Barge Rosa Luxury canal cruises in France
Hotel Barge Rosa

Luxury barge cruises

Cruise the canal de Garonne aboard the luxury hotel barge Rosa. She is an old Dutch "Clipper" barge, cruising the Gascony Bordeaux in Southwest France. Come on board and we will make your cruise an unforgettable and unique experience, a true luxury barge vacation. Rosa offers comfortable en suite accommodation for up to 8 passengers.

Our cruise route

Rosa's cruise route features the best that Gascony has to offer, passing through a veritable palette of colours and scents created by orchards and vineyards. Visit historic fortified "bastides" and cruise by picturesque old villages and quaint farms. The cruise route also requires your captain to negotiate the amazing inclined water plane at Montech and the 1000-foot aqueduct over the River Tarn at Moissac.


Your tour guide will take you on daily excursions, to visit the attractions that define the area, a chance to envelop yourself in the art history and culture of the region. The tour guide's expertise is only matched by that of your master chef who, with his extraordinary meals, will help you explore the gastronomy, wine and other products typical of our region.

Food and wine

Rosa's itinerary includes tastings of foie gras, local fine wines and Armagnac, together with guided tours of the places where they are produced. Of course, as our cruises are 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.

  • Rosa was featured on the BBC TV series, French Odyssey which stars celebrity chef Rick Stein Rosa was featured on BBC TV
    with celebrity chef Rick Stein
  • River view River view
  • Rosa leaving lock Rosa leaving lock
  • Gascony sunflowers Gascony sunflowers
  • Moissac tarn river Moissac tarn river
  • Local market Local market