Travelling along the Garonne Canal, village by village, is an excellent way to discover the fine gastronomy and wines of the Aquitaine region. Must tries are AOC wine from Buzet, duck breasts and prunes from Agen.
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”
After cruising as far as the charming medieval village of Valence d’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
The perfect relaxing family break
Everything was perfect including the weather! A boating holiday is such a relaxing way to spend quality time with the family. With exciting places to visit and ever-changing scenery even the teenagers couldn’t get bored! We can’t get to try another boating holiday again soon.
Stéphanie, Le Loroux-Bottereau