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The Delights of Aquitaine Cruise

The Delights of Aquitaine Cruise

Enjoy a cultural cruise on the Canal latéral à la Garonne and the River Tarn.

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine

Enjoy a cultural cruise on the Canal latéral à la Garonne and the River Tarn.

  • Country / Region
    France / Aquitaine
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesTourTour Chateaux and historic monumentsItineraryItinerary Le Mas d'Agenais RETURN via MoissacInclusionInclusion Hire of a fully-equipped boat with kitchenActivityActivity Perfect area for swimmingActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Forge delightful memories as you cruise through the enchanting Canal de Garonne and unearth the treasures stashed in the pretty, little towns of Aquitaine. Admire the beautiful town centres of Damazan and Agen, enjoy a tasting of the famous Buzet wine, treat your sweet tooth with some chocolates from Sauveterre-St-Denis, and explore the charming French village of Auvillar with its 17th century clock tower and circular market. In Mossaic, visit the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Moissac, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, to marvel at Romanesque sculptures and enjoy pedalling through vineyards and orchards scattered throughout the town. Finish with a return voyage back to Le Mas d'Agenais.

 

Choose to cruise in either direction.

 

Cruising time Number of locks Lock Type Waterways Destination Duration
31 hours 36 Automatic Canal de Garonne Le Mas d'Agenais via Moissac 7 nights

 

 

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Inclusions

  • Rental of the boat and its onboard equipment
  • A fully equipped kitchen
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demonstration prior to departure
  • Technical support
  • On-board maps and visitor information
  • Passage through locks


Exclusions

  • Optional vacation extras
  • Boat damage waiver
  • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour
  • Travel to and from the base(s)
  • Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc.)
  • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
  • Food and drink


Important Notes

  • The waterways of the Aquitaine are easy to navigate and superb for beginners.
  • Locks are automatic and free of charge.
  • All locks closed on: 1st May

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Itinerary 

Le Mas d'Agenais – Damazan – Buzet-sur-baïse – Agen – Sauveterre-St-Denis – Valence d'Agen –  Auvillar – Moissac – Le Mas d'Agenais

Visit the following towns and villages:

  • Le Mas d'Agenais
  • Damazan
  • Buzet-sur-baïse
  • Agen
  • Sauveterre-St-Denis
  • Valence d'Agen
  • Auvillar
  • Moissac

Le Mas d'Agenais
Centrally located surrounded by small, lovely towns and villages, Le Mas d'Agenais is a wonderful base featuring an old wash basin, ruins of a century-old castle, and stunning views of the Garonne Valley and the Canal.

Damazan
Damazan is a beautiful town with a central square bounded by half-timbered houses and adorable restaurants. Spend time strolling around the streets or go visit and admire the enchanting castles of the area, such as Domaine de Balous and Château de Muges.

Buzet-sur-baïse
Arrive in the remarkable port of Buzet and discover some of its town’s many charms like the 19th century Gache Castle and the magnificent Buzet Castle, which used to be a Catholic stronghold throughout the wars of religion. The place is also famous its delicious and savoury wines. Find and purchase a bottle of Buzet wine from a local shop or the house of wine growers and enjoy a drink whilst cruising on the French canal.

Agen
Stop in Agen, a city teeming with historical wonders, and taste one of its delightful local specialties: the Pruneau d'Agen. Explore the old town centre to see medieval buildings, stop by the covered market, and visit iconic landmarks, such as the Agen Cathedral and the Fine Arts Museum. Just beside Agen, there is a famous amusement park, which offers amazing attractions and thrilling rides perfect for the entire family. 

Sauveterre-St-Denis
Moor at St-Jean-de-Thurac, cross the bridge, and enjoy a relaxing walk to the pretty village of Sauveterre-St-Denis, which is 2 kilometres away. Explore the area at your own pace and then visit L'Attrape- Rêves shop to meet the artisanal chocolatier Philippe Jarasson, who will present samples of his mouth-watering creations.

Valence d'Agen
In Valence d'Agen, there is a traditional market called Marché au gras, which offers local specialties like the delightful foie gras. The unique round wash houses (lavoirs) and fountains are also worth looking out for in this lovely town.

Auvillar
Moor at Pommevic and venture to the village of Auvillar, dubbed as one the most beautiful villages in France. It is located 5-kilometre south of the Canal (the slope is steep to get there). Discover its unique circular market, St. Peter’s church, the 17th century clock tower, the museums of falence and skippers, and the panoramic viewpoint overlooking the breathtaking Garonne Valley.

Mossaic
Set at the junction of the rivers Garonne and Tarn is the small town of Mossaic. It is a major stop on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela as it features the 7th century Saint-Pierre de Moissac Abbey, a very old monastery listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When you arrive in Mossaic, the gorgeous Moulin de Moissac hotel is the first eye-catcher that welcomes visitors. Explore the town and discover why most consider it as France’s jewel of Romanesque art. Cycling along the banks or through orchards is also a wonderful experience you don’t want to miss!

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