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The sunny Aquitaine region in southwest France will delight your inner foodie; Sip world-famous wines such as Margaux, St.Emilion, and Graves while you sample foie gras and truffles, regional specialties. Discover ancient Bastide towns, medieval market squares and magnificent châteaux. Cruise along the River Baïse and the Canal latéral à la Garonne admiring the vineyards and lush orchards that fill the horizon. Dock in Moissac to see the Saint-Pierre Abbey. Don’t miss the boat lift at Montech, where a lifting vehicle runs up and down a chute which bypasses four locks. Discover chateau ruins from Henry IV in Nerac, and enjoy the shops and quaint cafes that overlook the river. In the past, Aquitaine’s picturesque scenery has inspired many famous artists; today people come here to discover the perfect ingredients for gourmet cruising.





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Days Sleeps from: 2 people - 12 people  
Start Date Price range £0 - £10000+

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The waterways of the Aquitaine are easy to navigate and superb for beginners. To cruise on the River Lot towards Castelmoron, you will need to cross the River Garonne under the guidance of a pilot. There is a small charge for this service. In periods of drought or flood, the crossing may not be possible. Locks are automatic and free of charge. There are 53 locks on the Canal Latéral à la Garonne.

- Locks hours approximately 09.00 to 18.00 subject to season; closed 12.30 to 13.30. Locks closed on certain holidays.
- Short breaks and long cruises are only available Le Mas d’Agenaisand Montauban only.

Montauban

By road:
GPS: E1° 20.379` / N44° 0.465
Highway A62 or A20, exit "Montauban"
By train: Montauban - Ville Bourbon (1.5 km)
By air: Toulouse (45 km), Agen (65 km)

The Aquitane Short Break Cruise
Le Mas d'Agenais - Nérac - Le Mas d'Agenais
A short break cruise on the Canal Latéral à la Garonne and the river Baïse to discover the rich culture and gastronomy of the South West of France through the little villages of Buzet, Nerac and Damazan.
A 3 nights version of this cruise is also available.
Duration: 4 Nights
Cruise Type: Return Trip
Distance: 80 km
Locks: 20
Cruise Time: 19 hrs

The delights of Aquitane Cruise
Enjoy a cultural cruise on the Canal latéral à la Garonne and the River Tarn to our new base at Montauban. Famous works of art by Rembrandt, Sisley, Goya and Dufy can be found in the ancient Bastide towns that line your route. See amazing architecture and cross the stunning arched aqueduct at Cacor outside Moissac, famous for its 14th century 14th century cloisters and abbey. Cruising on the River Tarn, visit the colourful regional markets at Castelsarrasin and enjoy stunning views from the 11th century bridge over the river at Montauban.
Duration: One Week
Cruise Type: One Way
Distance: 123 km
Locks: 43
Cruise Time: 30 hrs

The Arts and Armagnac Cruise
Follow the Canal latéral à la Garonne through vineyards and pastures to Buzet, famous for its amber-coloured aperitif. The bastide town of Vianne is famous for its beautiful glassworks and has many good restaurants and lively markets while the 16th century fortified water mill at Barbaste – its four towers dedicated to King Henri IV’s four daughters – is a must-see. Visit the stunning remains of Henri IV’s chateau at Nérac and spend time browsing its colourful shops and art gallery. Take your sketchbook ashore at Valancesur- Baïse, a picturesque fortified town overlooking the Baïse region and enjoy a measure of Armagnac in its home town of Condom.
Duration: One Week
Cruise Type: One Way
Distance: 62 km
Locks: 22
Cruise Time: 16 hrs

The History and Heritage Cruise
Le Mas d'Agenais - Nerac - Moissac - Le Mas d'Agenais
Choose to cruise on the beautiful River Baïse and the Canal latéral à la Garonne to the see region’s best-loved medieval villages, ancient castles and Roman aqueducts and bridges. Highlights of your trip include visits to Agen, Moissac, Nérac and Vianne. And, being in the heart of one of France’s most gastronomic regions, you’ll find plenty of excuses to stop and try mouth-watering menus and delicious local wines at waterside bistros and restaurants. Duration: One Week
Cruise Type: Return Trip
Distance: 93 km
Locks: 52
Cruise Time: 45 hrs

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