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 Angoulême 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.
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The wonders to discover
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.
Savoring cognac... in Cognac.
Explore the famous Cognac houses such as Martell, Rémy Martin, or Hennessy. Immerse yourself in the history of this iconic liqueur and discover the secrets of its production through tastings.
Indulge in seafood delights in Rochefort
Discover the captivating history of Rochefort by exploring iconic sites such as the Corderie Royale and the Arsenal. In addition to its maritime heritage, Rochefort is also renowned for its delicious offerings of fresh seafood, allowing you to indulge in delightful seafood tastings.
Explore Angoulême and the old town
Experience the medieval ambiance as you wander through the cobbled streets of Angoulême’s old town. Discover its ramparts, cathedral, and charming squares, and fully embrace the rich historical atmosphere.
Be amazed at the Abbey of the Dames in Saintes.
The Abbey of the Dames in Saintes is a magnificent Romanesque abbey from the 11th century, now housing a church, a museum, and a cultural center. Admire its remarkable architecture and discover its rich history.
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.