Sunday, January 20, 2013

French Hotel Barge EMMA open for Bastille Day

Bastille Day Fireworks
The French Hotel Barge EMMA has the week of July 13-19, 2013 open. Their route for this week is Aigues-Mortes to Beziers and is an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent firework display on the ramparts of the famous walled city of Aigues-Mortes.

Many years ago, Bob & I had our sailboat tethered to the canal bank just above the old lock in Aigues-Mortes and we had fun participating in the Bastille Day festivities and watching the feu d'artifice... 

Aigues-Mortes, France
Aigues-Mortes is a striking, walled medieval town on the flat marshes of the Petite Camargue within the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. It is considered a fine example of 13th-century military architecture. The town is surrounded by a crenelated wall with five towers and ten fortified portes.

Beziers to Aigues-Mortes, Camargue, Languedoc-Roussillon, south of France
Barge Emma has one trip scheduled for the between Aigues-Mortes and Beziers route this summer but if it works into Liz's planning she is willing to schedule another... Never hurts to ask :)


The French Hotel Barge EMMA is owned and operated by Liz and René Jacquot and are assisted by two additional crew members. They cruise along the Canal du Midi in the south of France between Beziers & Carcassonne and Carcassonne & Toulouse. They also have a Beziers to Aigues-Mortes itinerary available upon request.

EMMA is fully air conditioned and also has central heating, if needed. There are three guest cabins; one has a queen bed, while the other two can be configured as either queens or twins. Beautiful handmade Irish quilts from Oonagh Morisson add that extra touch of luxury. Each guest cabin has its own private, ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet and a normal sized shower with sliding doors. The interior is bright and spacious with beautiful arched double glazed windows which give you a good view of the outside countryside whilst cruising. The French oak furniture has been hand made by a master craftsman and the whole effect is warm and inviting.

EMMA has a spacious upper deck (385 square feet) with tables, chairs, and loungers. Shade from the sun, too, if you want it. This is a marvelous vantage point to see the wonderful countryside and a great place to enjoy cocktails before dinner. Later on, view the stars and set the world to right. And, of course, EMMA has bicycles and a minivan to chauffeur you to various excursions.

Remember that EMMA can tailor your charter to your interests... wine tastings & vineyard visits, cooking, golf, tennis, walking tours, cycling tours, or just time out to relax and enjoy a side of France that most travellers don't experience.

Available for both private charters and cabin cruises. Emma also offers 5-night charters if that works better for your vacation plans and budget.

Contact Paradise Connections to book the French Hotel Barge EMMA and enjoy a barging vacation cruise in the south of France.

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