4 wine cruises to ferment a life long love of French wine

claire de lune wine cruises

We all have a favourite wine, or wines. But we never say never to discovering something new! So we delight in bringing you the best of wine cruises and wine tasting from our luxury hotel barges. You’ll be shipping cases home before you’ve even left the cellar. A good wine tasting…

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An A to Z guide to French gastronomy

A-Z of French Gastronomy

The home of gourmet dining and the creator of the ultimate culinary accolade, Michelin stars, France boasts probably the best food anywhere. Although we are a little biased when it comes to French gastronomy! A country rich in produce coupled with an exquisite taste for fine dining has brought us…

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Offers, last minute discounts – Cruise in France

Belmond Alouetter offers french-waterways.com

Book now for last minute offers and 2017 prices for next year. Choose a super boat to suit your party and treat yourself to a gorgeous French cruise at excellent last minute prices. Click on all the links below to see boat details and make an enquiry. 1. Hotel Barge…

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Nivernais need to know

Nivernais canal boat hire base

The Canal du Nivernais  ranks as one of Burgundy’s best-kept secrets and remains undiscovered by many hotel barge cruisers. Yet the 174km of gliding canal take you through some of the loveliest countryside in central France with plenty of surprises on the way. Get ready to discover medieval villages, centuries-old…

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LUXURY HOTEL BARGE DISCOUNTS + Single Supplement Waivers

  Single Supplement Waivers on remaining cruises for 2017 (as at 16 July 2017). Only pay for yourself in a double cabin on these dates: Burgundy, Canal de Bourgogne: Finesse 8 guests – 20, 27 Aug L’Impressionniste 8 guests – 23 July; 6, 20 Aug; 3 Sept La Belle Epoque 12…

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Cruising tales: Saint-Leger sur Dheune, Canal du Centre (PK 33)

Welcome to the first in our series of cruising tales, our very own experiences of France’s waterways now that we’re back aboard Grehan and waterborne.  For those who don’t know, PK means Point Kilometre. They are marked along the waterways, like the old milestones in the UK, discreetly printed on very…

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French Waterways meets… Max & Beatrice of Wine & Water

Wine & Water is a high quality hotel barge that cruises the delightful Ouche valley in Burgundy. The barge offers private charter cruises for up to six passengers.  She was completely refitted in 2013 and is owned and expertly operated by Max and Beatrice (Bea) Renau. For Wine & Water…

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