Monday, June 20, 2011

French Barge EMMA has 2 cabins open for Bastille week 2011

One of our favorite French hotel barges, Emma, has two of their three cabins available for Bastille week, July 9-15, 2011 (Toulouse-Carcassonne, canal du midi).

We will extend our iPod Shuffle offer to any Paradise Connection client who books Emma for this week.

Come watch the fireworks!

Plus, Emma has a $500/person discount for barging cruises in June, July and August 2011 (see here) so if Bastille week doesn't fit your schedule, let's find one that does!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book EMMA 
View Emma's online brochure
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

QUICK: iPod Shuffle Giveaway - French hotel barge cruises June 2011

QUICK, there's still time to take advantage of our iPod Shuffle Giveaway for our clients booking a French Hotel Barge cruise taking place in the month of June 2011... Some barges have some great deals for June, see our previous blog post concerning special offers.

You're going to miss Fête de la Musique day (June 21st) which is one of our favorite French holidays, although you can do this at home: download some French Music (see below), buy a baguette, some brie, a bit of paté, and perhaps a bottle of Pastis to wash it down :)

Confirm your June 2011 French hotel barge cruise and get a FREE 2GB iPod Shuffle... or two... or three... or four... or more...

We'll send each person in your party (whether a cabin booking of 2, or a private charter booking for 12, for example) a handy gift to enjoy on your barging vacation...

Don't let it's tiny size fool you. With this 2GB player, you can pack up to 500 songs... That should do you for a week!

The latest generation of iPod Shuffle allows you to use playlists so you can use this feature to organize your French language lessons, and French music from A to Z, such as:

Antoine, Charles Aznavour, Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Patrick Bruel, Maurice Chevalier, Mylène Farmer, Claude François, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Serge Gainsbourg, Johnny Hallyday, Indochine, Kassav, Claudine Longet, Eddy Mitchell, Vanessa Paradis, Édith Piaf, Sheila, Téléphone, Zouzou.

This offer is good for any Paradise Connection booking for a French barging vacation taken in June 2011. It might be a bit of a rush to arrange a last-minute charter for next week (June 26-July2), but we CAN do it... If you ask nicely, we might even extend our offer for a Bastille-week charter (July 10-16)...

We hope you'll be able to take advantage of this special offer from us at Paradise Connections.


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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Hotel Barges: Current special offers Barging Cruises (JUNE 2011)



French Hotel Barge ANJODI
Barging cruises on the Canal du Midi in the south of France

French Hotel Barge La Belle Epoque - Barging in France - Canal de Bourgogne

French Hotel Barge L'Impressionniste - Barging in France - Canal de Bourgogne

These barging vacations are fully crewed and all-inclusive:
  • Six nights' accommodation on board in an air-conditioned, en-suite cabin.
  • The services of an experienced Captain / Host, Chef, Housekeeper(s), Driver/Tour Guide.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner aboard. A local lunch ashore, once per week on most barges.
  • An excellent selection of fine regional and international wines and spirits, plus an all day open bar, tea and coffee.
  • Daily excursions by chauffeured minivan and inclusive entry fees to castles, vineyards, markets and other local places of interest.
  • Use of barge facilities such as bicycles, boules, barge library and on certain vessels, a spa pool.
  • Return transfers to and from local meeting/drop off point.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your barging holiday
For more information on our barges and barging, visit our website :