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

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.

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?

Slow tourism: the new European trend that’s giving holidays a break

After crossing the globe faster and faster, covering ever-greater distances, tourism is playing it cool and reinventing travel.

Six New Year’s resolutions for travellers

The New Year is still the best time to take stock of the year that’s gone by, look at all the things we enjoy remembering and those we’d rather forget.

The Ille-et-Rance Canal: cruising at its most relaxing

On your boat, you creep along at a pace that gives you time to enjoy the countryside, with its lines of trees, lock keepers’ cottages and tow-path.

The origins of water-based tourism

With 8,500 kms of canals and rivers great and small, France can rightly claim to be Europe's premier inland waterway network.

Let’s work together to replant the trees on the Canal du Midi

All the 42,000 plane trees on the banks of the Canal du Midi have been affected by a disease that threatens to wipe them out.

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