The crew

There are three of us – Maurine is Sylvette and Pierre Gaudry's daughter and we are the owners of the Haricot Noir.


It's a real family story………...


After several trips as apprentice crew on the Canal du Midi Sylvette and Pierre bought the Haricot Noir ( ex Adage).

In 1976 we joined the trade of waterway commerce by becoming members of the Cooperative des Transports Fluviaux in Toulouse.

Our family grew in 1986 with the arrival of Maurine,who spent her childhood on the barge and later became a qualified bargee in her own right.

A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since and, after 42 years at the helm the parents have taken a back seat and left Maurine to guide the boat to new adventures.

She will be delighted to welcome you aboard to discover the waterways we are all so fond of.

The Haricot Noir allows everybody to maintain their privacy. The crew's living quarters are independent at the rear of the barge, they have their own seperate entrance and cooking facilities