Why would I want to cruise here?
- Because you are seeking a calm and
where you can hear the birds singing overhead among the poplar trees when
you awake, and you don’t want a cruise with a hectic schedule of excursions around sites which
attract big crowds of tourists. This is a gentler region to cruise in, exploring places of great
charm that are as yet largely undiscovered and slightly off the usual tourist trail.
is the ‘real France
’, vibrant with multi-coloured open air markets and an abundance of locally
grown fresh produce.
- Because the Bordeaux wines
- including the famous and excellent ‘Sauterne’ sweeter vintages
and are just being discovered by many international wine critics of
- Because it’s great for cycling
—follow the tow path or small country lanes.
How can I travel to this area?
As well as the extensive road network, there are several airports and train stations in this region:
- Toulouse (Blagnac) International - 9km from the city centre.
A large airport offering flights all over Europe and North Africa, including many daily shuttle flights to and from Paris
- Bordeaux (Mérignac) - 8km from the city centre.
A large airport offering scheduled and charter flights all over Europe, North Africa and North America, including many daily shuttle flights to and from Paris
- Bergerac - 4km from the city centre.
Offers scheduled flights to and from UK, Belgian and Dutch destinations.
- Agen - 2km from the city centre.
Offers scheduled flights to and from Paris.
TGV train stations
- Toulouse (Matabiau)
Click on the train (left) to go to the Barge Company dedicated 'trains' website to find out more about travelling around France on the TGV High Speed Rail network