Video: Cruise the Canal de Garonne (Bordeaux), France
Cruise Bordeaux aboard Hotel Barge Rosa (3:05)
The French Hotel Barge Rosa is a Dutch "clipper" barge that was built early in the last century to carry cargo on the offshore waterways of Holland. Now, as a charming hotel barge, she navigates the much calmer canals of southwest France.
The Bordeaux region with its "special terroir" has been producing astonishing wine for around 2000 years, though it may just be the stunning châteaux, eclectic markets or artistic past-times that you fall in love with.