Barge-style self-drive hire boat for 2 people
This luxurious Penichette 1022FB boat is specially equipped for ultimate comfort for two people. It has a spacious forward cabin and separate facilities, a central sitting-galley area and steering position and an aft galley-sitting section. There are large windows, good visibility and lots of natural daylight.
Outside, there is a raised aft sun deck and steering position, safe side-decks to move about on and a raised front deck that’s also great for sun-bathing, lounging around and taking in the passing scene.
Locaboat Penichette self-drive hire boats are unique in their barge-style appearance and the range has been refined and developed continuously since its original creation in 1977, being designed specifically and perfectly for use on the French waterways. They have excellent, predictable handling.
- Forward cabin with island double bed, hanging cupboards and storage
- Separate shower and toilet-washbasin compartments
- Raised sitting-dining area, with fitted galley kitchen, twin sun roofs and inside steering position
- Saloon with 230v socket (using a quayside connection)
- Upper, open aft deck with seating and steering position
- Bow thruster
- Maximum comfort : 2 persons
- Length: 10.2m – 33ft 6″
Locaboat Penichette® 1022FB regions - Midi-Languedoc
Hire Boating – Midi-Languedoc
► Self-drive boats available in Midi-Languedoc
Hire Fleets and Bases
■ LeBoat: Port Cassafieres, Narbonne, Homps, Trebes and Castelnaudary
■ France Afloat / Linssen: Capestang
■ Locaboat: Argens-Minervois and Negra
■ Nicols: Le Somail and Port Lauragais
Canal du Midi – Canal de la Robine
The Canal du Midi has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the achievement of architect Pierre-Paul Riquet in linking the Etang du Thau in the south east with the River Garonne in Toulouse, effectively connecting the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. His engineering prowess can be seen in the flight of nine characteristically oval-shaped locks at Fonserannes near the ancient city of Beziers, and if ticking off UNESCO sites is your thing, then you get two for one in Carcassonne, where the canal passes close to the ancient citadel that forms one of the most iconic skylines in the whole country.
The canal meanders between the vineyards of Corbieres to the south and the Minervois to the north and a visit to the wine town of Minerve, one of the most beautiful in France, is a treat. A diversion along the Canal de la Robine leads to Narbonne, which dates back to Roman times when it was a strategic trading centre, and even today its covered market, supplied by local producers, is a kind of foodie heaven.
– [below] In the region: Minervois, Minerve, Canal du Midi, Beziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne –