rosa cruising

Hotel Barge Rosa

Luxury barge cruises in Southwest 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 cruise route

French canals in the Gascony region
Rosa's cruise route

Canal de Garonne

Rosa's cruise route is the beautiful Canal de Garonne between Bordeaux and Toulouse, featuring 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 Tarn River 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 BBC TV with celebrity chef Rick Stein

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