Thursday, October 30, 2008

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Special Offer for New 2009 Bookings

Confirm your new 2009 booking by 12th December 2008 and receive 10% discount on the cruise price. This offer applies to new reservations received from October 29, 2008.

Barge Nymphea - Book your European Barging Holiday Vacation with Paradise Connections

This offer applies to selected barges:
  • La Belle Epoque - FRANCE
  • L'Impressionniste - FRANCE
  • Renaissance - FRANCE
  • Enchanté - FRANCE
  • L'Art de Vivre - FRANCE
  • Reine Pedauque - FRANCE
  • Nymphea - FRANCE
  • Magna Carta - ENGLAND
  • Scottish Highlander - SCOTLAND
  • La Dolce Vita - ITALY
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Sunday, October 12, 2008

French Hotel Barge Anjodi - Special Itinerary for November 2008

For cruises departing 2nd and 9th November 2008, ANJODI is offering a special itinerary from Beziers to Bellegarde that will ensure passengers have the opportunity to really appreciate this area of Southern France and its surrounding historic towns and area at this time of year.
French Hotel Barge ANJODI - Book with ParadiseConnections.comSunday, Day 1
You will be met at The Metropole Hotel in Montpellier at 4pm and then transferred to Anjodi, moored in Beziers. Champagne welcome followed by time to relax, or take a walk along the footpath, before dinner aboard.

Monday, Day 2
This morning leave Beziers and cruise the Canal du Midi to the old village of Portiragnes. This pretty village has a 12th century church and village shops. After lunch an informative wine tasting in the 14th Century Chateau de Perdiguier, famed for its 15th century frescoes and Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines. Dinner aboard.

Tuesday, Day 3 Enjoy a barge holiday along the French Canals - ANJODI. Book with
The barge sets off this morning along the 300 year old Canal du Midi, through the famous round lock, before heading out onto the inland lake of Thau, where we berth in the fishing village of Marseillan. After lunch we visit Pezenas. Walk into the old-town which is virtually untouched by the drive of modern development and you feel the pulse of life from a bygone time. Dinner aboard.

Wednesday, Day 4
After breakfast we stroll over to, and tour the unique 'Vermoutherie' of Noilly Prat, and enjoy a tasting. We may also cruise down the length of the lake to the oyster growing hamlet of Bouzigues, then visit to the exhibition explaining the shellfish raising culture of the lake. After lunch we cruise Lake Thau to Magalone. Dinner aboard.

Thursday, Day 5
See Pink Flamingos from your barge - Barge charters with
This morning we cruise the Canal du Rhone a Sete, passing the pink flamingos and the white horses, of the Camargue National Park. We moor beneath the medieval fortified walls of Aigues Mortes. After lunch we climb the 12th century defensive Tower of Constance. Our more energetic guests may wish to walk the one mile circumference of the town on the parapet of its walls. Tonight we eat out at a local Auberge.

Friday, Day 6
Aigues-Mortes ramparts - Photo from
Today we leave Aigues Mortes behind and cruise to the pretty, peaceful mooring in the old town of Bellegarde. An afternoon excursion to the magnificent Roman city of Arles with its 1st century amphitheatre, theatre and gorgeous 12th century Romanesque St. Trophime cathedral. Have a coffee in the café painted by Van Gogh or stroll through the Alyscamps which has inspired many a poet along with painters Gaughin and Van Gogh. Upon our return we cruise to a quiet mooring. Captains Farewell Dinner aboard.

Saturday, Day 7
Depart after a last breakfast aboard and transfer to Avignon, to either the TGV train station, or The Grand Hotel by about 11am.

  • This itinerary is subject to change.
  • On alternate weeks the cruise is in the reverse direction.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Luxury Crewed French Hotel Barges - Barging Cruises in France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Italy, Germany

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A barging cruise is a wonderful vacation for singles, couples, family, friends, and corporate trips too!

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

French Barge ANJODI - Guest Comments July 2008

We would like to share comments we had from a couple we had aboard the French Hotel Barge Anjodi in July this year (2008).

Sandy and I had a superb holiday on ANJODI in July of this year, everything just fell into place. The weather was good, the sailing excellent... steaming down the canal at 4 mph to "nowhere in particular". The food was unbelievably good. "Unbelievably" because how could the chef produce such excellent food from such a small kitchen?

The passengers all "gelled together"; there was laughter from breakfast to dinner, and the crew joined in the fun without losing any of their professionalism. This has to have been one of the best holidays we have ever had!

You are welcome to use our comments on the holiday, and YES we would like to do the same trip again, another time!

Au revoir - Ted & Sandy.
Thanks Ted & Sandy. You have been a pleasure and we looking forward to assisting you with a barging vacation holiday in the future. We were confident that you would have an excellent time aboard the French Barge ANJODI and appreciate your comments.

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