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 3 stars, 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; wine tastings, 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.