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.

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.

Boating holidays in Italy: advice and good practice

You’ve chosen Italy for your boating holiday in a Pénichette®

Good Practice at Locks

Locks enable any boat to rise or descend several metres, with no effort involved, simply by displacing water.

What clothes should you bring to wear aboard a Pénichette®?

For a successful canal boat holiday with Locaboat, it's important to make sure you have the right kind of clothing.

How to moor your self-drive boat and get it right?

If you’re a beginner, handling and mooring your canal boat can seem a bit tricky at first. But if you follow a few expert tips, it’s child’s play!

Why our customers love our “inclusive pack”

More and more of you are opting for a go-where-you-like, no worries, canal boat holiday. For the benefit of any first-timers, we'll explain the reasons why!

Which animals can you spot along France’s canals?

A Locaboat holiday means relaxation, but it can also mean new experiences: new food, culture, music... and the natural world.

Handy tools: map of France’s navigable waterways

What documents should you bring on board and what preparations should you make, before and during your canal boat trip with Locaboat?

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