Cruise the Canal de Garonne (Gascony), France
Cruise Gascony aboard French Hotel Barge Rosa (3:09)
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, cruising in Gascony between Agen and Montauban from April and August.
Initially part of the historic dukedom of Gascony, this region is famed for its outstanding pastoral vistas and rich culinary traditions. Expect quaint farms, villages untouched by time, and a spectacular palette of tastes, scents and colors.