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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Last minute exclusives – fabulous cruise discounts

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Exclusively from french-waterways.com, fabulous discounts on last minute cruises. Get a 50% discount for your partner or companion when you share a double cabin. Or, if you’re travelling alone, take advantage of a no single supplement. Book a cabin and only pay for yourself! Enquire now to reserve your cabin on one of the…

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French Waterways meets the Saint Louis hotel barge

  The Saint Louis hotel barge cruises the lesser known waterways of South West France, along the Canal de Garonne. This area is known for its history and beauty, and of course, the wines of St Emilion and Bordeaux. Your hosts on the Saint Louis are Peter and Wendy; they are Irish…

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Offers, last minute discounts – Cruise in France

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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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Five stars on a Hotel Barge

How can luxury possibly work on a hotel barge? (Or even fit under this bridge?) Take an ex-commercial Dutch or Fressinet barge, or build a brand new one. You’ll need to fit spacious cabins, with twin or double beds, hanging and storage space, a writing desk and chairs. Each will…

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Luxury hotel barge cruising in 2017

Hotel barge cruising 2017 French Waterways

Forty seven hotel barges grace the pages of French Waterways this year. We’re delighted to offer such a full fleet of hotel barge cruising holidays in France. There are plenty of familiar faces in the portfolio and a perfectly sized handful of newbies. Here we’ll talk you through some of the trends…

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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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Le Boat’s New Year Offers – deadline 31 January

See the fleet Send an enquiry Fantastic discounts are available for bookings confirmed by 31 January: March, April* & May, all regions: 15% off all boats for 3 nights minimum except for Royal Mystique, Mystique and the Horizon range *(8th – 17th April 10% only) Family discount 5% off for…

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New look hotel barge and hire boat detail pages

These past few months we’ve been beavering away behind the scenes to bring you fresh new look hotel content, extra navigation pages and heaps of new waterway and self-drive downloads. When you’re browsing through the boats and barges to find your holiday boat or hotel barge, or the best route…

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9 must visit Christmas markets in France

Christmas markets mean the festive season is unquestionably creeping up on us. Buying gifts at Christmas markets ensures you’ll give handcrafted, artisan items with the personal touch. Christmas markets are a firm favourite for many. And as far as we’re concerned there is a festive market for everyone. Whether you plan on…

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Top tips for a family friendly holiday in Anjou

For a combination of tranquility and adrenalin, boating holidays in Anjou are perfectly family friendly. A former county, duchy and province, it has a rich and colourful history. You’ll find that reflected in its impressive examples of medieval, Roman and renaissance architecture throughout its towns and villages. What’s more, this region…

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