Bordeaux is perched on the estuary of the Garonne river. It's a name we associate with fine wines, and claret in particular and a visit to some of its…
Cruise the historic lands of Aquitaine and Gascony in south-west France aboard Saint Louis. Her style is ‘casual luxury’, and she’s a floating hotel haven of comfort and style amidst the culinary and historic delights of this fruit growing region and fascinating ‘Bastide’ area.
The historic region of Aquitaine takes in the whole of the south-west of France. Stretching down the Atlantic coast from La Rochelle to the Spanish border, Aquitaine encompasses Bordeaux, the Dordogne, Cognac, Biarritz, Sauternes… with their myriad coastal, riverside and hilly landscapes. During the Middle Ages, the English and French fought hard for the region and it was these battles including the Hundred Years’ War that led to the construction of the Aquitaine châteaux.
Today we've moored at Temple-sur-Lot and it's as stunning as it looks. There's an omnisports centre here used by international elite rowers amongst other sports professions and amateurs. The food is as exquisite in the local restaurants as you'd imagine and there are 25km of uninterrupted waters to cruise and take it all in!
Bordeaux is a starting point for hotel barge cruises on the Garonne River, Bordeaux boasts the largest number of historic monuments in France after Paris. Unsurprisingly the city has world heritage status that is best enjoyed on a stroll round the old quarter and along the river. What to see and eat en route to your boating holiday in France | French Waterways