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Your French Barging Adventure Starts Here

Our team are leading specialists dedicated to luxury fully crewed barge cruises in France, the UK and Italy. We have travelled many times on all of our featured barges, which means that we can provide you with personalized and unparalleled knowledge of the different canal barges and regions. Fabulous wine and food are highlights of every cruise, as are fascinating excursions each day to local villages, chateaux, historic sites, markets and wine tastings.

Our Barges

No-one knows European Waterways like we do, so if you’re unsure where you’d like to cruise, here’s a useful guide to get you started.

Cruise Locations

Our Unique Small Group Tours & Themed Cruises

Special Interest

Cruise itineraries that focus on wine, whisky, cycling, family groups... take your pick!

Unique Small
Group Tours

Fascinating history, beautiful French villages, colourful country markets, breathtaking countryside, magnificent food and wine… join us!

Group Charters -
A Unique Holiday!

Take a group of friends or organise a family group for a unique holiday, creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Recent Blog Posts

Relaxing on Deck in the Evening…

One of my favourite moments on any barge cruise is relaxing on deck in the evening as the sun goes down, with a glass of…

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Rugby World Cup 2023 – How About A Barge Cruise Between Matches?!

2023 is an exciting year as France hosts the Rugby World Cup! Are you thinking of going? The extra lure of seeing some world-class Rugby…

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Discover the Exquisite Burgundy Town of Beaune

Beaune is one of my favourite small towns in France. I’m there often because it’s a brilliant spot to spend a few days before or…

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Renting Holiday Villas in France and Spain… some great tips to help you make the right choice!

Are you considering self-catering accommodation in Europe,  instead of hotels and B&B’s? Villas, farmhouses and apartments can be a great option, especially for a family…

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A Magnificent Irish Barge Vacation – Shannon Princess!

Recently we cruised on board Shannon Princess in Ireland and had the most fantastic Irish vacation… here’s the rundown on our cruise! Olivia and Ruairi…

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In The True “Spirit Of Scotland”!

We were thrilled to experience our first cruise on board “Spirit of Scotland” a few weeks ago and would like to share the highlights of…

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How do I choose the right barge cruise for me?!

  Travelling on a barge cruise in France is something that many people dream of enjoying, but what happens when it comes to the crunch…

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Barge Cruising in 2023…

I enjoyed a lovely chat with Michael McLaren on “Weekend Mornings” on Radio 2GB this morning, about barge cruising and all things France! Have a…

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What Our Customers Say About Us

Sue has shown us spectacular French scenery, history, wine, cuisine, villages, gardens & more. We have cruised the French canals on the hotel barges, a stunning experience. Renaissance, Panache, La Belle Epoque (twice), Athos & Impressionniste – all superb and we are coming back this year for another! Toujours France has given us a lifetime of memories and Sue will be an integral part of all future travels we make. We cannot thank her enough for our memories.

Estelle & Peter Nilsson