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Barging in France
To see our full range of fully crewed hotel barges throughout France, visit our dedicated website at www.frenchbarging.com.au
La Belle Epoque
Burgundy Canal, Burgundy
In the heart of Burgundy, from the beautiful "Belle Epoque", you will discover the historic Basilica of St Mary Magdalene at the lovely hill village of Vezelay; enjoy wine tastings in the famous wine-making town of Chablis; discover the half-timbered capital of Upper Burgundy, Auxerre; explore the chateau that was the home of Louis XIV's chief military engineer, Vauban; and shop at the weekly market in the cobblestone village of Noyers. The Belle Epoque is the sister ship to the Impressioniste, with a total of six beautifully appointed double/twin suites, Jacuzzi, bicycles for all guests, and exceptional crew.
Provence/Canal du Midi
Enchanté provides luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 en-suite twin or double suites, each with superbly appointed bathrooms with showers. She has a large, spacious saloon, a demonstration galley for guests to view the chef, internet connection on board and a guest computer available, DVD/TV and air conditioning throughout. Spacious sun deck with al fresco dining, gorgeous hot tub and luxurious sun loungers. Excursions include the magnificent walled city of Avignon, the famous Camargue region, the Thau lake with its renowned oyster beds, and the beautiful Mediterranean fishing village of Marseillan.
Canal du Midi
The Anjodi is a beautiful traditional barge full of character and offering a gorgeous itinerary through the Canal du Midi in south-west France, including the splendid medieval city of Carcassonne, Roman city of Narbonne on market day, wine tastings and Cathar villages. This is the barge featured on the recent TV show "Rick Stein’s French Odyssey". She has been completely re-furbished in the tasteful tradition of African hardwoods, hand-crafted panelling and shining brass, creating a comfortable and charming ambience. The well planned accommodation offers four twin/double staterooms with full en-suite facilities. The sun deck is spacious and has a heated sunken Jacuzzi .