Go where you want when you want with a boating holiday along the Canal de Garonne. You’ll find everything that’s wonderful about the Aquitaine – from historic bastides and medieval villages, to fine Buzet wines and the famously tasty prunes of Agen. Especially interesting from the helm of your boat is crossing the canal bridges at Agen and Moissac and using the engineering feat that’s the boat lift at Montech.
The Nicols base is located at the crossroads of the Canal de Garonne (also known as the Canal des Deux Mers), the Lot River and the River Baise. This means that from Buzet-sur-Baïse there are numerous cruising possibilities that will give you a flavour of typical villages in and around the Gers and Gascony region, as well sample the best fine dining and quality vineyards that are here in abundance.
Buzet: Wine tasting at the Buzet Wine Cooperative
Sérignac sur Garonne: Church with a distinctive helical steeple
Agen: St Caprais cathedral, Notre Dame des Jacobins church, Aqueduct
Valence d'Agen: Country house, medieval fountain, Dovecote buildings, Historical performances of “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 famous boat lift that replaces five locks!
After cruising as far as Montech on the Canal de Garonne it is time to think about the return leg of your journey. Look out again for the favourite places you found so far, or maybe stop off at some new ones as you cruise back to the starting base at Buzet-sur-Baïse.
Holiday reviews from Buzet-sur-Baïse
A week of complete relaxation
The best bits about our boating holiday in Aquitaine was the beautiful scenery and landscapes we passed through, the peaceful feeling of life on the waterways and the warm welcome we got from other boaters and the people of the various places we visited. We thoroughly enjoyed a restful week of complete happiness!