The 8-passenger Deluxe Hotel Barge Hirondelle, cruising in France 
on the Burgundy Canal.
Hirondelle is one of more than 50 barges offering pampered cruises, 
exceptional cuisine and wines, intimate, crew-guided excursions 
into the heart of France and other countries in Europe.

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Welcome to Barges in France, a Division of Special Places Travel, where since 1997 we have been helping thousands of clients and travel agents decide on the perfect barge cruise on the picturesque canals and rivers of France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Italy, for the all-inclusive vacation of a lifetime. We are a small, family-run business, and arranging luxury hotel barge cruises is our only business. We serve travelers throughout the world who search for a unique travel experience that combines exquisite cuisine, exclusive wine tastings, intimate excursions, biking and walking, and pampered relaxation into a magical week that is the perfect stage for celebrating a special birthday or anniversary, a family adventure, or simply to savor 'joie de vivre'!

To make sure we have the most current information and to share our first-hand experience with you, we visit barges in France and the rest of Europe twice or more annually. Our long-standing relationships with each barge owner provide us with the background to help you select the best canal cruise or river cruise for the vacation of a lifetime. Based in Edgewater, Maryland, USA, we provide you with personal attention and detailed answers to your questions 7 days a week. With our many years of experience aboard Barges in France and Barges in Europe, Special Places Travel is a leading, trusted source you can rely on.

In addition to helping you select the barge and cruise area that's best for you, we can also provide detailed recommendations on hotels, itineraries, things to do, and how to get to your cruise destination.

ABOUT HOTEL BARGES AND BARGE CRUISES ...
  • Long ago, they were working barges (peniche, in French), carrying coal, grain and other cargo, but have now been been transformed into elegant floating hotels ... and the vacation experience of a lifetime!

  • Cruise Dates and Length: Hotel barges typically cruise for seven days and six nights from late March to early November (Magna Carta in England can cruise all year). Most start on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. A few barges offer half week charter cruises. Each day barges typically cruise for several hours and also offer a guided excursion to points of interest near the cruise route.

  • Cost: You can charter a barge for friends, families, groups, OR book individual cabins on most barges. Charters are a fantastic way to celebrate friendships, family reunions, and other special occasions and can be tailored to your interests. Or you can book an individual cabin and share in the adventure with other passengers -- many passengers have found friendships for life aboard a barge cruise! All rates are in US Dollars and range from about $3,000 to $8,000 or more per person, based on double occupancy. (The main differences are sizes and elegance of cabins and public space aboard the barge.) For single occupancy there is usually a single supplement -- only the Luciole has a single cabin with no single supplement.

  • Category: Categories primarily relate to the amount of on-board cabin space, with "Ultra Deluxe" offering the most spacious cabins -- typically 160 square feet or more -- and a very high level of overall elegance in decor and appointments throughout the barge. "Deluxe" barges typically have cabins of 120 square feet or more, and "First Class" barges typically offer cabins that are from 70 to about 100 square feet.

  • What's included and not included: Barge cruises are typically ALL-INCLUSIVE: your cabin with private bath, all meals, wines, open bar, escorted side excursions and transfers from a major city to the barge and return, unless otherwise noted. A few barges offer half-board as an option instead of full-board. Airfare, transfers to the barge pickup point and return and crew gratuity are not included. In France, Paris transfers are included where noted, below. Otherwise a direct train can take you to a designated rail station near the cruise route to meet the barge crew to start your cruise. In England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Holland, and Italy, transfers are included from a major city near the cruise route.

  • Wi-Fi on board: While the majority of barges offer wi-fi on board, its use is limited. Contact us for details.

  • About the barges and cruise routes: The barges on this website carry from 4 to 24 passengers. Most barges are 16.5 feet wide, and between 80 to 128 feet long. All of the barges included below are air-conditioned except for the Scottish Highlander. In France, barges primarily cruise in Burgundy, Alsace, Normandy, Champagne, and the South of France (Provence and the Canal du Midi). We think that the Nivernais and Briare Canals in the Burgundy region, and the Canal du Midi in the South of France are particularly beautiful, but all cruise routes offer something special. The barges in England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany, and Italy cruise through beautiful regions unique to each country.

WHAT MAKES A HOTEL BARGE CRUISE SO SPECIAL ...
  • The outstanding cuisine and carefully selected wines and cheeses to accompany meals aboard the barge.

  • The beauty and tranquility of the canals and rivers, with the chance to bike and walk along the canal or waterway.

  • The pampering and attention from enthusiastic crewmembers, and the luxury of having them provide individualized, personal, guided tours of special places along the way.

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MASTER LIST OF HOTEL BARGES:
2016 CRUISE SEASON RATES
France, Belgium, England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Italy


Canal du Midi, in the South of France
Canal du Midi, France

Rates and itineraries below are subject to change. Prices are for the 2016 season. Note that special rates may be offered by some barges. See special offers at BARGES IN FRANCE SPECIALS PAGE. 2017 season bookings are currently accepted for nearly all barges. Where barges have not yet announced 2017 rates, bookings usually are accepted at current year rates, subject to owner's confirmation. To see current and next season rates, click on the link for each barge, as shown in the master barge table, below. To ensure the best match between your individual preferences and what is available, please contact us early -- as soon as you start your planning. We can then provide you with complete information about availability and prices for your desired cruise dates, and to recommend the luxury hotel barges that best match your interests. We'll help you choose from the barges that are available, based on our first-hand experience on board.

PRICES:

  • All prices are in US Dollars
  • Unless otherwise indicated, all prices are for full board charters or cabin bookings.
  • Charter prices apply to "whole boat" charter, with the maximum number of guests. Contact us by phone or email for special rates for chartering with fewer than the maximum number of passengers.
  • "Per Person" prices are based on double occupancy. (For most barges, a single supplement applies; see exceptions below).
  • "Value" and "Regular" Season Prices. Where a range is given, the lower price applies to the "value" season and/or the lower cost cabin for the few barges where there are price differences among cabins, and the higher price applies to the "regular season" and/or to the higher priced cabin. Value season prices are lower than regular season prices. Value season varies by barge, but typically applies to the first three weeks in April and the last two weeks in October through November. Some barges also have a lower cost value season (or "mid season") in July and August.
For specific rates, and complete information about EACH hotel barge, click on the name of the hotel barge you'd like to see in the listing below to go to the website for THAT hotel barge, or CALL or EMAIL US.

MASTER LIST OF BARGES
FOR THE 2016 CRUISE SEASON
SORTED BY REGION
QUICK INDEX to REGIONS in the Chart Below
France: Alsace
France: Bordeaux/Gascony/Southwest
France: Brittany
France: Burgundy
France: Canal du Midi
France: Champagne
France: Loire Valley
France: Paris
France: Provence
France: Upper Loire
England
Germany
Holland & Belgium
Ireland
Italy
Scotland
Trans-Europe:
Extended Cruises,
Two or More Countries
Alsace
Hotel Barge
(LENGTH)
Pax Region
Cruise Route
Price
Person
Price
Charter
Dep Category Remarks
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LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 ALSACE:
Canal de la Marne au Rhin
7,975 61,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Holland April to mid-May, then 12-day cruise through Holland, Belgium and France, then cruises in Burgundy, Upper Loire, Champagne, Alsace, and Germany. Beautiful, elegant salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious suites (over 200 sq ft) with twins or queen beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, computer/TV, picture windows. Elevator. One suite wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer for guest use. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board are captain and manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg or Frankfurt transfers depending on the cruise route. Latest visit: 2010
PANACHE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
12 ALSACE:
Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Canal du Rhone au Rhin
5,250 - 6,090 57,000 - 66,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Holland April to late May then moves to Alsace through October. Elegant, modern decor with big picture windows in salon, dining room. Cabins about 150 sq ft with twin or queen beds, TV, and good sized windows and including large ensuite bathroom with double sinks and oversized shower. Jacuzzi on deck. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. One dinner on shore included. Amsterdam or Strasbourg transfers included, depending on cruise route. Latest visit: 2012
Bordeaux/Gascony/Southwest
Hotel Barge
(LENGTH)
Pax Region
Cruise Route
Price
Person
Price
Charter
Dep Category Remarks
MIRABELLE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
126 feet
24 BORDEAUX:
Garonne, Dordogne Rivers, Gironde Estuary
3,750 - 4,100 85,250 - 93,700 Sun First Class ONLY BARGE FOR 2016 offered in Bordeaux. Traditional barge with French owner/crew provides cruise with wine expert in five Bordeaux wine regions. Salon with banquettes and separate dining area, all with picture windows. Cabins are 130 sq ft each including bathroom with shower, 11 with twin beds and one with double bed. Deck at bow with tables, chairs and large canopy. Latest visit: 2015
ROSA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
98 feet
8 GASCONY:
Canal Lateral a la Garonne
4,350 - 4,950 32,500 - 37,200 Sun First Class Cruises in Gascony in Southwest France, cruising closer to Bordeaux Aug - Oct with visit to Saint Emilion. Comfortable salon/dining area. Two cabins with twin beds 91-105 sq ft and two double bed cabins 104-114 sq ft, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. Spacious sundeck. One dinner on shore included. Latest visit: 2013
SAINT LOUIS
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
96 feet
6 GASCONY:
Canal Lateral a la Garonne
5,125 - 5,500 29,100 Sat Deluxe NEW ROUTE near Bordeaux for 2016 in Gascony in Southwest France, south of Bordeaux region. New owners on board as captain, chef and hostess have redecorated the entire barge. Salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious cabins (127 sq ft) with twin beds or oversized double bed, including ensuite bathroom with large shower. Large deck with dining table and loungers. Owners on board as captain/tour guide, chef, hostess. Latest visit: 2015
Brittany
Hotel Barge
(LENGTH)
Pax Region
Cruise Route
Price
Person
Price
Charter
Dep Category Remarks
LIBJE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
80 feet
4 BRITTANY:
Canal de Nantes a Brest
Charter
Only
13,000
3/4-board
Wed First Class Only barge cruising in Brittany. Salon/dining area with banquette, table and chairs on same level as cabins. Two cabins: one with queen bed (156 sq ft) and one with twin beds or queen (106 sq ft), both including ensuite bathroom with large shower. Sundeck at bow with banquette, table and chairs. Owners on board as captain/chef. Offers three-quarter board (three dinners on shore not included). Latest visit: 2011
Burgundy
Hotel Barge
(LENGTH)
Pax Region
Cruise Route
Price
Person
Price
Charter
Dep Category Remarks
AMARYLLIS
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
126 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Saone River, Canal du Centre, Canal de Bourgogne
Charter
Only
53,400 - 66,800 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Elegant large saloon with separate dining room and big picture windows. One upper deck suite 180 sq ft, 3 lower deck suites 227-278 sq ft including ensuite marble bathrooms approx 47-58 sq ft with double sinks, with bathtub or shower. All suites with twin beds or king bed. Upper deck suite is good for those who have difficulty with stairs. Heated pool on sundeck. Beautiful French furnishings throughout. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes dinner at a Michelin star restaurant. Offers Grand Cru wine cruise. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2014
APRES TOUT
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
127 feet
6 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
6,500 39,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Also offers alternate cruise to Lyon. Salon and separate dining area with picture windows skylights and separate library with computer for guest use. Good-sized cabins are 158 sq ft each, including ensuite bathroom, with large shower and king bed or twins. Jacuzzi, canopy and dining table on the large deck. Owners on board as captain and chef. Includes two meals on shore. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2015
L'ART DE VIVRE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Canal du Nivernais
4,450 - 5,150 33,000 - 38,000 Sun First Class Cruises in Northern Burgundy. Attractive barge with saloon/dining area with large windows. Four cabins 108 sq ft each with twin beds or queen bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Spa pool on deck. One lunch on shore included. Includes Paris transfers. Latest visit: 2012
LA BELLE EPOQUE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
126 feet
12 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
5,090 - 6,090 57,000 - 66,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Northern Burgundy. Large, attractive salon and dining area with large picture windows. Two junior suites 165 and 150 sq ft with twins or queen bed, four staterooms 125-130 sq ft, with twins or queen bed, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. Bicycling, golf charters available. One dinner on shore included. Includes Paris transfers. Latest visit: 2011
BONHEUR
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
110 feet
4 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
Charter
Only
16,000
3/4-Board
Sun First Class Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Salon with comfortable sofas, wood stove, TV/DVD and large windows; nearby dining area. Two cabins 101 sq ft each with queen bed or two twins and ensuite bathroom with shower. Sundeck with dining table, large umbrella and loungers. Owners on board as captain/chef. Includes breakfast, lunch and 3 dinners; 3 dinners on shore not included. Cruises start on Sunday or Wednesday, depending on week selected. Latest visit: 2014
C'EST LA VIE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
6,690 - 6,990 49,300 - 55,900
44,000 - 50,600
Half-Board
Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Northern Burgundy April-July, then August-September in Upper Loire. Large salon with dining area and bar with picture windows. Spacious suites 220-236 sq ft with king bed or twin beds and large ensuite bathroom with shower. Teak sundeck with awning. Owners on board as captain/hostess. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. One dinner on shore included (full-board); Also offers half-board charters. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2013
CAPRICE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
21 BURGUNDY:
Canal du Bourgogne, Saone River, Canal du Centre
- - Sat First Class Caprice is not cruising in the 2016 season. Latest visit: 2014
FINESSE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Saone River, Canal du Centre
6,290 - 7,250 47,000 - 54,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
NEW, launching May 2016! Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Luxurious two-deck barge with modern interior. Large salon with panoramic windows and a demonstration galley. Four spacious suites with twins or queen bed, all approximately 265 sq ft including ensuite bathroom with shower. Spacious sundeck for al fresco dining, hot tub and sun loungers. One meal on shore included.
FLEUR DE LYS
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
129 feet
6 BURGUNDY:
Saone River, Canal de Bourgogne, Canal du Centre
6,700 - 8,350 40,000 - 50,200 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Very lavish and elegant decor throughout. Grand piano in salon, separate dining room, all with large windows. Three suites 239 to 320 sq ft including dressing room and bathroom, all with double sinks, upper deck suite with large shower, two suites with bathtub. All suites with twins or king canopy bed. Upper deck suite is good for those who have difficulty with stairs. Partially covered sundeck, heated pool. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes one dinner on shore. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2014
HIRONDELLE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne, Canal du Centre, Saone River, Canal du Rhone au Rhin
4,500 - 5,650 36,500 - 45,500 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Beautiful fabrics and modern decor throughout. Four cabins: One cabin 133 sq ft with queen bed, two cabins 125 sq ft with twin beds or queen bed, one cabin 122 sq ft with twin beds, all including ensuite bathroom with shower. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes one dinner on shore. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2014
L'IMPRESSIONNISTE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
126 feet
12 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
5,090 - 6,090 57,000 - 66,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Large salon and dining area with picture windows, bar, and comfortable seating. Spa pool on deck. One junior suite 143 sq ft with queen bed or twins and one junior suite 152 sq ft with queen bed, four staterooms (110-127 sq ft) with twins or queen bed, all including ensuite bathroom with shower. One lunch on shore included. Offers wine, golf charters. Includes Paris transfers. Latest visit: 2015
LUCIOLE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
117 feet
14 BURGUNDY:
Canal du Nivernais
4,400 - 4,800 55,000 - 64,000 Sun First Class Cruises in Northern Burgundy. Relaxed and comfortable barge with large picture windows in saloon and dining area. Six cabins (107 sq ft) with twin or double beds, two single cabins (67 sq ft), all with ensuite bathroom with shower. Sundeck with tables, chairs, and umbrellas. Offers Adventure charters. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2013
MAGNOLIA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
131 feet
6 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
Charter
Only
17,100
Half-Board
22,000
Full-Board
Sat Deluxe NEW for 2016! Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Large open salon and dining area with contemporary decor. Three cabins on salon level; two cabins are 130 sq ft each with double bed and bow suite is 160 sq ft, with queen bed or twin beds, all including ensuite bathroom with shower. Bow suite has separate ensuite toilet room. Two sundecks; Aft deck with loungers, outdoor kitchen and dining table with chairs and separate forward deck with spa pool. Owners on board plus two crew. Offers half board or full board. Pick up and drop off in Dijon. Latest visit: 2015
NAPOLEON
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
129 feet
12 BURGUNDY:
Saone River, Rhone River
5,100 - 6,350 60,800 - 76,100 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
River cruise between Provence and Southern Burgundy. Very elegant decor. Salon and separate dining room with large picture windows. Suites 130-140 sq ft with twin beds or queen, including DVD player and ensuite bathroom with oversized shower. One main deck cabin with large picture windows is good for passengers who have difficulty with stairs. Large upper level sundeck with canopy, dining table, and jacuzzi. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes one dinner on shore. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2014
LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Seine River, Yonne River
7,275 - 7,975 55,000 - 61,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Holland April to mid-May, then 12-day cruise through Holland, Belgium and France, then cruises in Burgundy, Upper Loire, Champagne, Alsace, and Germany. Beautiful, elegant salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious suites (over 200 sq ft) with twins or queen beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, computer/TV, picture windows. Elevator. One suite wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer for guest use. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board are captain and manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg or Frankfurt transfers depending on the cruise route. Latest visit: 2010
PAPILLON
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
6 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
5,350 31,500 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Pretty "boutique hotel" barge with beautiful fabrics. Salon/bar and separate dining room. Two twin cabins (180 and 93 sq ft) and one double cabin (107 sq ft), all with porcelain sink in cabin and ensuite bathroom with shower with colorful Provence tiles. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes one meal on shore. Paris transfers included. Four night/five day cruises also available. Offers biking charters. Click here to see Rick Steves YouTube video aboard Papillon Latest visit: 2013
PROSPERITE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
125 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
Charter
Only
54,000 - 60,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Top quality furnishings throughout. Salon and separate dining room with picture windows. Demonstration kitchen. Guest refrigerator. Large cabins are about 270 sq. ft. each with sitting area and desk, king bed or twins and ensuite bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. Jacuzzi on deck. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes one dinner at a Michelin star restaurant. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2015
RENDEZ-VOUS
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
6 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
Charter
Only
30,000 Sun Deluxe New in July 2015! Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Spacious salon with contemporary decor, dining area, and large picture windows. Demonstration kitchen. Three cabins 103-120 sq ft, with queen bed or twins and ensuite bathroom with shower. Large sundeck with hot tub, comfortable sofas, dining table and canopy. Two lunches on shore included. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2015
SAROCHE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
127 feet
6 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
5,500 - 6,500 32,000 - 36,000 Sun Deluxe NEW OWNERS for 2016. Cruises on new route in Champagne through July then cruises in Southern Burgundy. Spacious split-level lounge and dining room. Large cabins are about 200 sq ft with twins or queen bed and ensuite bathroom with large tile shower. New owners on board previously owned the barge Who Knows, Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. One meal on shore included. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2015
SAVOIR VIVRE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
80 feet
8 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
3,500 - 3,750 28,000 - 30,000 Sun First Class Cruises in Southern Burgundy. The only 8-passenger barge with breakfast and lunch on board and dinner at selected local restaurants included. Salon with sofa, arm chairs and side tables that convert to dining table, with a guest refrigerator/bar, hidden kitchen, flat screen TV, on-board laptop for guest access. Four cabins with twin beds or queen bed 100 sq ft each including ensuite bathroom with shower. Two partially covered decks, both with dining table and chairs plus wheelhouse with table and chairs. Latest visit: 2014
WINE AND WATER
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
98 feet
6 BURGUNDY:
Canal de Bourgogne
Charter
Only
25,000 Sun Deluxe New addition for 2015. Cruises in Southern Burgundy. Open concept salon, dining area, bar and kitchen. Two cabins 135 sq ft, one suite 218 sq ft, all with queen bed or twins and ensuite bathroom with shower. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board as captain/tour guide and chef. Two dinners on shore included. Latest visit: 2015
Canal du Midi
Hotel Barge
(LENGTH)
Pax Region
Cruise Route
Price
Person
Price
Charter
Dep Category Remarks
ALEGRIA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
4 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
Charter
Only
20,300 - 23,000 Sat Deluxe Salon and dining area with unique modern decor, comfortable furnishings, large round windows and round entry door from deck. Sundeck with heated pool and table for outside dining. Two suites with king or twin beds, 190-210 sq ft with ensuite bathroom with shower. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. French owner on board as captain. Two restaurant meals included. 3-night cruises also available, upon request. Latest visit: 2014
ALOUETTE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
98 feet
4 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
Charter
Only
24,000 - 30,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Elegant Provencal decor in salon and cabins. Two large cabins with twin or queen beds, 285 sq ft and 223 sq ft including ensuite bathroom with shower. Satellite TV in cabins and salon. Internet in salon. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes one dinner on shore. Paris train transfers included. Latest visit: 2013
ANJODI
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
8 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
4,690 - 5,390 35,000 - 40,000 Sun First Class Charming, comfortable salon/dining area with good-sized windows. Jacuzzi on sundeck. Four cabins 91-100 sq ft, all with double or twin beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. One dinner on shore included. Golf, wine charters available. Latest visit: 2014
ATHOS
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
10 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
4,330 - 4,770 42,300 - 47,650 Sun First Class Largest barge on the Midi. Attractive barge with salon/dining area with picture windows, cozy sofas and dining table. Five cabins (93 to 108 sq ft), all with twin beds or queen and ensuite bathroom with shower. Large sundeck with dining table and deck chairs. Owner on board as captain. Gourmet cuisine and excellent regional wines. Latest visit: 2015
CAROLINE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
85 feet
6 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
3,990
(based on
charter for 3 or more)
23,940
3/4-Board
Sun First Class Casual barge with comfortable salon with dining area, wood-burning stove and TV/DVD. Cabin 1 (132 sq ft) with double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Cabin 2 (88 sq ft) and Cabin 3 (98 sq ft) have fixed twin beds each with private bathrooms across the hall with shower. Owners on board as captain/chef. Offers 3/4 board charters for 2-6 passengers. Also offers 4 night cruises. Latest visit: 2015
CLAIR DE LUNE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
6 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
5,150 - 5,790 29,000 - 32,500 Sun Deluxe Cruises between Carcassonne and Le Somail except July - Sep cruises between Trebes and Narouze. A pretty barge with comfortable cabins (135 sq ft) with twin or queen beds and ensuite bathrooms with shower. Large picture windows in cabins and salon/dining area give it an open feeling. Good for passengers with difficulty climbing stairs. Spa pool on deck. French owner on board as captain. Includes one lunch or dinner ashore. Latest visit: 2014
COLIBRI
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
87 feet
4 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
Charter
Only
22,000
21,000 half board
Sun Deluxe Returns to Canal du Midi for 2016, two cruise routes offered. Spacious and light salon and dining area. Two cabins (156 and 132 sq ft) configurable with king bed or twin beds with French oak furniture and ensuite bathrooms with shower. Shaded deck with lounge chairs and dining table for alfresco dining. Canopied wheelhouse with guest seating. Owners on board as captain and chef. Offers 6 day/5 night cruise for 2016, either full board or half board. Latest visit: 2014
EMMA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
92 feet
6 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
5,500 30,000 Sat First Class Cruises offered between Carcassonne and Beziers or Toulouse or Beziers and Aigues Mortes. Light, airy salon with dining table and big picture windows. Three cabins 100 sq ft each, one with double bed and two with queen bed or twins, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. Large deck with table for dining. Owners on board as French captain and Irish-born French chef provide gourmet cuisine and excellent regional wines. Five night charters also offered. Latest visit: 2014
ENCHANTE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
8 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
5,890 - 6,750 44,500 - 51,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Luxurious two-deck barge with spacious salon, picture windows, dining area and bar. Demonstration kitchen. Four suites with twins or queen bed, all approximately 165 sq ft including ensuite bathroom with shower. Guest computer, and DVD/TV. Spacious sundeck, with al fresco dining, hot tub and sun loungers. One lunch on shore included. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Golf, wine charters offered. Latest visit: 2014
LOUISA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
79 feet
4 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
Charter
Only
6,600 - 3-nights
8,800 - 4-nights
Sun First Class NEW FOR 2016! Offers 3 or 4-night charters on the Canal du Midi in the Carcassonne area. There is one 141 sq ft cabin with king bed and one 130 sq ft cabin with twin beds, both including ensuite bathroom with shower. Open plan salon and dining area with high windows, comfortable seating and TV. All meals are on board, usually on deck. Owners are on board as captain and chef. Latest visit: 2015
MIRAGE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
98.5 feet
6 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
4,800 16,000
3-night charter
28,000
6-night charter
Sun Deluxe NEW FOR 2016! Beautiful decor reminiscent of a 1940's aviator lounge. Includes Biplane flight over the area for 6-night charter. Large open salon and dining area with demonstration kitchen, skylight and large portholes. Three cabins, two with queen bed or twins, 139 sq ft and 124 sq ft, and one with fixed queen bed 120 sq ft, all including ensuite bathroom with shower. Sundeck with dining table, loungers and spa pool. Owners on board as captain and chef. Includes lunch ashore daily. Three night cruise also offered. Latest visit: 2015
ROI SOLEIL
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
98 feet
6 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
Charter
Only
33,900 - 37,900 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises on the Canal du Midi. Alternate September cruise in Provence offered. Elegant yacht with teak wood throughout. Salon with comfortable sofas, fireplace, skylights and panoramic windows. Beautiful fabrics in cabins with twins or queen bed (160 sq ft) and ensuite bathroom with shower and Provencal tiles. Partially covered deck with dining table and jacuzzi. French owner. Gourmet French cuisine and fine wines. Latest visit: 2014
TANGO
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
8 CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi
5,200 - 5,500 42,400 Sun Deluxe Cruises on two sections of the Canal du Midi. Gorgeous Provence decor and colored tile. Salon with piano, sofas and dining area. Two cabins 90 sq each, one suite 190 sq ft, with twin beds or queen bed and captain's cabin (196 sq ft) with separate entrance and fixed king bed, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. Two meals at a quality restaurant included (alcoholic beverages not included). Owner-operated. Gourmet cuisine and excellent regional wines. Latest visit: 2014
Champagne
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LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 CHAMPAGNE:
Marne River, Seine River
7,275 55,500 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Holland April to mid-May, then 12-day cruise through Holland, Belgium and France, then cruises in Burgundy, Upper Loire, Champagne, Alsace, and Germany. Beautiful, elegant salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious suites (over 200 sq ft) with twins or queen beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, computer/TV, picture windows. Elevator. One suite wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer for guest use. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board are captain and manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg or Frankfurt transfers depending on the cruise route. Latest visit: 2010
SAROCHE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
127 feet
6 CHAMPAGNE:
Marne River, Canal Lateral a la Marne
5,500 - 6,500 32,000 - 36,000 Sun Deluxe NEW OWNERS for 2016. Cruises on new route in Champagne through July then cruises in Southern Burgundy. Spacious split-level lounge and dining room. Large cabins are about 200 sq ft with twins or queen bed and ensuite bathroom with large tile shower. New owners on board previously owned the barge Who Knows, Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. One meal on shore included. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2015
SAVOIR FAIRE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
12 CHAMPAGNE:
Seine, Marne Rivers, Canal de l'Aisne a la Marne
4,975 - 5,700 55,600 - 63,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Holland in the spring, from Holland to France in mid May and back in October and in the Champagne region June to mid October. Elegant barge with mahogany paneling, piano and large salon/dining room with large windows. Separate bar at stern. Two sun decks. Five cabins 116 sq ft, bow cabin 142 sq ft, all with twin or queen beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. Owner on board as captain. Gourmet cuisine and wines. Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam transfers included, depending on cruise route. Latest visit: 2013
Loire Valley
Hotel Barge
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NYMPHEA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
80 feet
6 LOIRE VALLEY:
Cher River
4,475 25,500 Sun First Class Only barge cruising in the Loire Valley from the end of June through October. Two salons - upper salon with large windows for viewing canal. Lower salon with dining area. Two cabins with twin beds (75 and 65 sq ft), bow cabin 91 sq ft with twins or double bed and outside entrance with steep steps, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. Owner on board as captain plus crew. Cruises beneath Chenonceaux castle. Excursions to Loire Valley chateaux. Includes one dinner on shore. Latest visit: 2011
Paris
Hotel Barge
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LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 PARIS:
Seine, Yonne Rivers
7,275 - 7,975 55,000 - 61,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Holland April to mid-May, then 12-day cruise through Holland, Belgium and France, then cruises in Burgundy, Upper Loire, Champagne, Alsace, and Germany. Beautiful, elegant salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious suites (over 200 sq ft) with twins or queen beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, computer/TV, picture windows. Elevator. One suite wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer for guest use. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board are captain and manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg or Frankfurt transfers depending on the cruise route. Latest visit: 2010
SAVOIR FAIRE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
12 PARIS:
Seine, Marne Rivers, Canal de l'Aisne a la Marne
5,700 63,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Holland in the spring, from Holland to France in mid May and back in October and in the Champagne region June to mid October. Elegant barge with mahogany paneling, piano and large salon/dining room with large windows. Separate bar at stern. Two sun decks. Five cabins 116 sq ft, bow cabin 142 sq ft, all with twin or queen beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. Owner on board as captain. Gourmet cuisine and wines. Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam transfers included, depending on cruise route. Latest visit: 2013
Provence
Hotel Barge
(LENGTH)
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Price
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NAPOLEON
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
129 feet
12 PROVENCE:
Rhone River
6,350 76,100 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
River cruise between Provence and Southern Burgundy. Very elegant decor. Salon and separate dining room with large picture windows. Suites 130-140 sq ft with twin beds or queen, including DVD player and ensuite bathroom with oversized shower. One main deck cabin with large picture windows is good for passengers who have difficulty with stairs. Large upper level sundeck with canopy, dining table, and jacuzzi. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes one dinner on shore. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2014
LE PHENICIEN
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
18 PROVENCE:
Rhone River, Canal du Rhone a Sete
3,640 - 4,520 58,945 - 74,270 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Provence and Camargue National Park. French owners, crew on board. Expansive 1000 sq. ft. lounge with seminar & dining area and panoramic windows. Six cabins with queen bed and three cabins with twin beds (107 sq ft each), all with ensuite bathroom with shower. Beautiful French fabrics and Provence china. Sundeck with deck chairs. Gourmet cuisine and excellent regional wines. Bike and barge program also offered upon request. Latest visit: 2013
ROI SOLEIL
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
98 feet
6 PROVENCE:
Rhone River, Canal du Rhone a Sete
Charter
Only
33,900 - 37,900 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises on the Canal du Midi. Alternate September cruise in Provence offered. Elegant yacht with teak wood throughout. Salon with comfortable sofas, fireplace, skylights and panoramic windows. Beautiful fabrics in cabins with twins or queen bed (160 sq ft) and ensuite bathroom with shower and Provencal tiles. Partially covered deck with dining table and jacuzzi. French owner. Gourmet French cuisine and fine wines. Latest visit: 2014
Upper Loire
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C'EST LA VIE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 UPPER LOIRE:
Canal Lateral a la Loire
6,690 - 6,990 49,300 - 55,900
44,000 - 50,600
Half-Board
Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Northern Burgundy April-July, then August-September in Upper Loire. Large salon with dining area and bar with picture windows. Spacious suites 220-236 sq ft with king bed or twin beds and large ensuite bathroom with shower. Teak sundeck with awning. Owners on board as captain/hostess. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. One dinner on shore included (full-board); Also offers half-board charters. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2013
ELISABETH
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
100 feet
6 UPPER LOIRE:
Canal Lateral a la Loire, Canal de Briare
Charter
Only
30,000 Sat First Class New Route for 2016 in Upper Loire. Attractive barge with salon and dining area with high windows. Three identical cabins (103 sq ft each) with twin beds or queen and ensuite bathroom with shower. Owners on board as captain and tour guide. One lunch on shore included. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2013
MS ELISABETH
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
127 feet
8 UPPER LOIRE:
Canal de Briare
Charter Only 40,000 Sun Deluxe New cruise route in the Upper Loire region for 2016. Large salon and dining area with designer furnishings and picture windows. One suite with queen bed (193 sq ft), one with queen bed (125 sq ft), two with twin beds (110 sq ft); all with ensuite bathroom, one suite with bathtub/shower and three with shower. Covered sundeck and wheelhouse with seating for guests. Owners on board as captain and chef. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2014
MEANDERER
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
6 UPPER LOIRE:
Canal de Briare
5,575 - 6,100 32,150 - 34,900 Sun Deluxe Cruises in the Upper Loire. Very attractive barge with appealing decor throughout. Salon/dining area with large windows and comfortable sofas. Large cabins (125 sq ft) with king or twin beds include good-sized ensuite bathroom with oversized shower. Sundeck with canopy and hot tub. Owners on board as captain/manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Biking and golf charters available. Paris transfers included. Latest visit: 2013
RENAISSANCE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
126 feet
8 UPPER LOIRE:
Canal de Briare
6,650 - 7,690 49,500 - 57,200 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in the Upper Loire. Beautiful French furnishings, fabrics and china. Salon/dining area with large picture windows. Four suites with king bed or twins, 235-265 sq ft including large ensuite bathroom with oversized shower. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Sundeck with jacuzzi and dining table with large canopy for shade. One dinner at Michelin star restaurant included. Golf charter available. Includes Paris transfers. Latest visit: 2013
England
Hotel Barge
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MAGNA CARTA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
117 feet
8 ENGLAND:
Thames River
4,490 - 5,250 33,200 - 38,500 Sun Deluxe Downton Abbey excursion on selected dates. Cruises on the Thames River. Very attractive salon, dining area with large picture windows, bar and comfortable sofas. Cabins 200 sq ft, three with king or twin beds, one with king, including ensuite bathroom with shower. Jacuzzi on deck. Owner/captain on board provides unique, personalized tours of London, Hampton Court, Windsor. Spa day. Beautiful rural cruise route. Golf charter also available. Includes London transfers. Latest visit: 2013
Germany
Hotel Barge
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Price
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Dep Category Remarks
LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 GERMANY:
Mosel River
7,475 - 7,975 57,000 - 61,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Holland April to mid-May, then 12-day cruise through Holland, Belgium and France, then cruises in Burgundy, Upper Loire, Champagne, Alsace, and Germany. Beautiful, elegant salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious suites (over 200 sq ft) with twins or queen beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, computer/TV, picture windows. Elevator. One suite wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer for guest use. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board are captain and manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg or Frankfurt transfers depending on the cruise route. Latest visit: 2010
Holland & Belgium
Hotel Barge
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Price
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LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 HOLLAND:
Tulip Cruises
7,275 - 7,975 55,000 - 61,000 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Holland April to mid-May, then 12-day cruise through Holland, Belgium and France, then cruises in Burgundy, Upper Loire, Champagne, Alsace, and Germany. Beautiful, elegant salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious suites (over 200 sq ft) with twins or queen beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, computer/TV, picture windows. Elevator. One suite wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer for guest use. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board are captain and manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg or Frankfurt transfers depending on the cruise route. Latest visit: 2010
PANACHE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
12 HOLLAND:
Tulip Cruises
5,250 - 6,090 57,000 - 66,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Holland April to late May then moves to Alsace through October. Elegant, modern decor with big picture windows in salon, dining room. Cabins about 150 sq ft with twin or queen beds, TV, and good sized windows and including large ensuite bathroom with double sinks and oversized shower. Jacuzzi on deck. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. One dinner on shore included. Amsterdam or Strasbourg transfers included, depending on cruise route. Latest visit: 2012
SAVOIR FAIRE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
12 HOLLAND:
Tulip Cruises
4,975 - 5,700 55,600 - 63,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Holland in the spring, from Holland to France in mid May and back in October and in the Champagne region June to mid October. Elegant barge with mahogany paneling, piano and large salon/dining room with large windows. Separate bar at stern. Two sun decks. Five cabins 116 sq ft, bow cabin 142 sq ft, all with twin or queen beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. Owner on board as captain. Gourmet cuisine and wines. Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam transfers included, depending on cruise route. Latest visit: 2013
Ireland
Hotel Barge
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Pax Region
Cruise Route
Price
Person
Price
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Dep Category Remarks
SHANNON PRINCESS II
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
105 feet
10 IRELAND:
Shannon River
4,400 - 5,050 41,500 - 47,000 Sun Deluxe Expansive salon/dining area with panoramic windows. Large twin or queen bed suites (125 sq ft) with opening picture windows and ensuite bathroom with shower. Owners on board are captain and chef. Gourmet cuisine and international wines. Includes one lunch on shore. Large upper level sundeck with spa pool. Golf charter available. Dublin transfers included. Latest visit: 2013
Italy
Hotel Barge
(LENGTH)
Pax Region
Cruise Route
Price
Person
Price
Charter
Dep Category Remarks
LA BELLA VITA
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
140 feet
20 ITALY:
Venetian Lagoon, Po River, Bianco Canal
3,790 - 4,990 70,500 - 78,500 Sun First Class Only hotel barge in Italy. Cruising on the Po River, Bianco Canal and Venetian Lagoon. Spacious dining room, bar and salon. Huge rooftop sun deck. Two upper-deck junior suites, approx 125 sq ft with queen bed or twins and eight staterooms approx 105 sq ft, with double bed or twins, all with ensuite bathroom with shower. One dinner ashore included. Golf, wine charters available. Includes Venice transfers. Latest visit: 2013
Scotland
Hotel Barge
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SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
117 feet
8 SCOTLAND:
Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness
4,090 - 4,750 31,500 - 36,500 Sun First Class Large salon/dining area with Scottish decor and picture windows. Three cabins 115 sq ft and one suite 147 sq ft, all with twins or queen bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Panoramic observation lounge in wheelhouse. Stunning scenery includes Loch Ness. Sundeck. International cuisine with a Scottish flair and international wines. Golf cruise available. No A/C. One dinner ashore included. Includes Inverness transfers. Latest visit: 2013
Trans-Europe
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Price
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LA NOUVELLE ETOILE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
8 HOLLAND, BELGIUM & FRANCE:
3-Country Cruise
13,200 101,600 Sun Ultra
Deluxe
Cruises in Holland April to mid-May, then 12-day cruise through Holland, Belgium and France, then cruises in Burgundy, Upper Loire, Champagne, Alsace, and Germany. Beautiful, elegant salon/dining area with picture windows. Spacious suites (over 200 sq ft) with twins or queen beds with ensuite bathroom with shower, computer/TV, picture windows. Elevator. One suite wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer for guest use. Jacuzzi on deck. Owners on board are captain and manager. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. Includes Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg or Frankfurt transfers depending on the cruise route. Latest visit: 2010
PANACHE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
12 HOLLAND, BELGIUM & FRANCE:
2-Country Cruise
5,250 - 6,090 57,000 - 66,000 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Holland April to late May then moves to Alsace through October. Elegant, modern decor with big picture windows in salon, dining room. Cabins about 150 sq ft with twin or queen beds, TV, and good sized windows and including large ensuite bathroom with double sinks and oversized shower. Jacuzzi on deck. Gourmet cuisine and fine wines. One dinner on shore included. Amsterdam or Strasbourg transfers included, depending on cruise route. Latest visit: 2012
SAVOIR FAIRE
WEBSITE

BARGE PHOTOS
128 feet
12 BELGIUM & FRANCE:
2-Country Cruise
5,875 70,450 Sun Deluxe Cruises in Holland in the spring, from Holland to France in mid May and back in October and in the Champagne region June to mid October. Elegant barge with mahogany paneling, piano and large salon/dining room with large windows. Separate bar at stern. Two sun decks. Five cabins 116 sq ft, bow cabin 142 sq ft, all with twin or queen beds and ensuite bathroom with shower. Owner on board as captain. Gourmet cuisine and wines. Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam transfers included, depending on cruise route. Latest visit: 2013


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In 1997, Don, who lived in Europe for seven years, and Sally, a former French linguist, started Special Places Travel to focus on travel to unique and special places. In 1999, they cruised on a barge on the Canal du Midi and decided to launch BargesInFrance.com to share their barge cruise experience with travelers seeking a different kind of vacation. Chip, Don and Sally's son-in-law, joined the business in 2009, and Kathy joined in 2012. Team members have visited barges in France and elsewhere in Europe every year since 1999.

As a team we are focused on helping you make the very best decision from among the many choices based on our personal experience. We are all familiar with each booking, so you can always get knowledgeable answers to any question from your initial inquiry through your return home from your cruise.

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