To update our guides, our partners Jean-Marie and Anne Blatrier set out each year in spring from their home port at Castelsarrasin to cruise the French waterways. Their boat, "Ocean Manor" follows a different itinerary each year and their knowledge of the French canal, rivers and estuaries is unequalled.
To follow their blog, go to : http://bateau-ocean-manor.blogspot.com
The “Colibri”, currently moored at Chitry-les-Mines on the Nivernais Canal, covers the central canals.
The Zodiac “Anatole III” based at Castelnaudary is used to explore the south-western rivers and estuaries.
Map making is done by Michel Faynot and Julien Hodent.
For the last 15 years, the translations into German are the work of Petra Westphal who has become an expert in the specialised vocabulary of the waterways.