The Reine Pédauque : The Oldest Working Barge in Burgundy

Welcome aboard This is a breath-taking region and a wonderful place to stay. Enjoy the beauty, the local roots of life and the daily way of living. We are cruising the most scenic French canals and...

3 Reasons to go Boating in the Nivernais

The Canal du Nivernais, a magnificent waterway originally built to supply Paris with firewood, sculpted through the unique landscape of the Nivernais countryside. Here, time has stood still and the beauty of this region has been...

The Wild Camargue: 5 Reasons to Visit

Have you seen the Camargue episode of Wild France with Ray Mears and want to experience the wild side of the Camargue region? We invite you to see France’s cowboys, the 'guardians', and find...

Cap d’Agde Méditerranée: Nature and Golf All Seasons

Either in spring, summer, autumn or winter Cap d’Agde Méditerranée is a great holiday destination. Unspoilt nature Famous for its seaside resorts Cap d’Agde, Vias and Portiragnes, this destination has a lot more to offer. Did...

Bike and Barge Tour France: Bordeaux

Three rivers, six wine areas and 7000 châteaux During this unique tour you will explore one of the most beautiful, famous and beloved parts of France. The region of Bordeaux, located in sun drenched, southwestern...

Restaurants in Paris: Don Juan II, An Elegant Yacht on the Seine

Among the many misconceptions about the life of a food writer is that members of this tribe of scribes are impossibly fussy and turn up their noses at anything that isn’t dripping with caviar...

Boat vs Bike in Burgundy

Christiane Trégouet- Creator of FRANCE À VÉLO, an agency organising bike trips. Are you a bike fan? I started cycling very early and practiced it a lot. In Germany I studied for a diploma in tourism,...

Chugging along the Canal du Midi

Boat along the picturesque Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy wine tasting, cycling, and sightseeing at medieval villages. When it comes to barging in the South of France, the scenic Canal du...

Great Outdoor Activities in Auvergne

Our choice of a dozen outdoor pursuits to get you active (but not too active) in Auvergne Related article: Great Travel Destinations: Auvergne, France’s Wild Child MÉANDRE DE QUEUILLE This natural wonder, a huge oxbow lake in...

Hotel Barge Luciole: Discover the Waterways of Burgundy

When moored at her berth on the river Yonne, overlooked by Auxerre’s magnificent gothic cathedral or plying her way up and down the Nivernais canal, La Luciole is something of a landmark in her...