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Hotel Barge Rosa

Rosa is an old Dutch “Clipper” barge that was completely refitted in 2010 to a high specification. The air conditioned interior includes a dining room, saloon, bar and four staterooms. Two of the staterooms have double beds and two have twin beds, all of which have full en-suite facilities. Outside there is a spacious sun deck with comfortable furniture.
The crew consist of a knowledgeable captain, tour guide, housekeeper and a master chef whose culinary master pieces will be a regular delight throughout your cruise. Eight bikes are available for use and your tour guide will be happy to advise you on the best routes to cycle should you wish to explore.
Along with Anjodi, Rosa featured in the hugely successful television series, Rick Stein’s French Odyssey. 

Cruise Highlights

Typical Cuisine

(March to July)
  • Cruise across the 1,000 foot long
  • Pont Canal du Cacor
  • Visit to Château de Goudourville
  • Tour the medieval town and castle of Nérac
  • Guided tour and private tasting at a renowned local Armagnac producer
  • Visit Moissac and its UNESCO-classified abbey
  • Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and tasting
(August to October)  
  • Tour of the famous Saint Emilion
  • Visit the impressive Château de Duras
  • Visit to the Bastide village of Vianne and ancient Barbaste
  • Cruise across the 1,900 foot long Pont Canal d'Agen
  • Wine, cheese and Armagnac tastings
  • Visits to the village of Le Mas d’Agenais and the colourful market of Marmande

Regional Specialities

Entrecôte de Bazas à la Bordelaise; Confit de Canard et Son Jus au Thym; Foie Gras Poélé Déglacé au Vin de Figues; Filet de Truite au Beurre Blanc; Gâteau Basque; Pruneaux à l’Armagnac
Wine Cellar
Buzet, Cotes de Marmandais, Sauternes Bordeaux AOC Superieur, Haut Medoc, Cotes du Frontonnais

Cheese Board
Le Bleu de Quercy; Templais Sec; Tomme de Lomagne; Cabécou; Roquefort; Laguiole



Rosa is owned and operated by Rives du Sud sarl


Sample Itineraries for Rosa

Rosa - Classic Cruise in Gascony (March to July)
Rosa - Classic Cruise in Gascony and Bordeaux (August to October)

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