Aquitaine is located in southwest of France with Spain as its neighbour. It is one of the largest and most varied regions of the country. Perhaps, the most popular tourist destination is Bordeaux, its capital and a major wine producing area in the world. You can reach Bordeaux by a TGV train from the Paris Gare Montparnasse. It takes 3 hours from Paris to Bordeaux. Gare de Bordeaux Saint-Jean is the main railway station with major connections to cities including Lille, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Geneva and London.
Gascony is located in southwest of France. It is divided between the regions of Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine. You can reach Gascony via Toulouse. Trains run daily between Paris and Toulouse.
Canals & Waterways
Garonne River, Canal d’Agen, Tarn River and Canal de Garonne
Why Cruise in Bordeaux and Gascony?
With its remarkable, 18th century buildings, world-class museums, charming vineyards, Bordeaux is a must-visit when cruising in France. Gascony is probably one of France’s best-kept secret, completely unspoiled and rustic Gascony is brimming with rolling hills, unspoiled countryside and charming vineyards. If you opt for a relaxing cruise with lesser crowd, Gascony might be the best option for you.
• Visit the famous Saint Emilion vineyards and enjoy wine tasting sessions.
• Explore the 14th century Chateau de Duras.
• Cruise along Pont Canal d’Agen
• Wine and cheese tastings
• Visit the villages of Damazan, Le Mas d’Agenais, Vianne and Nerac.
• Explore the medieval town of Nerac and its castle.
• Private tasting of Armagnac and Floc du Gascogne wines
• Visit the 11th century Chateau de Gourdoirville.
• Tour of Abbaye St-Pierre de Moissac.
• Visit Castelsarrasin’s morning market.
• Explore Montauban and visit the wine region of Cotes du Frontonnais.