Sailing on the Lot at Bouziès
Sailing on the Lot at Bouziès
Lot Tourisme - C. Ory
Navigation on the Lot along the towpath, in Bouziès
Navigation on the Lot along the towpath, in Bouziès
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The valley along the water

The Batch
in a houseboat

One of the best ways to discover the Lot is to sail for a few days aboard a houseboat without a license (also called a houseboat or a barge), whether departing from Cahors or Bouziès near Saint-Cirq Lapopie. You will spend your holidays on one of the most beautiful rivers in France, 150 km of pleasure and 34 locks between Luzech (near Puy l'Evêque) and Larnagol (between Saint-Cirq Lapopie and Cajarc).

Pilot a boat without a license

No need for a boat license, a training of 1 or 2 hours is given to you before your departure to familiarize yourself with your boat (8 to 13 meters) and with the simple rules of navigation. the operation of manual locks will be explained to you just like that of the only automatic lock in Cahors (your rental company will provide you with the key to pass it, for personal boats, ask the Tourist Office for a magnetic card, a token or a key against a deposit of 50 €). The maximum speed is 8km/h, so you will have time to enjoy our beautiful landscapes.

On board each boat, a terrace, a fully equipped kitchen, one or more bedrooms, In thecold and hot water, electricity, gas, WC and one or more bathrooms. Refueling (diesel) is done before your departure, and all you have to do is fill up with water and electricity when you park in the equipped ports.

Note that the prices indicated include the rental of the boat, the dishes, the sheets and the linen, the insurance of the boat, a bottle of gas, the initiation, a technical assistance.

Rates do not include fueling the boat, the personal insurance of the crew, the one-way supplement, the parking or garage of the vehicle, the rental of bicycles, the hourly navigation rate covering fuel (diesel, from €5 to €10 per hour of navigation) and technical consumables...

Navigation along the towpath from Bouziès to Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Navigation along the towpath from Bouziès to Saint-Cirq Lapopie
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Visits and activities accessible by boat along the Lot

From Luzech to Larnagol, accessible on foot or by bike (otherwise book a taxi or rent a car for a few days), you can visit and discover these villages, monuments and activities near the river, all along the Lot:

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