The River Baïse, both secret and slightly haunting, winds its way through land dotted with bastides, abbeys and chateaux of Gascony. On route you’ll pass through Vianne, Nérac and Montcrabeau.
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 lead you to fine dining and quality vineyards that are here in abundance.
Buzet: Wine tasting at the Buzet Wine Cooperative
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
After cruising as far as Moncrabeau on the River Baïse 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
We can’t wait to go again!
The Nicols 1010 is a great canal boat with a fantastic terrace area for outdoor living. It was the perfect home for a wonderful family boating holiday together. There’s really nothing better than spending quality time with those closest to you while in the stunning backdrop of being in the middle of nature.