The River Seine is one of the defining features of Paris

Te Barge Connection is your gateway to the excitement and fun of the most renowned Barge Cruise Vacations available today! Our goal is to match you with the barge cruise vacation that is right for you. Tere is nothing quite like kicking back on a lovely barge as it floats its way down the waterways and canals of France.

We offer unforgettable barge cruises ranging from self piloted barges similar to houseboats to the comfort of a fully crewed hotel barge or riverboat; the choice is up to you. Put our passion for barge cruises and many years of experience to work for you by contacting us today.

It's not just a cruise... It's an experience.

| Barge Connection

phone: 888.550.8580 phone: 530-274-0764 web:

146 ❘ FRANCE TODAY Feb/Mar 2018 FT166.BOATING GUIDE.indd 146 05/01/2018 16:04

Specializing In European Barge Vacations

cruise operators benefi t from its unique position to offer customers a different view of the City of Light. See the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame like you’ve never seen them before on a sightseeing tour, embark on a sparkling croisière au champagne or soak up the twinkling views on a romantic night-time voyage.

Along the greener portions of its body, the Seine is a scenic bypass through some of the country’s most iconic areas. It’ll take you to leafy Giverny (Monet’s hometown), the postcard-worthy vision of Les Andelys, right through Rouen and past the Somme battlefi elds, before rounding off in the pretty port town of Honfl eur, Calvados. For its geographical and historical signifi cance, not to mention its outstanding beauty, the Seine is another of the nation’s proud UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Rhône, meanwhile, fi ngers its way through southeastern France, past such cultural hotspots as Lyon, Vienne and Avignon, not to mention the famed nougat-producing epicentre of Montélimar. It’s closely interwoven with its little sister the Saône, which branches off at Lyon and acts as a gateway to the gorgeous scenery of Burgundy and Beaujolais – expect tasting cruises galore if you choose to venture into this winemaking province! Of course, if it’s châteaux that capture your imagination, look no further than the Loire. The eponymous river meanders through the dreamy, castle- dotted Loire Valley, and château- to-château tours are rife. +1 281 269 2600

US-based travel company working with numerous tour operators to provide high-quality


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20