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Canal barge cruises - France

Canal barge cruises in France don't need to be expensive! Nilaya offers affordable 6 night canal barge cruises on some of the most beautiful waterways in France. They're relaxing, sociable, flexible and fun! 

Canal barge cruises at truly amazing prices!

Just four lucky guests each week get to share two comfortable ensuite cabins while uncovering a hidden side of France that few get to see. 

Stunning scenery, flexible dining and being able to tell the captain ‘where to go’ are a few of the ingredients ensuring an excellent barge holiday. Whether it's the champagne reception, substantial continental breakfasts, extensive light lunches or five course home cooked dinner, you're sure to leave Nilaya with the most wonderful memories

Flexible dining allows eating ashore where the mood takes you, have your host provide additional meals or self catering as you prefer.  

Visit chateaux or vineyards, enjoy wine tasting, ballooning, cycling the towpaths or simply relaxing and sampling the fine wine and gourmet food France has to offer you. 

Barge cruises aboard Nilaya are enjoyed in many spectacular regions every year and during 2012, Alsace-Lorraine, Ardennes, Paris, Champagne, Vosges and Burgundy are likely contenders. 

Guests create their canal barge cruises in France by suggesting where and when they'd like to cruise. I then try and accommodate those desires, culminating in our final overall route through France. There's sure to be a cruise on my barge in France just for you...

Barge Nilaya is listed in the excellent Rick Steves France guide bookNilaya's variable rates are some of the most reasonable to be found on the waterways of France, offering an unbeatable quality of food, accommodation and experience for the price. Previous guests left rave reviews about Nilaya. 

With 6 night cruises for four starting at just £1250 per person, why not browse the wonderful French route options, remembering that those booking early get the greatest choice at the lowest price! 

Singles, friends, couples or groups, all are welcome to join in the adventure. Nilaya's my wonderful luxury cruising home and I welcome you to her unreservedly. Just think of the friends you've yet to meet... Please feel free to get in touch.

With kindest regards




Skipper and Owner

Barge Nilaya


"Kevin - Thank you for inviting us to your home and for introducing us to your world. It has been a delight to be welcomed, informed, instructed and amused. In short, to be surprised by joy at every turn of the river and the conversation. So many unexpected pleasures in this short week on the Meuse. You and the barge will be a part of our favourite memories. Thank you so very much for your generous hospitality"

B & G - Washington, USA

"Kevin. We have sometimes sat beside canals saying "we wonder what it would be like to cruise on a barge." Well, now we have and we wouldn't have missed it for anything. The really great thing about the barge is that it is not just a means of transport, but your home and major life project. You have done a fantastic job and through your enthusiasm for river life, have enabled us to experience a little of the relaxing and beautiful Meuse. Thanks for being such excellent and tolerant hosts for the week."

S & D - Victoria, Australia


The magnificent canals and rivers of France
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Affordable, flexible, sociable and fun!

2004-2012, Barge Nilaya ®. All rights reserved

2004-2012, Barge Nilaya ®. All rights reserved