French Canal Holidays

French Canal Cruise.

Cruising on a traditional French barge, or péniche, is a very relaxing way to discover some of Frances most beautiful regions. Our hotel barges have all been built or refitted in the last year, and offer comfortable en suite accommodation, high quality French cuisine, and an attentive crew who take care of your every need.The French canal network has been preserved and maintained with care, and provides a perfect setting for our special hotel barge holidays. Often built to link important rivers, the canals have their own scenic attractions : beautiful countryside gliding by, lock keepers cottages bedecked with flowers, and nearby villages with timeless roofscapes and tempting markets.

Each of the itineraries available will show you a fascinating corner of France - from Provence in the south to Champagne and Paris in the north. A full programme of included, guided excursions will reveal the most interesting features of your chosen region. Bicycles are available if you wish to make your own discoveries. Your cruise price includes accommodation in en suite, outside, air conditioned cabins, all with a window, all meals, including fine wines or beers or soft drinks with lunch and dinner, an all-day open bar, and all excursions. The available departure dates are all English speaking and are being sold to an English speaking market only.Hotel barges offer a seductive opportunity to pamper yourself for a week. With a maximum of 24 people on board you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere than you might find on a conventional river or ocean cruise. A hotel barge cruise in France could be an ideal way for family groups or groups of friends to enjoy time together or to celebrate a special occasion. Have fun, taste a bit of culture, and enjoy being looked after in style!

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