Places to Visit


A visit to Belleau Wood & Château-Thierry

A visit to Belleau Wood & Château-Thierry

The most poignant stops on our barge cruises in France are the visits to the WW1 battlefield and memorial plus the Château-Thierry American monument.

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Faïencerie de Gien, the town and the pottery

Faïencerie de Gien, the town and the pottery

On our Upper Loire barge cruise we visit the famous tableware factory of the ‘Faïencerie de Gien’ as well as stroll the market town who plays host to it.

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Château de Fontainebleau

Château de Fontainebleau

France boasts a richness of fine architecture but even by these prestigious standards, Chateau de Fontainebleau is a sight to behold

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Château de la Bussiere

Château de la Bussiere

No barge cruise in France is complete without a Chateau visit. On the Upper Loire barge cruise, we stop off at the magnificent Château de la Bussiere.

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War memorials on a French barge cruise

War memorials on a French barge cruise

France welcomes many tourists specifically to visit WW1 and WW2 battlefields and memorials. Here are a few we visit on our barge cruises.

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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a Baroque château southeast of Paris. A stop on two of our luxury barge cruises.

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Visit Paris on your Barge Cruise holiday

Visit Paris on your Barge Cruise holiday

On our barge cruises not only will you be able to enjoy the waterways of France, but you’ll also be able to indulge in all that Paris has to offer.

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Churches of Champagne

Churches of Champagne

Working on a luxury hotel barge has given me insights into the beauty of the many different styles of the cathedrals and churches of Champagne.

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Barbizon School of Painters

Barbizon School of Painters

We visit the Barbizon School of Painters on our Saint Florentin to Meaux Barge Cruise cruise route aboard the C’est La Vie Luxury Hotel Barge.

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Abbey of Fontenay

Abbey of Fontenay

We visit the Abbey of Fontenay on our Burgundy cruise route. If you feel like joining us, we would love to welcome you on board our luxury hotel barge.

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