Welcome to French Hotel Barge Rosa
Barge 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 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 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.
GASCONY - April through mid-summer
- Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret for a winery tour and private tasting
- Visit to Château de Goudourville
- Guided tour and private tasting at a renowned local Armagnac producer
- Visit Moissac and its UNESCO-classified abbey
BORDEAUX - Mid-summer through November
- Tour of the famous Saint Émilion
- Visit the impressive Château de Duras
- Cruise across the 1,900 foot Agen aqueduct
- Wine, cheese and Armagnac tastings
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