L’Extension Grande Plaisance (EGP)

Bargecraft works in collaboration with Benoit and Eve ENAM (a French boat school) to provide the EGP course aboard ‘Somewhere’.  Benoit and Eve are qualified EGP instructors and speak excellent English.

All EGP courses must be booked directly with Benoit and Eve at info@enam.fr although we are happy to assist with the initial enquiry stage.

EGP Pre-Requisite

The first step towards achieving this licence is to already hold the French Permis Plaisance option Eaux Intérieures.  If you currently have an ICC, you may be able to apply for the EI via a paper exercise equivalence process.  This is explained in detail on the EI webpage.

EGP Pre-course Registration

Pre-course registration for the EGP training course is required at least 21 days before the training can begin.  You will need to already have your Permis Plaisance option Eaux Intérieures which must be sent to Benoit and Eve along with the completed EGP application form Cerfa Form no. 14680*01 including the appropriate ‘timbre fiscal’.

EGP Training Course

The EGP training is all practical, no written examination is required.  The EGP course is predominantly the application of your piloting skills and knowledge whilst at the helm of a boat over 20m.

The EGP course is run over two consecutive days aboard Somewhere, we – Steve and Jo will remain onboard as crew only.

The route will typically be on the Canal de La Garonne around the Moissac, Castelsarrasin, Montauban area.  This will be confirmed at the time of booking.

The fee paid to ENAM is for a non-residential course only.  Barge hire and refreshments are included.  If you wish to stay onboard Somewhere with us, this can be arranged separately.  Please contact us directly for our residential rates.

A maximum of two students per course is permissible.

The EGP course syllabus is available at Service Public website - ‘Google Chrome’ has an automatic translate function.