Thursday, September 20, 2018


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 Hotel Barge Spirit of Scotland - Explore the Scottish Highlands

Come and explore the French canals or other European waterways aboard a quality, luxury, all inclusive, crewed boutique hotel barge.
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Special Offers / Discounts:  2019 Barging Cruises

We have some excellent discounts and special offers lined up for the 2019 season aboard luxury, crewed hotel barges in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy. We hope you can take advantage of these special barging cruise dates.  READ MORE...

Updated: October 25, 2018

Special offer for French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre

The French Hotel Barge SAVOIR VIVRE has a very special offer for their first week (March 31 - April 6) of their 2019 season... Read More...

Posted: October 25, 2018

Availability 2019 for Irish Barge Shannon Princess

It looks like Shannon Princess is going to fill up and sell out 2019 very soon, so please book now for 2019 or plan well in advance the 2020 barging season. We are taking bookings for 2020.   Read More...

Posted: October 10, 2018

Explore Irish Folklore on the River Shannon with Irish Hotel Barge Shannon Princess

Our barge skipper, Ruairi, will escort you to many historical sites along the river cruise. Throughout the journey we explore medieval towns and take you to ancient ruins that have become popular places of pilgrimage for lovers of Irish folklore. Read More...

Posted: October 5, 2018

A Perfect Recipe For Autumn : Ratatouille Nicoise

This time of year is when many vegetables are harvested at their best having benefited from the summer warmth. Our barge chefs buy this fresh produce from local markets or canal lock-keepers along the cruise route... Read More...

Posted: October 4, 2018

French Hotel Barge Enchante - Harvest Time

Enchante visited the Chateau Saint Jacques d'Albas last week and posted an interesting photo. Read More...

Posted: September 20, 2018

Barge Finesse : Visit the Chateau de Germolles, S. Burgundy

As one of the finest surviving examples of a Burgundian ducal residence, a visit to Château de Germolles is a popular excursion on French Hotel Barge Finesse's itinerary in Southern Burgundy.  Read More...

Posted: September 19, 2018

French Hotel Barge Savoir Vivre - News

They have just announced that beginning next season (2019) Savoir Vivre will be including transfers from Paris to Burgundy where the barge is moored.  Read More...

Posted: September 17, 2018

French Barge Renaissance: Visit the Chateau de Ratilly

The Château de Ratilly, located near the village of Treigny in the rolling countryside of the Loire Valley, rises up like a lost magical fortress. Magnificiently preserved,  Château de Ratilly is now the home of inspiration and artistic creation. Read More...

Posted: Aug 19, 2018

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