Enjoy the warmest welcome aboard…
After almost 40 years in the business, the Barge Ladies consider ourselves experts about the possibilities and pleasures of barge cruising, and we pride ourselves on matching prospective guests to their “perfect péniche.”
So nothing makes us happier than our guests’ post-cruise comments acknowledging the unique and luxurious experiences offered by our top barging partners in France!
C’EST LA VIE, 4 CABINS, CHAMPAGNE
“We thoroughly enjoyed each daily excursion. Olivier, the C’est la Vie‘s owner and Captain, thoughtfully chose experts at the Champagne houses and chocolatier who were warm, knowledgeable, and responsive to our group.
Everything was luxurious and delicious and beautiful and comfortable beyond our expectations. — Brad and Susan T.
We loved the ability to hop off the barge and explore the towpath on bikes or by walking. Really wonderful! The crew create an atmosphere of home while respecting the privacy and individuality of their guests.”
Did you know the Deluxe-rated C’est la Vie also cruises in the Upper Loire?
PROSPERITE, 4 CABINS, SOUTHERN BURGUNDY
“The cuisine onboard the Prosperite was exquisite. Chef Herve is a master. After the cruise, we kept trying to find cuisine and menus that could match his and never did.
Rarely have we felt so cared for in similar situations for such a period of time. — Richard S.
Every aspect of this cruise exceeded our expectations — the crew, the barge, the food, the wine, the hospitality, the scenery. We hoped for a great experience — and we got it, times ten.”
Enjoy this exclusive recipe for gruyère gougères served on the Ultra Deluxe Prosperite here.
ALOUETTE, 2 CABINS, CANAL DU MIDI
“If I could take all the stars from the sky and give them to Chef India for her cuisine, I would! The food was the best…like Michelin Star good! Everything that we requested, we got, from duck to caviar.
The dining experience really set the tone for me. Everything was made from scratch and the ingredients were so fresh. – McKeel T
Little details from the food garnishes to the presentation of the amuse-bouche to the seasonal flowers in the napkin…all these special touches of true hospitality set the Alouette and its crew apart from all other barges.”
The only Deluxe-rated micro-cruise on the Canal du Midi, the Alouette is a Barge Lady favorite!