Dog-friendly dawdling on the Thames

In The Wind in the Willows, Ratty says to Mole that “there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”. And so it was with Le Boat, where we – and some four-footed friends – spent time simply dawdling along the river from Chertsey. This really […]…

Relaxing rail trip to French city, canal cruising and coastal cycling

We travelled by train in a relaxed stupor from London to Carcasonne, and subsequently indulged in three days exploring said beautiful city and castle before embarking on a pleasurable Canal du Midi experience. From Trebes to Port Cassafieres, after our morning croissants, we cruised our Le Boat leisurely only distracted by locks or stunning vineyards […]…

Messing about in boats

How about – sitting on a river boat, a glass of something cool in hand and watching the rest of the world flow past? That’s how our June family holiday on the river Thames began….

Le Boat: Cruising in style and luxury on the canals of Southwest France

There are few activities more serene than gracefully cruising aboard a luxury boat upon the Canals du Midi and de Garonne in southwestern France; except, perhaps, stopping along the way to enjoy the wonderful food and exquisite wines served up in some of the best restaurants that this beautiful area, famous for its Epicurean delights, has to offer….

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