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LUXURY HOTEL BARGES - FRANCE


All-inclusive Luxury HOTEL BARGE CANAL CRUISES in France and the beautiful waterways of Europe

Our Hotel Barge canal cruises gently introduce you to some of Europe’s finest scenery, fascinating history and local culture – from the picturesque vineyards of Burgundy to the spectacular sun-drenched waterways of the South of France to the beautiful Alsace region to the serenity of the Loire Valley.

There are so many delightful waterways to be discovered – canals like the Briare, Nivernais, Burgundy and Canal du Midi in France; majestic rivers such as the Cher, Moselle, and the more...

Enjoy the pampering, the food, the wine, the sightseeing, hospitality and lots more. Explore the very heart and soul of the country in a way that only a French barge river cruise vacation can offer.

A canal barge experience is a European holiday with casual elegance and comfort. As a specialist on incentive and group travel in France, we also provide comprehensive service for your creative incentive for your organisation or Family reunion. Specially tailored programs for family occasions or corporate groups are available on request - Wine, golf or gastronomic themed cruises are available.


 

Hotel Barge Rosa

Hotel Barge Rosa

Bordeaux and gascogne regions

Rosa also featured with Anjodi in the successful television series, Rick Stein’s French Odyssey and you are sure to enjoy your own personal ‘odyssey’ through this colourful, captivating part of southwest France.

  • Tour of the famous Saint Émilion
  • Wine, cheese and Armagnac tastings
  • Visit the renowned Château Bellevue la Fôret
  • Visit to Château de Goudourville
  • Guided tour and private tasting of local Armagnac
  • Visit Moissac and its UNESCO classified abbey
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Hotel Barge Anjodi

Hotel Barge Anjodi

Canal Du Midi

Anjodi is a very well-known hotel barge having achieved ‘film star’ status with many appearances in the television series Rick Stein’s French Odyssey, when she carried the eponymous chef on a voyage of culinary discovery through Southern France.

  • Private wine tasting at the beautiful Château Pech-Celeyran
  • See the spectacular hilltop village of Minerve
  • View the Pyrenees mountains across the vineyards
  • Tour Carcassonne – the most complete medieval fortified city in existence
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Hotel Barge Athos

Hotel Barge Athos

Canal Du midi

Athos is one of the most traditional hotel barges cruising the Canal du Midi and her welcoming onboard ambience will make your gentle voyage through the Languedoc landscape truly memorable.

  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Private tour and tasting at a Minervois winery
  • Organic Olive Tasting at L’Oulibo
  • Cruise through the natural have of the “Petit Camargue”
  • Tour and tasting at the Noilly Prat vermouth distillery
  • Excellent towpath for walking and cycling
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Hotel Barge Enchanté

Hotel Barge Enchanté

Canal Du Midi

Enchanté is a hotel barge that offers an alluring blend of luxury and modernity. She is a vessel that will charm any discerning traveller on her sedate journey through the Midi countryside.

  • Private winery tour and tasting of fine Minervois wines
  • Visit an olive oil press of the famous Lucques olives
  • Visit Lagrasse and its 8th-century abbey, with lunch
  • Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne
  • Excellent opportunities for walking and biking.
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Hotel Barge Finesse

Hotel Barge Finesse

Burgundy Region

Finesse is the perfect vessel on which to cruise the meandering waterways of Southern Burgundy past vineyards and charming canal-side villages, and to discover fascinating places along the way such as Autun, Beaune and Dijon.

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, the Chevaliers du Tastevin home
  • Tour and tasting at Château de Chamirey in Mercurey
  • Visit Beaune, including Hôtel-Dieu Hospice
  • Visit the ancient Roman city of Autun
  • Lunch at the Puligny & Chassagne Montrachet
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Hotel Barge L’Art de Vivre

Hotel Barge L’Art de Vivre

Burgundy Region

This region of Burgundy with its charming villages and centuries-old history simply oozes charm and your cruise aboard L’Art de Vivre is a journey back in time along a magical waterway.

  • Explore enchanting Auxerre and its magnificent cathedral
  • Private wine tasting at the prestigious Chablis cellar and private lunch
  • Excursion to the quarry of Aubigny
  • Visit the charming town of Vezelay and its basilica
  • Visit the elegant 12th Century Château de Bazoches
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Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque

Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque

Northern Burgundy Region

La Belle Epoque is the perfect vessel to take you on a gentle voyage of discovery through a region studded with traditions and history that go back centuries. As she meanders along the Burgundy Canal with its undulating countryside, you fill find that the towpath is always there for spot of walking or cycling.

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Abbaye de Fontenay
  • Private tasting of Chablis wines at the prestigious Domaine Laroche
  • Visit to the Château de Commarin for a unique falconry display
  • Dine with the Baroness Segolene de Taisne at the magnificent Château de Ricey-Bas
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Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile

Hotel Barge La Nouvelle Etoile

This cruise on the luxurious La Nouvelle Etoile is a journey back in time through a picturesque landscape along two delightful canals, including France’s oldest, the Canal de Briare.

  • The Barge cruises many countries during varous seasons
  • Holland (April & May)
  • Champagne (June & July)
  • Alsace & Lorraine (July & August)
  • Germany & Luxembourg (September & October)
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Hotel Barge L’Impressionniste

Southern Burgundy region

L’Impressionniste glides gently through the picturesque Ouche Valley in Southern Burgundy through locks with their charming lock houses. You will see medieval villages perched on hilltops and have the opportunity to discover a region famed for its history and viticulture, with visits to such places as Beaune, the regions ‘wine capital’, and the elegant city of Dijon.

  • Visit Clos de Vougeot, home of the Chevaliers du Tastevin
  • Tour of Dijon and its markets
  • Private Falconry Display & Tour at the Château de Commarin
  • Tour of Domain Chanson including a private wine tasting and lunch
  • Visit to medieval Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
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Hotel Barge Nymphea

Hotel Barge Nymphea

Loire Valley Region

Nymphea’s crew of Captain/Tour Leader and Master Chef are most knowledgeable about the history, wine and cuisine of the region and they will be there to help make your journey through the ‘Valley of the Kings of France’ truly unforgettable.

  • Cruise under the famed Château de Chenonceau
  • Excursions to the Château d’Amboise and Château du Clos Lucé
  • Private wine tastings at Montrichard and the Domaine de Fontenay
  • Visit to Château de Villandry and its magnificent gardens
  • Tour of Château de Chenonceau and gardens
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Hotel Barge Panache

Hotel Barge Panache

Champagne and alsace regions

  • Enjoy a private winery tour and tasting at Moët & Chandon, Henriot & Maison Pannier
  • Visit the magnificent 800-year-old Reims cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Visit the champagne ‘capital’ of Epernay for a cellar tour and private tasting
  • Visit Château-Thierry, the scene of fierce battles in World War I, and Belleau Wood
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Hotel Barge Renaissance

Hotel Barge Renaissance

With her refined onboard ambience, Renaissance is the perfect vessel on which to cruise a historic canal and experience the splendour of landmarks en route, including Gustav’s Eiffels’s aqueduct across the mighty River Loire.

  • Visit to and guided tour of the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau
  • Cruise across the aqueduct at Briare, built by Gustave Eiffel over the River Loire
  • Private wine tasting in Sancerre
  • Visit Gien, home of the Faience pottery
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