renowned for its natural beauty and rich historical heritage, Charente offers an authentic and captivating experience. Its tranquil rivers, lush vineyards, and charming riverside villages will relax you.


The Charente Valley with Locaboat : a fascinating and unforgettable boating holiday.

A boating holiday in Charente is an enchanting experience that allows you to discover the region in a unique and peaceful way. As you sail on the calm waters of the Charente, you’ll be surrounded by lush nature, picturesque landscapes, and charming riverside villages.

The cruise offers complete tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

History enthusiasts will be delighted to explore its medieval castles, majestic abbeys, and well-preserved Roman ruins. Food lovers can savor the culinary delights of the region, such as the famous cognac and local products.

Whether you’re seeking tranquility, cultural discoveries, or gastronomic pleasures, Charente is a destination not to be missed, where every corner reveals a part of the authentic soul of France.

Our current Special offers

Early Booking 2024

Book during the Early Booking period and enjoy 10% off on all departures for season 2024! Cumulative with our other permanent discounts up to a maximum of 20% off.

Expires on 30/11/2023 -10 %
for a departure in 2024

Indian Summer 2023

Come and discover the colours of autumn aboard a PĂ©nichetteÂź - no experience or licence necessary !

Discount of -25%
on your autumn cruise

Special Offers 2023

Travel along the canals with our special offers on a selection of cruises. First in, first served!

Up to -50%
on a selection of cruises in 2023

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