Covid-19

The ongoing pandemic has affected most businesses in France and we are currently closed.

The canals are now open for pleasure craft whilst commercial activity continues to be restricted.  Tourist commercial boating cannot yet operate if catering and sleeping facilities are provided, therefore we remain closed for the time being.  On the next phase of deconfinement it is hoped that it will be safe to reopen tourism more widely across France and the next government announcement is expected before the end of June.     

We aim to reopen only when it is safe and appropriate to do so and with necessary safety measures in place in the interests of everyone's' safety and well-being. To this end, we anticipate that we may not recommence courses until August, but this will be under constant review as the results of the phased easement are known. 

2020 Calendar

Our 2020 calendar is now released.  Please use this calendar to check our availability with your intended travel plans.  All 'available' dates are open to any option of our Barging Experience.

Please note, the canals in South West France are closed from November to March (inclusive) each winter, it is not possible to operate any courses during these months.  Additionally, the intense heat during July and August means it would be extremely uncomfortable for everyone inside the wheelhouse and below deck, therefore we do not accept reservations for these dates - please note, to ease rescheduling of postponed dates due to Covid-19 we have released more dates during August for those happy to cope with high temperatures).

If you would like to reserve a particular date please do email us with an outline of your requirements, a brief summary of your past boating experience (if any) and nationality so we can ensure that your training needs and eligibility is aligned to a suitable training course.

The focus and concentration required during your training, coupled with a start time of 8.30 am each morning and typically 5.00 pm when we moor at the end of the day, will mean you may find the whole experience tiring; so If possible please ensure that you build in sufficient time to rest after your training, especially if you are planning an extended stay in France.  We can recommend nearby hotels if you prefer to arrive a day early and/or rest the day after your stay with us.

Confirmation is only made once either (at least) a €500 deposit or full payment is made. Until that point, any selected dates are still potentially available to another client.

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If you are concerned about low or high temperatures at certain times of the year, this link takes you to more information on the average weather statistics one might expect in South West France.

Contact us

Please email us your preference dates and Barging Experience duration.