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Barging in France and in many other European countries is The Barge Lady's specialty! Barging vacations in Burgundy! Floating in Provence! Meandering the Canal du Midi! Tulip Time in Holland! Unique cruising in the heart of Ireland! Cruise the Thames in England! This is FULL SERVICE European barge cruising at its finest - and we are the MOST EXPERIENCED source on the web to help you find that PERFECT hotel barge cruise.

We are located in Chicago, Illinois - perfectly accessible for North American guests who want the finest and most RESPONSIVE service, which we have been offering since 1985.

Think of us as your direct link from the U.S. to the barges of France and Europe! We visit the barges regularly (it's a tough job but someone has to do it!) and do not represent a barge unless we know it personally. We are completely independent. We do not own shares in any vessel, nor does anyone "pay" us to recommend their barge. You will receive knowledgeable and unbiased recommendations.

In addition, we are Europe and France specialists. I've been traveling in Europe since I was 19 (a LONG time ago!) and have traveled to France at least 40 times! Not to mention London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Berlin, Rome, and St. Petersburg. I not only evaluate the vessels, but ride the trains, visit hotels, and sample museums and shopping. All so that I can help you plan your trip on the basis of first-hand knowledge.

I have always answered the phone myself - this will not change! At Barge Lady, you will not be subjected to endless voicemail. We continue to offer the personalized service for which we are known.