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Luxury barging vacations on the French hotel barge ROSA cruising through the Gascony and Bordeaux regions along the Canal de Garonne in Southwest France
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French Hotel Barge Rosa
Cruising Gascony & Bordeaux in southwest France

CUISINE : Food & Drink Aboard Rosa

Regional specialties:
Sample Wine List
Sample Cheese Board


L'escargot & Smoked Sausage Spelt Risotto, Walnuts, Parsley
Pork Belly & Cheek, Cauliflower Purée, Green Apple
Tarte au citron

Mi Cuit Fois Gras & Apricot Terrine, Compressed Apricot & Chutney
Fillet of Beef à la Bordelaise, Girolles, Pomme Fondant, Spinach
Argen Prune & Armagnac Soufflé, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

All meals aboard are prepared fresh by your chef and most meals are a set menu (there is no choice available). International and French cuisine is featured.

We are able to arrange special meals, such as vegetarian, no fish, vegan, etc; and we are able to able to cater for any preferences or allergies. However, it is important that we are notified at least 8 weeks prior to your departure date. Failure to notify us in advance of your cruise may result in disappointment on board.

There is no assigned seating for meals and the dining table on Rosa seats all guests at a single sitting.

Breakfast: Your day on Rosa starts with a wholesome and balanced variety of breakfast foods, along with oven-warm breads and pastries, freshly-squeezed orange juice, and hot beverages.

Lunch: Selection of colorful salads, patés, and cold meats accompanied by hot soup or entrée, delicious desserts and a selection of regional cheeses accompanied by quality wines selected by the chef.

Dinner: Always a gastronomic adventure created by your talented chef. A taste of regional cuisine by candlelight, complemented by fine wines, followed by a selection of regional cheeses, coffee, and liqueurs.

Captain's Farewell Dinner: Held on the last night of the cruise. Guests may choose to dress slightly more formal.

Drinks included in the cruise price: Non-alcoholic beverages and regular or decaffeinated coffee and tea, whole or low-fat milk, are offered with all meals. The well-stocked bar is open 24-hours per day serving beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks. All wines are served with meals and there is a champagne welcome on arrival.

Drinks not included in the cruise price: Some brands of champagne and special vintage wines are not included although you may purchase bottles at cost price. Please let us know in advance what you would like to order. We do not recommend special ordering unless you are chartering the whole barge.

Water: Tap water in France and on board Rosa is potable and bottled water is available.

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