Thursday, July 8, 2021


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French Hotel Barge L'Impressionniste in Burgundy

NEWS: French Hotel Barge Rendez-Vous

We are excited to announce that the French Hotel Barge Rendez-Vous will be converted into a 4-passenger barge for the 2023 season,  Read more.

RECIPE: Gruyère de Comté & Poppy Seed Lollipops

A great choice for show-stopping canapés or a wonderful homemade gift for your loved ones, these Gruyère de Comté and poppy seed lollipops are sure to be a festive favorite. Read more.

UPDATE: Save 30% with Savoir Vivre in Burgundy, France

UPDATE: New week open for cabin bookings, plus current availability.

The French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre, cruising the Canal du Bourgogne in southern Burgundy, has three weeks open for the 2021 barging season... Read more.

France is open to travelers

As of July 5, 2021, all vaccinated travelers with proof of full vaccinations from designated "green list" countries can now enter France without quarantine or testing before entry... Read more.

A History of Western Provence Wines

Want to know more about Western Provence wines? This handy little guide will reveal everything you need to know… Read more.

Meet Enchanté Chef, Sylvain Moretto

Classically-trained French chef, Sylvain Moretto, has been the master chef aboard Enchanté for ten seasons, with an additional three seasons aboard Renaissance. Read about life as a barge chef on the tranquil Canal du Midi... Read more.

Foodie Barge Cruises in France

If you are a lover of fine food and particularly how and where locally-grown ingredients are sourced, our culinary cruises will really tickle your taste-buds. Enjoy tasting world-class cuisine and sampling fine wines in picturesque surroundings aboard a luxury hotel barge.... Read more.

Save 30% with Savoir Vivre in Burgundy, France

The French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre, cruising the Canal du Bourgogne in southern Burgundy, has three weeks open for the 2021 barging season... Read more.

Hotel Barging Makes the Perfect Post-Lockdown Escape

How better to enjoy the very best of a destination on a post-lockdown escape than in the comfort and seclusion of a private barge charter? We are seeing a huge interest for charter bookings in 2021 and 2022 for groups of friends and families in hopes of reconnecting and making up for lost time during lockdown. Read more

Experience France: Autumn Wine Harvest

For many visitors to France, a major draw is the country’s centuries-old legacy of winemaking, particularly during the wine harvest months. Our wine appreciation cruises travelling through such renowned regions as Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne and Alsace... Read more

Today is World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 7th every year but any day is a good day for chocolate. Relax, put your feet up and indulge in a sumptuous French Chocolate Mousse recipe, courtesy of our barge chefs... Read more.

Special Offers / Discounts

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for 2021 and 2022.

We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates. Read more

Book With Confidence
For any new bookings made up to August 31, 2021 for cruises in 2021 & 2022, you may reschedule your cruise at any time up to 30 days prior to departure if certain COVID-19 related government regulations will or are likely to prevent travel to the barge. Read more for details.
Come and explore the French canals and other European waterways aboard a quality, luxury, all inclusive, crewed boutique hotel barge. Visit our website to view barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland / Belgium, Italy, Germany / Luxembourg. Contact Paradise Connections now to start planning your adventure. 


We have many interesting special offers for 2021 and 2022 barging seasons