Cruisebarge 'easyvie' cruises the canals and rivers of South West France between the historic city of Montauban and the charming town of Valence d'Agen.
Enjoy a unique cruise experience aboard 'easyvie' as she slowly makes her way between the towns and villages enroute staying each night at a port for dinner at recommended restaurants ashore with the exception of the first evening when a 'Welcome Aboard' dinner or barbeque will be served. All drinks are included.
Breakfast and lunch is served on the sundeck under the parasols each day, morning coffee and afternoon tea are enjoyed whilst underway.
Cycles are available at all times to use on the tow-path or visit the towns and villages away from the canal, 'easyvie' only cruises at a quick walking pace for those wishing to be more energetic.
Comfortable twin cabins, all ensuite, are complimented by a spacious lounge equipped with satellite TV and library with access to the galley at anytime.
The cruise inludes a full day on the River Tarn and the River Garonne from the port at Moissac, visits and overnight stays at Castelsarrasin and Montech, crossing the remarkable aqueduct on the canal over the River Tarn, cruising through the orchards and farmland providing a continuous opportunity for photographs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse 50 km, Nearest railway: Motauban/Agen 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
South West France offers the discerning tourist a huge variety of holiday expériences from the Atlantic coast to the unique river valleys of the Tarn, Lot and Dordogne and the huge variation of landscapes in between and in all manner of accomodation such as Château Hôtels, unique Gites and Chambre d'hotes.
Vibrant cities such as Bordeaux and Toulouse will delight all visitors with their historical architecture, classic restaurants, street side cafes and chique shops.
Large provincial towns like Agen, Auch, Bergerac, Villeneuve sur Lot, Cahors, Montauban cater for all needs with their historical centres, excellant transport links and comprehensive services.
Medium sized towns such as Moissac, Sarlat, Nérac and Périgueux are quieter but equally historically important.
Numerous hill top bastide villages cover the area, these are remarkable remnants of the English occupation dating back to King Henry II.
Little gems can be found throughout the region such as St Cirque Lapopie, Puy l'Eveque, Lauzerte and Auvillar providing an idealic day out.
Famous wine areas cover the region using a variety of grapes, however the smaller little known vineyards are all waiting to be discovered.
Exquisite recipes served in the local restaurants are derived from the local specialities such as duck maigret & foie gras, goats cheese etc to excite the taste buds and palate.
The Tarn et Garonne area is especially unique as it provides the visitor to France an insight into the traditional French way of life without tourism or industry.
Though wine production is secondary to fruit growing it's fertlie soil is extensively used to grow very high quality produce reflected in the local markets throughout the area.
The Toulouse plain to the South and the rolling hills of the Quercy to the north provide a unique landscape interdispersed with traditional villages and towns.
Cutting through the middle of the area is the Canal Du Mers a historical masterpiece of civil engineering linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean complete with it's associated towpath now converted to a cycle highway.