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Despite the growing popularity of cruising, especially on large river vessels, hotel barging is still a little known niche concept.

Cruises in Italy

Our cruises around Italy will let you discover that country’s hidden beauty!

Cruises in Alsace & Lorraine

In the Summer and Autumn, hotel barge Panache cruises the beautiful waterways of Alsace

The Lock-Keeper Blog

10 Classic French Dishes You Must Try

France is the land of delicious foods and excellent wines, so is it any wonder that there’s so many classic French dishes to try? Check out our 10 favourites! Read More

The Ultimate Guide to the River Yonne

The River Yonne is one of the most important rivers in Burgundy, extending from Auxerre, where it joins the Canal du Nivernais Read More

The Historic Town of Vézelay in Burgundy

Vézelay’s St Mary Magdalene Church mesmerises travellers with its medieval architecture, crusading legends and hilltop vistas of French countryside. Read More

In the Press

Der gute Geist der Highlands

Auf einer 6-tägigen Kreuzfahrt an Bord der Luxus-Hotelbarge Spirit of Scotland besuchte O. Schmidt die schönsten Sehenswürdigkeiten Schottlands. Read More

Tiptoe Through the Tulips on a Holland Cruise

Mix a handful of Americans, a couple of Brits, and a pinch of an Australian. Put them aboard a canal cruise flowing around Holland for several days, add some interesting excursions along the way, and feed them glorious food all day and night. What do you have? A fabulous cultural vacation in a European country with lots of sights, laughter, and good food. Read More

Thames barging: signing on with the Magna Carta

Barge cruising is the absolute antithesis of today’s 5,000-passenger cruise ship experiences. Read More

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