Rosa barge cruising

Hotel Barge Rosa

Luxury canal cruises in France
Rosa 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 cruises

visit to chateau de goudourville

Gascony cruise

Spring & Summer
visit the impressive chateau de duras

Bordeaux cruise

Summer & Autumn
visit saint emilion

Wine cruise

Summer & Autumn
golf in south west france

Golf cruise

Spring, Summer & Autumn
family activities

Family cruise

Spring, Summer & Autumn
French canal map Gascony region

Our cruise route

Rosa's cruise route is the beautiful Canal de Garonne between Bordeaux and Toulouse in Southwest France, featuring the best that Gascony has to offer. Visit historic fortified "bastides", stunning countryside views, village markets, learn more about our rural culture, 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 Tarn River at Moissac.

The canal was built in the 19th century and connects Toulouse to Castets-en-Dorthe where it runs into the River Garonne.

French canal map Gascony region

Excursions

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 itineraries include 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 BBC TV with celebrity chef Rick Stein

French Odyssey Celebrity chef Rick Stein
Celebrity chef Rick Stein
Moissac 1000-foot aqueduct Tarn River canal bridge
Tarn River canal bridge
Moissac port Rosa leaving lock
Rosa leaving lock
Gascony France sunflower fields
sunflower fields
Valence-d'Agen fruit and vegetable market
fruit and vegetable market
Moissac moorings Tarn river
Tarn river