Our canal boat base Emeraude Location is located in the tiny town of Fourques-Sur-Garonne, between Marmande and the motorway linking Bordeaux to Toulouse.
All along the canal de Garonne built by Pierre-Paul Riquet are standing massive centenary plane trees, providing plenty of shadow and making the canal de Garonne a perfect place to enjoy your family weekends/holidays by the water, in a typical South-West french scenery.
The Canal de Garonne is surrounded by the “Voie Verte”, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. At Emeraude Location, you can hire bikes, trailers and followers, baby seats, big wheel scooters (any age), but also helmets, bike bags and paniers. Luggage straps, repair kits and pad locks are included. Adult bikes are fitted with anti-puncture tires and clutch derailleurs.
Down the office, you can find our repair spot offering free use of tools for fixing your bikes. Our office also sells repair items and bike equipment : air pumps, bolts, nuts, cables, lighting, tube patches, but also cold drinks, food (biscuits and ice creams).
If you enjoy boating around, we are specialised in no-license boat hires. You can rent an electric or petrol engine boat, unless you would fancy a canoe, pedalo, paddleboard.. Rentals go from 1 h, 2hrs, half-day, full day (30 mins for pedalos). Your rent can take you up to Meilhan-Sur-Garonne, or Le-Mas-d’Agenais. You will be able to pass a lock (half-day hire minimum), have lunch on your way or stop at the local “Guinguette” by the canal, less than 1h away by boat from our base.
Our no-license boats are very easy to use, and even a 16 years old teenager (under adult sight) can have the pleasure to try it.
For those who do neither want a boat nor a bike, we will set up during summer a mini fun-fair coming with inflatable games, wooden games, theme boxes, ice-cream, cold drinks, candies, guarantee of a good time. At the Capitainerie, we also have local products for sale : jams, honey, duck confit and the famous Buzet and Marmande wines. A la capitainerie, nous vendons des produits régionaux : confiture, miel, confit de canard et bien sûr les célèbres vins de Buzet et du Marmandais.