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French Hotel Barge Rosa
Cruising Gascony & Bordeaux in southwest France


Golf Cruise Itinerary between Montauban and Boé
(April through Mid-Summer)

Golf cruises include four pre-booked and paid tee times and transfers to and from the golf clubs. Hire of clubs, caddy or buggy not included. Only those golfing pay the supplement. A minimum of 4 passengers on a golf charter are required to play golf.

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Sunday, Day 1 - Boé

Guests are met in Toulouse and transferred by private chauffeured minibus to Rosa. Following a champagne and canap├ęs welcome, there is time for a gentle stroll along the towpath in Agen before your first dinner on board.

Monday, Day 2 - Boé to Pommevic

Today, we enjoy our first round of golf at the impressive Golf d'Albret situated in expansive parkland with wonderful views of the surrounding valleys and bastide villages. After lunch on board we enjoy a leisurely cruise through the bucolic countryside to Pommevic near Valence d'Agen, an 18th century "Bastide" town with its Palladian canalside public wash-house and arcaded market place. Dinner on board. (18 holes, par 72, 5760 meters)

Tuesday, Day 3 - Pommevic to Moissac

This morning, we transfer to Golf d'Espalais a gentle course with beautiful water features located in the Auvillar foothills. Afterwards, if there is time, we can take a short drive to Auvillar, a 15th century village perched high on the side of a gorge above the River Garonne. We return to the hotel barge for lunch, then an afternoon cruise on the River Tarn takes us to the nautical base of St. Livrade, before rising up from the river and turning west on the brick-lined canal to Moissac. This evening, maybe after a game of boules, we stroll ashore to savour regional specialties at the excellent restaurant "Le Florentin", in front of the spectacular entrance portal of the abbey. (9 holes, par 35, 2286 meters)

Wednesday, Day 4 - Moissac to Castelsarrasin

This morning, we visit the UNESCO-classified Abbaye St-Pierre de Moissac, one of the architectural highlights of the region, founded in the 7th century with its wonderfully preserved cloisters and chapel, then explore the charming town with its abundance of arts and crafts workshops. After lunch on board, we continue our cruise towards Castelsarrasin crossing the River Tarn via the 1000-foot long aqueduct, the Pont Canal du Cacor. Dinner on board.

Thursday, Day 5 - Castelsarrasin to Montech

After breakfast, we drive to Golf Montauban L'Estang. It is the longest course in the region and is set in a nature reserve with superb panoramic views. A challenge for any golfer. In the afternoon, a leisurely cruise to Montech allows us to enjoy the hotel barge's sundeck, or walk and cycle along the towpath. We also tour the remarkable inclined Water Plane, an amazing feat of engineering that by-passes five locks and, when back in service in the near future, will lower vessels 43 feet all in one go. Dinner on board. (18 holes, par 72, 6309 meters)

Friday, Day 6 - Montech to Montauban

This morning, we drive to Golf International Toulouse Seilh which offers two courses set in rural countryside. There is the championship "Rouge" course which features in the European Challenge Tour, or the more forgiving "Jaune" course. For our final afternoon cruise, Rosa meanders down the flight of ten locks on the beautiful and recently-restored branch canal skirting the Forest of Agre and moors in the port of the historical town of Montauban. Captain's Farewell Dinner on board. (18 holes, par 72; 5577 meters), (18 holes, par 64, 5852 meters)

Saturday, Day 7 - Montauban

After breakfast, guests are transferred by private chauffeured minibus to their choice of location in Toulouse.


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