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Boating holiday at Buzet sur Baïse

For an unforgettable boating holiday, choose the land of King Henri IV and the musketeer d'Artagnan ! Starting at our Nicols base at Buzet sur Baïse, you are spoilt for choice in terms of cruising itineraries as the Garonne, Baïse and Lot canals all meet here...

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Cruise with a selfdrive Nicols boat on the Baïse in Aquitaine
Navigation on the Baïse river
Rental base of Buzet sur Baïse in Aquitaine
Base of Buzet
Nicols 1010 on the canal bridge
Channel Bridge of Buzet
Wine cellar at Buzet
Wine Cellar at Buzet
Cruise and river holidays on the river Baïse
Navigation on the Baïse river
Pavillon des Bains from King Henry IV
Pavillon des Bains from King Henry IV
Lock of Vianne
The Lock of Vianne
The mill of Barbaste
The mill of Barbaste
River boat holidays with Nicols on the Baïse river
Pavillon des Bains from King Henry IV
Picnic at the water's edge
Picnic at the water's edge
River tourism - Vianne church
The Church of Vianne
River navigation - lock passage
Passage of a Lock
Fishing party along the river Baïse
Fishing party
Navigation in riverboat Nicols to Nérac
Nérac
Gourmet products of Aquitaine
Gourmet products of Aquitaine ©la ferme de Ramon
Cruise prices from453 €

Best bits:

  • A variety of cruising - canals and rivers
  • An abundance of nature and heritage
  • Ideal routes for beginners
  • Automatic locks
  • South-West cuisine: wine from Buzet, Sauternes, Armagnac, foie gras, strawberries, melons, Agen prunes...

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The mechanic from the base was very happy to help us berth, and showed us around your boats, explaining everything in great detail and with all the time in the world for us... See the blog

Cruise prices from453 €

For an unforgettable boating holiday, choose the land of King Henri IV and the musketeer d'Artagnan ! Starting at our Nicols base at Buzet sur Baïse, you are spoilt for choice in terms of cruising itineraries as the Garonne, Baïse and Lot canals all meet here.

Canal boat hire on the Garonne

The Canal de Garonne, often known as the 'Canal Latérale à la Garonne' (literally running alongside) joins the Canal du Midi in linking up the Mediterranean sea with the Atlantic Ocean. It was created to transport goods between the two seas, so sailors did not have to brave the storms and pirate attacks around the Straits of Gibraltar.

Your boating holiday from Buzet will take you to must-see places such as Agen (try the famous prunes!) with its canal aqueduct, Valence d'Agen and its old wash houses, Moissac and its Roman convent that has remained intact since 1100, the famous Montech inclined plane or even Montauban leading to Toulouse and the start of the Canal du Midi.

Canal boat hire on the Baïse

The Baïse offers you a boating holiday on one of the finest rivers in the Aquitaine region. Its untamed charm is only equalled by the wealth of its heritage: the fortified town of Vianne, Nérac castle, St Pierre's Cathedral and the Armagnac Museum at Condom, the Flaran abbey... get on board for a boating holiday packed with natural beauty and local culture!

Cruise prices from453 €

Our suggestions of cruise on the Baïse and on the canal de Garonne

Weekend 2 days

Itinerary 1: Vineyard and heritage short break

Course: Buzet – Nérac - Buzet (42km - 14 locks - 10h00)

  • Buzet : Wine tasting at the wine co-operative
  • Vianne : Suspension bridge, 12th-century romanesque church
  • Lavardac : Historic mill with 4 towers in barbaste, Roman bridge
  • Nérac : Old town, Henry IV castle museum, Scenic railway

Itinerary 2: Culture and cuisine short break

Course: Buzet – Agen - Buzet (56km - 14 locks - 10h00)

  • Buzet : Wine tasting at the wine co-operative
  • Sérignac sur garonne : Church with an helical steeple
  • Agen : St Caprais cathedral, Jacobin church, Aqueduct

Mini week

Itinerary 1: Cultural getaway in the land of the liars

Course: Buzet – Moncrabeau- Buzet (70km - 28 locks - 17h00)

  • Buzet : Wine tasting at the wine co-operative
  • Vianne : Suspension bridge, 12th-century romanesque church
  • Lavardac : Historic mill with 4 towers in barbaste, Roman bridge
  • Nérac : Old town, Henry IV castle museum, Scenic railway
  • Moncrabeau : Liars tour

Itinerary 2: Garonne valley getaway

Course: Buzet – Fontet -Buzet (98km - 16 locks - 17h20)

  • Buzet : Wine tasting at the wine co-operative
  • Damazan : Central place of la bastide, Washtubs
  • Le Mas d'Agenais : The romanesque church of St Vincent by Rembrandt
  • Meilhan-sur-Garonne : Magnificent panorama of the valley of the Garonne
  • Fontet : The museum of match stick buildings

Itinerary 3: Gourmet getaway

Course: Buzet – Valence d’Agen - Buzet (108km - 20 locks - 18h00)

  • Buzet : Wine tasting at the wine co-operative
  • Sérignac sur Garonne : Church with an helical steeple
  • Agen : St Caprais cathedral, Jacobin church, Aqueduct
  • Valence d'Agen  : Country house, Washtub, Dovecot, Historical performance “au fil de l’eau”

One week

Itinerary 1: Meandering down the Baïse

Course: Buzet – Valence sur Baïse - Buzet (112km - 40 locks - 28h00)

  • Buzet : Wine tasting at the wine co-operative
  • Vianne : Suspension bridge, 12th-century romanesque church
  • Lavardac : Historic mill with 4 towers in barbaste, Roman bridge
  • Nérac : Old town, Henry IV castle museum, Scenic railway
  • Moncrabeau : Liars tour
  • Condom : The armagnac museum, Cathedral and cloister
  • Valence-sur-Baïse : Flaran abbey

Itinerary 2: Cruise down the Garonne canal

Course: Buzet – Montech - Buzet (184km - 58 locks - 38h00)

  • Buzet : Wine tasting at the wine co-operative
  • Sérignac sur garonne : Church with an helical steeple
  • Agen : St Caprais cathedral, Jacobin church, Aqueduct
  • Valence d'Agen  : Country house, Washtub, Dovecot, Historical performance “au fil de l’eau”
  • Moissac : Saint Pierre abbey and 11th century cloister, Village on the road to Compostelle
  • Castelsarrasin : Saint Sauveur church
  • Montech : The water slope

*Cruise suggestions: non-contractual information
Cruise prices from453 €

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