hotel barge holidays in france

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la luciole
walking cruise

Cabins remaining on La Luciole Walking Cruise of 20 - 26 May. Double, twin and two singles cabins are available. more info

canal du midi

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Caroline is offering fantastic deals on the Canal du Midi. Charter the whole boat for only US$ 3500 per person. more info

loire valley

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One of the delights of the river Cher is the legendary Chateau of Chenonceau. Nymphea is a truly majestic option. more info

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short cruises

For those with limited time, 4, 5 & 6 day cruises in Champagne are now available. more info

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The Randle
4 guests - 3 crew

Your own private yacht on the peaceful & picturesque Canal du Nivernais. Paris private transfers included. more info

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charter a boat or book a cabin

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. If you are a couple or a single person travelling on your own and wishing to find a cabin on one of our hotel-barges, go straight to the page “availability cabin”, where only boats with cabins available are listed. The choice will be easier. To help select 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 !

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from 2 to 24 passengers

Cruising along the picturesque canals and rivers of France is a unique opportunity to discover the magnificent French waterways. Hotel barges are comfortable and often luxury vessels. They carry between 2 to 24 passengers, all of whom enjoy the celebration of French gourmet cuisine and locally grown wines whilst exploring the countryside in the most relaxing form of travel. Hotel barging is unique!

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barging experience


10 guests cruising on Panache, one of our hotel barge in Alsace tell you all about their unique barging experience in France.

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a brochure to take home

Choose the region you wish to explore, then look at the size of the boat. Once you narrowed the offer, look at the size of cabins, the decor and the ambience of the boat. Each barge is different and has its own feel. The choice is yours!

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beautiful regions

The most famous cruising areas in France are Burgundy and the Canal du Midi whilst Alsace and Champagne offer also very scenic cruises. Less known but equally delightful experiences on hotel barges are available on the river Cher in the Loire Valley or you could enjoy barging on rural canals of Brittany. The connoisseurs could also plan a wine cruise from Bordeaux to visit the World most famous vineyards.

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