Direction
Locaboat Holidays
Quai de Dunkerque
Agen, FR 47000
 
  agen@locaboat.com
T: + 33 (0) 5 53 66 00 74
F: + 33 (0) 5 53 66 74 90
G: N 44°12’32.97 E 00°37’41.65

Starting out formalities & boarding
Starting out formalities:
Departure days between 1.30 and 6 pm.
Boarding :
As soon as the boat is ready.
On site:
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base.

How to get to the base
Access:

 

Parking:

  • enclosed, not guarded : € 35/week
  • covered car park, not guarded : € 49/week.

Number of places are strictly limited. Reservation by e-mail to the base necessary! They are given depending on the reservation order we received, with the concept first received, first served.

Parking of vehicles will be organised and take place under the responsibility of LOCABOAT. To avoid contestations, the state of the vehicle will be noticed before parking.

 

Car hire:

 

Taxi :

  • Taxi Gers Armagnac Tel.: 05 62 28 22 11 (+ minibus)
  • Taxi assist agen 06 75 12 58 38

 

Hotels, restaurants and shopping facilities on site
Hotels :

 

Restaurants :

  • Auberge de la Poule à Vélo tel.: 05 53 68 41 17
  • La Part des Anges, tel.: 05 53 68 31 00
  • Le Carré Gourmand, tel.: 05 53 95 22 22
  • L’Atelier tel.: 05 53 87 89 22
  • Le Buffet de la Gare tel.: 05 53 66 09 40
  • Mariottat tel.: 05 53 77 99 77
  • Le Périgord tel.: 05 53 77 55 77

 

Shops :
Agen: closed on Sunday afternoons and Monday.
Markets :
on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday Mornings.

Touristic Information
Gastronomic specialities:
Foie gras, magret de canard, potted duck, goose and pork, stuffed chicken, wood pigeon salmis, garlic tourins, broad bean soup, pastis pie dish or with apples, prunes.
Local drinks:
Red wines from the Côtes de Brulhois, Buzet, Duras and Marmandais, Armagnac.
To see :
The Museum, the ‘Coteau de l’Ermitage’, cathedral Saint Caprais.
Fishing :
Fishing licence information on internet; trout, pike, zander, perch, eels, crayfish.
Tourist office :

 

Information on the waterways
Waterways :
The automatic locks on the Canal Latéral à la Garonne have to be activated by the crew. They are open daily from 9 am to 7 pm (high season) or to 6 pm (low season). Closed on the 1st of May. On the Baïse, the locks (automatic) have to be activated by a magnetic-card (available at the first lock). They are open daily from 9 am to 7 pm.PARTICULARITIES: During springtime and at the end of October: risk of flooding on the Baïse and the Garonne, though not on the canal. Locks on the Baïse are all automatic, operated by magnetic card. Opened daily. During the season, there is a risk of low water level.Please note that you can’t cruise downstream Lot from our south western departure bases