This fabulous luxury river cruise will take you through the heart of Gascony in SW France, from Agen through to Montauban just north of Toulouse, cruising on the beautiful Canal de Garonne. Along the way you’ll discover a land of art, history, culture and some of the finest gastronomy and wines that France has to offer.
Daily guided excursions will include visits to historic fortified hilltop villages such as Valence d’Agen, medieval towns such as Nerac and the 11th century Château de Goudourville. You’ll learn about local artists and artisans as well as about the rural culture here as you soak up the picturesque old villages and quaint farms.
Gascony is a foodie’s paradise so you will naturally visit local producers and taste foie gras and regional cheeses, locally grown fruit and veg, delicious Armagnac and fine wines produced in the south west of France.
This lovely old 30m long Dutch “Clipper” barge, built in 1907, was transformed in 2010 into a fabulous luxury floating barge hotel with comfortable en suite accommodation for up to 8 passengers.
Sleeping accommodation is in four comfortable staterooms, two with double beds and two with twin beds. All rooms have full en-suite facilities that include toilet, shower and washbasin. All are supplied with washing gel, hand soap, shampoo, towels, face cloths and a 110V plug for shaving. Each cabin also has individually controlled air conditioning and heating.
The beautifully decorated Saloon is a lovely space in which to relax with its wood panelling, comfortable seating, dining room and cosy bar. There is a small library of books, maps, games, and a music center/CD player, and WiFi to connect to the internet.
Of course on those balmy sunny days you’ll spend most of your time on the sun deck from where you can watch that beautiful Gascony scenery slowly pass by.
If you fancy a bit of exercise during your river cruise, take one of the eight bikes out for an excursion. Your onboard tour guide will be happy to advise you on the best routes to cycle
This 6 night luxury river cruise on the waterways of Gascony in SW France is a fabulous experience for lovers of French gastronomy, wine, history and culture.
Your cruise from Montauban to Agen will include shore excursions to visit vineyards, meet Armagnac producers and discover historic monuments and medieval villages.
You’ll naturally enjoy delicious gourmet food on board and sleep well in the beautifully appointed luxury cabins.