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River and Canal Cruising in France

Cruising in France

...Travel blog about river and canal cruise vacations on luxury barges and riverboats

 

Cruising through France - by Car

Written by Carolyn on December 30, 2009

Before or after your cruise, you may want to rent a car and do some exploring on your own. Here are some tips to help you navigate the roads of France…

Santons - A Unique Provencal Christmas Tradition

Written by Carolyn on October 31, 2009

One nice thing about barge cruising in France is learning about the local traditions. Since Christmas is coming up soon, it made me think of santons …

Avignon - Home of Popes and a Famous Bridge

Written by Carolyn on July 31, 2009

Any Rhone River cruise should include a visit to Avignon, a World Heritage Site.

Beaune - The Heart of Burgundy

Written by Carolyn on June 30, 2009

Before (or after) your Burgundy cruise, why not stop by the beautiful city of Beaune, with its wonderful heritage and old-world atmosphere.

French Markets - A Feast of Sights and Smells

Written by Carolyn on May 22, 2009

A French river or canal cruise is an opportunity to just relax and let somebody else do the driving and the cooking. But visiting a local market in France is a feast for the senses not to be missed.

Carcassonne - Amazing Medieval Fortress

Written by Carolyn on April 1, 2009

If you want to see one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe, a tour of Carcassonne is a must…

Monet’s Garden at Giverny

Written by Carolyn on March 16, 2009

Don’t miss a visit to Giverny, home of Claude Monet, one of the founders of Impressionism…

How to Choose the Best River or Canal Cruise for You (Part 2)

Written by Carolyn on March 6, 2009

More things to think about when planning your river or canal cruise…

How to Choose the Best River or Canal Cruise for You (Part 1)

Written by Carolyn on February 26, 2009

So, you’ve always wanted to take a river or canal cruise, but how to pick the right one for you? Here are a few things to think about…

Renaissance Chateaus in the “Garden of France”

Written by Pierre on February 6, 2009

A cornucopia of flamboyant chateaus in the Val de Loire, a region where the Renaissance blossomed and Leonardo da Vinci spent his last days…