Why was the Canal du Midi built?
Arguably one of the most famous canals and waterways in Europe, if not the world, France’s Canal du Midi is as iconic as it is well known. Boasting a long and textured history, the Canal du Midi [...]
How many locks are on the Canal du Midi?
Journeying along the Canal du Midi has long been one of the most sought after adventures in European canal boating holidays. Meandering its way through southern France, from the famous city of [...]
How long does it take to sail the Canal du Midi?
One of the most famous waterways in all of France, the Canal du Midi runs for 150 miles through some of the most picturesque and cultured parts of southern France. French canal holidays along the [...]
What is the best area for canal boats in France?
The industrial revolution in France brought about massive change rapidly and early on – similar to many other western European nations. One of the biggest byproducts of this was the [...]
Which is the best canal in France?
In a nation that is crisscrossed by numerous rivers, canals and other waterways, France is somewhat of a Mecca for canal boat enthusiasts. Yet, one question that constantly pops up to both the [...]
Explore Brittany peninsula and its waterway : the River Vilaine
Where is the River Vilaine? The River Vilaine runs through the northwestern Brittany peninsula of France; it starts not far from the city of Rennes and flows down through the region, out into the [...]
Wind your way through the Canal du Midi to the Mediterranean Etang de Thau
Where is Etang de Thau lagoon? Etang de Thau, France lies in the south of the country, in the Hérault department of southern France. The lagoon is flanked by the Mediterranean Sea on its southern [...]
Make sure you’re on deck when the sun goes down!
Nature lovers, dreamers and budding photographers: grab a good spot on the forward deck of your Pénichette® to capture the last rays of sunshine. This summer, here at Locaboat, we’ve picked ten [...]
When you’ve got the cruising bug…
Philippe Corset and his wife have been cruising on the canals of France. This is the story of a quiet passion for travelling the waterways.