We traverse Gascony on the Canal Lateral à la Garonne, passing through the region of l’Occitanie, a veritable palette of colours and scents created by orchards and vineyards. We visit historic fortified ‘bastides’ such as Valence d’Agen, learn more about the region’s artists and rural culture, and cruise by picturesque old villages and quaint farms. Of course, as this cruise is near Bordeaux wine country, there will be plenty of opportunity to sample a part of France where good food and wine is a way of life.
This map represents a sample itinerary which is subject to change.
The 8 passenger Rosais the barge we chose to cruise this area. Her itinerary includes tastings of foie gras, local fine wines and Armagnac, together with guided tours of the places where they are produced. The cruise route also requires your captain to negotiate the amazing inclined water plane at Montauban and the 1000 foot aqueduct over the River Tarn.