Dine Ashore: Barge and Bistro Cruises
On half board barge cruises, guests enjoy a combination of lunches and dinners taken onshore at local dining venues, ranging from causal village gems to Michelin starred*.
A popular choice for guests that want to be immersed into the local French dining culture. These half board barges are typically rated Charming, so it will be suitable for value seekers who want authentic experiences rather than barge amenities. Cultural activities on half board barges further focus on “foodies” in France; winetastings aboard and ashore, gourmet samplings, informal cooking demonstrations, and visits to local markets are some of the culinary adventures also available on “Barge and Bistro” boats. *The meals ashore can or cannot be included in the cruise rate. Each barge sets their own prices, so it is different for each half board cruise.