Boating Holidays in Aquitaine
Your choice of bases
Condom River Baise (one-way base only)
Le Mas d'AgenaisCanal Latéral à la Garonne
Meilhan Canal Latéral à la Garonne
Montauban Canal Latéral à la Garonne (one-way base only)
The unspoilt Aquitaine region is famed equally for its wealth of prehistoric and mediaeval sites, and its cuisine - so make yourself plenty of time to enjoy both.
The river here is narrow by French standards, and is tree-lined for much of the route. Cruising slowly downstream, you pass by several pretty fortified Bastide towns, such as Vianne, Nérac and Valence-sur-Baise where you can moor up and soak up the atmosphere in the local markets. The river runs south into Gascony, home of the most fabulous Armagnac, there is even a museum here dedicated to this liquid treasure and no shortage of opportunities to taste, and to buy.
Canal Latéral à la Garonne
This is an area rich in history with ever changing scenery. As you relax and cruise the canal take time to marvel at the medieval villages along the route. Magnificant scenery dotted with abbeys and cathedrals. Visit one of the lively farmers' markets or enjoy a glass of wine from a local vineyard.
Regional food and drink
The regional gastronomic speciality is foie gras, whilst confits (preserved duck and goose) are also a feature of many dishes. Choose one of the many fine wines of the region such as Médoc reds, Graves dry whites or Sauterne sweet white wines, and finish your meal with a glass of fine armagnac.