Barge Cruises in Gascony
Gascony lies deep in the untouched French countryside in an area where time seems to have stood still. Awash in sunflower fields, verdant forests, and placid lakes, Gascony’s natural prisms of changing colors reflect the idyllic turnings of the seasons.
Situated in southwest France at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, just east of the French Basque coast and on the Spanish border, Gascony’s relaxed and rural lifestyles are aligned with the daily pleasures of food and wine. Here, the rich flavors of the region’s signature foie gras is proudly paired with the craft production of small batch brandy known as Armagnac.
Gascony is very accessible via Toulouse, via TGV trains from Paris and several daily flights from Paris Orly. Barge cruising in Gascony can be easily combined with several days in the adjacent Bordeaux region.