Sunday, March 29, 2009

French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA : Cruise the Canal du Midi in Southern France

This weekend we have created a new online brochure for the French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA who cruises the Canal du Midi in the south of France.

French Hotel Barge ALEGRIA. Cruise the Canal du Midi in the south of France. Contact

Alegria hosts a maximum of four guests in two large cabins fitted with king size beds (or twins if you prefer), and is managed by a crew of five.

Barge cruising offers a week of relaxation, gastronomy, excellent wines, fascinating culture, great landscapes, and friendship with a warm nation.

Each day is a new day of discoveries...
Experience France from a different perspective!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

News from French Hotel Barge EMMA - Canal du Midi, France

A couple of days ago, we received an email from our friends Liz & Rene, owner-operators of the French Hotel Barge EMMA, who cruise the Canal du Midi, plus the Camargue & Provence areas of southern France.

Liz & Rene of French Hotel Barge EMMA - Canal du Midi, Provence, Camargue, south of France -

Liz said:
It is absolutely gorgeous here now. We have started the painting and varnishing for the new season and on Sunday we are taking Emma from Capestang to the top of the locks at Beziers as there are no plane trees on the pontoon so we can paint at peace without all the fallout from the seed pods sticking in it. I hope this is Spring definitely settled in now with no big cold spells on the horizon, I am in summer mode.

Enjoy the French canals aboard Emma, a delightful hotel Barge cruising the south of France - Contact
Doesn't this look delicious!

à bientôt,
Sheila & Bob

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dutch Tulip Cruise 2009 - Hotel Barge Savoir Faire Holland

We received an email from Chris yesterday announcing cabin availability for a few choice weeks of the season.

Holland Tulip Cruise
  • April 19-25, 2009
  • 2 cabins available
  • Itinerary
Burgundy (France) Cruise
  • Nemours to Villeneuve
  • August 2-8, 2009
  • 4 cabins available
  • Itinerary
Hotel Barge Holiday Vacations in France Belgium Holland aboard Savoir Faire - Contact
Burgundy (France) Cruise
  • Villeneuve to Nemours
  • August 9-15, 2009
  • 4 cabins available
  • Itinerary
Excellent meals and wine are included with your hotel barge vacation holiday cruise aboard Savoir Faire - Contact
Champagne (France) Cruise
  • Epernay to Paris
  • September 13-19, 2009
  • 4 cabins available
  • Itinerary
Enjoy the wine country of France aboard Savoir Faire - Contact
While many weeks are no longer available, please contact Paradise Connections to inquire for open weeks for full-boat charters and individual cabin bookings, and we'll see what we can do!

The Savoir Faire accommodates up to twelve guests in six staterooms, all with private bathrooms. Each stateroom can be configured with either two twin beds, or with one queen bed.

In the public areas, the Savoir Faire is unique with five separate areas for passenger enjoyment; whether for a personal retreat, a quiet conversation, a small group get-together, or for all passengers to enjoy together.
  • The main lounge has a panoramic view, comfortable custom-made furniture, upright piano, game table, and library.
  • Lots of room aboard Savoir Faire - Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to plan your barging vacationAdjacent to the lounge is an elegant dining room, large enough to double as a dance floor on festive evenings, and a writing desk in its own quiet corner.
  • To the aft is a cozy cocktail lounge, a favorite meeting place for aperitifs or quiet conversations, with stereo and CD player.
  • Outside there are two spacious decks -- a fore deck that opens directly from the main lounge, and an elevated observation deck offering a magnificent view of the passing countryside.
Each day, the chef combines fresh ingredients drawn from local markets to create the most incredible cuisine you have ever experienced. The menus YOU will experience aboard will always be unique, and tailored to your specific needs.
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Friday, March 06, 2009

ROI SOLEIL - Special GALA evening in the South of France

Guillaume & Tracey of the luxury barge, River Yacht ROI SOLEIL wrote to announce their special offer for new charters confirmed by April 31, 2009, "Champagne Aperitif with Live Music and Gala Dinner with Grand Crus".

Roi Soleil is available for private, luxury, barge cruises in the South of France and accommodates up to six guests in three double cabins with Queen-sized berths. Roi Soleil is fully air conditioned throughout and has a spa pool, Bose sound system, DVD library, bicycles, even a fireplace!

This Gala Evening aboard the River Yacht ROI SOLEIL includes:
  • Live Music with Champagne Aperitif followed by a Gala Dinner with Foie Gras, plus Grand Crus (three bottles) of Bordeaux or Bourgogne, such as Margaux, Saint Julien, Gevrey-Chambertin, Puligny-Montrachet.
Roi Soleil boasts innovative gourmet cuisine, with cooking demonstrations in their galley which was special designed for this purpose.

Luxury Barge, River Yacht ROI SOLEIL - © Photo by Paradise Connections
© Photo by Paradise Connections
Luxury Barge, River Yacht ROI SOLEIL - © Photo by Paradise Connections
© Photo by Paradise Connections

Go Barging this summer and enjoy!