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If you're looking to discover more of France's stunning countryside, then our small group river cruise tours with CroisiEurope are the perfect choice. Not only will you get excellent service on board smaller boutique canal boats, food and drink are also fully inclusive.

Sail France's south coast and take in the breathtaking landscapes of Carmague, as well as the largest of  lagoons along the Languedoc coast. You can also sit back and gaze at the sweeping meadows and fields in the Loire Valley on France's longest river.

What makes these French river cruises different is CroisiEurope's river barges, which offer a much more intimate experience - with only a maximum of 22 guests and 12 cabins, you can expect a relaxing river cruise experience like no other.

Small, but perfectly formed

CroisiEurope's boutique barges are smaller than the modern river cruise vessels - and have fewer guests and cabins, so you can expect a much more intimate and relaxed ambience on baord. Enjoy a slower pace and take the time to watch the incredible scenery glide past. Linger over a delicious meal, watch the sunset from the deck with your favourite tipple from the all-inclusive bar, or letting the soothing waters of a Jacuzzi gently pummel away any stresses and strains. 

Meet MS Deborah and MS Anne-Marie

You can experience the joy of cruising calmly along waterways that flow through France’s gentle countryside, on board  MS Deborah and MS Anne-Marie. These modern and bright, two-deck barges have up to a maximum of 12 cabins, each one with an en suite bathroom. The small size means it is easy to find your way around, and a maximum of 22 guests on each vessel creates a wonderfully friendly cruise experience where you can get to know your fellow passengers more easily. 

 

Luxurious salon looking out to deck, Anne-Marie barge

Glorious food and drink

Five staff man the river cruise, allowing a service more personal than those on larger vessels; with fewer guests they will quickly learn your needs and interests. For dinner, your French river cruise is complimented perfectly with menus of fine French cuisine with a European flair.


The chefs who have worked alongside some of the country’s Michelin-starred greats create first-class dishes that are accompanied by fine locally produced wines, which you can learn about during your cruise. 

Fantastic excursions

The list of excursions included within your river cruise holiday includes wonderful opportunities to explore  some of the country's most celebrated wine routes. You can visit some of Burgundy’s most prestigious vineyards, or head to the village of Hautvillers where Pierre Pérignon made his major contribution to the creation of Champagne. Bicycles are available on board to enjoy the tree-lined canal paths, for those wishing to do a little independent exploration.

 

Vineyards and vilage of Hautvillers, France 

If you'd like to find out more about our river cruises or what other holidays CroisiEurope offers, speak to one of our expert travel advisors today.

Article published on: 31st March, 2021

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