About Us Barging in France and other European countries is The Barge Lady’s full time specialty – and has been since 1985. We are your direct link to wine-tasting in Burgundy, meandering the Canal du Midi, spring tulip cruising in Holland, and exploring English castles on the Royal River Thames. Our greatest pleasure is helping you select that “perfect barge cruise:” perfect for your interests, your party and your budget. Perfect for YOU!!! We do not represent a barge unless we know it personally; it is a tough job, but SOMEONE has to sample the cuisine and wine and experience the most tranquil and historic inland waterways of Europe. The “personal touch” continues here at our office in Chicago, Illinois, where we answer the phone ourselves and reply to e-mail within the hour. I am proud to present our top team, all dedicated to both our guests and to the barges we are so proud to represent. Let us show you why barge cruising is better with The Barge Lady!