Duration: Varies by Itinerary
May - October
A barge trip in Alsace Lorraine transports you through one of the most picturesque provinces in France on a voyage of endless discovery. Barge leisurely through French canals and stop to explore the a...
Barging in Northern France
Barging in Northern France and Paris
Barging in France - Paris and Northern France:
Barging through Northern France is a relaxing and fun way to explore the French countryside. Join our barge cruise and visit many of the French sites made famous by impressionists of the late 1800's, including Monet and Van Gogh. This luxury barge cruise falls in the hotel barge class and carries up to 50 passengers in 23 cabins, each with a private bathroom. Plenty of open areas onboard let you kick back and relax as the beauty of France drifts slowly by.
- Duration: Varies by Itinerary
- Length: Varies
- Intensity: Easy
- Season: May - October
Follow the route of the great Impressionists and travel Northern France by barge through historic Compiegne to an Abbey and Chateau. Visit Claude Monet's home and gardens in Giverny. See Van Gogh's early home and visit Chateau de Chantilly in Auvers Sur Oise. Meander through the beautiful interiors and magnificent gardens of Chateau Vaux le Vicomte and stroll through Moret Sur Loing, a small medieval town that was once home to Alfred Sisley. Finish your barge trip in Paris with an evening cruise around the beautiful "City of Light."
Available barge cruises in Northern France and Paris:
Anacoluthe - Paris & Champagne region:
A 210' barge in the "Hotel Barge" category. This impressive barge carries up to 50 passengers in 23 cabins. Common areas include piano bar, exercise room and outdoor hot tub.
Les Andelys to St. Mammes
St. Mammes to Compiegne
A luxury barge cruise in Northern France aboard the M/S Anacoluthe combines the comforts of a mini-ocean liner with the charm of a classic river steamer. An elegant interior provides ample room to relax, with two lounge areas and plenty of old world charm. Large windows give panoramic views of the passing scenery. The Piano Bar, exercise room and outdoor hot tub are great spots to relax as you watch the world float by.
A highlight of a barge cruise on the Anacoluthe is cruising through the heart of Paris during the evening light. Then you travel on into the beautiful, rolling French countryside typical of this region and full of lovely surprises. A visit to Monet's famous residence at Giverny is one of the many highlights of this cruise, as is a trip to Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent Van Gogh's early home.
The Anacoluthe offers two splendid barge routes in Northern France. The "Impressionniste Cruise" (between Les Andelys and St Mammes) is great for art enthusiasts, painting groups, and general cruisers. The Picardy cruise (between St Mammes and Compiegne) is superb for general cruising and great for golf enthusiasts. Some of the best French courses, including St Nom La Breche and Chantilly, are situated along the barge cruise route.
- 210 feet long (65 meters)
- 50 guests, 3 decks
- 14 crewmembers
- 25 cabins, 23 twin and 2 doubles (all with private bathrooms)
- Piano bar and lounge area
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Air conditioned private coach for side excursions
- Fitness room
- Outside jacuzzi
Please call for more details about the Anacoluthe and for current availability and pricing.
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