French Waterways – Magical Barging Destinations Eight Waterway Regions Waterways Destination Map – click to enlarge –Use the links on this page to explore each one and discover the luxury hotel barges available in each area. Picardy - Paris - Champagne Northern France / Ile-de-France A unique and world-famous place – Paris on the Seine – the Somme and Oise rivers – and Reims and Epernay in Champagne. Lorraine - Alsace - Ardennes North-Eastern France A backdrop of the magnificent Vosges mountains, deep green forests, half-timbered towns and Strasbourg, Nancy and Metz. Brittany - Anjou Western France One of the best waterway networks. Breton culture, unspoilt countryside, picturesque towns and craggy castles. Loire - Yonne - Nivernais Central France Sumptuous royal chateaux, castles, gardens and follies. Historic waterfront towns, lush meadows and productive vineyards, gastronomy and superb wines. Burgundy – Franche-Comté Eastern France Historic towns (Dijon, Beaune, Besancon and Macon), world famous vineyards, attractive countryside teeming with wildlife and Michelin starred restaurants. Aquitaine - Gascony - Charente South-Western France A place to discover chateaux, historic villages and cities. The culture and architecture is enhanced by the region’s delicious cuisine and its fine wines. Midi - Languedoc - Herault Southern France Justly famous the world over, the historic Canal du Midi passes through wonderful countryside, pretty villages and France’s most productive wine area. Provence - Camargue - Rhone South-Eastern France Between mountains and sea, this beautiful area combines a sunny Mediterranean climate with culture, history and an abundance of nature.