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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


The French Hotel Barge ROSA, a 1907 Dutch Tjalk Clipper Barge, transported various cargo in the offshore seas of the Netherlands before being transformed into a charming hotel barge cruising the waterways of southwest France.

Rosa is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests with two double-bedded and two twin-bedded staterooms, each having full ensuite private bathrooms. The salon is particularly welcoming and features attractive wood panelling, comfortable seating and a cosy bar. Outside there is a spacious sun deck with comfortable furniture.

French Hotel Barge ROSA
French Hotel Barge Rosa cruises in southwest France

The four crew consist of a knowledgeable captain, tour guide, hostess, and a master chef whose culinary masterpieces will be a regular delight throughout your cruise. Eight bikes are available for use and your tour guide, an expert in the local area, will be happy to advise you on the best routes to cycle should you wish to explore.

You may have already seen Rosa when she was featured in the very successful BBC television series, French Odyssey with Celebrity Chef Rick Stein.

Cruise Highlights

GASCONY - April through mid-summer

BORDEAUX - Mid-summer through November

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