Aquitaine

 

Le Canal de la Garonne

River Baïse and the low Lot

Descending from Toulouse, the Canal latéral à la Garonne reaches a delightful branch to Montaubann then Montech with its unique “ water slope “ barge lift, and soon after the magnificent Tarn aqueduct.

Moissac with its famed abbey and cloisters is perhaps the highlight of a cruise on this canal

Although from here on to Agen the canal is at its scenically as it winds along the limestone cliffs of the Tarn valley.

Agen is a fine town and has a welcoming port.

Further West you can branch off onto the river Baïse – now restored for navigation as fas as Valence on Baïse. The famous and aptly named wine town of Buzet is en route, with its attractive double lock from the canal to the river, and then the delighful old fortified town of Vianne.

Cruising suggestions

From Damazan :

Mini week :

Damazan – Nérac - Damazan 48 km – 16 locks - 18 hours
  Damazan – Agen – Damazan 62 km – 14 locks – 16 hours
  Damazan – Marmande – Damazan 48 km – 8 locks – 16 hours
One week Damazan – Nerac – Valence on Baïse – Damazan 122 km – 42 locks –21 h.
  Damazan – Agen – Moissac – Damazan 148 km – 30 locks – 28 hours
  Damazan – Castets en Dorthe – Damazan 106 km – 24 locks –20 hours
Two weeks Damazan – Moissac –Castelsarrasin et retour 190 km – 60 locks – 40 hours
One way cruise Damazan – Agen – Moissac – Montech 97 km – 30 locks – 20 hours

From Montech

One week Montech – Moissac – Agen et retour 128 km – 46 locks – 28 hours
One way cruise Montech – Moissac – Agen – Damazan 97 km – 30 locks – 20 hours

From Penne d’Agenais

One week Penne d’Agenais – Lustrac – Aiguillon – P.d’Agenais 136km – 8 locks – 24 h
Two weeks

Penne d’Agenais - Valence sur Baïse – P. d’Agenais 260 km – 50 locks - 38 h


 

 

Boats available in Aquitaine - Gascony.

 

Port of Damazan


Espade 8,50 Fly


An excellent "2 persons" very easy to handle on the canal with two steering positions.

Maximum occupancy : 4 persons.
Adviced occupancy :2 persons.
Lenght :8,50 m
Beam :3,20 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :180 l
Consumption :3 l/h
Watertank :200 l
Heating :Air ducted.

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Espade 930


An excellent and easy to handle 2/3 persons.

Maximum occupancy : 5 persons.
Adviced occupancy :3 persons.
Lenght :9,20 m
Beam :3,00 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :200 l
Consumption :3 l/h
Watertank :450 l
Heating :Air ducted.

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Triton 8,60

A boat very easy to handle, bright and of modern design.
 

Maximum occupancy :5 persons.
Adviced occupancy :3 persons.
Lenght :8.60 m
Beam :3.20 m
Engine :in-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :180 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :420 l
Heating :Air ducted.

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Espade Concept Fly

A rather large boat wich offers a large comfort on the same level.
Two steering positions.

Maximum occupancy :9 persons.
Adviced occupancy :6 persons.
length :11.50 m
Beam :3.60 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :300 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :500 l
Heating : Air ducted

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Tarpon 37

The little sister ship of Adonis Tarpon 42, this recent boat will please everyone with very large salon. This boat offers an in and out steering position. One of the best river boat in France. A real pleasure for the captain.
 

Maximum occupancy :9 persons
Adviced occupancy :6 persons
Lenght :11 m
Beam :3.90 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :420 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :1000 l
Heating : Air ducted

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Port of Montech

 

Triton 8,60

A boat very easy to handle, bright and of modern design.
 

Maximum occupancy :5 persons.
Adviced occupancy :3 persons.
Lenght :8.60 m
Beam :3.20 m
Engine :in-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :180 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :420 l
Heating :Air ducted.

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Triton 10,50


A bigger sister ship of the Triton 8.60 which can accomodate up to 8, but better for 6. Modern design and bright
 

Maximum occupancy :8 persons
Adviced occupancy :6 persons
Lenght :10.50 m
Beam :3.20 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :180 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :400 l
Heating : Air ducted.

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Tarpon 37

The little sister ship of Adonis Tarpon 42, this recent boat will please everyone with very large salon. This boat offers an in and out steering position. One of the best river boat in France. A real pleasure for the captain.
 

Maximum occupancy :9 persons
Adviced occupancy :6 persons
Lenght :11 m
Beam :3.90 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :420 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :1000 l
Heating : Air ducted

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Tarpon 42



One of the largest boat offered in France. This superbe river boat offers the maximum capacity allowed in France without special licence (12 persons) The best confort for 4 couples. The twin steering position will make the pride of the captain and his crew. Very large sundeck. We recommend this boat to people with expérience in canal or river boating.
 

Maximum occupancy : 12 persons .
Adviced occupancy : 8 to 10 persons .
length :12.93 m
Beam :4.20 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :350 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :900 l
Heating : Air ducted

 

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Port of Penne d'Agenais

 

Renaud 8000

An easy to handle little boat. Its capacity ca, be raised to 4 adults and 2 children

Maximum occupancy. : 5+1 persons.
Adviced occupancy : 2 - 3 persons Sliding roof
length :8,00 m
Beam :3,00 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :180 l
Consumption :3 l/h
Watertank :350 l
Heating : Air ducted

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Penichette 1107


A very nice canal cruiser and his barge lay-out . Very spacious for two couples

Maximum occupancy. : 7 persons.
Adviced occupancy :5 persons.
length :11,00 m
Beam :3,10 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :240 l
Consumption :3-4 l/h
Watertank :400 l
Heating : Air ducted

Sliding roof

 

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Espade Concept Fly


A rather large boat wich offers a large comfort on the same level.
Two steering positions.

Maximum occupancy :9 persons.
Adviced occupancy :6 persons.
length :11.50 m
Beam :3.60 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :300 l
Consumption :3-4 L/H
Watertank :500 l
Heating : Air ducted

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Nicol's 1300


A sedan type boat which can accept up to 10/12 persons

Maximum occupancy. : 12 persons.
Adviced occupancy :8 persons.
length :13,00 m
Beam :3,70 m
Engine :In-board Diesel
Fuel tank capacity :350 l
Consumption :4-5 l/h
Watertank :800 l
Heating : Air ducted


Two steering positions.

 

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A few advice

 

A

ssurance :All our boats are fully insured, we know you will look after the boats, but on your arrival we will ask you to leave a refundable caution on safe return of the boat We suggest, as well, you take our cancellation plan insurance.

B
icycles : To explore the sides of the canal and the villages you will have some great fun if you bring or rent some bicycles. (160 FRF/week)
C
ontact : If during your cruise you want your family to get in contact with you for urgent messages, please leave the telephone number of the base with your relatives. In case of emergency we will get the message to you.
D
ocumentation : To make the most of your holiday we will give you a little book with all the details you need for your cruise.
E
ngine :All the engines are diesels, they are very economical and safe in use.
F
amily : A boat holiday is an excellent family experience, specially your children will be delighted to spent a week on a boat.
G
asoil and gas : There should be enough gasoil and gas for at least 2 weeks on the boat. You pay the consumption at the end of your stay. Gas is free.
H
Hose : To fill up your watertank you will find the hose in one of the lockers on the boats. Several waterpoints will allow you to fill up during the cruise.
I
nterference : If you have a problem with your boat phone the base and they will send a technician as soon as they can.
J
ourney : We advice you to bring with you the binoculars on your boa journey to discover wildlife on the canal side. On. your boat, you will find a complete set of naps and informations to plan your cruise.
K
ilometres : Don't be in a hurry, just admire the beautiful surroundings, per day you can navigate maximum Of 30, km.
L
esson :On arrival the staff will make you familiar with the way to drive your boat, they will go for a trial run with you, if, necessary and in general there should be no problem. 1160 boats are easy to handle.
M
ap : On your inscription form you can order the canal map. This will help you to prepare your trip and it is a nice souvenir at the same time.
N

ever : Never forget your camera, some nice books, a torch, musicassettes, games for the children and whatever you need to spend your evening in perfect harmony.

O
n time : You can take possession of your boat between 1 0-18 p. m, and we ask you to bring the boat back on your departure day between 8-9 a.m. We even advice you to be already at the base the evening before. We know people hate to leave but we need to prepare the boats for the next guests.
P
arking :For your car we propose a closed garage or an fenced open air parking.
Q
uilts : Bed linen and cushion covers are on the boats, as well as either quilts err blankets. We supply pillow cases. You will find a complete set to wash your boat inside and outside.
R
eservation : As soon as you know what date you can take your holiday please get in contact with us. The boats are reserved very early. but even at the very last minute, we advice you to get in touch, we might have a last minute cancellation.
S
ecurity : Please follow the security rules as they are instructed on your arrival. In case of doubt, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
T
emperature : Depending on the season, even if you are in France, we advice you to bring some sweaters, T-shirts, not to forget your swimming suit and maybe a "raincoat".
U
tensils : The kitchen is fully equipped, except for a pressure cooker.
V
isit : It is worth visiting some historical monuments as for instance the Cit6 of Carcassonne and many historical monuments in Burgundy.
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C : All our boats are equipped with marine toilets and showers with warm and cold water.
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