Our family has been operating barges for four generations. We always adjust to the current demands, and always stay authentic and loyal to our region.
The Larrose family are boatmen of four generations. The first generation was still fishing in Garonne, whilst the next one sailed on the canal of Entre-Deux-Mer, just like grandfather Désiré Larrose, who transported wine from Salleles d’Aude to Bordeaux. His grandson Denis Larrose transported hydrocarbons fort he mayor from Toulouse, to Montpouillan (Marmande) and Pauillac.
In January 2009, he founded the company Aquitaine Cruise, after having bought the hotel barge Mirabelle, so he could be the first to organize cruises in the Bordeaux region.
Crossing the rivers Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde is he best way to combine the passion for ships and the beauty oft he region. These cruises are leading through the most beautiful wine regions oft he world. In the heart oft he six biggest Regions of Bordeaux wines. You can discover the Bordeaux heritage, UNESCO monuments, castles, historical places, churches, museums and other small sights.
In May 2016, with the arrival oft he MS Bordeaux, and the start of river cruises and bike tours, a new concept is brought to France.
In 2017, the company is building two new docking potoons, to make the tours more comfortable:
April 2017 – New docks are built in Castets-En-Dorthe, in April 2017. This is also the place where the family is at home, and prides the headquarters of the company. We are also the first and only cruise company that travels on these rivers, and are able to invite you to a unique encounter with the Canal de l’Entre-Deux-Mers, Verdelais, and St. Makarius Réole.
June 2017 – The second dock will be finished in Loupiac in June 2017, with the opening of pontoon Gascon. From here, you can discover the wines of Sauternes Loupiac, Holy Cross, and of Mount Cadillac.
Aquitaine Croisières is the only company operation in this region as well.
Every day that passes adds to our history, always as seamen of this region.