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Agen

Aquitaine (Penichette)

Agen Locaboat base
Quai de Dunkerque
47000 - Agen - FR

Starting out formalities
Departure days from 2 pm to 6 pm

Boarding
As soon as the boat is ready.

Travel information
A 62 - E 72 exit 7 Perigueux / Villeneuve sur Lot / Agen , then follow Agen - N21 - Bordeaux, then "Centre Hospitalier " (6 km)
Train station Agen (1km). Take the pedestrian path underneath the tracks to reach the canal. The base is situated at 300 m to your right.
Airport Agen-la-Garenne (5 km)
Airport Toulouse-Blagnac (116 km)
Airport Bordeaux Mérignac (147 km)


Parking
enclosed, not guarded, 35€ / week; undercovered , not guarded, 49€ / week; number of places strictly limited. They are distributed depending on the reservations and the order in which these have been made.

Car hire
Avis: Agen tel .: 05 53 47 76 47, www.avis.fr
Europcar : Agen tel .: 05 53 47 37 40, www.europcar.agen.fr
Hertz: Agen tel .: 05 53 96 13 77, www.hertz.fr

Hotels
Hostellerie des Jacobins **** tel .: 05 53 47 03 31 - Fax: 05 53 47 02 80, www.chateau-des-jacobins.com
Hotel Le Provence*** tel .: 05 53 47 39 11, www.hotel-leprovence.com
Stim’Otel tel .: 05 53 47 31 23, http:// www.stimotel.com / fr / hotel.asp
Hotel Ibis ** tel.: 05 53 47 43 43

Bed and breakfast
Booking office tel.: 05 53 47 80 87 - Fax : 05 53 66 88 29

Restaurants
L’Atelier tel .: 05 53 87 89 22
Le Buffet de la Gare tel .: 05 53 66 09 40
La Boucherie tel .: 05 53 67 08 60
Le Washington tel.: 05 53 48 25 50
Mariottat tel.: 05 53 77 99 77
Le Périgord tel .: 05 53 77 55 77
La part des Anges tel .: 05 53 68 31 00

Near Agen : Hotel / Restaurant:
Le Colombier du Touron at Brax ( 8Km ) tel .: 05 53 87 87 91
Le Prince Noir at Sérignac ( 12Km ) tel .: 05 53 68 74 30

Banks
Open from Monday to Saturday morning.

Post office
Open from Monday to Saturday morning.

Shops
Closed Sunday afternoon.

Markets
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Taxis
Taxi Pierre tel .: 06 09 30 88 06
Taxi Bruno tel .: 06 08 57 32 15

Cybercafé
Le Florida tel .: 05 53 47 59 54
Le Nauteus tel .: 05 53 87 96 55

Tourist office
Tel.: 05 53 47 36 09 - Fax : 05 53 47 29 98, www.ot-agen.org

Services at the base
WC / shower according to the opening hours of the base, phone box ( 100m ).

Locks
The automatic locks on the Canal de la Garonne have to be activated from by crew itself. 9am-6pm LS , 9am-7pm HS. Closed on the 1st of May. On the Baise and the low Lot, the locks (automatic) have to be activated by a magnetic-card (available at the first lock). Daily 9am-7pm . A pilot drives the boat across the Garonne . The overcross is subject to a fee.

Special information
During the spring and at the end of October: risk of flooding on the Baise and the Lot, though not on the canal. Locks on the Lot and Baise are all automatic, operated by magnetic card.They are open daily. In spring and towards the end of October there exists a risk of flooding on the rivers Baïse, Lot and Garonne (but not on the “Canal Latéral à la Garonne”).

Gastronomic specialities
Foie gras, magret de canard, potted duck, goose and pork, stuffed chicken, wood pigeon salmis, garlic tourins, broad bean soup, pastis pie dish or with apples, prunes.

Local drinks
Red wines from the Côtes de Brulhois, Buzet, Duras and Marmandais, Armagnac.