group & family cruises in france
Newly built, our 22 passenger river barges are all similar, each of them offering the same comfort and the same service. Therefore, the important thing for you is to select the region you want to discover. The most famous cruising areas in France are Burgundy and the Canal du Midi whilst Alsace and Champagne offer very scenic cruises. The cruising itineraries listed hereunder should appeal to all. Our excellent value river barges are designed to be chartered by family or group wishing to enjoy the whole boat to the fullest. The captain and crew will remain discretely around to make sure you have the safest and most enjoyable time on board. Those barges are very well priced and should be booked well in advance. Dont wait for the last minute. Book now.
cruise The breathtaking Doubs River Valley
BESANCON - DELUZ - BAUMES-LES-DAMES - CLERVAL - L'ISLE-SUR-LE-DOUBS - MONTBELIARD
This cruise takes you along the Doubs River in a natural and untouched environment from Besançon to Montbéliard. Visiting towns and villages, you will discover the Doubs Valley and its inhabitants. The Franche-Comté region is known for its diversity of landscapes ranging from mountains and forests, to rapids and rivers. A great place for outdoor activities, walking and rambling through the countryside.
Prestigious Paris and its major must-see sites
PARIS - ITS LEGENDARY SITES - THE COVERED ARCADES - "OLD PARIS" DISTRICTS
In winter, the barge Raymonde remains moored in Paris. It's great opportunity for visitors to enjoy both, the highlights of Paris and the warm & cosy atmosphere onboard. We will take you for a panoramic tour of the French capital; you will visit Parisian covered walkways and the famous Saint Germain des Prés historical district. Enquire now.
cruise the Marne Canal from Paris to Epernay
PARIS - LAGNY-SUR-MARNE - MEAUX - SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX - CHATEAU THIERRY - DORMANS - EPERNAY - Paris
Board in Paris at end of the afternoon before heading to Champagne and back. Leave busy Paris behind and discover the quiet countryside of the Marne Valley and the Champagne region and its rolling green hills covered with vineyards of… Champagne! Welcome to the bubbles country.
cruise the Marne-Rhine Canal from Strasbourg
STRASBOURG - WALTENHEIM - SAVERNE - LUTZELBOURG - XOUAXANGE - LAGARDE
River cruise in Alsace -Lorraine at the crossroads of many cultures, combining unspoiled nature and exceptional architectural heritage along the way. Strasbourg, Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewihr, Obernai, there are too many beautiful villages or towns to list them all. Following the winding “route des Vins” through rolling hills and perched chateaux is pure delight.
Cruise in Provence from Arles to Sète
ARLES - GALLICAN - AIGUES-MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS - SETE
Provence is the most popular French regional destination for tourists, with its dry sun-filled summers and mild winters. Provence has retained its traditional rural values and cultures whilst enjoying prosperity since the 19th Century. Provence is a a pot-pourri of dramatic features: majestic Rhone River, dramatic rocky coastline, mountains and green valleys of limestone soils - large oak trees abound with lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme growing wild.
"barge Anne Marie"
cruising along in Burgundy
Dijon - SAINT-LEGER-SUR-DHEUNE - SANTENAY - CHAGNY - CHALON - SAINT-JEAN-DE-LOSNE - PETIT-OUGE - DIJON
The River Saône offers a comfortable cruise through rural scenery. Start in Dijon, capital of Burgundy. Discover the Cirque du Bout du Monde, Chalon-sur-Saône and Saint-Jean-de-Losne.
"Barge Deborah" and "Barge Jeanine"
the Loire Canal and its secrets
Paris - BRIARE - LERE - MENETREOL-SOUS-SANCERRE - CHAPELLE MONTLINARD - MARSEILLES-LES-AUBIGNY - NEVERS - Paris
The Canal de Briare is the oldest canal in the world, built in1896. You will cross the impressive “Pont Canal de Briare”, built by Gustave Eiffel. A superb cruise in the Upper-Loire, with delightful sites, historic cities, and prestigious vineyards, such as Sancerre, famous for its white wine.
Transfer by coach from Paris to join the ship in Briare (duration 2h15).
The Petite Saône & The Burgundy Canal
Dijon - PORT-SUR-SAÔNE - SAVOYEUX - GRAY - SAVOYEUX - LONGECOURT EN PLAINE - DIJON
Linking the Yonne to the River Saône, the Burgundy Canal built between 1775 and 1834 is lined with plan trees and buildings ranging from abbeys to fortified farmhouses. You’ll find also magnificent Renaissance chateaux along the way. Cruise starts from Dijon. An opportunity to follow the Burgundy Grands Crus Wine Route.
traditional christmas markets in Alsace
STRASBOURG - Sélestat - The Wine Route - STRASBOURG
If you are in France in winter, don't miss Strasbourg and Colmar famous Christmas markets. Make sure to wear warm clothes before wandering through hundreds of inviting booths full of traditional goodies and Christmas decoration. You'll see also many extraordinary beautiful houses et visit several typical local villages.