• Saroche leaving canal lock
  • Lunch aboard Panache in Champagne
  • Peaceful cruise on the Midi Canal
  • Lunch on deck of Saroche
  • Libje guests in Britany
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A Typical Day on a Barge Cruise and other videos to whet your appetite for a barge cruise.

 "Our best vacation ever." Those are the words we hear over and over again when people experience a canal or river barge cruise along the meandering waterways of France and Europe.

Whether you are individuals on a hotel barge or on a private charter barge trip with friends or family, a barge cruise offers the perfect balance of relaxation and style. You can sit back and soak up the local culture while sampling fine wines and gourmet delicacies on your all-inclusive barge cruise. And for the active types, there's plenty of walking and biking on towpaths and through picturesque villages.

Ideal for those special occasions, barge cruises on French and European waterways provide a great opportunity to gather friends and families together to celebrate life and your special occasions. Multi-generational family vacations, cooking cruises, barge and bike cruises, wine cruises and girlfriend getaways are just some of the popular theme cruises with activities for all ages. Custom barge cruises are available too!

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How do you select the best barge cruise for me?

Selecting the right canal or river barge cruise vacation can be daunting. It's our goal to help you choose the best barge trip for your interests, style and budget. As barge cruise specialists and authorized agent for over 40 barges, we're here to provide information, give expert advice, help you compare and book the ideal barge cruise for you, your friends and families. We'll listen to what YOU want.

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