We're reopening!

  • From Wednesday 19 May - non-residential training reopens
  • From Wednesday 9 June - fully reopen our Barging Experience

Covid-19 update - 1 May 2021

France has published a four step timetable for easing of all restrictions.  The relevant items to our business are:

  1. Monday 3 May - travel restrictions within France lifted
  2. Wednesday 19 May - non-essential business and restaurant terraces can reopen
  3. Wednesday 9 June - restaurant interiors reopen, and non-EU tourist travellers permitted with a 'health pass'
  4. Wednesday 30 June - all limitations lifted, social barriers to be maintained indefinitely

There is still some details needed with respect to how the 'health pass' will work and what (if any) quarantine or self-isolation is required from any particular country.  We will monitor government publications and provide a link once this is made available.  This plan is naturally dependent on the continued vaccination programme and control of the spread of the virus.  Of course, your home country may have differing travel regulations, but we thought it would help you identify when France welcomes you.

On a more personal note, both of us have received our first vaccination and our 2nd jabs are booked for mid May (both Pfizer) and so are beginning to feel protected against the virus should there be a local outbreak.  That said, the region in which we live and where the barge is moored is far away from the higher risk areas, indeed Lot-et-Garonne is amongst the least infected regions across France.

2021 Availability

The dates published on this availability calendar are for the actual training dates of 2 or 3 days, for either couples or solos.  For our Barging Experience most guests arrive the evening before the training begins and stay onboard after the final day training, leaving us, after breakfast the following morning, but the choice is yours.

Do drop us an email of your preferred dates even if these are 'reserved pending confirmation' as availability may change at short notice depending on individual country's travel regime.  August is our normal summer closure due to the intense summer heat, but we may release more dates in the coming weeks due to high demand.  Please check back often as rescheduling may happen at any time.

The display can be advanced to show later months using the arrow at the top right hand side of the calendar.

2 or 3 day training available
Reserved pending confimation
Fully Booked
Single guest availability only
No training events
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Contact us

Please email us your preference dates and Barging Experience duration.