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Barge Cruising in France

Barge Cruising in France

France is the most popular cruise destination in Europe. It has numerous, beautiful canals and river that are interconnected making it easy to reach different regions.  The 300-year old Canal du Midi is the most well-known canal in the country.  Aside from Canal du Midi, our beautiful barges cruise along the waterways of Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire Valley, Provence, Aquitaine, Paris, Picardy, Gascony and Camargue. Explore the beauty of France and book a cabin or charter a barge for your family or friends.

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  • Burgundy is renowned for its wines and cheeses. It is also one of the country's top cruising destination. As you cruise along the Canal of Burgundy, you will pass by the region's famous vineyards, charming chateaux and beautiful villages. Your Burgundy cruise highlights include excursions to Dijon, Beaune, Clos de Vougeot. Don't forget to try the popular Chablis wine and Burgundy's various cheeses. If you are feeling adventurous, why not try riding a hot air balloon? Don't miss Burgundy if you are planning on a cruising holiday to France.

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  • The Champagne region is famous for producing the sparkling white wine of the same name. The charming barges of Panache, La Nouvelle Etoile and Raymond cruise in this area. When in cruising in Champagne, visit Reims and its cathedral and other sites such as Place of Tau, Port de Mars, Chateau Thierry, the town of Meaux and the famous Champagne houses. Don’t miss and try the champagnes from Moet and Chandon or Perrier Jouet. Contact our team to book your Champagne cruising holiday.

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  • The beautiful region of Loire Valley is the epitome of French splendour. It is notable for its magnificent chateaux, historic towns and wines. Your Loire Valley cruise highlights include tours of Chateau de Chenonceau, Château d'Amboise, Château du Clos Luce, Château de Villandry and its gardens. Cycle along the beautiful tow paths or enjoy a memorable hot air balloon ride. Don't miss the charming region of Loire Valley when cruising in France. 

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  • Provence is perhaps one of the most scenic and diverse regions of France. It is also one of the most popular holiday destinations of the country. It is brimming with lavender fields, Roman-inspired landmarks, beautiful countryside and picturesque hilltop villages. The Palace of the Popes and the stunning Pont du Gard are unmissable sights when cruising in Provence. Consider the wonderful region of Provence if you are planning a cruising trip to France. Contact our team to book a cabin or charter a barge.

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  • Bordeaux is famed for its vineyards, historic towns and castles and sandy beaches. Bordeaux is well-known for its wines, beautiful architectural structures and rich gastronomy. Gascony is an area located in southwest of France that was part of Province of Guyenne and Gascony. It sits between the regions of Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees. Contact Barge Travel Connection to book your Bordeaux & Gascony cruise.

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  • The 300-year-old Canal du Midi is France's most popular canal when it comes to cruising. The canal connects to various waterways such as the Garonne River, Etang du Thau, Canal de Brienne, Herault River making it easy to travellers to reach the different cities and towns. A cruise in Canal du Midi is a great choice when you want to capture the spectacular scenery of France. Cruise highlights include excursions of Carcassonne, Minerve, Lagrasse, Pezenas and more. To book your Canal du Midi cruise, contact our team today.

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  • The picturesque region of Alsace is located in the northeast of France, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland. The region offers great mix of French and German culture with beautiful cathedrals, historic castles, medieval villages and half-timbered houses. Your Alsace cruise highlights include excursions of Strasbourg, the Route des Grans Vins, La Petite France, the town of Saverne and Lutzelbourg. Don't miss the Arzviller inclined plane experience when travelling to Alsace. To book your Alsace cruising holiday, contact Barge Travel Connection today.

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  • Discover the vibrant French capital, Paris on board one of our beautiful barges. Our barges sail along the famous Seine River past the famous landmarks and monuments. Seine River runs through Paris to the English Channel at Le Havre and Honfleur. In Paris, Seine River is connected by 37 bridges including the popular Pont Neuf and Pont des Arts. There are plenty of things to do while your barge is moored. You can visit a museum or an art gallery, try the famous French macarons or walk around along its picturesque streets.

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  • The Picardy region is located in northern France. Picardy is known as the birthplace of Gothic architecture. Numerous battles and invasions occurred in Picardy during World Wars I and II leaving behind a rich history for locals and tourists alike. Your Picardy cruise highlights include excursions of battlefield sites monuments in Ypres, Fromelles, Somme and Villers-Bretonneux. When cruising in Picardy, do not miss the Last Post ceremony at Menin Memorial Gate in Ypres. Contact our team today to book your Picardy cruise.

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  • Camargue is a natural region located south of Arles, France. The area is perfect if you want observe wildlife. It is home to numerous migratory birds, pink flamingos, white horses and black bulls. Your Camargue cruise highlights include a visit of a ranch, the walled city of Aigues Mortes and more. In Camargue, there are interesting outdoor activities you can do such as bird-watching, horseback riding, cycling and more. Contact the Barge Travel Connection team to book your Provence-Camargue cruise.

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