Pont Canal d'Agen

From lock to lock along the Canal de Garonne

Fancy setting sail? Well then, jump on board a licence-free boat and become a skipper for a week or a weekend with your children and friends. As you go through locks and past aqueducts, you'll discover the charm of fortified medieval towns and villages and taste a host of regional specialities.

The Garonne Canal

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Even though, it's not as well-known as its bigger cousin the famous Canal du Midi, it's still an outstanding structure built back in the 19th century. Th Canal de Garonne, interspersed with some 53 locks, weaves its way through Lot-et-Garonne and proposes 193 km of cruising waterways set in the shade of century-old plane trees. Jump on board a licence-free boat that's easy to sail and accessible to all, for a slow tourism getaway with family or friends.

Promenade fluviale sur le canal lateral à la Garonne dans le Lot-et-Garonne

The sailing season runs from 1st April to 31 October, the period during which the locks are open. And although, from Agen, Le Mas-d’Agenais and Buzet-sur-Baïse, several itineraries await, your focus is on taking your time and enjoying an incomparable panoramic vista over the local heritage. Because, as you sail along, you're increasingly immersed in the rich, fertile valley of the Garonne. An opportunity to delight in gourmet stop-offs. The department is known for its Agen prunes, Marmande tomatoes as well as Buzet and Côtes du Marmandais AOC wines. It's also France's top strawberry producer. During summer, farms sell their produce directly. Take time out too to stroll around some of the many producers' markets and visit the Buzet-sur-Baïse winemakers' cellar.

When fortified medieval towns and villages tell their tales

Croisière fluviale sur la Baise près de Vianne

Fancy a trip on dry land? Well, get on your bike, pedal along towpaths laid out as bikeways and head for the fortified towns and villages. From Damazan to Sérignac and on to Meilhan-sur-Garonne, local storytellers have a host of anecdotes to share about nature, the stars and local heritage. In Couthures-sur-Garonne, make a stop at the Maison des Gens de Garonne (Les Fous de Garonne), an informational site dedicated to the river and its residents. A definite can't-miss trip. Fancy venturing off to even wilder realms? The boldest among you will branch off on the Baïse.

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This detour will take you to Nérac, famous for Henri IV's castle and the Parc royal de la Garenne, created by Jeanne d’Albret and extended by Queen Margot. A real journey back through time and the history of France.
www.tourisme-lotetgaronne.com

Must-sees, must-dos elsewhere on the waterways in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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💙 Gironde / From Bordeaux to the estuary
Several companies propose cruises lasting several hours, a day or even a week, leaving from Bordeaux. On the agenda: discovering the islands along the estuary, wine-tasting sessions and visits to castles.
www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk

💙 Marais poitevin / Trips in flat-bottomed boats driven along using a "pigouille" (long wooden pole)
Fancy getting lost in the Marais Poitevin labyrinth? Jump on board a "batai", the traditional boat driven along using a "pigouille" (long wooden pole), and enjoy a one-and-a-half hour trip discovering local legends. The boat(wo)man will ensure you are treated to an extraordinary experience: the art of setting fire to water. So, how does it work?
www.niortmaraispoitevin.com
www.tourisme-deux-sevres.com

promenade canoe, marais poitevin

💙 Charente / at the helm of an e-boat
A wide variety of formulas offer you the opportunity to weave your way along the Charente. Houseboat rentals for the weekend, canoeing trips, SUP sessions, and more. Cruises on "gabarres" (traditional flat-bottomed boats) and e-boats are also available.
www.infiniment-charentes.com

eboat Charente ©S.LAval

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La Tannerie

In the South West of France, near Agen and Villeneuve-sur-Lot, on the banks of the river Lot, only a short distance from Dordogne and the fortified towns of Guyenne, the Tannerie guest house, a 17th century village house, has been wonderfully refurbished. The basins used for washing animal skins under the house, the fountain covered in natural vegetation along with the structure of the house with it’s panoramic view of the Lot river all invite you on a journey as soon as you go inside.

3 impasse de la tannerie 47260 GRANGES-SUR-LOT
Du 01/05/2024 au 30/09/2024
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Ferme et Musée du Pruneau

France’s only Prune Museum tells the story of the prune, which was brought over from the Orient and came to thrive in Lot-et-Garonne. A video shows visitors how the fruit is cultivated over the season, and museum mascot Mam’zelle Prune invites families to take part in a fun-filled educational tour of the orchards. In summer, visitors can get lost in the jungle of corn, a treasure hunt which winds around the 1,500 m² of land. There is a special torchlight evening every Monday and Thursday, starting at 9pm in July and at 8.30pm in August. The site has direct access to the Lot, with a floating landing stage on the left bank of the river.

1231 route de Granges Le Gabach 47320 LAFITTE-SUR-LOT
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Ferme et Musée du Pruneau

This museum houses a unique collection which tells the history of the prune. The museum spans several rooms: the first displays a reconstruction of an early 20th century drying room with its different oven and drying kilns, showing how prunes are dried; the second room shows how the prunes are prepared and packaged in a workshop displaying the original machines and tools, and the third and final room houses a rare collection of original packaging, documents and archives, as well as a collection of ceramics and yokes. A video rounds off the visit, showing how prunes are grown and marketed in the present day.

1231 Route de Granges Le Gabach 47320 LAFITTE-SUR-LOT
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Ferme et Musée du Pruneau

Shop on the farm with products based on prunes. Natural and without chemical preservatives (organic conversion). Boxes with local products (prunes, wines, hazelnuts, foie gras. Museum. Quizz'pruno. Dédal'Prune Aventure corn maze. Torchlight nocturnes on Mondays (July / August).

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Tèrra Aventura : Laparade prend la relève !

Terra Aventura is an original walk, a treasure hunt that allows you to discover the territory, the local heritage and anecdotes while playing.

Equipped with the mobile app or the road map, the family sets off on an adventure. With clues to take up, riddles to solve and a treasure to look for, young and old alike choose to explore the forest, towns, villages... with the excitement of finding the Grail: the Poi'z. These little characters with strong character who populate the universe of "Terra Aventura", guide you and their badges are to be collected.

This fantastic universe allows you to share privileged moments with your family and to meet often unusual places

A 2km trail on the theme of resistance to be discovered in Laparade by following Zonelib.

Place du Couderc 47260 LAPARADE
Du 01/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
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Maison Bittner

Come and recharge your batteries in this small village overlooking the Lot Valley.

Independent access in a wing of our villa, and private garden, the bedroom on the garden level offers comfort and relaxation: 140cm bed, armchairs, table and chairs, shower room with WC. A kitchenette with induction hob, microwave, fridge and crockery.

The second bedroom, on the 1st floor, has a panoramic view to the south and west (2 single beds that can be moved closer together), table and chairs, mini-fridge, bathroom with WC. The two bedrooms can be independent or connected by a private staircase. Barbecue and gas outside.

Breakfast (homemade products) served in the living room or under the terrace awning. 3500m² fenced garden with parking and bicycle garage.

Situated at an altitude of 192 m, we can pick you up along the Véloroute de la Vallée du Lot.

Rue des Jardins 47260 LAPARADE
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