From Agen & Valence-sur-Baïse

Canal boat holidays in the South West of France

Departing from our base in Agen, you can either travel along the Canal Latéral à la Garonne or cruise on the river Baïse as far as our base at Valence-sur-Baïse, passing through Nérac and Condom.

Canal boat hire in the South West of France in a few words

Leaving Agen, you can admire the 549 m long Agen canal bridge with its 23 arches. And if you fancy going back in time with some medieval art, why not visit the famous 11th century Moissac Abbey: it is one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles in France with its extraordinary Romanesque sculptures. To enjoy the natural attractions of a lush green region, follow the Baïse. Enjoy a spot of fishing alongside fortified towns and gently sloping hillsides. In Nérac, history lovers and other curious visitors can discover Henri IV’s château, built in the 15th century on the foundations of an old Gascon fort by Albret le Grand, Henri IV’s greatgreat-grandfather.

Canal bridge in the South West

The
highlights of Agen & Valence

  • The Agen canal bridge is an outstanding feat of engineering you can cross by boat
  • You can do a one-way cruise from Agen to Valence-sur-Baïse
  • Top-quality gourmet cuisine

our routes departing from Agen et Valence

the routes shown are only suggestions; don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise. The departure base of Valence sur Baïse can be the departure base or the return base of a one way cruise.

Treasures and Middle Ages feasts

Waterway Canal de Garonne, Baïse
Itinerary AgenCanal bridgeBuzet Mas d'Agenais Vianne NéracCondomValence-sur-Baïse

Waterway

Canal de Garonne, Baïse

Itinerary

Agen...Valence-sur-Baïse
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h30 / day
Distance traveled
127 km one way
Number of locks
36
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Agen

Canal bridge

France's second longest canal bridge (after Briare), it was built under the supervision of Jean-Baptiste de Baudre and Jean Gratien de Job. Crossing a bridge on board your canal boat, high above the Garonne, is a unique experience.

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Buzet

village
Mas d'Agenais

chateau
Vianne

As you cruise along the Baïse, tie up your Pénichette at Vianne, a lively town that's typical of the region. You’ll love its range of markets, festivals and entertainment and its fascinating architecture.

Nérac

Aboard your self-drive boat, glide below the old bridge of Nérac, which has been standing proud for more than 500 years. Afterwards the beauty and history of this magnificent town is a real treat. Make sure you take a tour of Henri IV’s château.

Condom

Stop at Condom to visit the Armagnac Museum and learn the secrets of this famous brandy. This might be a good time to buy a few bottles before you get back on board your canal boat.

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Valence-sur-Baïse

The Musketeers cruise

Waterway Canal de Garonne
Itinerary AgenCanal bridgeBuzet Mas d'Agenais Castets-en-DortheAgen

Waterway

Canal de Garonne

Itinerary

Agen...Agen
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h45 / day
Distance traveled
171 km return trip
Number of locks
36
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Agen

Canal bridge

France's second longest canal bridge (after Briare), it was built under the supervision of Jean-Baptiste de Baudre and Jean Gratien de Job. Crossing a bridge on board your canal boat, high above the Garonne, is a unique experience.

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Buzet

village
Mas d'Agenais

nature
Castets-en-Dorthe

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Agen

Short break on the canal

Waterway Canal de Garonne
Itinerary AgenMoissacCastelsarrasin Agen

Waterway

Canal de Garonne

Itinerary

Agen...Agen
Duration of stay
Mini-week
Navigation time
5h30 / day
Distance traveled
102 km return trip
Number of locks
30
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Agen

Moissac

Moissac is world-famous for its Saint Pierre abbey church and cloister, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Don’t forget to visit its 7th-century abbey as well, to complete your cruise through history.

Castelsarrasin

Your boating holidays in the South west of France will take you to Castelsarrasin near Toulouse. This is the home of the "Marché au Gras", one of the best markets in the region for poultry. You can also visit the churches of Saint Sauveur, Saint Jean or the chapel of Notre Dame d’Alem

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Agen

If you want to book this cruise
Browse online the availabilities

our boats available

Departing from those 2 bases, we can offer the range of canal boats shown below. To see the full range of cruises available, please see our self-drive boat pages or contact our team who can help you to choose.

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Your departure
base Agen

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
Quai de Dunkerque
47000 – Agen
FRANCE

If you have already booked your cruise and you want to reach your departure base:

+33 (0) 5 53 66 00 74

agen@locaboat.com

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