hotel barge holidays in france

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hotel barge holidays in france

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Nearly all hotel-barges cruising on French canals are listed here, on Canal Cruising in France website. With over 60 hotel-barges to choose from, you may find the offer overwhelming. We can help!
If you are looking for a cabin, go straight to the page “availability cabin”. If you are travelling on your own, check our Single Cruises Selection". To help you choosing where to cruise, we created the page “barge by region” where you will find a short introduction to different French regions: Loire Valley, Champagne, Burgundy, Provence, Canal du Midi & Bordeaux. Once you have made your choice, fill up the pre-booking form. Availability will be confirmed the next day. Welcome aboard !

new in 2020 !

cruise "a la carte"
in champagne

Johanna is the only hotel barge offering "A La Carte" cruises. Cruise departure is possible any day of the week and you can select full or 1/2 bard as you wish. The cruise can be limited to 4 days or extended over 7 days on request. You can even asked for alternative route! Be quick, book now.

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barge la vie en rose

"FREEDOM" cruise
in burgundy

Set-up for travellers who wish to stay independent, Alexandre, captain of La Vie en Rose has created "Freedom Cruise". As a self-catering cruise package, the cruise does not include meals (just breakfast) or any guided excursions but the guests are free to use the barge’s equipment.

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The Ultimate
Wine Experience
9 day / 8 night

The 5* luxury hotel barge Saint Louis and Bella Wines have joined forces with the Michelin 2* Hostelerie de Plaisance in St Emilion & the 5* The Grand Hotel in Bordeaux to offer an outstanding wine experience. It combines a 6 night cruise and a 2 night stay in Bordeaux with tastings at some of the biggest Châteaux in Bordeaux.
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new barge to
cruise provence
& camargue

Welcome on board of MAM GOZ, a unique and luxurious hotel barge to discover Provence and Camargue. Enjoy a 6-night cruise on the Southern France waterways. You will experience an incredible trip enjoying gastronomy, nature and local culture. Avignon, Nîmes, Arles, Aigues Mortes are some of the places visited during the cruise.
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barging and biking - take the tow path & Explore

New E-Bikes, Upgraded Maps, Stunning Cycling Routes...
It's time to take to the towpath and see what you can find!

A leisurely cycle is something that many of us hold dear, particularly against the backdrop of the beautiful French countryside in the Spring. However, sometimes, we want to go further and see more, which is why we’ve introduced E-bikes to the fleet! Our E-bikes are an absolute pleasure to ride, technology has made them exceptionally safe and efficient, offering riders just the right amount of assistance to handle slopes on surrounding terrain with greater ease. Our guests can now concentrate on the view and soak in the pastoral beauty of their surroundings, rather than struggling uphill or worrying about that extra mile… Among the hotel barges offering this option are La Belle Époque, L’Art de Vivre, and L’Impressionniste in Burgundy, Renaissance in the Upper Loire and Western Burgundy, Anjodi in the Canal du Midi, and Panache in Alsace, but be sure to book in advance!

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