hotel barge holidays in france




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hotel barge holidays in france

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All cruises in France have stopped in March and very few barges were able to resume cruising in July. All existing bookings have been postponed to 20121. Right now, a hand full of barges are open. One of them, La Vie en Rose, cruising in Burgundy, is offering a self-catering "Freedom Cruise" which is very good value. If you never experienced hotel barging before, here is a great opportunity to step on board!
A few others are on sale, offering up to 35% discount ! If you are fortunate enough to be allowed to travel or already in France, you should grab this rare opportunity !








Yacht Roi Soleil on Canal du Midi



exotic & safe holidays for europeans


“ Ah 2020, a year of cancelled events and postponed holidays!
After much disappointment we had all but given up on getting away to celebrate my husband’s 50th but then he found Roi Soleil! With 2 teenage girls we are not really the typical clientele but the amazing crew of Nicole, Emily, Damian & Kees have pivoted brilliantly and looked after us like royalty! We have had one of of our most relaxing family holidays ever with a little adventure (kayaking and horseback riding) sprinkled in. We are most grateful for everyone’s efforts to tailor the itinerary for us." D, K, S & T.

Roi Soleil is ready to welcome you. Passenger boat distancing rules apply and present no difficulty for us as we fully exceed 4 sqm per passenger and we host only private charters of 6 passengers at most. Contact us











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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 !




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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