France and much of Europe is renowned for its tempting and delicious cuisine, so it’s no surprise that your canal boating holiday can easily be a gastronomic voyage of discovery. Here we share our ideas to help your boating cruise sail you through foodie heaven. Will you choose to taste the richness of cuisine in France’s South-West, sample seafood in Charente, explore famous wine regions, stop at a Michelin-starred restaurant on the Canal du Midi or perhaps enjoy a gourmet getaway in Germany or Portugal?
Canal boat hire gives you the perfect way to explore the diversity of culinary delights in the numerous regions we recommend. Whether you cruise from Burgundy to the Lot via Alsace or choose to explore Brittany, Charente, Camargue, Germany or Portugal, your voyage can be full of delicious specialties. Plan your stops so you can visit inns and restaurants to sample the fayre or shop in the impressive markets for local ingredients and be your own masterchef.
Whether you take a weekend break or cruise for longer, there’s so much to experience:
Whether you want to taste the famous cassoulet of Castelnaudary, Kouign-Amann cake in Breton or discover the salt marshes of Camargue, you will find a huge choice of culinary treasures to discover during your canal boating holiday.
During our holiday we were keen to discover and sample the local food and drink. Thanks to the kitchen on board and ease of reaching local markets on our stopovers, we were able to shop for regional specialties, prepare delicious lunches and enjoy them in the sun on the top deck. Magical!
Julie – 38 years old
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Food lovers can’t go wrong with any of our boating holiday destinations. Wherever you choose, you can enjoy tasting the typical dishes of the region and explore the local cuisine at your chosen stops.