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.

Spotlight on the best villages for a boat trip in France

France is the number one tourist destination in the world. That gives you a good idea of how many gems there are to discover here.

Discovering the most beautiful villages of France by canal boat

Whether you're cruising through Brittany, Alsace or along the Canal du Midi, you'll be bowled over by the unexpected gems along the way, perfectly-preserved

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