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Burgundy Barge cruise, champagne barge cruise, ardennes barge cruise, alsace barge cruise, vosges barge cruise, jura barge cruise, canal du midi barge cruise, lorraine barge cruise, marne barge cruise, oise barge cruise, aisne barge cruise, meuse barge cruise, moselle barge cruise, saone barge cruise

Who knows? Barge cruising in France might turn out to be one of your most Wonderful vacations?

Soak up some seriously slow cruising, far from the madding crowd, aboard a classic 1922 luxemotor barge and my comfortable summer home.

Burgundy Barge HolidayJoin her voyage of discovery through the river and canal navigations of France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and enjoy helping move a beautiful, historic barge through a small part of the extensive waterways of Europe. 

Barge Holiday BBQInformal, fun, hands on barge holidays is what it's all about and although its preferable to muck in to get the best from the experience, there will be loads of time to relax as well. 

Joining the barge makes you an integral part of the team. You'll need to be reasonably agile and willing to participate in most aspects of shipboard life.

Barge cruisesThis might include shopping for food at local markets, cycling off to find fresh baguettes and croissants for breakfast, assisting in the galley, tidying up, helping work the barge through locks, navigation, steering, and most importantly, telling the captain where to go....

French river barge vacationsYou'll need to participate, make your own bed, have an open mind, great sense of humour and accept that things can and will go pear shaped sometimes. If you arrive aboard the barge with a positive mindset, you will quite simply have the time of your life.

Barge vacations offer wonderful Barge holidays on the canals of FranceOnce aboard, I hope to indulge you in my passion for global travel, Belgian beer, local wine, tasty regional cuisine and soaking up the ever changing landscapes that glide ever so gently past the barge.

Nilaya offers most of the comforts of a home away from your home. Her two cosy cabins can be arranged as either twin or double and both have private en-suite shower rooms. She has a spacious saloon with big panoramic windows offering great views, day or night plus a well equipped galley. 

The barge accommodates up to four guests, so once you've booked, it'll be a bit like having your own private barge.

You are welcome to enjoy a barge holiday aboard barge bargePayments from guests provide for day to day running and most importantly, the large maintenance fund keeping my 88 year old, 82 ton barge afloat! 

She's my wonderful cruising home for twenty five weeks each year and I welcome you to her unreservedly. Who knows? Barging in France might turn out to be one of your most Wonderful vacations? 

They say that you only regret the things you failed to do in life?  Just imagine that fun you've yet to have. 

Don't hesitate to get in touch if I can be of any further assistance. New photographs, links and information are being added to this site all the time.

Great food awaits aboard the barge and breakfast, light lunch and one evening meal are included

Barge Holidays offer fantastic riverside locations like this one at Fumay on France's River Meuse where the market is right next to the barge!
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Barge Holidays offer fantastic riverside locations like this one at Fumay on France's River Meuse where the market is right next to the barge!

Wide empty and stunning tree lined canals provide breathtaking barge holidays between Nancy and Epinal on the canal de L'Est in France
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Wide empty and stunning tree lined canals provide breathtaking barge holidays between Nancy and Epinal on the canal de L'Est in France


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The barge
's wheelhouse offers a great a vantage point from which to watch the world float by while on your barge holidays

Barge Holidays offer great opportunities for photography. Water gushes over the top of a brim full ecluse or lock
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Underused waterways in France offer limitless opportunities to get away from it all on barge holidays. Water gushes over the top of a brim full ecluse.

Barge holidays sometimes offer city centre locations
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While cruising through Paris in 2006 we managed to get this city centre mooring. We liked it so much, we stayed for ten days! The guests aboard loved their bespoke barge holiday

 

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