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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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Bénédictine, Chartreuse, Crème de Menthe: part 4 of our essential guide to French liqueurs

Creme de menthe - French liqueurs

In the next post in our series about French liqueurs we go herby, very herby actually: Bénédictine, Chartreuse, Crème de Menthe. Taking plants and spices as their base, herb-based French liqueurs include some of the world’s most complex recipes and best known tipples. From the sickly-sweet and oh-so-vintage Crème de…

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Buzet’s new bike faciliites

The delightful port at Buzet-sur-Baise has recently enhanced its excellent bike facilities, as part of the Canal des Deux Mers à Velo initiative**. As well as the groovy blue bike racks, located next to the Capitainerie and washrooms, the cycle area now features a set of those often-necessary tools (hanging…

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