LUXURY HOTEL BARGE DISCOUNTS

Discounts hotel barge enchante Canal du Midi

  Wow! Amazing 20% discounts are now available for luxury hotel barge cruises on a variety of excellent barges for selected weeks in 2018. Bookings must be made (that means, deposits paid) by 25 June 2018 unless otherwise stated. The barges are in France’s favourite regions – all gorgeous! See the links below…

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Champagne: a wine region famous the world over. Part 3 of our guide to French wine

Champagne and the region of Champagne - part 3 of our guide to French wine

In part 3 of the French Waterways guide to French wine we move our focus to a wine region synonymous with celebration: Champagne. The queen of celebratory drinks, champagne is famous the world over as the bubbly to crack open whenever there’s something to celebrate. Whether you’re toasting a marriage,…

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Tour de France 2018 – Canal du Midi Cruise

Tour de France hotel barge Savannah cruise Canal du Midi 2018

Join a unique cruise with Hotel Barge Savannah dedicated to the 2018 Tour de France. Cruise on the Canal du Midi and enjoy all the action with luxury accommodation and service aboard a 5 star hotel barge. Savannah’s week-long cruise for a party of up to six guests will be…

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NEW – Escorted Provence River Cruise with Burgundy highlights

SS Catherine Uniworld \provence Burgundy

Join a small party for an all-inclusive escorted cruise through Provence aboard the SS Catherine from Uniworld. See the sights and enjoy all the pleasures of French wining and dining as you float along the majestic river Rhone. The Cruise: Avignon to Lyon on the River Rhône, 6 – 13…

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Bordeaux wine: part 2 of regional guide to French wine

Bordeaux wine: part 2 of regional guide to French wine

Part 2 of the French Waterways guide to French wine looks at the king of vin, Bordeaux wine. A wine region that needs no introduction, Bordeaux produces some of the world’s finest wines. Any discerning wine connoisseur includes Bordeaux clarets in their collection. Bottles from some of the region’s most…

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Guide to French wine. Part one: a world of vin

A brief guide to French wine. Part one of our guide to French wine looks at the history of wine in France, its inherent place in French culture and how it framed a world stage for wine consumption, progression and global competition.

Hot on the heels of our guide to French liqueurs comes our next major blog series about French wine. This 8-part guide looks at the 7 main wine-producing regions in France before taking a snapshot of some of the country’s lesser known tipples. A wine guide to a country that…

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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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Take 6: the best French food blogs on the web

french food blogs

As one of the world’s top culinary destinations it’s no surprise that France lends itself magnificently to blogging about food. In the French Waterways latest round-up of French blogs we go foodie and pick six of the best about French cuisine. From simple to sophisticated, from entrées to pastries with…

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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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Last minute exclusives – fabulous cruise discounts

hotel barge jeanine burgundy discounts french-waterways.com

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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Beefing up waterways on Wikipedia

FW’s Practical Navigation editor and waterways expert David Edwards-May has recently devoted weeks to editing, updating, correcting and creating over 60 river and canal information pages on Wikipedia . . . As an interlude between cycling the canals and promoting waterways through Inland Waterways International, I have been updating and…

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