A boating holiday weekend here mixes fantastic Aquitaine foods and fine wines with the culture and heritage of the region. Try renowned Buzet wines before heading to Agen for a taste of their famous prunes. Also take time to investigate the farmers markets and restaurants which all showcase the local specialities.
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
After cruising as far as Agen 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 weekend of eating like kings!
The warm welcome of the lock keepers and the tranquillity of the River Baïse meant we were fully able to relax during our weekend boating break. We visited lovely villages where we ate at some great restaurants (at very good prices!).
Romain and Sylvie, La Souterraine