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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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

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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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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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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The who’s who of hotel barge cruising 2016

Last chance: these barges are almost full for 2016. Something about these hotel barges makes them unique. That extra special something that everyone looks for in a French river vacation. In fact, they’ve been so popular that there are hardly any dates left this year especially if you fancy a…

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Our hat-trick – 3 new hotel barges for 2016

This one’s a hat-trick of great new hotel barges and we’re thrilled to add them to our collection. Hot on the heels of 6 other new hotel barges we added recently, we know you’re going to love this trio from bow to stern!   Anjodi https://www.french-waterways.com/boats/anjodi/ Traditional with a capital ‘T’…

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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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