These are cruisers, barges or motor boats of various capacities designed to carry groups of passengers and handled by a captain and crew.
The duration of the cruises, which usually include a commentary, varies depending on the operator. They can last one hour, an afternoon or all day. Cruises can be on a theme or include a gastronomic element, sometimes with a meal served on board. Boats are even available for business functions.
Some operators also have barges fitted out as luxury hotels, gîtes or chambres d'hôtes, complete with personalised services and go-as-you-please cruising.
Where ? On the Canal du Midi, Canal de Garonne, Garonne, Lot, Tarn and Baïse.