the famous Musée Ingres.
Back on the Canal de Garonne, your adventure continues to Castelsarrasin and the Port Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and from there on to Valence d'Agen, where every summer the port is the setting for the impressive 'Au Fil de l'Eau une Histoire' sound and light show.
But before then, don't miss the opportunity for an extended stay in Moissac. The town is a Great Tourist Site in Midi-Pyrénées and famous not only for the Romanesque cloister of the Abbey Church of Saint Pierre but also for the Chasselas AOC grape variety.
Boating on the Canal de Garonne comes with the added interest of various man-made structures, including the remarkable Cacor canal bridge a little upstream of Moissac. The bridge, which dates from 1867, is built entirely of Toulouse brick and Quercy stone. It enables the Canal de Garonne to pass over the River Tarn, along its magnificent die-straight length of over 350 metres.
We should add that along its entire course the shady banks of the Canal de Garonne are busy with ramblers, cyclists and joggers following the Canal des Deux Mers traffic-free 'voie verte' . Created along the line of the old tow paths, the voie verte runs from Port Lauragais south of Toulouse to Lamagistère in Tarn et Garonne.