Monday, June 23, 2014

French Hotel Barges for Bastille Day Celebrations

"Vive La France" on July 14th!

Our 6-night cruises departing on July 13th along various French canals, will give passengers the chance to celebrate Bastille Day, the National Day of France, in true French style. Guests will be able to watch firework displays and join in the celebrations, perhaps from the deck of their hotel barge whilst being served champagne, or away from the crowds in a local village.

During the rest of the week, our fully-crewed hotel barges in the Canal du Midi (Athos, Emma, Enchante) will glide along the 300-year-old canal, pausing for visits to the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne, ancient Narbonne and the Cathar hilltop town of Minerve, while Nymphea cruises in the Loire Valley, and Rosa takes you through Gascony between Agen and Montauban. These special summer cruises offer the perfect blend of excitement and tranquillity.

Click on the barge's name to access their online brochure. For further information on our barges, contact Paradise Connections HERE.

Availability for the week of 13-19 July 2014:
  • Athos: 5 cabins open, 0 booked - Private or shared cruise (minimum of 3 guests required)
  • Emma: 1 cabin open, 2 booked - cruise begins Saturday, 12-18 July
  • Enchante: 3 cabins open, 1 booked
  • Nymphea: 1 cabin open, 2 booked - Discount of $2000/cabin
  • Rosa: 2 cabins open, 2 booked - Discount of $2000/cabin

This video is from the producers of firework spectacles, Ruggieri.

For those of you who will not be in attendance this year, the video above is of the festivities in Carcassonne from 14 July 2012. It is very good footage but nothing like being there in person with the beautiful colors, the sounds of the rockets taking off, the percussion of the soundwaves striking your body, the oohs and ahs of the crowd... Good stuff. The French can really put on a show :)

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet

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